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1. Ellie Kemper Ellie Kemper Actress, 21 Jump Street
2. Eminem Eminem Soundtrack, 8 Mile Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in Missouri, USA. Son of a 15-year-old mother at the time of his birth and a father who left six month later never to return, Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit. He settled on the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12...
3. 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)...
4. Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Actor, Crash Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City but moved throughout his childhood. He attended CalArts and earned his BA in Fine Arts. He auditioned for many roles, and won a part on the television series Fame. He was then cast in the John Irvin film Hamburger Hill. He first became recognized in Devil in a Blue Dress...
5. 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...
6. Chris Cooper Chris Cooper Actor, American Beauty Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper has appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields Lately (1980)", off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983)" and "A Different Moon (1983)". He debuted in films in the John Sayles movie Matewan. Although his performance was well received...
7. Denis O'Hare Denis O'Hare Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
8. 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.
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 father was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Austrian descent, and her mother was Scottish, from Auchtermuchty in Scotland. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina...
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. Julia Montgomery Julia Montgomery Actress, One Life to Live
12. 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...
13. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy The dentist's daughter eloped at age 16 with a young businessman and wound up in Los Angeles where she found work as an extra and bit player (examples: Moran of the Marines and Liberty) and somewhat more prominently in Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy shorts (Double Whoopee, Bacon Grabbers)...
14. Michael Massee Michael Massee Actor, Se7en
15. 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...
16. Johnny Yong Bosch Johnny Yong Bosch Actor, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
17. 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)...
18. 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...
19. Eddie Griffin Eddie Griffin Actor, Undercover Brother
20. 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...
21. Lynn Cohen Lynn Cohen Actress, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
22. Craig Kilborn Craig Kilborn Self, Episode #1.1
23. Wendy Moniz Wendy Moniz Actress, Tuesdays with Morrie
24. Tuc Watkins Tuc Watkins Actor, The Mummy
25. 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...
26. 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...
27. Allan Melvin Allan Melvin Actor, Bermuda Triangle Tangle
28. Joe Egender Joe Egender Actor, Hunger
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Katie Wright Katie Wright Actress, Idle Hands
34. Holmes Osborne Holmes Osborne Actor, Donnie Darko
35. Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach Soundtrack, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
36. Noah Beery Noah Beery Actor, She Done Him Wrong Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career as a performer...
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. 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...
41. Rick Thorne Rick Thorne Self, xXx
42. Leslie Charleson Leslie Charleson Actress, Port Charles
43. Joy Bang Joy Bang Actress, Play It Again, Sam Cute, bubbly, and engaging blonde actress Joy Bang blithely epitomized the quintessential, free-spirited, groovy and funky late 1960s/early 1970s hippie girl, almost always playing with infectiously naughty, upbeat good humor the kind of brash young woman who's very open, unabashed, and uninhibited about her sexuality...
44. 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...
45. Don Edmonds Don Edmonds Actor, Home Sweet Home Don Edmonds was born on September 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. Edmonds came to Hollywood, California in the mid to late 50s. He studied acting with noted acting coach Estelle Harmon and began performing in various California stage productions. Don's initial forays into television acting include such live TV shows as Playhouse 90...
46. 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...
47. Ernest Truex Ernest Truex Actor, His Girl Friday The ultimate milquetoast and ineffectual boss in comedy outings, meek character actor Ernest Truex was a small (5'3"), adenoidal, very well-dressed fellow, a popular avuncular type in later years who enjoyed a seven-decade-long career. He was born September 19, 1889, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of a physician...
48. Nora Denney Nora Denney Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
49. 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...
50. Dorothy Abbott Dorothy Abbott Actress, A Virgin in Hollywood Perennial starlet Dorothy Abbott was a sexy, vivacious, wide-smiling model, showgirl and actress who could brighten up a room. Unfortunately, her cinematic offerings wound up being pretty minimal and her last years were marred by depression and, ultimately, a tragic end. She was born Dorothy E. Abbott on December 16...
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