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1. Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Actor, Million Dollar Baby Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. He was born in 1930 in San Francisco, to Margaret Ruth (Runner), a factory worker, and Clinton Eastwood, Sr., a steelworker. Eastwood briefly attended Los Angeles City College but dropped out to pursue acting...
2. Sean Connery Sean Connery Actor, Dr. No Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. (Maclean), was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. He is of Irish and Scottish descent...
3. Richard Harris Richard Harris Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature...
4. Gene Hackman Gene Hackman Actor, Unforgiven Gene Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lydia (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. Gene grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of 16 for a hitch with the US Marines...
5. Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Actor, The Great Escape He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture...
6. Joanne Woodward Joanne Woodward Actress, Philadelphia Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often...
7. Robert Culp Robert Culp Actor, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy...
8. Robert Wagner Robert Wagner Actor, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Robert John Wagner was born in Detroit, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor, he held a variety of jobs while pursuing his goal, but it was while dining with his parents at a restaurant in Beverly Hills that he was "discovered" by a talent scout. After making his uncredited screen debut in The Happy Years...
9. Tippi Hedren Tippi Hedren Actress, The Birds Tippi Hedren, the Minnesota girl of Swedish, German, and Norwegian descent, was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband, Peter Griffith, in 1952. They had a daughter, Melanie Griffith, on August 9, 1957. After the marriage ended in 1961, Tippi moved to California and was discovered by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock...
10. Gena Rowlands Gena Rowlands Actress, The Notebook
11. Robert Prosky Robert Prosky Actor, Dead Man Walking Member of Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage repertory company in 60's and 70s, where he worked with Jane Alexander James Earl Jones Robert Foxworth and others.
12. Carolyn Jones Carolyn Jones Actress, How the West Was Won Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn suffered from severe asthma...
13. Edward Woodward Edward Woodward Actor, The Wicker Man British actor Edward Woodward made a highly successful transition into Hollywood stardom in the mid 1980s thanks to a popular TV dramatic series. Possessing a magnetic, yet coldly handsome demeanor in the same mold as Christopher Plummer, he was born on June 1, 1930, in London and received his early education at various schools before becoming a student at Kingston College...
14. Anne Francis Anne Francis Actress, Forbidden Planet One tall, cool drink of water, the beautiful, curvaceous, mole-lipped Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis...
15. Jesse Pearson Jesse Pearson Actor, Bye Bye Birdie
16. Robert Loggia Robert Loggia Actor, Scarface Bob starred in a television series in the late fifties. He played Elfego Baca in the Walt Disney series entitled, "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca." This was not a stand alone series but was part of Disney's weekly broadcast. Although the Disney program was quite popular, the legend of Elfego Baca was not as memorable as the Davy Crockett series that had starred Fess Parker...
17. Richard Donner Richard Donner Director, The Goonies
18. John Astin John Astin Actor, The Frighteners Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family, John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics...
19. Grace Lee Whitney Grace Lee Whitney Actress, Star Trek: The Motion Picture Grace Lee Whitney is a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in clubs for the likes of Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones Band. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana", and subsequently appeared in the United Artists film Top Banana...
20. Rod Taylor Rod Taylor Actor, 101 Dalmatians Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular The Time Machine...
21. Ben Gazzara Ben Gazzara Actor, Anatomy of a Murder Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in character parts...
22. Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard Director, Vivre Sa Vie Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
23. Dick Sargent Dick Sargent Actor, Operation Petticoat Congenial, mild-mannered Dick Sargent was a reliably bemused foil on film and TV for nearly four decades. He was born Richard Cox on April 19, 1930 in Carmel, California. His mother, Ruth McNaughton, was a minor actress who went by the stage name of "Ruth Powell"; his father, Colonel Elmer Cox, served...
24. Maximilian Schell Maximilian Schell Actor, Deep Impact Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and Marcello Mastroianni...
25. Ray Charles Ray Charles Soundtrack, Ray A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was catapulted to legendary status by the time he died in Beverly Hills at age 73...
26. Geoffrey Holder Geoffrey Holder Actor, Live and Let Die 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 when he was seven years old...
27. Lois Smith Lois Smith Actress, Twister
28. Armin Mueller-Stahl Armin Mueller-Stahl Actor, The Game
29. Frances Sternhagen Frances Sternhagen Actress, Misery Raised in Washington, D.C., Frances Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to school children before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group. Since that time, she has been seen in numerous Broadway show, has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for "The Good Doctor"...
30. John Wood John Wood Actor, WarGames Studied law at Jesus College, Oxford, but became president of OUDS by his final year, when he played the lead in "Richard III" to wide critical acclaim. Subsequently joined the Old Vic, where among other roles he played "the Dauphin" to Richard Burton's "Henry V". Left the Old Vic under less than happy circumstances and had even less luck with the Royal Court...
31. Donald Moffat Donald Moffat Actor, The Thing
32. Robert Evans Robert Evans Self, The Kid Stays in the Picture Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side (his father was a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem), Evans began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job promoting sales of ladies' slacks for Evan-Picone, the clothing company founded and run by his brother...
33. Sally Ann Howes Sally Ann Howes Actress, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sally Ann Howes grew up in a show business family led by her father, famous English comedian/actor Bobby Howes, her mother Patricia Malone and grandfather, Broadway director Capt. J.A.E. Malone. She had her first screen test offer on her 12th birthday and went on to star in several films before she turned 20, including Anna Karenina with Vivien Leigh...
34. Jim Nabors Jim Nabors Actor, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. Jim was discovered on stage doing a cabaret act at "The Horn"...
35. Skip Homeier Skip Homeier Actor, The Gunfighter Beginning on radio in his native Chicago at age six ("Portia Faces Life"), child/juvenile actor Skippy Homeier (ne George Vincent Homeier) came to films at age 14 with Tomorrow, the World!, originally a 1943 Broadway drama starring Ralph Bellamy and Shirley Booth, taking his role as a callous Nazi youth successfully to the screen the following year opposite Fredric March and Betty Field...
36. James Olson James Olson Actor, Commando He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that kept audiences at bay...
37. David Huddleston David Huddleston Actor, The Big Lebowski
38. John Frankenheimer John Frankenheimer Director, Ronin Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera...
39. Sorrell Booke Sorrell Booke Actor, Guiding Light Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages...
40. Robert Francis Robert Francis Actor, The Caine Mutiny Relatively new to Hollywood, young Robert Francis, 25, was a rising young actor on the verge of film stardom in 1955 after making a solid debut as a ranking officer in The Caine Mutiny - alongside a formidable, normally intimidating group of veterans such as Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray...
41. Polly Bergen Polly Bergen Actress, Cry-Baby In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well known for her film and Emmy-winning dramatic performances as she is for her wry comedic gifts...
42. Alan Oppenheimer Alan Oppenheimer Actor, 9
43. Nita Talbot Nita Talbot Actress, Night Shift
44. Vic Tayback Vic Tayback Actor, Bullitt
45. Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant Actor, Amour Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with Brigitte Bardot his partner in ...And God Created Woman...
46. Bradford Dillman Bradford Dillman Actor, Piranha Dark-haired, Ivy League-looking Bradford Dillman, whose white-collar career spanned nearly five decades, possessed charm and confident good looks that were slightly tainted by a bent smile, darting glance and edgy countenance that often provoked suspicion. Sure enough, the camera picked up on it and he played shady, highly suspect characters throughout most of his career...
47. Paul Mazursky Paul Mazursky Actor, Down and Out in Beverly Hills
48. John Cullum John Cullum Actor, One Life to Live
49. Philip Bosco Philip Bosco Actor, My Best Friend's Wedding Worked as a carnival worker and a trailer truck driver before becoming an actor. His parents were Philip Lupo Bosco (a carnival worker) and Margaret Raymond Thek Bosco (a policewoman). Graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948. Graduated from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. Served as a private in the U.S...
50. Marni Nixon Marni Nixon Soundtrack, Mulan "Loverly" soprano Marni Nixon has ensured herself a proper place in film history although most moviegoers would not recognize her if they passed her on the street. But if you heard her, that might be a horse of a different color. Marni is one of those unsung heroes (or should I say "much sung" heroes) whose incredible talents were given short shrift at the time...
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