Celebs born between Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
“ Jordin Brianna Sparks
December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Brooke Candice Nevin
December 22, 1982 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ James Christopher Carmack
December 22, 1980 in Washington, District of Columbia ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1974 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania ” - TheDeadGodfather
Vanessa Paradis is a renowned French actress, model and singer born in 1972. She started her career as a model and singer before becoming a movie star. Her song "Joe Le Taxi" brought her success in 15 countries at the age of 14. Later, in 1990, she was awarded a 'César' (French equivalent of Oscar) for her debut movie Noce blanche
“ Vanessa Chantal Paradis
December 22, 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France ” - TheDeadGodfather
Dina Meyer is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey, Dizzy Flores in Starship Troopers and Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw installments. Meyer started acting in 1993, with her first major role playing Lucinda Nicholson in the TV series Beverly Hills...
“ December 22, 1968 in Queens, New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes
, a director; Magnus Fiennes
“ Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
December 22, 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York - August 12, 1988 (age 27) in Brooklyn, New York (drug overdose) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle in his pre-acting days was as diverse as the roles he plays today...
“ December 22, 1936 in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ” - TheDeadGodfather
BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times
, but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans family also proved many stereotypes wrong about the ghetto and the young black girl...
“ Bernadette Stanislaus
December 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s...
“ Barbara Lillian Combes
December 22, 1915 in Los Angeles, California - October 16, 2010 (age 94) in Santa Monica, California (polymyalgia) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a short time...
“ Cherlynne Thigpen
December 22, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois - March 12, 2003 (age 54) in Los Angeles, California (cerebral hemorrhage) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Lenny von Dohlen
Lenny von Dohlen was born in Augusta, Georgia. As a child, he wished to become a jockey, but grew too tall for his dream. He graduated from the University of Texas/Austin and majored in drama at Loretto Heights College. His film debut was in the Academy Award-winning Tender Mercies
, starring Robert Duvall
“ December 22, 1958 in Augusta, Georgia ” - TheDeadGodfather
Tall, sultry, green-eyed blonde Peggie Castle was actually spotted by a talent scout while she was lunching in a Beverly Hills restaurant. In her films she was usually somebody's "woman" rather than a girlfriend, and her career was confined to mostly "B"-grade action pictures, dramas or westerns: Harem Girl
“ December 22, 1927 in Appalachia, Virginia - August 11, 1973 (age 45) in Hollywood, California (cirrhosis of the liver) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Ruth Roman was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the youngest of three daughters of Lithuanian-Jewish parents, Mary Pauline (Gold) and Abraham Roman. Her father, a carnival barker, died when she was a small child, forcing her mother to support the family by working as a waitress and cleaning woman. Ruth grew up in the poor tenement district of Boston...
“ Norma Roman
December 22, 1922 in Lynn, Massachusetts - September 9, 1999 (age 76) in Laguna Beach, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1949 in Old Lyme, Connecticut ” - TheDeadGodfather
Sergi López is a Catalan actor, whose specialty is villains of all types but whose range also includes dramatizing romantic and comedic roles with equal mastery. He was born outside of Barcelona in the seaside town of Villanova i la Geltrú on December 22nd, 1965. As a youth he was inclined towards the performance arts and headed to France for further studies in the field...
“ December 22, 1965 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1989 in Indianapolis, Indiana ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger brother Andy...
“ Robin Hugh Gibb
December 22, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man - May 20, 2012 (age 62) in Chelsea, London, England (colorectal cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Patricia Lawlor Hayes
December 22, 1909 in Camberwell, London, England - September 19, 1998 (age 88) in London, England ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Lila Diana Sawyer
December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Maurice Ernest Gibb
December 22, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man - January 12, 2003 (age 53) in Miami Beach, Florida (complications resulting from a twisted intestine) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II
in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew
. On stage she was cast in many a Shakespearean role...
“ Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft
December 22, 1907 in Croydon, Surrey, England - June 14, 1991 (age 83) in London, England (stroke) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He moved to New York City in the 1930s where he was a page for NBC...
“ Eugene Rubessa
December 22, 1917 in Christopher, Illinois - November 29, 1999 (age 81) in Gloucester, Massachusetts (congestive heart failure) ” - TheDeadGodfather
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form of training could...
“ Frederick William Francis
December 22, 1917 in Islington, London, England - March 17, 2007 (age 89) in Isleworth, Middlesex, England (complications from a stroke) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts ” - TheDeadGodfather
Minor Watson was a jovial, grandfatherly actor specializing in playing warm-hearted doctors, affable small-town businessmen, concerned army officers and other such characters. Watson wasn't as prolific as many other actors of his type; while he made slightly more than 100 films, his colleagues such as Russell Hicks
and Pierre Watkin
had over 300 to their credit...
“ December 22, 1889 in Marianna, Arkansas - July 28, 1965 (age 75) in Alton, Illinois ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1943 in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 22, 1941 in New York City - March 10, 2007 (age 65) in Los Angeles, California (complications from multiple sclerosis) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Aliana Taylor Lohan
December 22, 1993 in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
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
“ Corey Ian Haim
December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - March 10, 2010 (age 38) in Burbank, California (pulmonary edema) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Estella Warren was a synchronized swimmer from the age of 7 until 17 in her native Canada. She moved away from home at 12 to train for the Canadian National Team. She was the Canadian National Champion for three years and represented her country at the World Aquatic Championship, where she placed second...
“ Estella Dawn Warren
December 23, 1978 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
Frederic Forrest, the Oscar-nominated character actor, was born two days before Christmas Day 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas, the same home town as director Robert Benton
. Forrest had long wanted to be an actor, but he was so nervous that he ran out of auditions for school plays. Later, at Texas Christian University...
“ Frederic Fenimore Forrest Jr.
December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather
Joan Severance was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At the age of 18 and at the sole urging of John Casablancas
of Elite models, she went to Paris, France to begin a modeling career that would turn out to be well worth the price of the ticket Casablancas sent her. Within months she graced the covers of all the international magazines and was doing shows for all the top designers...
“ Joan Marie Severance
December 23, 1958 in Houston, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Harry Julius Shearer
December 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Nick James Moran
December 23, 1969 in East End, London, England ” - TheDeadGodfather
Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, to Jeanette (Granquist) and Victor Lucci, a building contractor. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, German, and French (mother) descent. Susan grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember, she wanted to be a performer, and through her teenage years...
“ Susan Victoria Lucci
December 23, 1946 in Scarsdale, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 23, 1978 in Elmira, Ontario, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left, Bad Radio opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie jumped off stage to talk to a pal of his...
“ Edward Louis Severson III
December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois ” - TheDeadGodfather
Holly Madison is most widely recognized for starring in the E! hit reality television series, The Girls Next Door
, and her own spin off series Holly's World
. Her experiences enabled her to write her memoirs Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny and The Vegas Diaries: Romance...
“ Holly Sue Cullen
December 23, 1978 in Astoria, Oregon ” - TheDeadGodfather
New York-born James Gregory gave up a career as a stockbroker for one as an actor, and began on the Broadway stage. He made his film debut in 1948. Gregory specialized in playing loud, brash, tough cops or businessmen. One of his better roles was as the detective out to get Capone in Al Capone
“ December 23, 1911 in Bronx, New York - September 16, 2002 (age 90) in Sedona, Arizona ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Anthony Borgese
December 23, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Born and raised in Richmond, California, comedian Ronnie Schell's first choice of careers was to play professional baseball. He got as far as the semis before enlisting in the Air Force, where he performed in variety shows, as both an emcee and comedian, and also did record pantomimes. He studied at San Francisco State University and...
“ Ronald Ralph Schell
December 23, 1931 in Richmond, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
Stefan is also a very accomplished musician. He had a band called "The Knights of The Living Dead", in Los Angeles from 1986-1993. The band was offered several deals, and signed with Capitol Records. Unfortunately, the president of Capitol was fired the same week and the new president dropped all the new bands that were signed...
“ Stefan Thor Arngrim
December 23, 1955 in Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ John Kevin Callahan
December 23, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Peter Medak is an international Film Director. Born in Budapest, Hungary and fled to England at the age of 18 during the famous uprising against the communist regime. He immediately began his Film career with associated British Picture Corporation in Borehamwood. He studied and worked his way through by being an assistant editor...
“ December 23, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary ” - TheDeadGodfather
After wartime naval service, Alan North began his show business career as a stage manager in New York. He first worked on Broadway in "Plain and Fancy", doubling up as understudy for the small part of Isaac Miller. The play had a successful run between 1955 and 1956 (461 performances) and this led to further acting work in diverse productions...
“ December 23, 1920 in Bronx, New York - January 19, 2000 (age 79) in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York (kidney and lung cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Short, dark, rough-looking and-tough-talking American character actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin received his start on the stage after debating on a law career. After a stint with the US Marine Corps, he used the GI bill instead to train in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Throughout the early 1950s...
“ Gerald Stuart O'Loughlin Jr.
December 23, 1921 in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
Born in Beckenham, Kent, English character actor Maurice Denham first came to public notice in the 1940s on radio, appearing on many of the most popular comedy series of the day in a variety of characters. His debut in films came in 1947 with The Smugglers
. His talents came to the forefront in the animated feature Animal Farm
“ William Maurice Denham
December 23, 1909 in Beckenham, Kent, England - July 24, 2002 (age 92) in Northwood, London, England ” - TheDeadGodfather
Born Chesney Henry Baker Jr. on 23 December 1929, in Yale, Oklahoma, Chet Baker was the son of Vera Baker
and Chesney H. Baker Sr. The family moved to California in about 1939. A couple of years later, around the time that the US entered World War II, young Chet began playing the horn. Initially his father had given him a trombone...
“ Chesney Henry Baker Jr.
December 23, 1929 in Yale, Oklahoma - May 13, 1988 (age 58) in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (fall from window) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 23, 1900 in Dublin, Ireland - March 3, 1985 (age 84) in Dublin, Ireland (heart failure) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Leonard Bernard Stern
December 23, 1923 in New York City - June 7, 2011 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California (heart failure) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Ruby M. Kelly
December 23, 1915 in Houston, Texas - November 25, 1963 (age 47) in Richmond, California (extreme malnutrition & alcoholism) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 23, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts ” - TheDeadGodfather
Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire
and Charles Chaplin
. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old...
“ Karl Diedrich Bader
December 24, 1966 in Alexandria, Virginia ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Mark Thomas Valley
December 24, 1964 in Ogdensburg, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary. A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S...
“ December 24, 1959 in Chembur, Maharashtra, India ” - TheDeadGodfather
Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM...
“ Ava Lavinia Gardner
December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina - January 25, 1990 (age 67) in Westminster, London, England (bronchial pneumonia) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Wade Andrew Williams
December 24, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Amaury Nolasco Garrido
December 24, 1970 in Puerto Rico ” - TheDeadGodfather
Born and raised in Atlanta, Seacrest has been the heart and soul of television and in radio for many years, beginning as the host of such kids shows as, Gladiators 2000
, Fox Family Channel's Wild Animal Games
, and Click
, which ultimately led him to his afternoon gig at Los Angeles's Radio Station...
“ Ryan John Seacrest
December 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Jeremy Michael Greenberg
December 24, 1971 in Vestal, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Moose was the youngest of a litter of four, yet was also the biggest, hence his name. Hyper and destructive as a pup, he eventually found his way to Birds & Animals Unlimited, where he got his job playing Eddie on 'Frasier', before going on to act in the film My Dog Skip
, along with his son, Enzo.
“ December 24, 1990 in Florida - June 22, 2006 (age 15) in Los Angeles, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
Ricky Martin was raised in Puerto Rico. He began his career at the age of 12, as a member of the Puerto Rican music group Menudo
. During his time in the group he had the opportunity to travel and record in various languages including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English. He left the group in 1989 and went to study in New York...
“ Enrique Martín Morales
December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico ” - TheDeadGodfather
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
“ Manó Kertész Kaminer
December 24, 1886 in Budapest, Hungary - April 10, 1962 (age 75) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Sharon Forsmoe
December 24, 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa ” - TheDeadGodfather
Blond, blue-eyed character actor who has worked on stage, film, and TV for the past 20 years. Born in Washington D.C., Carhart had a globetrotting childhood in Turkey and France before returning to the U.S. and studying theater. Carhart had some success off-Broadway and then moved on to small roles in such major films as Ghostbusters
“ December 24, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 24, 1956 in Wilmington, Ohio ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Ian Fraser Kilmister
December 24, 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England ” - TheDeadGodfather
Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany. She took acting lessons in Munich and worked in the stage in Germany from 1961-1963, then turned to photographic modelling for German nude magazines and later, Playboy. She also modelled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor cosmetics, before she started her movie career...
“ Christel Schmidtmer
December 24, 1939 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - March 13, 2003 (age 63) in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Nora Noel Jill Bennett
December 24, 1931 in Penang, Malaysia - October 4, 1990 (age 58) in London, England (suicide) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Janet began her stage career, right out of high school, at the legendary Kansas City Starlight Theatre, appearing in many many musicals including: "Hello Dolly", "Guys and Dolls"," Mame", "Gypsy", "South Pacific", "Pajama Game", "Carousel" and many others. Janet continued her stage work in California for many years...
“ December 24, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois - May 22, 2012 (age 71) in New York City (brain cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Spade-jawed British character actor Norman Rossington was born in Liverpool, so it shouldn't be considered THAT ironic that he would end up appearing in The Beatles
' debut film smash, A Hard Day's Night
, as "Norm", the Fab Four's chagrined road manager. The son of a publican, he never finished high school...
“ December 24, 1928 in Liverpool, England - May 21, 1999 (age 70) in Manchester, England (cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and went to New Bedford High School. Even before graduating in 1942, she had opened a dance studio where she taught dancing. Dancing was in her blood from an early age, and she performed often at high school festivities, the Mexican Hat Dance being one of her favorites...
“ Carolyn Haney
December 24, 1924 in New Bedford, Massachusetts - May 10, 1964 (age 39) in Saddle Brook, New Jersey (bronchial pneumonia) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Mary Higgins Clark
In 2002 Mary Higgins Clark published her memoir "Kitchen Privileges". The book describes her upbringing, first marriage and how she became such a famous author. Meanwhile 26 movies have been made that are based on Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers. For a while Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter published their own magazine.
“ Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins
December 24, 1927 in Bronx, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
“ Humphrey DeForest Bogart
December 25, 1899 in New York City - January 14, 1957 (age 57) in Los Angeles, California (cancer of the esophagus) ” - TheDeadGodfather
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ Mary Elizabeth Spacek
December 25, 1949 in Quitman, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard
and Cicely Tyson
, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder
December 25, 1952 in Guyana ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 25, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ” - TheDeadGodfather
With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as a lowbrow muscle...
“ Michail Mazuruski
December 25, 1907 in Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Ternopil, Ukraine] December 9, 1990 (age 82) in Glendale, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
As a child Helena Christensen was more interested in becoming a musician, but as fate would have it began modeling at the age of 9. After leaving school, she moved to Paris, France to model for the french magazine 'Elle', and in 1986 she competed in the Miss Universe contest as Miss Denmark, but unfortunately did not receive a placing...
“ December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark ” - TheDeadGodfather
John Phillips is the name used by longtime television and film writer Rod Serling when he asked that his real name be removed as the writer of the pilot episode of the series "The New People" in 1969. While Serling's name remained as series developer, he was sufficiently annoyed with ABC- TV's editing of the pilot-- it was cut from 52 to 45 minutes to fit into a 90 minute time slot...
“ Rodman Edward Serling
December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York - June 28, 1975 (age 50) in Rochester, New York (complications arising from a coronary bypass operation) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Fair, light-haired 70s and 80s TV actor Gary Sandy was born in 1945 and raised in Ohio. He attended Ohio's Wilmington College and later improved on his chances of an acting career by moving to New York City, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While there he made his professional debut in 1970 with a soap opera part written especially for him...
“ December 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio ” - TheDeadGodfather
A native of the Bronx, New York, Richard "Dick" Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director Roger Corman
, who cast him in most of his low-budget films, usually playing unlikeable sorts...
“ Richard Miller
December 25, 1928 in Bronx, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Moneca got her feature film break in MGM's "Agent Cody Banks" where she seductively flirted with Frankie Muniz, giving him a holographic lesson on how to act with girls. This turned out to be a springboard, launching her into various roles on projects such as "Battlestar Galactica", "Supernatural", as well as a recurring role on "Smallville"...
“ Moneca Michale Delain
December 25, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Joanna Mostov
December 25, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Barton MacLane graduated from Wesleyan University, where he displayed a notable aptitude for sports, in particular football and basketball. Not surprisingly, his physical prowess led to an early role in The Quarterback
with Richard Dix
. MacLane once commented that, as an actor, he needed to have the physical strength to tear the bad guys "from limb to limb"...
“ Ernest Barton MacLane
December 25, 1902 in Columbia, South Carolina - January 1, 1969 (age 66) in Santa Monica, California (cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Dean Eikleberry
December 25, 1962 in Morrison, Illinois ” - TheDeadGodfather
Actress who is best known for the role of Mama on the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!!! She also appeared in the movie The Jerk, with Steve Martin, and The Wiz, with Michael Jackson. Before What's Happening, she starred in the Broadway version of The Wiz, as the Wicked Witch of the West.
“ Donnie Mabel Elizabeth Washington
December 25, 1932 in Charleston, South Carolina - November 9, 1999 (age 66) in Los Angeles, California (complications of diabetes) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 25, 1968 in Canal Zone, Panama ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 25, 1945 in Fairmont, Minnesota ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Ann Griselda Lennox
December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ” - TheDeadGodfather
Bandleader, songwriter ("Minnie the Moocher", "Are You Hep to That Jive?"), composer, singer, actor and author, educated at Crane College. While studying law, he sang with the band The Alabamians, and took over the group in 1928. He led The Missourians orchestra, then organized and led his own orchestra...
“ Cabell Calloway III
December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York - November 18, 1994 (age 86) in Hockessin, Delaware (stroke) ” - TheDeadGodfather
American character actor Frank Ferguson appeared in scores of films and television shows, often as self-important types. Prior to his film debut, he was a prominent performer and director with the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse, where he coached numerous up-and-coming young actors such as Dana Andrews
“ December 25, 1899 in Ferndale, California - September 12, 1978 (age 78) in Los Angeles, California (cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and grew up living beside the the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi he worked his way to success in the music industry. His hits in the 1970s including "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday". He struck a chord and helped to build a huge fan-base of all ages over the decades...
“ James William Buffett
December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ December 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois ” - TheDeadGodfather
Michael D. Roberts
Michael D. Roberts was born on December 25, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. A wealthy Manhattan furniture designer gave the generous gift of cribs, blankets, toys and a year supply of milk to the first ten babies of post war veterans born on Christmas Day; and Michael was one of them. At twelve years old Michael had his first major stage appearance in a theatre production at his local church...
“ December 25, 1947 ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Barbara Ann Mandrell
December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather