1-50 of 285 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
1. Fritz Lang Fritz Lang Director, M Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
2. Jean-Pierre Melville Jean-Pierre Melville Writer, Le Samouraï The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon...
3. Bert Freed Bert Freed Actor, Paths of Glory During the '50s and '60s it seemed like every time you turned around, there was Bert Freed as a detective, gangster, sheriff or greedy small-town businessman, and sci-fi fans will remember him as the police chief taken over by the Martians in the classic Invaders from Mars. He played a lot of tough cops--sometimes crooked ones...
4. Frank Faylen Frank Faylen Actor, It's a Wonderful Life American character actor who specialized in average-guy parts and who could be equally effective in sympathetic or unlikeable roles. His parents, the vaudeville team of Ruf and Cusik, took him onstage with them when he was a baby, and Faylen grew up in the theatre. He attended St. Joseph's Preparatory College in Kirkwood...
5. William S. Burroughs William S. Burroughs Writer, Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs, one of the three seminal writers of the Beat Generation (the other two being his friends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1914, to the son of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. He grew up in patrician surroundings and attended private school in Los Alamos...
6. Totie Fields Totie Fields Self, Totie Fields
7. Shari Lewis Shari Lewis Self, Is Everybody Happy?
8. Cathleen Nesbitt Cathleen Nesbitt Actress, An Affair to Remember Diminutive, genteel Cathleen Nesbitt was a grand dame of the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic in a career spanning seven decades. Among almost 300 roles on stage, she excelled at comic portrayals of sophisticated socialites and elegant mothers. Hollywood used her, whenever a gentler, sweeter version of Gladys Cooper was needed...
9. Barbara Trentham Barbara Trentham Actress, Rollerball
10. Al Rosen Al Rosen Actor, Behind Every Great Man
11. Bob Holt Bob Holt Actor, Wizards Bob Holt started his career in front of the cameras with a film role in 1950, playing Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar followed by another role in 1959 in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. He moved on to primarily voice acting in 1968 providing all of the voices for a film short called Johnny Learns His Manners...
12. Lou Walker Lou Walker Actor, My Cousin Vinny
13. Richard Pearson Richard Pearson Actor, The Wind in the Willows
14. Lillian Bronson Lillian Bronson Actress, In the Good Old Summertime
15. Don Estelle Don Estelle Actor, Santa Claus
16. Al Adamson Al Adamson Director, Dracula vs. Frankenstein Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the 1960s and 1970s...
17. Raymond Carver Raymond Carver Writer, Short Cuts
18. Gyearbuor Asante Gyearbuor Asante Actor, Local Hero
19. Peter Watts Peter Watts Sound Department, Echoes: Pink Floyd
20. Ralph Bell Ralph Bell Actor, Guiding Light
21. Juan López Moctezuma Juan López Moctezuma Actor, Alucarda
22. J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald Actor, Sunrise Character player, usually stern of demeanor, who appeared in hundreds of films, many of them westerns, from 1915 to 1951. He was long associated with the director John Ford.
23. Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso Soundtrack, Match Point Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades. Caruso made his operatic debut on March 15...
24. Janet Ward Janet Ward Actress, Night Moves
25. Jean Yarbrough Jean Yarbrough Director, Jack and the Beanstalk
26. Craig Lowe Craig Lowe Self, Hell's Kitchen
27. Charles H. Gray Charles H. Gray Actor, The Young and the Restless
28. Kay Dotrice Kay Dotrice Actress, Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
29. Edwin Richfield Edwin Richfield Actor, Five Million Years to Earth
30. Kamal Kapoor Kamal Kapoor Actor, Don
31. Norman Maclean Norman Maclean Writer, A River Runs Through It
32. Fred Pinkard Fred Pinkard Actor, Rocky II
33. Muir Mathieson Muir Mathieson Music Department, Vertigo Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Muir first worked in the movies on the quota quickies of the 1930s. His big break came when Alexander Korda signed him as musical director on The Rise of Catherine the Great. He went on to conduct Sir William Walton's score for Henry V and Hamlet, as a part of a long...
34. Donald Ogden Stewart Donald Ogden Stewart Writer, The Philadelphia Story
35. Willie Morris Willie Morris Writer, My Dog Skip
36. Tony McCoy Tony McCoy Actor, Bride of the Monster
37. Mitch Jayne Mitch Jayne Actor, The Darling Baby Mitch Jayne lived in his native Ozark mountains near Salem, Mo. In late July, he performed as an Ozark storyteller at a dinner theater near Salem. Jayne played bass with the famous bluegrass quartet, which included brothers Rodney and Doug Dillard. The band left its native Missouri hills and migrated to California...
38. Lesley Woods Lesley Woods Actress, All My Children
39. Roberto Cobo Roberto Cobo Actor, Los Olvidados
40. Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson Self, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
41. Pietro Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Soundtrack, Raging Bull
42. Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Soundtrack, The Visitor
43. Karan Dewan Karan Dewan Actor, Bahar
44. Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista Actor, Midnight Express
45. William Riggs William Riggs Actor, Daddy-O
46. Billie Letts Billie Letts Writer, Where the Heart Is
47. Boris Ingster Boris Ingster Producer, Flight 307
48. Paul von Hindenburg Paul von Hindenburg Self, Hindenburg Coming from an aristocratic Prussian family, Paul von Hindenburg joined the Prussian army as a young man, retiring as a general in 1913 at age 66. Recalled to duty during World War I, he was placed in command of the German forces at the battle of Tannenberg in 1914 against the Russians which, due to...
49. Mae Costello Mae Costello Actress, The Joys of a Jealous Wife
50. Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding Self, Redskins Pay Tribute to Big Chief Harding
1-50 of 285 names.