Famous People I've met or seen in New York

by johnc-terhune | created - 09 Feb 2014 | updated - 15 Feb 2014 | Public

1. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to ...

2. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

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 ...

3. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

4. Craig T. Nelson

Actor | The Incredibles

Craig T. Nelson was born on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Craig Theodore Nelson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Incredibles (2004), Coach (1989) and Poltergeist (1982). He has been married to Doria Cook-Nelson since 1987. He was previously married to Robin McCarthy.

5. Jack Warden

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack ...

6. Tony Bennett

Soundtrack | Jurassic World

Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.

He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...

7. Gregory Hines

Actor | Running Scared

Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for Running Scared (1986), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Waiting to Exhale (1995). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in...

8. Sylvia Sidney

Actress | Beetlejuice

Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, ...

9. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

10. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast ...

11. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Actress | The Abyss

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to Mary D. (Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, who ran a bronze foundry. Her parents were of Italian descent. She was raised in Oak Park, IL, and began her career in school plays as a teenager. Mary attended the University of Illinois and ...

12. Cliff Robertson

Actor | Spider-Man

A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting...

13. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

14. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

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.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an ...

15. Chazz Palminteri

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an ...

16. Robert Redford

Actor | All Is Lost

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, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,...

17. Brian Dennehy

Actor | First Blood

Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history,...

18. Jerry Orbach

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor, and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to ...

19. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).

Alexander Rae ...

20. Tim Robbins

Actor | Mystic River

Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, ...

21. Barry Manilow

Soundtrack | Thumbelina

Barry Manilow was born on June 17, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as Barry Alan Pincus. He has been married to Garry Kief since 2014. He was previously married to Susan Deixler.

22. Paul Winfield

Actor | The Terminator

Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles'...

23. Michael Moriarty

Actor | Courage Under Fire

As one of Hollywood's tallest actors standing at 6' 4", he will always be noticed. Michael Moriarty is one of the great character T.V. actors of all time. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1941. Moriarty was to move to London, England, where he built up a name as a great stage actor. It was also...

24. Sylvia Miles

Actress | Midnight Cowboy

Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was previously married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Miles.

25. F. Lee Bailey

Actor | Matt Houston

F. Lee Bailey was born on June 10, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA as Francis Lee Bailey. He is an actor, known for Matt Houston (1982), Spider-Man (1981) and What's My Line? (1950). He was previously married to Patricia Shiers, Lynda Hart, Froma Portney and Florence Gott.

26. Boy George

Soundtrack | Fargo

Boy George was born on June 14, 1961 in Eltham, Kent, England as George Alan O'Dowd.

27. Ted Turner

Writer | WCW Monday Nitro

Ted Turner was born on November 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Robert Edward Turner III. He is the founder of CNN, TurnerBrodcastSystem(TBS)and TNTnetwork He was previously married to Jane Fonda, Jane Shirley Smith and Judy Nye .He started in the business as a writer and producer but had a ...

28. Mike Wallace

Self | 60 Minutes

Mike Wallace was born on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Myron Leon Wallace. He was a producer and actor, known for 60 Minutes (1968), The Big Surprise (1955) and Suspense (1949). He was married to Mary Yates, Lorraine Perigord, Buff Cobb and Norma Kaphan. He died on April 7, 2012 ...

29. Jackie Mason

Actor | The Jerk

Jackie Mason was born on June 9, 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA as Jacob Moshe Maza. He is an actor and writer, known for The Jerk (1979), Caddyshack II (1988) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He has been married to Jyll Rosenfeld since August 14, 1991.

30. Howard Stern

Actor | Howard Stern on Demand

Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, to Rae (Schiffman), an inhalation therapist, and Bernard Stern, who co-owned a cartoon/commercial production studio. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Stern's ...

31. David Brenner

Actor | Worth Winning

David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth, Elizabeth Slater and Geri Leno. He died on March 15...

32. Timothy Hutton

Actor | Ordinary People

Timothy Hutton was born in Malibu, California, to Maryline (Poole), a teacher, and actor Jim Hutton (Dana James Hutton). He set Hollywood ablaze when he burst onto the acting scene in the early 1980s. After only a small number of significant roles in TV movies, he bagged the part of Conrad in the ...

33. Kim Delaney

Actress | NYPD Blue

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...

34. Mark Gastineau

Self | The NFL on CBS

Mark Gastineau was born on November 20, 1956 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA as Marcus Dell Gastineau. He has been married to Patricia Schorr since 1997. He was previously married to Lisa Gastineau.

35. Janeane Garofalo

Actress | Mystery Men

Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, ...

36. Al Lewis

Actor | Munster, Go Home!

In the late 1920s, Lewis worked as a circus performer, but ultimately decided on college, earning a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University. He taught school and wrote two children's books. In 1949, at the suggestion of a friend, Lewis turned to acting and joined the Paul Mann Actor's ...

37. Kevin McCarthy

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Handsome, chisel-jawed character actor Kevin McCarthy appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). He played the disillusioned son Biff Loman in the 1951 screen ...

38. Phil Leeds

Actor | Ghost

Phil Leeds is one of those for whom the phrase "character actor" was invented. A slight, wizened man with a rubbery face, bulging eyes and a Jimmy Durante-like nose, he excelled at playing weaselly little snitches, con artists, or just a neighborhood eccentric who always had something up his sleeve...

39. Vincent Schiavelli

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous ...

40. William F. Buckley

Actor | LateLine

William F. Buckley was born on November 24, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as William Frank Buckley Jr. He was married to Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor. He died on February 27, 2008 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

41. George Plimpton

Actor | Good Will Hunting

George Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as George Ames Plimpton. He was an actor and writer, known for Good Will Hunting (1997), Nixon (1995) and L.A. Story (1991). He was married to Sara Whitehead Dudley and Freddy Medora Espy. He died on September 26, 2003 in ...

42. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

43. Tony Randall

Actor | The Odd Couple

Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. He attended Tulsa Central High School and later Northwestern University and New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After graduating, he starred in two plays: George Bernard Shaw's '...

44. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

45. Julie Hagerty

Actress | Freddy Got Fingered

Julie Hagerty's unique personality and talent likely would have been better served had she worked under the Hollywood studio system. As it is, her place in cinema history is secure with her role of stewardess Elaine Dickinson in the comedy classic Airplane! (1980). Hagerty should have evolved into ...

46. F. Murray Abraham

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

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 (1971). By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing ...

47. Jerzy Kosinski

Writer | Being There

Jerzy Kosinski was born on June 14, 1933 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland as Jerzy Lewinkopf. He was a writer and actor, known for Being There (1979), Reds (1981) and The Painted Bird. He was married to Katherina ("Kiki") von Fraunhofer and Mary Hayward Weir. He died on May 3, 1991 in New York City, New ...

48. Grayson Hall

Actress | The Night of the Iguana

Grayson Hall was born on September 18, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Shirley Grossman. She was an actress, known for The Night of the Iguana (1964), Dark Shadows (1966) and House of Dark Shadows (1970). She was married to Sam Hall and Ted (Bradbart) Brooks. She died on August 7, 1985 ...

49. John Kennedy Jr.

Actor | A Matter of Degrees

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, DC, to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President-to-be John F. Kennedy) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy). Three weeks before his birth, his father was elected President of the United States, and the nation ...

50. Andy Warhol

Director | Blue Movie

Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...

51. Geoffrey Holder

Actor | Annie

Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined ...

52. Raoul Felder

Actor | Go Jimmy Go

Raoul Felder was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Raoul Lionel Felder. He is an actor, known for Go Jimmy Go (2001), One Angry Man (2010) and Katz's: That's All (2010).

53. Miles Davis

Soundtrack | In the Line of Fire

Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. ...

54. William Hickey

Actor | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...

55. Danielle Brisebois

Actress | Begin Again

Danielle Brisebois was born on June 28, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Danielle Anne Brisebois. She is an actress, known for Begin Again (2013), Archie Bunker's Place (1979) and All in the Family (1971). She has been married to Nick Lashley since August 2, 2008. They have two children.

56. Henry Kissinger

Actor | Brother's Keeper

Henry Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Heinz Alfred Kissinger. He is an actor, known for Brother's Keeper (1998), Dynasty (1981) and The Kissinger Saga (2008). He has been married to Nancy Maginnes since March 30, 1974. He was previously married to Ann Fleisher.

57. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

58. Denis Leary

Writer | Rescue Me

Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his ...

59. Robert Klein

Actor | Two Weeks Notice

Robert Klein was born on February 8, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), One Fine Day (1996) and The Back-up Plan (2010). He was previously married to Brenda Boozer.

60. Neil Simon

Writer | The Odd Couple

Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He is a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He has been married to Elaine Joyce since September 11, 1999. He was previously ...

61. Carly Simon

Soundtrack | Piglet's Big Movie

Carly Elisabeth Simon was born in New York City, and was raised in its Riverdale neighborhood, with two sisters and a brother. Her father, Richard L. Simon, co-founded the Simon and Schuster publishing company, and played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. Her mother, Andrea Louise (Heinemann), was...

62. Dominic Chianese

Actor | The Sopranos

A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards.

63. Michael Lombard

Actor | Pet Sematary

Michael Lombard was born on August 8, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael LaBombarda. He is an actor, known for Pet Sematary (1989), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and The Devil's Advocate (1997).

64. Donald J. Trump

Actor | Ghosts Can't Do It

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City. He is the son of Mary Trump and Fred Trump.

From kindergarten through seventh grade, he attended the Kew-Forest School. At age 13, he enrolled in the New York Military Academy.

...

65. Rudy Giuliani

Actor | Anger Management

Rudolph W. Giuliani is considered by history to be one of the most successful mayors of New York City, a job many political pundits consider the hardest job in the U.S. He certainly was the greatest mayor in the history of the Big Apple since the great Fiorello LaGuardia. However, he proved an ...

66. Walter Mondale

Self | The Reagan Presidency

Walter Mondale was born on January 5, 1928 in Ceylon, Minnesota, USA as Walter Frederick Mondale. He was previously married to Joan Adams.

67. Hillary Clinton

Self | Courting Des Moines

Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hillary Diane Rodham. She has been married to Bill Clinton since October 11, 1975. They have one child.

68. Jake LaMotta

Writer | Raging Bull

Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was ...

69. Ron Jeremy

Actor | The Boondock Saints

Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since...

70. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane was a California native who studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. After appearing in summer stock for several months, she got her first major stage role in the Broadway rock musical "Hair". As understudy to the lead, she ...

71. Morley Safer

Self | 60 Minutes

Morley Safer was born on November 8, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an News Anchor known for 60 Minutes (1968). He played himself in Morning Glory (2010) and A Man Without a Country (2012). He was married to Jane Fearer. He died on May 19, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

72. Kathy Griffin

Actress | The Cable Guy

Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show ...

73. Richard B. Shull

Actor | Splash

Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull was born on February 24, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Midwest. He attended the University of Iowa, then served with the U.S. Army in 1953. Finding work as a stage manager following his release, he finally made his Broadway debut in the Marx ...

75. Raymond W. Kelly

Self | Fallen Heroes in America

Raymond W. Kelly has been married to Veronica Kelly since 1963. They have two children.

76. John C. Reilly

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.

The fifth of six ...

77. Joe Franklin

Actor | Ghostbusters

Joe Franklin was born on March 9, 1926 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Fortgang. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), The Mercy Man (2009) and The Boys Behind the Desk (2000). He was married to Lois Meridan. He died on January 24, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City.

78. Iman

Actress | Jane Austen in Manhattan

Iman is an actress, known for Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980).

79. John DeLorean

Writer | Grand Delusions

John DeLorean was the legendary American automobile executive whose non-conformity and taste for the limelight derailed him likely ascension to the presidency of General Motors, which seemed predestined after his meteoric rise up through the ranks for the world's biggest car manufacturer. DeLorean,...

80. Johnny Ramone

Soundtrack | Terminator Genisys

Johnny Ramone was born John William Cummings in Queens, New York. He went to be the guitar player for the Ramones, alongside Jeffrey Hyman and Douglas Colvin (later Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone). They also hired Thomas Erdelyi (later Tommy Ramone) as drummer. Tommy disbanded in 1978 and asked ...

81. Nick Ashford

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Nick Ashford was born on May 4, 1941 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA as Nickolas Ashford. He was married to Valerie Simpson. He died on August 22, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

82. Darryl Hanah

Actress | The 8th Day

Tall (5'10"), buxom, and shapely blonde bombshell Darryl Hanah was born on July 14, 1972 in Sacramento, California. She's of mixed German, Swedish, and Bahamian descent. Darryl grew up in Mendocino County in Northern California and had a rough childhood (from ages 12 to 18 she went through six ...

83. Wayne Knight

Actor | Jurassic Park

Actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality assaying the role of the frenetic mailman "Newman", nemesis of the eponymous lead character in the classic TV series Seinfeld (1989). He also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) as "Dennis Nedry" and in one of the most notorious scenes in American ...

84. Valerie Simpson

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Valerie Simpson was born on August 26, 1945 in The Bronx, New York, USA. She was previously married to Nick Ashford.

85. Richard Gere

Actor | Chicago

Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high ...

86. Dee Snider

Soundtrack | Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It

Dee Snider was born on March 15, 1955 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel Dee Snider. He is known for his work on Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It (1984), StrangeLand and Rock of Ages (2012). He has been married to Suzette Snider since October 23, 1981. They have four ...

87. Harvey Fierstein

Actor | Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Independence Day (1996).

88. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

89. Audrey Meadows

Actress | The Honeymooners

Audrey Meadows was born in New York City as Audrey Cotter, the youngest of four children. After she was born, her family returned to Wu'chang, China, where they worked as missionaries. Her family returned to the US and settled in New England when Audrey was age 6, and she and sister Jayne Meadows ...

90. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

91. Willie Mays

Actor | The Donna Reed Show

Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, USA as Willie Howard Mays. He is an actor, known for The Donna Reed Show (1958), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was previously married to Mae Louise Allen and Margherite Wendell Chapman.

92. Hank Aaron

Actor | MacGyver

Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a ...

93. Jack Cafferty

Actor | It Could Happen to You

Jack Cafferty was born on December 14, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for It Could Happen to You (1994), Just the Ticket (1999) and Night Falls on Manhattan (1996). He was previously married to Carol.

94. Bill Beutel

Actor | Hanky Panky

Bill Beutel was born on December 12, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as William Charles Beutel Jr. He was an actor, known for Hanky Panky (1982), Turk 182! (1985) and New York, New York (1967). He was married to Adair Atwell, Cassie Artz, Gail Wilder and Lynn Deerfield. He died on March 18, 2006 in ...

95. Amanda Lepore

Actress | Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!

Amanda Lepore was born on December 5, 1967 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA as Armand Lepore. She is an actress, known for Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008) and The Zanctuary (2016).

96. Budd Hopkins

Writer | Intruders

Budd Hopkins was born on June 15, 1931 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Elliott Budd Hopkins. He is known for his work on Intruders (1992), Hard Copy (1989) and The Day Before Disclosure (2010). He was married to April Kingsley, Carol Rainey and Joan Baer. He died on August 21, 2011 in Manhattan,...

97. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Other

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

98. Heather Hunter

Actress | He Got Game

One of the most popular black stars in porn, Heather Hunter began her adult-film career on her 18th birthday, shooting Heather Hunter on Fire (1988) in 1988. Born and raised in New York City, she shot a few adult films there before journeying to Los Angeles. A former dancer on the TV show Soul Train...

99. Philip Bosco

Actor | The First Wives Club

Philip Michael Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Margaret Remunde Thek, a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker. He is of Italian and German descent. Bosco graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948, and from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. He served ...

100. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce ...