Joe Alaskey, among the most talented voice actors in the business, impeccably recreates many of the original characters which the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc
invented. A natural mimic and gifted actor, his amazing "ear" for voices enables him to imitate almost anything; including some of the most obscure show business personalities...
“ 2016 - A versatile voice actor. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2016 - In the world of sports, he was The Greatest. ” - dwgbarrie
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man
, for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson
, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Subject Was Roses
, a part which also won him the Tony award during its Broadway run.
“ 1981 - Get outta my garage! :) ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2013 - He played the psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the M*A*S*H TV series. ” - dwgbarrie
Andre H. Arruda
Andre "the Anti-Giant" Arruda was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1983, and moved to Toronto in 2001 to attend Humber College's School of Comedy writing and Performance program. He was slightly more than 3 feet tall. Born with syndrome, a genetic disease associated with dwarfism that makes it difficult to walk...
“ 2017 - The Canadian comedian called himself an Anti-Giant. I say he was a giant among anti-giants. ” - dwgbarrie
Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business...
“ 2009 - She made Maude and Dorothy loud, proud and funny. ” - dwgbarrie
Although best known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
, James Avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon leaving the military...
“ 2013 - Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. ” - dwgbarrie
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
“ 2014 ” - dwgbarrie
Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade...
“ 1989 ” - dwgbarrie
Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford Harrison Bain...
“ 2013 - Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude, and Mr. (Phillip) Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes. ” - dwgbarrie
The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
“ 1989 ” - dwgbarrie
Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club...
“ 1996 - The Bronx Barrymore. ” - dwgbarrie
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock
in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress...
“ 2005 ” - dwgbarrie
Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn
, who taught him how to stammer (something he would later use to great effect in the sitcom Open All Hours
“ 2005 - One-half of The Two Ronnies. ” - dwgbarrie
Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bay worked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making her debut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play
in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted grandmothers in all kinds of pictures and television programs...
“ 2011 ” - dwgbarrie
Dick Beals provided the voice for the commercial character Speedy Alka-Seltzer and originated the voice of Gumby and the first Davey from the TV series "Davey and Goliath," As a child, he was too small to play sports so started cheerleading for his local high school at age 7. At Michigan State, he was a member of the cheerleading squad and earned his bachelor's degree in 1949...
“ 2012 - The voice of Speedy Alka-Seltzer (and others) was a little man with a giant talent who had the power to THINK BIG. ” - dwgbarrie
John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six...
“ 1982 - One of Saturday Night Live's comedic geniuses. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2008 - Harry Bentley at your service :). ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2017 - The Founding Father of Rock 'n' Roll. ” - dwgbarrie
The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville...
“ 1974 ” - dwgbarrie
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep
, both second only to Katharine Hepburn
“ 1982 - I fell in love with her while watching Casablanca as a kid. ” - dwgbarrie
The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons, before attending Lowell High School...
“ 1993 ” - dwgbarrie
Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood with over a thousand screen credits. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range. The legendary specialist from radio programs...
“ 1989 - The man of a thousand voices was a big part of my childhood. ” - dwgbarrie
A performer at Disneyland for many years. A big influence on a young Disneyland employee, Steve Martin, who was fascinated with Boag's zany comedy and balloon animals.
“ 2011 ” - dwgbarrie
Lloyd Bochner had that wonderfully sonorous type of voice that was always tailor-made for radio or for the stage. Unsurprisingly then, by the time he was eleven, Lloyd was already employed as part-time voiceover artist and reader of drama serials by radio stations in Vancouver. Lloyd Wolfe Bochner was born in Toronto...
“ 2005 ” - dwgbarrie
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
“ 2012 ” - dwgbarrie
David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born David Jones, he changed his name to Bowie in the 1960s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones
(lead singer of The Monkees
). The 1960s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist...
“ 2016 - Rock's greatest chameleon. ” - dwgbarrie
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier
in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ 2004 ” - dwgbarrie
“ 1990 - David on Sesame Street :). ” - dwgbarrie
Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck
and Planes, Trains & Automobiles
. His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded. Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in the year 1950, Candy was the son of Evangeline (Aker) and Sidney James Candy...
“ 1994 - Canada's king of comedy. ” - dwgbarrie
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter
, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the bands at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966...
“ 1983 - The voice of The Carpenters. ” - dwgbarrie
Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943...
“ 2005 - Mr. Late Night. ” - dwgbarrie
Her trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice that could out-snarl Eartha Kitt
and Fran Drescher
put together, short (4'11"), round, and robust Nell Carter was one indomitable, in-your-face firecracker...and it made her a star. She was born Nell Ruth Hardy in 1948 in Birmingham...
“ 2003 ” - dwgbarrie
Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully fought his addiction with the help of singer June Carter Cash...
“ 2003 ” - dwgbarrie
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ 1977 ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2016 - Fr. Mulcahy on the MASH TV series. ” - dwgbarrie
Chyna has been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments have gone far beyond the wrestling ring and far beyond anyone's expectations. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows, Chyna was a shy girl who was born in Rochester...
“ 2016 ” - dwgbarrie
Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which was owned by his uncle and managed by his father...
“ 2012 - He made TV memorable every New Year's Eve, and on American Bandstand. ” - dwgbarrie
Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney
used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns...
“ 2002 ” - dwgbarrie
Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in national commercials...
“ 2010 ” - dwgbarrie
Brent Collins was a dwarf who suffered from Marfan syndrome - the same disorder that made both President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Figure Skater Sergei Grinkov, elongated gangly giants amongst most other people. Grinkov died of an heart attack due to Marfan's, in a similiar manner as Brent Collins did in being a dwarf...
“ 1988 ” - dwgbarrie
William Conrad became a television star relatively late in his career. In fact, the former Army Air Corps World War II fighter pilot began his screen career playing heavies. He was Max, one of The Killers
hired to finish off Burt Lancaster
in his dingy lodgings. He was the corrupt state inspector Turck working for the syndicate in The Racket
“ 1994 ” - dwgbarrie
Beloved kids performer Ernie Coombs was a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "CBC," for three decades. Coombs was lured to Canada in 1963 by the progressive ideas of the public broadcasting system, beginning his career as an assistant puppeteer on a CBC series that featured another soon-to-be-legendary kid's entertainer...
“ 2001 - Mr. Dressup :). ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2013 - Katherine 'Kay' Chancellor on The Young & The Restless. ” - dwgbarrie
Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows. It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV producers and executives who were impressed with his abilities as a stand up comedian...
“ 2016 - One-half of The Two Ronnies. ” - dwgbarrie
Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing...
“ 2015 - The original Batgirl. ” - dwgbarrie
Bob Crane was born Robert Edward Crane, in Waterbury, Connecticut, July 13th 1928. In 1942, at the age of 14, Bob began drumming for the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. He was dismissed a year later because he was not considered "serious enough". Shortly thereafter Bob began a radio career which eventually took him west to Los Angeles and landed him in the morning drive slot at CBS powerhouse KNX...
“ 1978 ” - dwgbarrie
was born on Wednesday, October 12th, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the baby of the family (he had two older sisters). His parents are David and Shirley Ann. Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor but he was spotted in a high school production of "The Wizard of Oz" by casting director Diane Polley
“ 2015 - This Canadian actor was the son of former Toronto mayor David Crombie. ” - dwgbarrie
Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band...
“ 1977 - THE Crooner :). ” - dwgbarrie
“ 1978 - Mother Jefferson :). ” - dwgbarrie
Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936. Growing up in a rough section of the Bronx, New York, Bobby barely survived several serious bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a damaged heart (which undoubtedly contributed to his early death). Bobby's ambition was to become a legend by the time he was 25...
“ 1973 - One of pop music's most versatile artists. ” - dwgbarrie
Ann B. Davis
Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in little theaters...
“ 2014 - Alice on The Brady Bunch :). ” - dwgbarrie
Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis
(née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.
. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as someone who could do it all--sing...
“ 1990 - Mr. Entertainment :). ” - dwgbarrie
His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was placed...
“ 1997 ” - dwgbarrie
Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke
“ 2016 ” - dwgbarrie
The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless...
“ 2012 ” - dwgbarrie
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
“ 2012 ” - dwgbarrie
WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors...
“ 2012 ” - dwgbarrie
Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...
“ 2013 - The career of this film critic gets two thumbs up from me. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 1996 - Funny character actor played Stanley Zbornak on The Golden Girls. ” - dwgbarrie
Clean cut and smoothly handsome as a youth, Mike Evans got on board the Norman Lear
TV train in the early 1970s and took a straight ride to sitcom stardom in both a landmark comedy series and its black-oriented spin-off. Born Michael Jonas Evans in Salisbury, North Carolina, on November 3, 1949...
“ 2006 - The definitive Lionel Jefferson :). ” - dwgbarrie
Actor Dennis Farina is unique among thespians in that he was one of the few to achieve success as a "late-bloomer." He did not start acting until he was 37 years old, after stints in the military and 18 years on the Chicago Police Department. He made his bones in show business as a character actor, often cast as a cop or gangster...
“ 2013 ” - dwgbarrie
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley
and John Farley
. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette University...
“ 1997 ” - dwgbarrie
Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Alice (Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett
, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts program. She attended University of Texas in Austin...
“ 2009 ” - dwgbarrie
Born in 1924, Norman Fell studied acting in New York City. He moved to Hollywood in 1958, appeared in four television series and more than 20 made-for-TV movies, but he was best known as Mr. Roper on the hit series Three's Company
- a role that won him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Diagnosed with cancer, Norman Fell was 74 when he died on December 13, 1998.
“ 1998 ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2016 - Princess Leia from Star Wars. ” - dwgbarrie
Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school, followed by acting in West Coast, a traveling theater company...
“ 2006 ” - dwgbarrie
Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his records became available...
“ 1991 ” - dwgbarrie
Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear
and a highly popular TV sitcom to finally make the 31-year-old performer a household star in the mid-1970s...
“ 2013 ” - dwgbarrie
Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October, 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney
himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ballet...
“ 2013 ” - dwgbarrie
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange
and Alec Baldwin
“ 2013 - Tony Soprano ” - dwgbarrie
Danny's childhood dream was to play third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After high school, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago White Sox drafted Danny after college, where he was an All-American at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His professional baseball player until an injury ended his career. Many years later, he played a third baseman in the film Bull Durham
“ 2009 - For many years he was one of the brightest lights to shine in Vegas. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 1977 - Michael in Mary Poppins :). ” - dwgbarrie
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ 2014 - Maverick. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 1995 - Nick from The Beachcombers :). ” - dwgbarrie
She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman
“ 2008 - To the comedy world, she was the mother of all mothers :). ” - dwgbarrie
Sir John Gielgud is a highly distinguished and prolific performer who is considered to be one of the finest actors of his generation. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Gielgud played his first Hamlet in 1930 and quickly established himself as one of the most eminent Shakespearean interpreters of his time...
“ 2000 - He was one of Britain's master thespians. ” - dwgbarrie
Robert Gerard Goulet was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to a family of French-Canadian origin. He was the son of Jeanette (Gauthier) and Joseph Georges André Goulet. After hearing his son sing "Lead Kindly Light", in their church hall, his father told him, "I'm proud of you, son". A few weeks later...
“ 2007 ” - dwgbarrie
was an English actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema (after Humphrey Bogart
“ 1986 ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2012 - He played TV's favourite sheriff in one of America's most celebrated sitcoms. ” - dwgbarrie
The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin
) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his mother's place...
“ 2012 - J.R. from Dallas. ” - dwgbarrie
Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim
, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim
, a Canadian-born clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. Haim broke into the film industry in 1984, playing a young child caught up in a family war in the movie Firstborn
“ 2010 ” - dwgbarrie
A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles
, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison
and Louise Harrison
. Like his future band mates...
“ 2001 - The quiet one of the Beatles always had something to say. ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2015 - Charlie Farquharson ” - dwgbarrie
Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, and English descent...
“ 1998 - He was one of the most versatile comedic actors SNL ever had. ” - dwgbarrie
Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. Elizabeth Cocozza - Los Angeles, California...
“ 2012 - EPSTEIN! :) ” - dwgbarrie
Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, worked at a printing press while his mother worked at various factories during the war...
“ 2012 ” - dwgbarrie
was considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations. Jerold Franks, friend and confidante to actress Mary Martin
as well as producer of Ms...
“ 2016 - Mama Brady on The Brady Bunch! ” - dwgbarrie
Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends
, a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and inspired Jim to continue using puppets for his work...
“ 1990 - The father of the Muppets. ” - dwgbarrie
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ 1993 ” - dwgbarrie
He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack Benny
) and began appearing in variety shows...
“ 1992 ” - dwgbarrie
“ 2016 - Canadian director of films including Love Story and Silver Streak. ” - dwgbarrie