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Actress, Mask
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...
“ Gorgon ” - blueish35
Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a young actress...
“ Gorgon ” - blueish35
Vera Farmiga
Actress, The Conjuring
Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for best performance in her supporting role, opposite George Clooney, in Up in the Air. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, in Clifton (Passaic County), New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian parents...
“ Gorgon ” - blueish35
“ Caught masturbating in a cookie factory

(that's why Mother's had to discontinue Striped Shortbread) ” - blueish35
David Schramm
Actor, Wings
A Kentucky native, Schramm attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and majored in English while also becoming intensely involved in theater. At the urging of his college acting teacher, he applied for and won a four-year graduate scholarship to Juilliard's newly formed drama school in New York...
“ Caught masturbating in a cookie factory.

(that's why Mother's had to discontinue Striped Shortbread) ” - blueish35
Oliver Hardy
Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began appearing in a long series of shorts; his debut film was Outwitting Dad...
“ Caught masturbating in a cookie factory.

(that's why Mother's had to discontinue Striped Shortbread) ” - blueish35
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
“ And then there were bad checks. ” - blueish35
Jane Wiedlin
Actress, Pretty Woman
Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin was born on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was raised in Southern California, where she met Belinda Carlisle. They later joined up with three other girls to form the 1980s rock band The Go-Go's. Jane played rhythm guitar, wrote many of its hit songs, and made four movies in the 1980s...
“ And then there were bad checks. ” - blueish35
Lori Petty
After this feisty, kinetic, highly offbeat actress from Chattanooga, Tennessee, broke into TV in the 1980s, she immediately set herself apart from the norm with the mini-movie Bates Motel. This rather inauspicious beginning would also set Lori Petty off on a career as a fighter and a misfit, types for which she would be best known...
“ And then there were bad checks. ” - blueish35
Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano...
“ SECURITY! ” - blueish35
“ SECURITY! ” - blueish35
“ SECURITY! ” - blueish35
“ You looking for a fat lip? ” - blueish35
Rachel Weisz
Actress, The Mummy
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
“ You looking for a fat lip? ” - blueish35
Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But she remained a straight-A student throughout high school and graduated as valedictorian...
“ You looking for a fat lip? ” - blueish35
Jim Parsons
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
“ To quote the girls, "ew". ” - blueish35
Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens was born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, to Judy (Rosen), a teacher, and Milton Rubenfeld, a car salesman who had flown for the air forces of the U.S., U.K., and Israel, becoming one of the latter country's pioneering pilots. Paul grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where his parents owned a lamp store...
“ To quote the girls, "ew". ” - blueish35
Atticus Shaffer
Actor, The Middle
Atticus Ronald Shaffer was born on June 19, 1998 to Ron and Debbie Shaffer, with whom he resides in Acton, California. Atticus was discovered by his manager in 2006 and soon landed a guest starring role in the series The Class. That role led him to the role of Brick in the original ABC pilot,The Middle...
“ To quote the girls, "ew". ” - blueish35
Terence Stamp
Actor, Wanted
Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise, Poor Cow and Far from the Madding Crowd...
“ His Motto: I won't let my incredible good looks get in the way of my art.

My Motto: I'm not gay or anything but why wasn't I born beautiful. ” - blueish35
Jude Law
Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
“ His Motto: I won't let my incredible good looks get in the way of my art.

My Motto: I'm not gay or anything but why wasn't I born beautiful. ” - blueish35
“ His Motto: I won't let my incredible good looks get in the way of my art.

My Motto: I'm not gay or anything but why wasn't I born beautiful. ” - blueish35
Carice van Houten
Actress, Black Book
Carice Anouk van Houten was born in Leiderdorp (near Leiden) on 5 September 1976. Her parents are Margje Stasse, who is on the board of Dutch educational TV, and writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the elder sister of actress and designer Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish...
“ Mainly, it's the tits. ” - blueish35
Penelope Ann Miller
Actress, The Artist
Miller left her native Los Angeles, when she was age 18, and moved to New York, where she studied acting at HB Studios under Herbert Berghof. Two years later, Miller got her big break on Broadway, when she originated the role of "Daisy Hanningan" in Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning play, "Biloxi Blues". Later, she would reprise her role in Universal's film version, directed by Mike Nichols...
“ Mainly, it's the tits. ” - blueish35
Gretchen Mol
Actress, Rounders
Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting distance of New York City...
“ Mainly, it's the tits. ” - blueish35
Timothy Olyphant
Actor, Justified
From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club, to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway, he has been a force to be reckoned with. Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California. He is the son of Katherine Lyon (Gideon) and John Vernon Bevan Olyphant...
“ James Franco want-a-be ” - blueish35
Taylor Kitsch
Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights, actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens. Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia...
“ James Franco want-a-be ” - blueish35
James Marsden
Actor, X-Men
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
“ James Franco want-a-be ” - blueish35
James Russo
A Manhattan-born character player who attended New York University, actor James Russo wrote and starred in a prize-winning short film, "The Candy Store", while attending college. His first big film break was as a convenience store robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Possessed with a stare that can bring shivers down one's back...
“ Bummer ” - blueish35
Michael Biehn
Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood...
“ Bummer ” - blueish35
“ Bummer ” - blueish35
“ Think it's too late for acting lessons? ” - blueish35
Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch as...
“ Think it's too late for acting lessons? ” - blueish35
“ Think it's too late for acting lessons? ” - blueish35
Monte Hale
Actor, Giant
American B-Western star and singing cowboy Monte Hale was born Samuel Buren Ely in 1919 in Ada, Oklahoma, to Herod and Helen Ely. He learned to sing and play guitar at an early age. In Houston and later Galveston, Texas, he played for vaudeville shows and local rodeos. During World War II a job as a...
“ Daddy was a cowboy and Mama was a tadpole. ” - blueish35
Gary Sinise
Actor, CSI: NY
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. He was something of a rebel, playing in bands but paying little attention to school...
“ Daddy was a cowboy and Mama was a tadpole. ” - blueish35
“ Daddy was a cowboy and Mama was a tadpole. ” - blueish35
Christian Slater
Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s...
“ I'm not here to cast aspersions, I'm just saying he circles before he lies down. ” - blueish35
William McNamara
Actor, Copycat
William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over sixty-five film and TV appearances. One of his first roles was that of Joel in the teen movie Dream a Little Dream with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. He followed this up with the Bette Midler film Stella...
“ I'm not here to cast aspersions, I'm just saying he circles before he lies down. ” - blueish35
Tim Matheson
Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking 'Eric "Otter" Stratton' in the 1978 comedy "Animal House," but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since including critical accolades for his playing 'Vice President John Hoynes' on the television series...
“ I'm not here to cast aspersions, I'm just saying he circles before he lies down. ” - blueish35
Ken Jenkins
Actor, Scrubs
A versatile veteran of film, television and theater, Ken Jenkins began his acting career performing in high school theater productions in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "I was fortunate to discover the world through the words of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and to discover in myself a love for the theater that has shaped my life"...
“ Wouldn't eat his vegetables. ” - blueish35
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ Wouldn't eat his vegetables. ” - blueish35
“ Wouldn't eat his vegetables. ” - blueish35
“ The Short Straw ” - blueish35
Michael Rapaport
A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport was born in Manhattan, to June Brody, a radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. He is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Rapaport moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up comedy following high school graduation (which came after a series of expulsions)...
“ The Short Straw ” - blueish35
Daniel Roebuck
Having made his feature film debut starring in the teen comedy Cavegirl Daniel Roebuck quickly realized that there was only one direction to travel in his career. Up! Soon after Cavegirl, Roebuck established himself as one of the industry's youngest character actors with his haunting portrayal as the teenage killer, Samson in The River's Edge...
“ The Short Straw ” - blueish35
Bill Pullman
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York...
“ Your name's on the tip-of-my-tongue. ” - blueish35
Bruce Boxleitner
Actor, Babylon 5
As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels. Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage...
“ Your name's on the tip-of-my-tongue.

"Boxleitner. What a pro" - Stan Smith ” - blueish35
Tim Guinee
Actor, Iron Man
Tim Guinee was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a middle child, with three brothers and two sisters. He was raised in Illinois and Texas. As a teenager, he attended the Houston High School for Performing Arts. He also started a theater company in Houston before moving to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts...
“ Your name's on the tip-of-my-tongue. ” - blueish35
Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His other television credits include appearances on Seinfeld and NewsRadio...
“ Conceived on the set of "Falling Hare". ” - blueish35
Rachel Dratch
Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay. Rachel went on to tour with the Second City Touring Company and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage...
“ Conceived on the set of "Falling Hare". ” - blueish35
“ Conceived on the set of "Falling Hare". ” - blueish35
Richard Kiel
Actor, Tangled
Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s...
“ Please don't be my blind date. ” - blueish35
Sandra Bernhard
Love her or hate her, this comic diva is a one-of-a-kind, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, confrontational, offensive, cynical, off-putting and angst-ridden to a T, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of Jerome Bernhard, a proctologist, and his wife Jeanette...
“ Please don't be my blind date. ” - blueish35
Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall is an American actor, film producer, and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation and the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles...
“ Please don't be my blind date. ” - blueish35
Marvin Hamlisch
Music Department, The Spy Who Loved Me
Composer, songwriter ("Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"), and conductor, educated at the Professional Children's School, Juilliard, and Queens College. He was the musical director for Equity Library Theatre productions, and wrote songs for Liza Minnelli and for Julius Monk's 'Upstairs at the Downstairs' revues...
“ Now, that's what a mummy looks like. ” - blueish35
“ Now, that's what a mummy looks like. ” - blueish35
Ronald Reagan
Production Manager, General Electric Theater
Ronald Reagan is, arguably, the most successful actor in history, having catapulted from a career as a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989)...
“ Now, that's what a mummy looks like. ” - blueish35
Jack Gilford
Actor, Cocoon
Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero Mostel...
“ Deli denizen ” - blueish35
“ Deli denizen ” - blueish35
“ Deli denizen ” - blueish35
Christian Kane
Actor, Leverage
Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. But, Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his truck and his life savings of a few hundred dollars and headed to Hollywood...
“ Worst lay in Hollywood. ” - blueish35
Jennifer Aniston
Actress, Friends
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was nine...
“ Worst lay in Hollywood. ” - blueish35
Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured...
“ Worst lay in Hollywood. ” - blueish35
Charles Martin Smith
Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film...
“ Works well with animals (other actors). ” - blueish35
Samm Levine
Samm Levine's first breakout role was as a member of the "geek" half of the short lived cult hit, Freaks and Geeks. The following year, he rejoined "Freaks and Geeks" producer, Judd Apatow, for another widely praised coming of age series, Undeclared. That same year, Samm made his feature debut in the raucous teen spoof, Not Another Teen Movie...
“ Works well with animals (other actors). ” - blueish35
“ Works well with animals (other actors). ” - blueish35
Vince Vieluf
Actor, Rat Race
Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy made the trek to Los Angeles...
“ Prom night nightmare. ” - blueish35
Jeffrey Ross
Despite being a shlub from Jersey, Jeffrey Ross has accomplished a lot in his life. He's done everything from roasting almost dead guys at the Friars Club, to playing a dead guy on a 2003 episode of the smash hit TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. As a stand-up comic, Jeff has appeared on dozens of TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman...
“ Prom night nightmare. ” - blueish35
Ike Barinholtz
Isaac "Ike" Barinholtz, born February 18, 1977, is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his role as a cast member on MADtv, from 2002-2007, and for his roles on The Mindy Project, and Eastbound & Down. He spent two years in Amsterdam with the famed comedy troupe...
“ Prom night nightmare. ” - blueish35
“ PISS OFF ! ” - blueish35
George Raft
George Raft was born and grew up in a poor family in Hell's Kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of New York City. He was born George Ranft, and was the son of Eva (Glockner) and Conrad Ranft, a department store deliveryman. His parents were both of German descent. In his youth, he showed a great interest in...
“ PISS OFF ! ” - blueish35
Leo Rossi
Personable, dynamic and versatile character actor Leo Rossi has been working profusely in both movies and TV shows alike from the mid-70s to the present day. Rossi was born in 1947 in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leo first began acting in community theater. Although often cast as mean...
“ PISS OFF ! ” - blueish35
Mark Strickson
Actor, Doctor Who
Born in Statford-on-Avon, Mark Strickson was brought up in the small village of Ilmington. His father was a professional musician and Strickson had learned to play several instruments - as well as singing in the Trinity Church choir - by the time he went to grammar school, where he continued his musical training...
“ Did you know that your nose keeps growing after you die? ” - blueish35
Brian George
The youngest of four siblings, Brian George was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents in July 1952. Both of his parents had immigrated to Israel from India. His father was born in Iraq but raised in Bombay and his mother was born and raised in India. When Brian was a year old, the family immigrated to London...
“ Did you know that your nose keeps growing after you die? ” - blueish35
Bernard Cribbins
An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also achieved a great degree of success doing voiceovers for cartoons and TV commercials.
“ Did you know that your nose keeps growing after you die? ” - blueish35
Alexis Smith
Statuesque, smart Canadian-born Alexis Smith, with her blue/green eyes and a seductively husky voice, lent a touch of class to her leading ladies of the 1940s and 1950s. After her family moved to California, Alexis grew into a precocious talent, performing ballet in public by the age of thirteen, dancing to 'Carmen' at the Hollywood Bowl...
“ Keeps a tight grip on her man's boys. ” - blueish35
“ Keeps a tight grip on her man's boys. ” - blueish35
Mädchen Amick
Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Madchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting
“ Keeps a tight grip on her man's boys. ” - blueish35
Michael J. Nelson
Michael J. Nelson is the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000. Since that time, he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned a regular column for TV Guide, and authored best-selling books for both HarperCollins and Abrams. His first book, Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese, thrilled critics, including Richard Schickel of Time Magazine...
“ Too damn talented. ” - blueish35
Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Duncan McNeill was born on November 9, 1964 in North Carolina, but raised in Washington, D.C. until his family finally settled down in Atlanta, Georgia. Later, he attended a local high school and, after he graduated, he moved to New York City and enrolled at Juilliard where he spent two years studying the trade...
“ Too damn talented. ” - blueish35
Dwayne Hickman
Dwayne Hickman was born in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.S in Economics from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Dwayne Hickman starred in his first television series opposite Bob Cummings, where he honed his comedic skills under the watchful eyes of comedy greats George Burns and Jack Benny...
“ Too damn talented. ” - blueish35
Scott Baio
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land in small roles in commercials...
“ Just a hint of garlic ” - blueish35
Ray Danton
Handsome and smooth natured leading man who often played oily individuals, Ray Danton was born in New York and dramatically trained at Carnegie Tech. First debuted on-screen as a moody Native American in Chief Crazy Horse and regularly guest-starred in many 1950s TV shows including Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, and 77 Sunset Strip...
“ Just a hint of garlic ” - blueish35
Ben Feldman
A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly production of "Blast from the Past." Feldman then attended Ithaca College and majored in acting...
“ Just a hint of garlic ” - blueish35
Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...
“ A crying man is the thing that brings her joy. ” - blueish35
“ A crying man is the thing that brings her joy. ” - blueish35
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ A crying man is the thing that brings her joy. ” - blueish35
Anna Paquin
Actress, The Piano
Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher of part French-Canadian descent. Anna moved to her mother's native country when she was four years old. Her first acting job ever was at age nine in the film The Piano...
“ Park bike here. ” - blueish35
Ray Davies
Ray Davies was born on June 21, 1944 in Fortis Green, which is located in Muswell Hill, north of London, England. He was the seventh of eighth children, and with his younger brother Dave, he was one of the only two boys in his family. In 1963, he joined Dave's band The Ravens on rhythm guitar and vocals...
“ Park bike here. ” - blueish35
Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian...
“ Park bike here. ” - blueish35
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Marge Champion
One of the great dancer and choreographers in both movies and stage, Marge Champion is best known today as the former wife of Gower Champion, when they worked together as a highly successfully dancing team in the MGM musical years. After retiring from movies, Champion now works as a dance teacher and as a choreographer in New York.
“ Bosley came too late for them. Maybe it's big brains. ” - blueish35
Janet Leigh
Actress, Psycho
Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and psychology...
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Mary Murphy
Miscellaneous Crew, So You Think You Can Dance
Mary Murphy was born in Lancaster, Ohio, the only daughter in a family of four children. Her father worked as an elementary school teacher and her mother, originally from Ireland, remained at home, looking after the family. Life with three brothers led Mary to see herself not as the only daughter in the Murphy household...
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Sarah Brightman
Soundtrack, Wanted
Sarah Brightman's soprano voice has sold millions of records and been heard in arenas, cathedrals, and Olympic stadiums around the world. Brightman is the winner of more than 180 gold and platinum awards in 40 countries, and is a concert artist who has performed before millions of fans on every continent...
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Morgan Brittany
Actress, Dallas
Morgan Brittany, born in Los Angeles, CA, was like most little girls and wanted to be an actress. She began her acting career as a child under the name Suzanne Cupito. Her big break came in Gypsy, where she co-starred with her favorite actress, Natalie Wood. Morgan's career would continue to grow and would make a name for herself when she landed a role in TV's Dallas...
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Martha Smith
Actress, Animal House
Out of her hundreds of TV appearances, Martha Smith is perhaps best known as "Francine Desmond", intelligence agent (and nemesis of star Kate Jackson) on the CBS series Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Raised in Farmington, MI, Martha--an honor student with a mention in "Who's Who of American Students"--enrolled in Michigan State University at 17 to study psychology...
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Kathie Browne
Actress, Hondo
Kathie Browne, a very busy TV actress of the 1960s and '70s, was born Jacqueline Katherine Browne in San Luis Obispo, California on September 19, 1930. She got her break in TV after appearing in a Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams's play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), making her debut in 1957 in the Western TV series...
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Rondo Hatton
An only child, Rondo Hatton was born to Stewart and Emily Hatton in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1912, when he was a high-school senior, and his father joined a family-owned business there. Rondo was apparently popular and a good athlete, especially in football. After leaving high school...