Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school...
“ Born: Charles Robert Redford Jr.
August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA ” - rose77
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave
was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier
, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ Born: January 30, 1937 in Greenwich, London, England, UK ” - rose77
“ Born: March 22, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek
and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist. George Takei was born Hosato Takei on April 20...
“ Born: George Hosato Takei
April 20, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ Born: Dustin Lee Hoffman
August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda
and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ Born: Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda
December 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Christopher Allen Lloyd
October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA ” - rose77
Lara Parker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School in Memphis and won a scholarship to Vassar College, where she began a major in Philosophy, which she completed at Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, receiving her BA. She attended...
“ Born: Mary Lamar Rickey
October 27, 1938 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ” - rose77
The daughter of tax specialist S. J. Lasser, comedy actress Louise Lasser must have started off lightening things up considerably in her own household. She first won notice singing in Greenwich Village dives, improvisational revues and on Broadway in the early 1960s. Probably best known as the second Mrs...
“ Born: April 11, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an electrician...
Making people laugh is only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extends from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday. She gradually moved into acting...
“ Born: August 22, 1939 in Suffern, New York, USA ” - rose77
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
“ Born: Mary Jean Tomlin
September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, USA ” - rose77
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott
comedy They Might Be Giants
. By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work...
“ Born: Murray Abraham
October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ” - rose77
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ Born: John Marwood Cleese
October 27, 1939 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK ” - rose77
After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status. Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush...
“ Born: Anna Mae Bullock
November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Josephina Victoria Occhiuto
October 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA ” - rose77
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, 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 Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Born: Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
August 17, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family. His parents...
“ Born: Alfredo James Pacino
April 25, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ Born: Dan Trejo
May 16, 1944 in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
Talented, prolific and versatile film composer Charles Bernstein was born on February 28, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He conducted his own orchestral music at age sixteen and studied composition with Vitorio Giannini and Vincent Persichetti at Juilliard. Bernstein also attended the University of California; he received an Outstanding Graduate of the College Award...
“ Born: February 28, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ” - rose77
“ Born September 13, 1941 ” - rose77
Beau Bridges is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges
and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges
. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his parents immediately started calling him Beau after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind
“ Born: Lloyd Vernet Bridges III
December 9, 1941 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...
It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men
. Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "April" in the Norman Lear
-produced series Hot L Baltimore
“ Born: Conchata Galen Ferrell
March 28, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA ” - rose77
Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Betty, an actress and director, and Harold Mull, a carpenter. He was raised in Ohio. The blond-maned, blue-eyed comedian with the sad, droopy mustache first came in contact with the arts by honing in on his innate talents as a painter...
“ Born: Martin Eugene Mull
August 18, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ” - rose77
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
“ Born: Carole Penny Marshall
October 15, 1943 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier Stockard...
“ Born: Susan Williams Antonia Stockard
February 13, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Joseph O'Flaherty
June 21, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ” - rose77
An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine)...
“ Born: Jeffrey Michael Tambor
July 8, 1944 in San Francisco, California, USA ” - rose77
Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting...
“ Born: August 8, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ Born: Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
November 17, 1944 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA ” - rose77
Tim Reid was born December 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia and came from a troubled, impoverished childhood. He straightened out his life enough to attend Norfolk State College (now University) and graduate with a business administration degree. He worked for Du Pont in Chicago for a period of time in the late 60s and married his first wife Rita...
“ Born: December 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA ” - rose77
Stunning Swedish born ex-model who broke into film in 1970, and quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan
in the futuristic Rollerball
and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee
in The Man with the Golden Gun
. To date, the beautiful Maud Adams has appeared in three James Bond films...
“ Born: Maud Solveig Christina Wikström
February 12, 1945 in Luleå, Norrbottens län, Sweden ” - rose77
Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited nightspot...
“ Born: Angela Tremble
July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida, USA ” - rose77
Actor Burt Ward had to endure one of the toughest setbacks ever to befall a TV star once his camp-styled antics as the "Boy Wonder" superhero ended on the one-time hit series Batman
. Irreparably typecast, he was out of commission for much of his "post-Robin" career with the cult star eventually becoming a frequent participant at TV nostalgia conventions...
“ Born: Bert John Gervis Jr.
July 6, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic shop of Disney's Fantasyland...
“ Born: Stephen Glenn Martin
August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA ” - rose77
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ Born: John Arthur Lithgow
October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA ” - rose77
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were Jewish immigrants who avoided the German Holocaust, moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his mother worked alongside his father...
“ Born: Henry Franklin Winkler
October 30, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: October 31, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ” - rose77
Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born in Washington D.C., to Laura Hawn
(née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn
(Edward Rutledge Hawn), a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn
, and a brother, Edward, who died before she was born. She was raised in the Jewish religion...
Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter...
“ Born: Bette Davis Midler
December 1, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ” - rose77
As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country...
“ Born: Earnest Lee Hudson
December 17, 1945 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
Favorite Characters: Warden Leo Glynn on Oz, Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes on 10-8: Officers on Duty. ” - rose77
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish. Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York...
“ Born: Diane Hall
January 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Diana Ellen Judd
January 11, 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky, USA ” - rose77
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry...
“ Born: Dolly Rebecca Parton
January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, USA ” - rose77
Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised in small-town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a three-year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977...
“ Born: David Keith Lynch
January 20, 1946 in Missoula, Montana, USA ” - rose77
For the last 20 or so years, Clark has been doing stand-up comedy on the club circuit, on "The Tonight Show", on HBO comedy specials, on Late Night with David Letterman
and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
. In addition, he has been in over 50 feature motion pictures and hundreds of episodic TV shows. A decorated Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam...
“ Born: February 2, 1946 in Macon, Georgia, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Liza May Minnelli
March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ Born: Timothy James Curry
April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England, UK ” - rose77
Joanna Lumley was born in Kashmir, India, on 1st May 1946. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted. An aspiring actress, she first came to fame as a model in London's swinging 1960s, where she was photographed by the greats...
“ Born: Joanna Lamond Lumley
May 1, 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India ” - rose77
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the 60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the 70s both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to take a sizable portion of these contradicting qualities to film and...
“ Born: Candice Patricia Bergen
May 9, 1946 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
“ Born: Cherilyn Sarkisian
May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California, USA ” - rose77
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton
or Alec Guinness
; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ Born: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
July 6, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
“ Born: Richard Anthony Marin
July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77