Famous Fathers and Mothers!

Some of the known and unknown parents of the Hollywood stars....
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Sigrid Valdis
A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Olson) was raised in the Westwood/Brentwood suburbs of Los Angeles, and attended many exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to New York City to continue the modeling career she had begun as a teenager...
“ Mother of actor Robert Scott Crane ” - gattonero975
Bob Crane
Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place. After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show, he landed the lead role of Col. Robert Hogan in Hogan's Heroes...
“ Father of actor Robert Scott Crane ” - gattonero975
Craig R. Baxley
Director, Action Jackson
Craig Baxley is a third-generation filmmaker. After starting his career in front of the camera, working his way up as a successful stunt coordinator and second unit director on films like Predator, Reds, The Long Riders and The Warriors (with such talented directors as Don Siegel...
“ Father of stuntman/stunt coordinator/second unit director Craig Baxley Jr. ” - gattonero975
Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures. Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, Lithuania...
“ Father of of the late real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey.

The movie "Domino"(2005) was based on her. Actress Keira Knightley portrayed her in that film and the real Domino appears at the end by the exploding car. ” - gattonero975
Rick Avery
Rick Avery is a Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, Actor, Director, Helicopter Pilot, and Aerial Coordinator, with over 500 feature film, television and commercial credits, including; "Men in Black 2/3", "Captain America", Four Batman Movies", "Ant man","Get Smart", "American Sniper", "Titanic", "The Prestige"...
“ Father of Stunt man Brian Avery ” - gattonero975
Al Sherman
Soundtrack, Barton Fink
Al Sherman was born into a musical family on 7 September 1897 in Czarist Russia. Father Samuel Sherman fled a Cossack pogrom in 1903, settling in Prague which was then part of Austria-Hungary. Luck turned for Samuel and he landed a job as concertmaster, first violinist and sometimes court composer in the Royal Court of Emperor Franz Josef...
“ Father of composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. ” - gattonero975
Robert Pastorelli
Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in 1982...
“ Father of singer/dancer Gia Pastorelli ” - gattonero975
“ Father of set production assistant, John West ” - gattonero975
Will Geer
Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to build Frankfort's first opera house...
“ Father of actress Ellen Geer ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Paris Hilton, actress Nicky Hilton, producer Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton. ” - gattonero975
Rick Hilton
Producer, Curfew
“ Father of actress Paris Hilton, actress Nicky Hilton, producer Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton. ” - gattonero975
Donald Pleasence
Actor, Halloween
Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed...
“ Father of actresses Angela Pleasence, Polly Jo Pleaence, Lucy Pleasance (1962) and Miranda Pleasence. and non-actress Jean Pleasence ” - gattonero975
John Saxon
John Saxon has appeared in nearly 200 roles in the movies and on television in a more-than half-century-long career that has stretched over seven decades since he made his big screen debut in 1954 in uncredited small roles in It Should Happen to You and George Cukor's A Star Is Born. Born Carmine Orrico on August 5...
“ Father of actor Antonio Saxon with Writer Mary Ann Saxon ” - gattonero975
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ Father of actress Jenny Nichols, actor/director Max Nichols and production manager Daisy Nichols. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of casting agent/actress Lori Marshall and actors Kathleen Marshall & Scott Marshall. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of casting agent/actress Lori Marshall and actors Kathleen Marshall & Scott Marshall. ” - gattonero975
Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She is the younger sister of filmmakers Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin...
“ Mother of actress Tracy Reiner ” - gattonero975
Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
“ Mother of Script Supervisor Rebecca Asher, Executive Producer Robert Asher and Assistant William Asher Jr. ” - gattonero975
Robert Montgomery
As a child, Robert Montgomery enjoyed a privileged life, as his father was the president of the New York Rubber Co. When he died, the fortune was gone and Robert worked at a number of jobs. He later went to New York to be a writer, and on the advice of a friend tried acting. He worked with George Cukor on the stage and his first film...
“ Father of late actors Elizabeth Montgomery & Robert Montgomery Jr. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actors Angelina Jolie & James Haven ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors Angelina Jolie & James Haven ” - gattonero975
John Posey
John is a graduate of the University of Florida. He has worked extensively in television, film and stage in Los Angeles since 1989. For nearly twenty years, he has traveled throughout the country performing his critically acclaimed one-man show, Father, Son & Holy Coach, which is the tale of a father who wants a do-over in life and is determined to do so vicariously through his son...
“ Father of actor Tyler Posey ” - gattonero975
Goldie Hawn
Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C., to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion...
“ Mother of actors Kate Hudson & Oliver Hudson with actor/composer Bill Hudson

Mother of actor Wyatt Russell with actor Kurt Russell ” - gattonero975
Bing Russell
Although best known as the deputy on Bonanza and Robert in The Magnificent Seven, Russell's notoriety on a national level was as the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club. Helming the only independent team in the class A Northwest League, Russell was an innovator. Before Bull Durham, there were the Mavericks...
“ Father of actor Kurt Russell ” - gattonero975
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters...
“ Father of production assistant Boston Russell with actress Season Hubley

Father of actor Wyatt Russell with actress Goldie Hawn ” - gattonero975
Lalo Schifrin
Music Department, Mission: Impossible
Immensely talented, Argentinian born pianist, conductor and composer who has written over 100 scores for both television & the cinema including the memorable themes to Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Starsky and Hutch, Cool Hand Luke, and Bullitt. Schifrin has regularly worked alongside Clint Eastwood...
“ Father of Director/Writer Ryan Schifrin ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actor Kevin Costner ” - gattonero975
Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953...
“ Father of actors Annie Costner, Joe Costner and Lily Costner ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actor Kevin Costner ” - gattonero975
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper...
“ Father of actress Rosa Hoskins (born 1983) and Jack Hoskins (born 1986) with Linda Banwell.

Father of assistant editor Alex Hoskins (born 1968) and Sarah Hoskins (born 1972) with Jane Livesey. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Mariah Carradine and artist Sienna Carradine ” - gattonero975
David Carradine
David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and Kansas Carradine, and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton...
“ Father of Calista Carradine with Donna Lee Becht.

Father of Kansas Carradine with Linda Gilbert

Father of production office assistant Tom Carradine with actress Barbara Hershey ” - gattonero975
John Carradine
John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1927...
“ Farther of actors David Carradine, Keith Carradine ,Robert Carradine and Chris Carradine.

Adoptive father of Bruce Carradine. ” - gattonero975
Keith Carradine
Actor, Nashville
It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated Press. Keith was a child, born of John's second marriage to actress Sonia Sorel...
“ Father of actors Sorel Carradine & Cade Carradine with actress Sandra Will.

Farther of actress Martha Plimpton with actress Shelley Plimpton ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actors Chris Pine & Katherine Pine. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors Chris Pine & Katherine Pine ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actress Ever Carradine (b. 1974), with Susan Snyder. ” - gattonero975
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ There are seven children in the Capshaw-Spielberg family: Theo Spielberg, who was adopted by actress Kate Capshaw before their marriage and later adopted by Spielberg, born in 1988, Sasha Spielberg, born on 14 May 1990, Sawyer Spielberg, born on 10 March 1992, their adopted daughter Mikaela George Spielberg, born on 28 February 1996, and Destry Allen Spielberg, born on 1 December 1996. Kate Capshaw's daughter Jessica Capshaw, born in 1976, is from her previous marriage. Steven Spielberg's son Max Spielberg, born in 1985, is from his previous marriage to actress Amy Irving. ” - gattonero975
Kate Capshaw
Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beverley Sue (Simon), a beautician and travel agent, and Edwin Leon Nail, an airline employee. Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on the soap The Edge of Night...
“ Mother to Theo Spielberg (adopted-b. 1989), Sasha Spielberg (b. May 14, 1990), Sawyer Spielberg (b. March 10, 1992), Mikaela Georg Spielberg (adopted-b. February 29, 1996) and Destry Allyn Spielberg (b. December 1, 1996) (with Steven Spielberg); Jessica Capshaw (b. August 9, 1976) (with Robert Capshaw). ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actors Cassidy Gifford & Cody Gifford with actress Kathy Lee Gifford

Father of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy with Maxine Ewart ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors Cassidy Gifford & Cody Gifford with the late sports great, Frank Gifford ” - gattonero975
Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ Father of actors Jonathan Craven and Jessica Craven. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Georgia Ford and son Malcolm Ford with her ex, mega-superstar actor Harrison Ford. ” - gattonero975
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Father of Chef Ben Ford and son Willard Ford. with ex-wife Mary Marquardt.

Father of actress Georgia Ford and son Malcolm Ford with his ex-wife, the late writer/producer Melissa Mathison.

Father of adopted son Liam Flockhart with acress and current wife Calista Flockhart. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actor Zen Gesner ” - gattonero975
Robert Loggia
Actor, Scarface
Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also found work in movies such as The Greatest Story Ever Told...
“ Father of actress Kristina Loggia, Production designer John Loggia and actress Tracey Loggia with ex-wife, Marjorie Sloan. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Shannon Gleason with the late actor Paul Gleason ” - gattonero975
Paul Gleason
Actor, Die Hard
Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go. He made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New York City...
“ Father of actress Shannon Gleason with actress Candy Moore ” - gattonero975
Rod Taylor
Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular The Time Machine...
“ Father of Felicia Taylor ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actor Lane Smith Jr. ” - gattonero975
Martin Milner
Actor, Adam-12
Apart from the Webb connection, Milner starred as "Tod Stiles" in his own groundbreaking CBS-TV series Route 66 (1960-1964). The series was notable for its coast-to-coast location shooting, eloquent scripts by co-creator Stirling Silliphant and others, impressive guest casts, and a distinctive theme song by Nelson Riddle...
“ Father of actor Andrew Milner, late actress Amy Milner and daughter Molly Milner and son Stuart Milner with actress & singer Judith Bess Jones. ” - gattonero975
Haskell Wexler
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976)...
“ Father of Producer/Director Mark Wexler, Sound-Mixer Jeff Wexler and Kathy Wexler ” - gattonero975
Lou Ferrigno
An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk, the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss...
“ Father of actors Lou Ferrigno & Shanna Ferrigno and Brent Ferrigno with actress Carla Ferrigno. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of of actors Lou Ferrigno & Shanna Ferrigno and Brent Ferrigno with actor Lou Ferrigno. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actor Michael Harrington, musician / composer (saxophone of Lisa Simpson solos) Terry Harrington and Ballerina /actress Tresa Harrington (aka Tresa-Caitlin Harrington) ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of Elliot De Niro and Helen Grace De Niro, with actor Robert De Niro ” - gattonero975
David Bowie
Actor, Labyrinth
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...
“ Father of director Duncan Jones ” - gattonero975
Alan Ladd
Actor, Shane
Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his apartment playing with matches...
“ Father of producer Alan Ladd Jr. with first wife, Marjorie 'Midge' Harrold.

Father of actors Alana Ladd and David Ladd with second wife, Sue Carol.

Grandfather of actress Jordan Ladd. ” - gattonero975
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated light-heavyweight champs Archie Moore and Bob Foster...
“ Father of Daughters Rasheeda and Jamilla (twins) and Maryum (by Belinda Boyd); Miya, Khalilah, Hana Ali and Laila Ali (by Verónica Porche Ali). Sons Muhammed, Jr. (by Boyd); Asaad (adopted with Yolonda Williams). ” - gattonero975
James Stacy
Actor, Lancer
Born Maurice William Elias in Los Angeles, James Stacy is the son of a Lebanese immigrant father and an American-born mother of Irish-Scottish descent. As a teen, Stacy first aspired to play professional football but settled on a career in the movies after a friend coaxed him into taking some acting classes...
“ Father of actress Heather Elias with ex-wife actress Kim Darby. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Lydia Hearst ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors Raphael De Niro and Drena De Niro with actor Robert De Niro ” - gattonero975
“ Father, with late actress Brenda Denaut, of actors Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Alexis Arquette, Richmond Arquette, and David Arquette ” - gattonero975
Tom Atkins
Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World made an especially strong impression on him as a kid...
“ Father of Music Consultant E. Taylor Atkins ” - gattonero975
Lauren Bacall
Actress, The Big Sleep
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...
“ Mother of Producer Stephen H. Bogart and daughter Leslie Bogart with late actor Humphrey Bogart.

Mother of Actor Sam Robards with late actor Jason Robards.
 ” - gattonero975
Carroll Baker
Actress, The Game
Carroll Baker was born Karolina Piekarski on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love, did TV commercials...
“ Mother of actress Blanche Baker and composer Herschel Garfein. ” - gattonero975
Adrienne Barbeau
Actress, The Fog
Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil...
“ Mother of actor Cody Carpenter ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Drew Barrymore. ” - gattonero975
John Barrymore
American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed star. His father was Maurice Blyth (or Blythe; family spellings vary)...
“ Father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore ” - gattonero975
John Drew Barrymore
American actor with a sporadic career, the son of stage and screen legend John Barrymore. His father and mother, actress Dolores Costello divorced in his infancy and he claimed to remember seeing his father only once. His mother attempted to keep him from the acting life, sending him to St. John's Military Academy and intending that he attend college...
“ Father of actress Drew Barrymore and actor John Blyth Barrymore. ” - gattonero975
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, where she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Poland and Russia)...
“ Mother of actress Zoë Kravitz with actor/musician Lenny Kravitz ” - gattonero975
Eileen Brennan
Actress, The Sting
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show, or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin, Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway singing ingénue to respected film and television character actress within a decade's time...
“ Mother of basketball player turned actor Patrick Brennan (aka Patrick Oliver Lampson) and singer Samuel John Lampson ” - gattonero975
Lloyd Bridges
Actor, Sea Hunt
The star of many land and underwater adventures, Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. was born on January 15, 1913 in San Leandro, California, to Harriet Evelyn (Brown) and Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Sr., who owned a movie theater and also worked in the hotel business. He grew up in various Northern California towns...
“ Father of actors Beau Bridges, Cindy Bridges and Jeff Bridges. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actor Tom Brooke ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors Shannon Lee and Brandon Lee. ” - gattonero975
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ Father of actor Cody Carpenter ” - gattonero975
Harry Carey
Harry Carey, the silent film star and later B-movie cowboy and A-list character actor, was--like Clint Eastwood's "Bronco Billy"--a self-made Westerner. Born on January 16, 1878, in Bronx, NY, Henry DeWitt Carey II was the son of a prominent lawyer who was the president of a sewing machine company...
“ Father of actor Harry Carey Jr. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of child actors Jakob Ulrich & Naiia Ulrich ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actor Henry Mortensen (b. 1988), with actor Viggo Mortensen. ” - gattonero975
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ Father of Still photographist Caitlin Cronenberg and Director Brandon Cronenberg with Cinematographer/ Producer Carolyn Zeifman.

Father of Assissitant Director Cassandra Cronenberg with Margaret Hindson. ” - gattonero975
Bing Crosby
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...
“ Father, with singer Dixie Lee, of sons Gary Crosby, Phillip Crosby & Dennis Crosby (twins) and Lindsay Crosby. All 4 deceased. Both Dennis and Lindsay died due to suicide.

Father, with actress Kathryn Grant, of sons Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby, and of actress Mary Crosby. ” - gattonero975
Cyril Cusack
Cyril James Cusack was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to Alice Violet (Cole), a Cockney English actress and chorus girl, and James Walter Cusack, an Irish mounted policeman in Natal. He was brought up in Ireland. He was a child star on the Irish stage, appearing first at the age of 7. He toured Ireland with his own theater company...
“ Father,with actress Maureen Cusack, of Producer/Director Paul Cusack , Actresses Sinéad Cusack, Sorcha Cusack & Niamh Cusack, and Producer Pádraig Cusack

and father ,with Mary Rose Cunningham, of actress Catherine Cusack. ” - gattonero975
Beverly D'Angelo
Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one to watch...
“ Mother of twins Anton and Olivia Pacino with ex-partner actor Al Pacino. ” - gattonero975
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The Miser"...
“ Mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Director Jake Paltrow ” - gattonero975
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Father of actors Raphael De Niro and Drena De Niro with actress Diahnne Abbott.

Father of Elliot De Niro and Helen Grace De Niro, with former flight attendant/ actress Grace Hightower.

Had a long-term relationship with African-American fashion model Toukie Smith, sister of the late fashion designer Willi Smith. They have twins sons together.
 ” - gattonero975
Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer, The Patriot
“ Father of actresses Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actress Zooey Deschanel and actress Emily Deschanel. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actor Stephen Dorff and singer Andrew Dorff. ” - gattonero975
“ Father of assistant propmaster Avra Douglas ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actor Kiefer Sutherland and production supervisor Rachel Sutherland with her ex-husband, actor Donald Sutherland ” - gattonero975
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey (née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ Father of actor Indio Falconer Downey ” - gattonero975
“ Father to Boom Operator Tim Drury ” - gattonero975
Dan Duryea
Dan Duryea was educated at Cornell University and worked in the advertising business before pursuing his career as an actor. Duryea made his Broadway debut in the play "Dead End." The critical acclaim he won for his performance as Leo Hubbard in the Broadway production of "The Little Foxes" led to his appearance in the film version, in the same role.
“ Father of actor Peter Duryea ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actress Alice Eve with Actor Wife Sharon Maughan ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actor Indio Falconer Downey ” - gattonero975
“ Father of actors Guy Faulkner and Leo Faulkner. ” - gattonero975
“ Mother of actors James Franco, Dave Franco and Tom Franco ” - gattonero975
James Garner
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...
“ Father of producer Gigi Garner ” - gattonero975
Marla Gibbs
Armed with an acid dry wit and a full arsenal of sarcasm and sass, African-American character comedienne Marla Gibbs showed up on 70s TV with a bang in middle age (44). Landing the feisty maid role on the popular ground-breaking CBS comedy, The Jeffersons, eventually led to her very own sitcom, 227...
“ Mother of actress Angela Elayne Gibbs ” - gattonero975
“ Father of Director/Producer/Writer Kevin Goetz and Director/Writer Michael Goetz ” - gattonero975