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1. Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Actor, Star Wars Mark Richard Hamill grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan; his father was a captain in the United States Navy. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show in 1970. He played a continuing role (Kent Murray) in the soap opera General Hospital and co-starred in the respected comedy series The Texas Wheelers...
2. Robin Williams Robin Williams Actor, Good Will Hunting Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He briefly studied political science before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After he left Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of Happy Days and the subsequent spin-off Mork & Mindy...
3. Bob Geldof Bob Geldof Self, Live Aid Frontman for the late 70s to late 80s band, the Boomtown Rats Also wrote and produced Band Aid's tune, "Do They Know It's Christmas-time?" with musician Midge Ure. Band Aid later evolved into Live Aid, the first international real-time concert, broadcast across the globe for two days. Live Aid and Band Aid were created to bring relief to the starving in Ethiopia.
4. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Thing Kurt Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract. Once his stint as a child actor ended, he spent the early 1970s playing minor league baseball. In 1979, he gave a classic performance as Elvis Presley in John Carpenter's A.B.C...
5. Kirstie Alley Kirstie Alley Actress, Look Who's Talking
6. Stellan Skarsgård Stellan Skarsgård Actor, Good Will Hunting Stellan Skarsgård became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag. Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he participated in "Vita rum" (1988), August Strindberg's "Ett drömspel" (1986) and "Mäster Olof" (1988). Simultaneously Skarsgård did outstanding film roles...
7. Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, but raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia after his parents (he an accountant, she a sales clerk) split up, actor Geoffrey Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of the Moon" with the Queensland Theatre Company...
8. Mark Harmon Mark Harmon Actor, Freaky Friday With an athletic father and an actress mother, it is no surprise Harmon played college football and has found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While most of his roles have relied on little more than good looks, Harmon was impressive as the suave doctor on St. Elsewhere who contracted AIDS.
9. Michael Keaton Michael Keaton Actor, Batman Quirky, inventive and handsome US actor who first achieved major fame with his door busting performance as fast talking, ideas man "Bill Blazejowski" alongside nerdish morgue attendant Henry Winkler in Night Shift. Keaton was born Michael John Douglas on September 5th, 1951 in Corapolis, Pennsylvannia and studied speech for two years at Kent State...
10. Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston Actress, The Royal Tenenbaums Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, to director and actor John Huston and Italian American (from New York) prima ballerina Enrica (Ricki) Soma. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas, in Ireland and England, and in 1969 first dipped her toe into the acting profession, taking a few small roles in her father's movies...
11. Robert Davi Robert Davi Actor, Die Hard Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. From his portrayal of James Bond villain Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI profiler Bailey Malone in "Profiler," Robert Davi is one of the film industry's most recognized tough guys, whether on the big screen or on television...
12. Jane Seymour Jane Seymour Actress, Wedding Crashers
13. Karen Allen Karen Allen Actress, Raiders of the Lost Ark Born in rural southern Illinois, Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her mother, her FBI agent father, and two sisters. At 17, after graduating from high school, Karen moved to New York to study art and design. She later attended the University of Maryland and spent time traveling through South and Central America...
14. Pam Dawber Pam Dawber Actress, Stay Tuned Actress Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit where she was attending Oakland Community College...
15. Lynda Carter Lynda Carter Actress, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
16. Beverly D'Angelo Beverly D'Angelo Actress, American History X Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one to watch...
17. Lou Ferrigno Lou Ferrigno Actor, The Incredible Hulk An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk, the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss...
18. Joe Pantoliano Joe Pantoliano Actor, Memento With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run, Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive, Cypher in The Matrix and Teddy in Memento...
19. 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...
20. Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson Actress, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to Europe where she pursued a career as a singer and actor...
21. Margo Martindale Margo Martindale Actress, Million Dollar Baby Margot Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas to William Everett and Margaret Martindale. The youngest of three children, and the only daughter. She attended Lon Marris College, and later transferred to University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and did a summer study at Harvard University...
22. Olivia Hussey Olivia Hussey Actress, Romeo and Juliet At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor Donatello Awards (Italy's Oscar equivalent), an incredible achievement for an actress in only her third film...
23. Richard Thomas Richard Thomas Actor, Wonder Boys
24. Stephen Root Stephen Root Actor, Finding Nemo One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company...
25. Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis Writer, Back to the Future A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
26. Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow Director, The Hurt Locker A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be criticized by people like Richard Serra...
27. 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)...
28. Harry Hamlin Harry Hamlin Actor, Clash of the Titans Harry Hamlin is an American actor of stage, television and films. Born in Pasadena California in 1951, he graduated from Yale University in 1974 with degrees in Drama and Psychology and was later awarded a Master of Fine Arts in acting from The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Though...
29. Tony Danza Tony Danza Actor, Crash Tony Danza received an Emmy nomination for a guest-starring role in The Practice and acclaim for his performance in the Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill. He is best known, however, for his lovable sitcom personae. Following a five-year run in Taxi, he starred in Who's the Boss? for eight seasons...
30. Julia Duffy Julia Duffy Actress, One Life to Live
31. Debra Jo Rupp Debra Jo Rupp Actress, She's Out of My League Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
32. William Katt William Katt Actor, The Greatest American Hero
33. Ellen Greene Ellen Greene Actress, Léon: The Professional The energetic Brooklyn-born Ellen Greene had already made a name for herself with a prolific career in both singing and stage before she made her film debut in Paul Mazursky's Next Stop, Greenwich Village. Having already performed the role of Audrey in the musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" (1982). She reprised the role in Frank Oz's film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors...
34. Treat Williams Treat Williams Actor, 127 Hours Treat Williams is the Connecticut-born, prep-school-educated actor who first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working summers with the nearby Fulton Repertory Theatre at Lancaster in the heart of Amish country, Williams performed the classics as well as contemporary dramas and musicals...
35. Didi Conn Didi Conn Actress, Grease Didi Conn was born Edith Bernstein, July 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, she is memorable for her role as "Frenchy" in Grease. With over 40 film and television credits, we should acknowledge Didi's work in The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Grease 2, Benson, Shining Time Station, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since her son Daniel had been diagnosed with the disorder...
36. David Patrick Kelly David Patrick Kelly Actor, K-PAX Compact, feisty and slightly crazy-looking character actor David Patrick Kelly burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the homicidal but cowardly leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City gang film The Warriors. Kelly's tight-lipped expressions and attitude that made him appear like a grenade with the pin pulled...
37. Jean Smart Jean Smart Actress, Youth in Revolt Blonde, buxom and noticeably tall Seattle native Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951. Not your average-looking ingénue, she earned her stardom taking another route. Attending the University of Washington after high school, she received her BA degree in fine arts. Her first professional season...
38. Tom Noonan Tom Noonan Actor, Heat Offbeat character actor Tom Noonan started off his career in various theater troupes that utilized his skills as a guitarist and composer. A graduate from Yale's acting school, he founded the Paradise Theatre in 1983, which was instrumental later in his growth as an artist. Gravitating toward film and TV in the 80s...
39. Cheryl Ladd Cheryl Ladd Actress, Millennium
40. Catherine Hicks Catherine Hicks Actress, Child's Play Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Hicks attended Saint Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Moving east from South Bend, Indiana, she began her acting career at Cornell University...
41. Bill Moseley Bill Moseley Actor, The Devil's Rejects
42. Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky Actor, Memento Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres. While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with the intention of studying geology...
43. Jamey Sheridan Jamey Sheridan Actor, The Ice Storm Virile, fair-haired, set-jawed actor Jamey Sheridan was born in 1951 and raised in Pasadena, California. He turned to acting after a knee injury ended his pursuit of a dancing career. Beginning professionally on stage in 1978, he gained some momentum into the next decade and eventually reached Broadway...
44. Phil Collins Phil Collins Soundtrack, Tarzan Phil Collins spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" alongside the future movie screen "Artful Dodger," Jack Wild. His interest in music and drumming began at school, where he drummed with a stage...
45. Sting Sting Soundtrack, Léon: The Professional Born Gordon Matthew Sumner in Wallsend, UK. His mother was Audrey, and his father was Ernest. He received his name Sting from his striped sweater in which Gordon Solomon said that he looked like a bee. Primarily a musician, he worked in the band The Police until 1984, when he went solo. Before his music career he was a ditch digger...
46. 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.
47. John McTiernan John McTiernan Director, Die Hard
48. Judith Ivey Judith Ivey Actress, The Devil's Advocate Judith Ivey was not quite yet a Tony Award-winner, but already a prolific Broadway and stage actress when she made her film debut appearance as Steve Martin's love interest in Arthur Hiller's The Lonely Guy. She then went on to star as Jennifer Jason Leigh's older sister in the Southern Gothic thriller Sister, Sister...
49. Patricia Richardson Patricia Richardson Actress, Ulee's Gold Patricia is best known for her work on ABC TV's Home Improvement as Jill Taylor. For that show she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, and four Emmy Awards. Her first television series was for Norman Lear, Double Trouble, starring Liz and Jean Sagal. She also starred in two other comedies from one of the creators of the Mary Tyler Moore show...
50. Patti D'Arbanville Patti D'Arbanville Actress, Another World Patti was 17 before her mother allowed her to appear in an Andy Warhol project but, as a matter of fact, Warhol already discovered her at the age of 13. Her start in a lesbian love-scene in Flesh, was followed by a string of movies with some degree of nudity included. Since then, she has steadily appeared in good supporting roles...
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