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1. Ellie Kemper Ellie Kemper Actress, 21 Jump Street
2. Eminem Eminem Soundtrack, 8 Mile Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of Eminem is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit...
3. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up stakes and moved to Los Angeles...
4. Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Actor, Crash Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver, Colorado...
5. Chris Cooper Chris Cooper Actor, American Beauty Chris Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields Lately (1980)"...
6. Michael Massee Michael Massee Actor, Se7en
7. Denis O'Hare Denis O'Hare Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
8. Bobb'e J. Thompson Bobb'e J. Thompson Actor, Role Models Kicking off an impressive career in front of the camera at the tender age of five, Bobb'e J. Thompson rose to fame as a child actor well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby's Daddy (2003). He subsequently appeared in television and film efforts such as "The Tracy Morgan Show" (2004)...
9. Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Actress, Edward Scissorhands One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker, born in Pennsylvania...
10. Edward Asner Edward Asner Actor, Up Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award...
11. Edie McClurg Edie McClurg Actress, Frozen Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a back-bend where Edie drank a soda upside down (of course)...
12. Columbus Short Columbus Short Actor, Accepted Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining, at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately...
13. Robert Altman Robert Altman Director, Gosford Park Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
14. Keili Lefkovitz Keili Lefkovitz Actress, Pain & Gain While known mostly for her film and TV work, Keili signed her first production deal in Summer '06 with SVP at Fremantle Media to develop a documentary sitcom she created with her two partners in Very Busy Productions. In Winter of '07, Very Busy partnered with Beacon Films on a scripted drama that she is producing as well...
15. Johnny Yong Bosch Johnny Yong Bosch Actor, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
16. Nathan Darrow Nathan Darrow Actor, Chapter 14 Nathan Darrow's training and experience in the theater department at New York University has made him into a rapidly ascending star in the Kansas City theater circuit. In the past few years, he has built tremendous audience support and momentum as each of his stage performances have generated critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth...
17. Jason Wiles Jason Wiles Actor, Zodiac Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Wiles grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. Undecided after high school and having passed up the opportunity to play college football, he began to work for the local Parks and Recreation Department. A year later the movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge came to Kansas City. It was then that Wiles began pursuing his interest in filmmaking by working on the set...
18. Eddie Griffin Eddie Griffin Actor, Undercover Brother
19. Sandahl Bergman Sandahl Bergman Actress, Conan the Barbarian Sandahl Bergman was born November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She later graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. She moved to New York City while she was in her 20's, and appeared in a number of Bob Fosse productions. Her film debut was in his film All That Jazz. Sandahl went on to appear in Xanadu, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja.
20. Lynn Cohen Lynn Cohen Actress, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
21. Julia Montgomery Julia Montgomery Actress, One Life to Live
22. Craig Kilborn Craig Kilborn Self, Episode #1.1
23. Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Actor, Grand Hotel In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies...
24. Tuc Watkins Tuc Watkins Actor, The Mummy
25. Monique Gabrielle Monique Gabrielle Actress, Amazon Women on the Moon Beautiful, buxom and shapely knockout Monique Gabrielle added an ample, alluring and invigorating dose of smoldering sex appeal to a bunch of enjoyably down'n'dirty horror and exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s and 90s. The 5' 6" natural brunette was born as Katherine Gonzalez on July 30th...
26. Wendy Moniz Wendy Moniz Actress, Tuesdays with Morrie
27. Joe Egender Joe Egender Actor, Hunger
28. Betty Lynn Betty Lynn Actress, Cheaper by the Dozen Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou" who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of Don Knotts' neurotic "Barney Fife" character on The Andy Griffith Show...
29. Lori Saunders Lori Saunders Actress, The Young and the Restless Striking brunette Lori Saunders managed to capitalize on her sunny, daisy-fresh beauty during CBS-TV's famous 1960s "rural age", an era in which the network churned out a connected trio of bucolic hit shows -- The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. As the studious, slightly ditzy middle daughter...
30. Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach Soundtrack, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
31. Holmes Osborne Holmes Osborne Actor, Donnie Darko
32. Allan Melvin Allan Melvin Actor, Bermuda Triangle Tangle
33. Elaine Joyce Elaine Joyce Actress, Motel Hell Elaine Joyce was the lead in the Broadway musical "Sugar" from 1972 to closing with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse. A mainstay on TV game shows in the early 1970s, often appearing with her first husband, Bobby Van. In 1999, she married playwright Neil Simon and now goes by the name of Elaine Joyce-Simon...
34. Katie Wright Katie Wright Actress, Idle Hands
35. Yvette Vickers Yvette Vickers Actress, Attack of the Giant Leeches Born on August 26, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, Yvette Vickers majored in picture and theatre arts at UCLA for three years. On a trip to New York in the mid-1950s, she was cast as the White Rain Girl in commercials. She returned to the West Coast, working in various television series until she debuted in her first movie...
36. Kip Niven Kip Niven Actor, Magnum Force Kip Niven was raised in Prairie Village, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City in affluent Johnson County), and graduated in 1963 from Shawnee Mission East High School. After spending a year at Baylor University, he changed his mind and entered the theater program at The University of Kansas, where he performed in dozens of plays...
37. Ellen Drew Ellen Drew Actress, Isle of the Dead Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood...
38. Elizabeth Kerr Elizabeth Kerr Actress, Frankie and Johnny
39. Stephanie Hodge Stephanie Hodge Self, Jackass: The Movie
40. Edward Kerr Edward Kerr Actor, Confessions of a Sexist Pig Edward Kerr was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in 1990 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. His first starring role in a film came in 1994 playing Christopher Reeve's brother in the crime thriller "Above Suspicion" (also starring Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall and William H...
41. Stephen Henderson Stephen Henderson Actor, Tower Heist
42. Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Actor, Batman and Robin Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record as an accomplished athlete...
43. Diane Brewster Diane Brewster Actress, The Young Philadelphians Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne and Zane Grey Theater. Her first motion picture roles was as Sylvia Quentin in Pharaoh's Curse in 1956...
44. Tommy Rall Tommy Rall Actor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Tommy Rall, dynamic actor/dancer of many 1950s musicals, was born in 1929 and began his dancing career at age 14 with American Ballet Theater. He appeared on Broadway in "Miss Liberty" (1949) and "Milk and Honey" (1960), as well as in several less successful shows. After a series of great dancing roles on screen (Kiss Me Kate...
45. Dwayne Boyd Dwayne Boyd Actor, The Hunger Games Dwayne Boyd is a Producer, Director and Actor as well as instructor at Premier Actors' Network (PAN) - which he founded in 2003. As an actor Dwayne Boyd believes in delivering his true self in every performance. His ability to engage and affect his audiences through acting proves the potential of this rising star...
46. Jon Michael Davis Jon Michael Davis Actor, Red White & Blue An American stage, film, and television actor. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he made the move to Los Angeles, California where he began his acting career. After working for many years in all facets of the business, including commercials and voice-over work, he relocated to Austin, Texas...
47. Nora Denney Nora Denney Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
48. Basil Poledouris Basil Poledouris Composer, Starship Troopers Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He started taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old. Eventually, he went on to become a student at USC, where he studied the arts of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and, of course, music. It was also at USC he met John Milius and Randal Kleiser...
49. Ub Iwerks Ub Iwerks Visual Effects, The Birds Ub Iwerks worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City in 1919 when he met Walt Disney who was in the same profession. When Disney decided to form an animation company, Ub Iwerks was the first employee he had due to his skill at fast drawing as well as being a personal friend. When Charles Mintz raided Disney's animation studio and stole the rights to their character Oswald the Rabbit...
50. John Ashley John Ashley Producer, Apocalypse Now Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie The Conqueror, and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of Annapolis...
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