Famous Fathers and Mothers!

by gattonero975 | created - 11 Sep 2012 | updated - 29 Jun 2016 | Public

Some of the known and unknown parents of the Hollywood stars....

1. Sigrid Valdis

Actress | Our Man Flint

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 ...

Mother of actor Robert Scott Crane

2. Bob Crane

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

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 (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...

Father of actor Robert Scott Crane

3. 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 (1987), Reds (1981), The Long Riders (1980) and The Warriors (1979) (with such talented directors as ...

Father of stuntman/stunt coordinator/second unit director Craig Baxley Jr.

4. Laurence Harvey

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

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, ...

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.

5. Rick Avery

Stunts | The Dark Knight

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 ...

Father of Stunt man Brian Avery

6. 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 ...

Father of composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

7. Robert Pastorelli

Actor | Eraser

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 ...

Father of singer/dancer Gia Pastorelli

8. J.T. Walsh

Actor | Sling Blade

J.T. Walsh was born on September 28, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as James Thomas Patrick Walsh. He was an actor, known for Sling Blade (1996), Breakdown (1997) and A Few Good Men (1992). He was married to Susan West. He died on February 27, 1998 in La Mesa, California.

Father of set production assistant, John West

9. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

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 ...

Father of actress Ellen Geer

10. Kathy Hilton

Actress | The Dark

Kathy Hilton was born on March 13, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA as Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino. She is an actress, known for The Dark (1979), On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979) and The Rockford Files (1974). She has been married to Rick Hilton since November 24, 1979. They have ...

Mother of actress Paris Hilton, actress Nicky Hilton, producer Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton.

11. Rick Hilton

Producer | Curfew

Rick Hilton was born on August 17, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Howard Hilton. He is a producer, known for Curfew (1989), I Want to Be a Hilton (2005) and Paris Hilton's My New BFF (2008). He has been married to Kathy Hilton since November 24, 1979. They have four children.

Father of actress Paris Hilton, actress Nicky Hilton, producer Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton.

12. 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 ...

Father of actresses Angela Pleasence, Polly Jo Pleaence, Lucy Pleasance (1962) and Miranda Pleasence. and non-actress Jean Pleasence

13. John Saxon

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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 (1954) and George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954). ...

Father of actor Antonio Saxon with Writer Mary Ann Saxon

14. Mike Nichols

Director | The Graduate

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. He later ...

Father of actress Jenny Nichols, actor/director Max Nichols and production manager Daisy Nichols.

15. Barbara Marshall

Actress | Raising Helen

Barbara Marshall was born as Barbara Sue Wells. She is an actress, known for Raising Helen (2004), New Year's Eve (2011) and Valentine's Day (2010). She was previously married to Garry Marshall.

Mother of casting agent/actress Lori Marshall and actors Kathleen Marshall & Scott Marshall.

16. Garry Marshall

Director | Pretty Woman

Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

Father of casting agent/actress Lori Marshall and actors Kathleen Marshall & Scott Marshall.

17. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

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 ...

Mother of actress Tracy Reiner

18. Elizabeth Montgomery

Actress | Bewitched

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 ...

Mother of Script Supervisor Rebecca Asher, Executive Producer Robert Asher and Assistant William Asher Jr.

19. Robert Montgomery

Actor | Night Must Fall

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 ...

Father of late actors Elizabeth Montgomery & Robert Montgomery Jr.

20. Jon Voight

Actor | Anaconda

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Anaconda (1997), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Transformers (2007). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.

Father of actors Angelina Jolie & James Haven

21. Marcheline Bertrand

Actress | Lookin' to Get Out

Marcheline Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950 in Blue Island, Illinois, USA as Marcia Lynne Bertrand. She was an actress and producer, known for Lookin' to Get Out (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983) and Ironside (1967). She was married to Tom Bessamra and Jon Voight. She died on January 27, 2007 ...

Mother of actors Angelina Jolie & James Haven

22. John Posey

Actor | How to Get Away with Murder

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 of actor Tyler Posey

23. Goldie Hawn

Actress | The First Wives Club

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

24. Bing Russell

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Although best known as the deputy on Bonanza (1959) and Robert in The Magnificent Seven (1960), 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 ...

Father of actor Kurt Russell

25. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

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 on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...

Father of production assistant Boston Russell with actress Season Hubley

Father of actor Wyatt Russell with actress Goldie Hawn

26. Lalo Schifrin

Music_department | Rush Hour

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 (1966), Mannix (1967), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and Bullitt (1968). Schifrin has ...

Father of Director/Writer Ryan Schifrin

27. Bill Costner

Actor | For Love of the Game

Bill Costner is an actor, known for For Love of the Game (1999), Tin Cup (1996) and Biography (1987). He has been married to Sharon Costner since 1948. They have three children.

Father of actor Kevin Costner

28. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

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 ...

Father of actors Annie Costner, Joe Costner and Lily Costner

29. Sharon Costner

Actress | For Love of the Game

Sharon Costner was born as Sharon Rae Tedrick. She is an actress, known for For Love of the Game (1999), Tin Cup (1996) and Biography (1987). She has been married to Bill Costner since 1948. They have three children.

Mother of actor Kevin Costner

30. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

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...

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.

31. Calista Carradine

Actress | The Killing Machine

Calista Carradine was born on April 27, 1962 in Hampton, Virginia, USA as Calista Miranda Carradine. She is an actress, known for The Killing Machine (1994), Mata Hari (2016) and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993).

Mother of actress Mariah Carradine and artist Sienna Carradine

32. David Carradine

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

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 ...

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

33. John Carradine

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

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. ...

Farther of actors David Carradine, Keith Carradine ,Robert Carradine and Chris Carradine.

Adoptive father of Bruce Carradine.

34. 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 ...

Father of actors Sorel Carradine & Cade Carradine with actress Sandra Will.

Farther of actress Martha Plimpton with actress Shelley Plimpton

35. Robert Pine

Actor | Jobs

Robert Pine was born on July 10, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as Granville Whitelaw Pine. He is an actor and director, known for Jobs (2013), Red Eye (2005) and Lakeview Terrace (2008). He has been married to Gwynne Gilford since September 6, 1969. They have two children.

Father of actors Chris Pine & Katherine Pine.

36. Gwynne Gilford

Actress | Masters of the Universe

Gwynne Gilford was born on July 27, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gloria Gwynne Gilford. She is an actress, known for Masters of the Universe (1987), Fade to Black (1980) and Petrocelli (1974). She has been married to Robert Pine since September 6, 1969. They have two children.

Mother of actors Chris Pine & Katherine Pine

37. Robert Carradine

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Robert Carradine was born on March 24, 1954 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Reed Carradine. He is an actor and producer, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Escape from L.A. (1996) and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). He has been married to Edith (Edie) Mani since January 7,...

Father of actress Ever Carradine (b. 1974), with Susan Snyder.

38. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Undoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and certainly one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, ...

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.

39. Kate Capshaw

Actress | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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...

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).

40. Frank Gifford

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Frank Gifford was born on August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Frank Newton Gifford. He is known for his work on Jerry Maguire (1996), Coach (1989) and Spin City (1996). He was married to Kathie Lee Gifford, Astrid Gifford and Maxine Avis Ewart. He died on August 9, 2015 in Riverside...

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

41. Kathie Lee Gifford

Actress | The First Wives Club

Kathie Lee Gifford was born on August 16, 1953 in Paris, France as Kathryn Lee Epstein. She is an actress, known for The First Wives Club (1996), Dudley Do-Right (1999) and The Famous Jett Jackson (1998). She was previously married to Frank Gifford and Paul Johnson.

Mother of actors Cassidy Gifford & Cody Gifford with the late sports great, Frank Gifford

42. Wes Craven

Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street

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 ...

Father of actors Jonathan Craven and Jessica Craven.

43. Melissa Mathison

Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...

Mother of actress Georgia Ford and son Malcolm Ford with her ex, mega-superstar actor Harrison Ford.

44. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

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,...

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.

45. Nan Martin

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Nan Martin was born on July 15, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, USA as Nan Clow Martin. She is known for her work on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Shallow Hal (2001) and Cast Away (2000). She was married to Harry Gesner. She died on March 4, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA.

Mother of actor Zen Gesner

46. Robert Loggia

Actor | Independence Day

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 ...

Father of actress Kristina Loggia, Production designer John Loggia and actress Tracey Loggia with ex-wife, Marjorie Sloan.

47. Candy Moore

Actress | Raging Bull

Candy Moore was born on August 26, 1947 in Maplewood, New Jersey, USA as Candace Lee Klaasen. She is an actress, known for Raging Bull (1980), Wagon Train (1957) and One Step Beyond (1959). She was previously married to Paul Gleason.

Mother of actress Shannon Gleason with the late actor Paul Gleason

48. Paul Gleason

Actor | The Breakfast Club

Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). 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 ...

Father of actress Shannon Gleason with actress Candy Moore

49. Rod Taylor

Actor | The Birds

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 ...

Father of Felicia Taylor

50. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Debbie Benedict and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, California, ...

Father of actor Lane Smith Jr.

51. Martin Milner

Actor | Sweet Smell of Success

Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Jerre Martin, originally from Oregon, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. His father, Sam Gordon Milner, a Polish Jewish immigrant, was a film distributor. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby...

Father of actor Andrew Milner, late actress Amy Milner and daughter Molly Milner and son Stuart Milner with actress & singer Judith Bess Jones.

52. Haskell Wexler

Cinematographer | Medium Cool

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 ...

Father of Producer/Director Mark Wexler, Sound-Mixer Jeff Wexler and Kathy Wexler

53. Lou Ferrigno

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk (1978), 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 ...

Father of actors Lou Ferrigno & Shanna Ferrigno and Brent Ferrigno with actress Carla Ferrigno.

54. Carla Ferrigno

Actress | Black Roses

Carla Ferrigno was born on May 24, 1949 as Carla Green. She is an actress, known for Black Roses (1988), The Adventures of Hercules (1985) and I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983). She has been married to Lou Ferrigno since May 30, 1980. They have three children.

Mother of of actors Lou Ferrigno & Shanna Ferrigno and Brent Ferrigno with actor Lou Ferrigno.

55. Pat Harrington Jr.

Actor | One Day at a Time

Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Patrick Harrington Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), Move Over, Darling (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. ...

Father of actor Michael Harrington, musician / composer (saxophone of Lisa Simpson solos) Terry Harrington and Ballerina /actress Tresa Harrington (aka Tresa-Caitlin Harrington)

56. Grace Hightower

Actress | Precious

Grace Hightower was born on April 7, 1955 in the USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Precious (2009), The Paperboy (2012) and Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin (2017). She has been married to Robert De Niro since June 17, 1997. They have two children.

Mother of Elliot De Niro and Helen Grace De Niro, with actor Robert De Niro

57. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

Father of director Duncan Jones

58. 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 ...

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.

59. Muhammad Ali

Actor | The Greatest

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 ...

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).

60. James Stacy

Actor | Cagney & Lacey

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 ...

Father of actress Heather Elias with ex-wife actress Kim Darby.

61. Patricia Hearst

Actress | Cry-Baby

Patricia Hearst was born on February 20, 1954 in San Francisco, California, USA as Patricia Campbell Hearst. She is an actress and writer, known for Cry-Baby (1990), A Dirty Shame (2004) and Serial Mom (1994). She was previously married to Bernard Lee Shaw.

Mother of actress Lydia Hearst

62. Diahnne Abbott

Actress | Taxi Driver

Diahnne Abbott was born on May 1, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Taxi Driver (1976), The King of Comedy (1982) and Love Streams (1984). She was previously married to Robert De Niro.

Mother of actors Raphael De Niro and Drena De Niro with actor Robert De Niro

63. Lewis Arquette

Actor | Tango & Cash

Lewis Arquette was born on December 14, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lewis Michael Arquette. He was an actor and writer, known for Tango & Cash (1989), Akira (1988) and The Great Outdoors (1988). He was married to Brenda Denaut. He died on February 10, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Father, with late actress Brenda Denaut, of actors Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Alexis Arquette, Richmond Arquette, and David Arquette

64. Tom Atkins

Actor | Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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 (1951) made an especially strong ...

Father of Music Consultant E. Taylor Atkins

65. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

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...

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.

66. Carroll Baker

Actress | Baby Doll

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 (1953), did TV ...

Mother of actress Blanche Baker and composer Herschel Garfein.

67. Adrienne Barbeau

Actress | Escape from New York

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) 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 ...

Mother of actor Cody Carpenter

68. Jaid Barrymore

Actress | Enchanted

Jaid Barrymore was born on May 8, 1946 in Brannenburg, West Germany as Ildiko Jaid Mako. She is an actress, known for Enchanted (1998), Searching for Bobby D (2005) and Everything's Jake (2006). She was previously married to John Drew Barrymore.

Mother of actress Drew Barrymore.

69. John Barrymore

Actor | Twentieth Century

John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An 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 ...

Father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore

70. John Drew Barrymore

Actor | Roma contro Roma

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 ...

Father of actress Drew Barrymore and actor John Blyth Barrymore.

71. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

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...

Mother of actress Zoë Kravitz with actor/musician Lenny Kravitz

72. Eileen Brennan

Actress | Clue

A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...

Mother of basketball player turned actor Patrick Brennan (aka Patrick Oliver Lampson) and singer Samuel John Lampson

73. Lloyd Bridges

Actor | Airplane!

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 ...

Father of actors Beau Bridges, Cindy Bridges and Jeff Bridges.

74. Paul Brooke

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Paul Brooke was born on November 22, 1944 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Alfie (2004).

Father of actor Tom Brooke

75. Linda Lee Cadwell

Writer | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Linda Lee Cadwell was born on March 21, 1945 in Everett, Washington, USA as Linda Emery. She has been married to Bruce Cadwell since 1991. She was previously married to Tom Bleecker and Bruce Lee.

Mother of actors Shannon Lee and Brandon Lee.

76. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

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 ...

Father of actor Cody Carpenter

77. Harry Carey

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future ...

Father of actor Harry Carey Jr.

78. Georgina Cates

Actress | Clay Pigeons

Georgina Cates was born on January 14, 1975 in Colchester, Essex, England as Clare Woodgate. She is known for her work on Clay Pigeons (1998), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) and Bad Grandpa (2013). She was previously married to Skeet Ulrich.

Mother of child actors Jakob Ulrich & Naiia Ulrich

79. Exene Cervenka

Soundtrack | The Kids Are All Right

Exene Cervenka was born on February 1, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Christine Cervenkova. She has been married to Jason Edge since August 18, 2002. She was previously married to Viggo Mortensen and John Doe.

Mother of actor Henry Mortensen (b. 1988), with actor Viggo Mortensen.

80. 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, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

Father of Still photographist Caitlin Cronenberg and Director Brandon Cronenberg with Cinematographer/ Producer Carolyn Zeifman.

Father of Assissitant Director Cassandra Cronenberg with Margaret Hindson.

81. Bing Crosby

Actor | White Christmas

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 ...

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.

82. Cyril Cusack

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

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 ...

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.

83. Beverly D'Angelo

Actress | American History X

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 ...

Mother of twins Anton and Olivia Pacino with ex-partner actor Al Pacino.

84. Blythe Danner

Actress | Meet the Parents

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 ...

Mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Director Jake Paltrow

85. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

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...

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.

86. Caleb Deschanel

Cinematographer | The Passion of the Christ

Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff. His second was in 1984 for The Natural. A third came in 1996 for...

Father of actresses Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel

87. Mary Jo Deschanel

Actress | The Right Stuff

Mary Jo Deschanel was born on November 25, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary Josephine Weir. She is an actress, known for The Right Stuff (1983), The Patriot (2000) and 2010 (1984). She has been married to Caleb Deschanel since July 8, 1972. They have two children.

Mother of actress Zooey Deschanel and actress Emily Deschanel.

88. Steve Dorff

Composer | Growing Pains

Steve Dorff was born on April 21, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Stephen Dorff. He is known for his work on Growing Pains (1985), The Last Boy Scout (1991) and The Bodyguard (1992). He was previously married to Nancy Dorff.

Father of actor Stephen Dorff and singer Andrew Dorff.

89. Jerry Douglas

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Jerry Douglas was born on November 12, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Gerald Rubenstein. He is an actor, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), JFK (1991) and Good Guys Wear Black (1978). He has been married to Kym Douglas since April 6, 1985. They have one child. He was previously ...

Father of assistant propmaster Avra Douglas

90. Shirley Douglas

Actress | Dead Ringers

Shirley Douglas was born on April 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is known for her work on Dead Ringers (1988), Wind at My Back (1996) and Lolita (1962). She was previously married to Donald Sutherland.

Mother of actor Kiefer Sutherland and production supervisor Rachel Sutherland with her ex-husband, actor Donald Sutherland

91. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

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 ...

Father of actor Indio Falconer Downey

92. James Drury

Actor | The Virginian

James Drury was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as James Child Drury. He is an actor, known for The Virginian (1962), Forbidden Planet (1956) and Ride the High Country (1962). He has been married to Carl Ann Head since July 30, 1979. He was previously married to Phyllis ...

Father to Boom Operator Tim Drury

93. Dan Duryea

Actor | Too Late for Tears

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 ...

Father of actor Peter Duryea

94. Trevor Eve

Actor | Waking the Dead

Trevor Eve was born on July 1, 1951 in Birmingham, England as Trevor John Eve. He is an actor and producer, known for Waking the Dead (2000), She's Out of My League (2010) and David Copperfield (1999). He has been married to Sharon Maughan since March 1, 1980. They have three children.

Father of actress Alice Eve with Actor Wife Sharon Maughan

95. Deborah Falconer

Actress | Short Cuts

Deborah Falconer was born on August 13, 1965 in Sacramento, California, USA as Deborah Lynn Falconer. She is an actress, known for Short Cuts (1993), The Doors (1991) and Mercy (2000). She was previously married to Robert Downey Jr..

Mother of actor Indio Falconer Downey

96. James Faulkner

Actor | Da Vinci's Demons

James Faulkner was born on July 18, 1948 in Hampstead, London, England as James Sebastian Faulkner. He is an actor and producer, known for Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Downton Abbey (2010) and Game of Thrones (2011). He is married to Kate. They have two children.

Father of actors Guy Faulkner and Leo Faulkner.

97. Betsy Franco

Actress | Metamorphosis: Junior Year

Betsy Franco is a screenwriter, actor, and producer, known for The Broken Tower (2011), Joan's Day Out (2013) and Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017). She is an award-winning author of over eighty published titles. Betsy wrote the screenplay for her novel Naked, which has been optioned by Todd Traina...

Mother of actors James Franco, Dave Franco and Tom Franco

98. James Garner

Actor | The Notebook

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 ...

Father of producer Gigi Garner

99. Marla Gibbs

Actress | The Jeffersons

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 (1975), eventually led to her very own ...

Mother of actress Angela Elayne Gibbs

100. Peter Michael Goetz

Actor | Father of the Bride Part II

Peter Michael Goetz was born on December 10, 1941 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) and My Girl (1991). He has been married to Constance Fleurat since June 11, 1966. They have two children.

Father of Director/Producer/Writer Kevin Goetz and Director/Writer Michael Goetz