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1. Michael Caine Michael Caine Actor, The Dark Knight Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater and got a job as an assistant stage manager...
2. Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield Self, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father as a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne was beginning her girlhood. Tragedy struck when Jayne was three when her father suddenly died of a heart attack...
3. Gene Wilder Gene Wilder Actor, Young Frankenstein Gene Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production of Arnold Wesker's "Roots" and followed quickly with his Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover" (both 1961), for which he won the Clement Derwent Award. His other Broadway credits included "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963...
4. Roman Polanski Roman Polanski Director, The Pianist Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
5. Kim Novak Kim Novak Actress, Vertigo Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers...
6. Joan Rivers Joan Rivers Self, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
7. Elizabeth Montgomery Elizabeth Montgomery Actress, The Legend of Lizzie Borden Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
8. David McCallum David McCallum Actor, The Great Escape Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that, however...
9. Frank Gorshin Frank Gorshin Actor, General Hospital Frank Gorshin was born on April 5, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a railroad worker and his mother was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen idols: Al Jolson, James Cagney...
10. Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt Actor, Alien Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt. However, he spent most of the next decade in television...
11. Wayne Rogers Wayne Rogers Actor, Cool Hand Luke Tough around the edges and with a handsome durability, Alabama-born Wayne Rogers had graduated from Princeton with a history degree in 1954 and joined the Navy before giving acting a thought. During his military service, however, he became associated with theater by happenstance and decided to give it a try after his discharge...
12. Julie Newmar Julie Newmar Actress, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet...
13. Joan Collins Joan Collins Actress, Tales from the Crypt
14. Marty Feldman Marty Feldman Writer, The Last Remake of Beau Geste "I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," he told a reporter -- a week before he died. This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself as well as others, was born Marty Feldman, on July 8, 1933, in London, England. The son of immigrants from Kiev, Marty spent his childhood in the poverty-stricken London East End and left school at the age of 15...
15. Carol Burnett Carol Burnett Actress, Horton Hears a Who! The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that set the stage for her comedy...
16. Donna Douglas Donna Douglas Actress, Frankie and Johnny An honest to goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous role, Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area loving "critters." She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty contests, all within the span of a few years...
17. Lynn Cohen Lynn Cohen Actress, Eagle Eye
18. Dom DeLuise Dom DeLuise Actor, All Dogs Go to Heaven As might be said for the late and great comedians Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn, it seems that Mel Brooks was the only director on the planet who knew how to best utilize this funnyman's talents on film. Brooks once quipped that, whenever he hired Dom DeLuise for one of his films, he would...
19. Mako Mako Actor, Memoirs of a Geisha Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency by Congress...
20. Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Paul Belmondo Actor, Breathless The son of the renowned French sculptor Paul Belmondo, he studied at Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD); after the minor stage performances he made his screen debut in À pied, à cheval et en voiture but the episodes with his participation were cut before release. However, the breakthrough role in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless made him one of the key figures in the French New Wave...
21. Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson Actress, The Help Cicely Tyson was raised in Harlem, New York City by devoutly religious parents from the Caribbean island of Nevis. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and, with her stunning looks, she quickly rose to the top of the modeling industry. In 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions...
22. William Smith William Smith Actor, Conan the Barbarian Biker, bare-knuckle brawler, cowboy, Bee-Girl fighter, vampire hunter . . . William Smith has done it all. He was born on March 24, 1933, in Columbia, Missouri, on Rolling Acres, a Hereford cattle ranch. After losing everything to the dust bowl, the family moved to California. From 1942, when he was eight...
23. Quincy Jones Quincy Jones Producer, The Color Purple Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones Jr was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago,Illinois United States. Quincy Delight Jones Jr was born to carpenter, Quincy Delight Jones Sr, and bank executive Sarah Frances. Quincy Jones found his love for...
24. Robert Blake Robert Blake Actor, In Cold Blood American actor who began as a child in Our Gang comedies and reappeared as a powerful adult performer of leading and character roles. Born in New Jersey, the young Mickey Gubitosi won a role in MGM's Our Gang series at the age of 5. As one of the more prominent children in the Gang, he gained attention for his cute good looks and his lovable, if somewhat melancholy, personality...
25. Renée Taylor Renée Taylor Actress, Alfie Renée Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York to Frieda (née Silverstein) and Charles Wexler. She worked as a comedian in the early 1960s at the New York City nightclub Bon Soir. Her opening act was a then unknown Barbra Streisand. She earned notice for her portrayal of Eva Braun in Mel Brooks's The Producers...
26. Bernie Kopell Bernie Kopell Actor, Get Smart
27. Richard S. Castellano Richard S. Castellano Actor, The Godfather Bronx born, stocky Italian-American actor who only appeared in a handful of films, yet earned some degree of immortality for his role as the loyal Corleone capo "Peter Clemenza" teaching Al Pacino how to shoot a crooked police captain in the iconic gangster film The Godfather. He was originally a construction company manager...
28. Danny Aiello Danny Aiello Actor, Léon: The Professional
29. Mary Ure Mary Ure Actress, Where Eagles Dare An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow in 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile, a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers. Next was Windom's Way - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but more significant events had been occurring off-screen...
30. Tony Jay Tony Jay Actor, Beauty and the Beast
31. Tim Conway Tim Conway Actor, Air Bud: Golden Receiver Funny man Tim Conway was born on December 15th, 1933 in Willioughby, Ohio. He was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the army, and started his career working for a radio station. Conway got into comedy when he started writing and performing comedy skits between morning movies on CBS...
32. Will Sampson Will Sampson Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest A Native American actor of the Creek Nation, Sampson's "big break" came from his memorable role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opposite Jack Nicholson. He was also starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the western The Outlaw Josey Wales. He had supporting roles in Orca, The White Buffalo and Fish Hawk. In 1986...
33. Zelda Rubinstein Zelda Rubinstein Actress, Poltergeist Diminutive in size (4' 3") but with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, character actress Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45, the feisty lady gave up the comfort of a stable paycheck and attempt an acting career...
34. Gian Maria Volonté Gian Maria Volonté Actor, For a Few Dollars More Born in Milan in 1933, he studies in Rome at the "National Dramatic Arts Academy" were reaches the degree in 1957. He starts working in teather and television, where he is soon noticed as one of the most promising actors of his generation. After a few short appearance in movies, he reaches notoriety with the character of Ramón Rojo in Sergio Leone's Fistful of Dollars...
35. James Shigeta James Shigeta Actor, Die Hard Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was for a time the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but when called upon he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest appearances with the same cool and classy style...
36. Diane Cilento Diane Cilento Actress, The Wicker Man
37. Willie Nelson Willie Nelson Soundtrack, Forrest Gump This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust country crossover star known for his classic ballads ("Always On My Mind"), autobiographical road songs ("On the Road Again") and catchy rhythms ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") started out life as Willie Hugh Nelson on April 30, 1933...
38. Ken Berry Ken Berry Actor, The Cat from Outer Space Dancing and the military were a large part of Ken Berry's life. When he was 13 he attended a carnival at his grade school; the dancers impressed him so much that he decided that's what he wanted to do with his life. His parents were supportive, and his dad even booked Ken into variety type shows. At 16 Ken got to join the Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program...
39. Robert Fuller Robert Fuller Actor, Return of the Seven An only child, Robert Fuller was born as: Buddy Lee in Troy, New York, where his stepfather, Robert Simpson, Sr., was both a dance instructor and a Naval Academy officer, and Betty Simpson, was also a dance instructor. He and his family moved to Key West, Florida, where Lee had been raised. Between acting and dancing...
40. Edd Byrnes Edd Byrnes Actor, Grease Born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City on July 30, 1933, Edd Byrnes shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene. When Edd was 13 his father was found dead in a basement...
41. Jeremy Brett Jeremy Brett Actor, My Fair Lady
42. Debra Paget Debra Paget Actress, The Ten Commandments Debra Paget was born Debralee Griffin on August 19, 1933 in Denver Colorado. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was a child. Debra's mother was a former actress who encouraged all her children to go into show business. At the age of fifteen Debra made her film debut in Cry Of The City. Her big break came when she was cast opposite James Stewart in the 1950 western Broken Arrow...
43. John Aniston John Aniston Actor, Search for Tomorrow
44. Harve Presnell Harve Presnell Actor, Fargo By the time handsome, brawny baritone Harve Presnell arrived on the film scene, the "Golden Age" of musicals had long dissipated. Born in Modesto, California in 1933, he graduated from Modesto High School and received a USC sports scholarship, but moved quickly to singing. Initially training for an operatic career...
45. James Brown James Brown Soundtrack, Django Unchained
46. Cormac McCarthy Cormac McCarthy Writer, No Country for Old Men
47. Tinto Brass Tinto Brass Director, Monella Giovanni Brass was born on 26 March 1933 into the family of a famous artist, Italico Brass, who was his grandfather. Italico gave his grandson a nickname "Tintoretto," which Giovanni later adapted into his cinematic name, Tinto Brass. Tinto inherited his grandfather's artistic skills, but he applied them to film instead of canvas...
48. Barbara Feldon Barbara Feldon Actress, Smile
49. John Boorman John Boorman Producer, Excalibur John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There...
50. Barrie Chase Barrie Chase Actress, Cape Fear
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