1-50 of 183 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
1. John Fiedler John Fiedler Actor, 12 Angry Men Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show; others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple, and spin-off TV show, The Odd Couple, or perhaps even from the Broadway play that preceded them...
2. Tammy Grimes Tammy Grimes Actress, The Last Unicorn Slim, pixie-like, two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes who put on marvelously quirky Cowardesque airs and captivated audiences with her inimitably throaty, raspy voice was actually not British but born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on January 30, 1934, the daughter of Eola Willard (née Niles), a naturalist and spiritualist...
3. Patrice O'Neal Patrice O'Neal Actor, 25th Hour O'Neal was born in New York in 1969, but moved to Boston when he was just 1 year old. He was educated at West Roxbury High School and went on to attend Northeastern University, both in Boston. After this, various jobs followed including a sausage cart vendor at a train station, flower seller and popcorn seller at the Boston Garden Arena...
4. Roland Winters Roland Winters Actor, Blue Hawaii
5. Robert Earl Jones Robert Earl Jones Actor, The Sting
6. Dody Goodman Dody Goodman Actress, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Her quivery, high-pitched, Southern-cracked tones were once described as sounding like "a Tweetie Pie cartoon bird strangling on peanut butter." Just the absurdity of that description fits comedienne Dody Goodman to a tee. One did not know what to make of her, but she could certainly induce laughter with a mere perplexed look...
7. Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie Actress, The Hound of the Baskervilles Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English-Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. She received her education at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930)...
8. Earle Hyman Earle Hyman Actor, Thundercats Earle Hyman is a distinguished African American actor who had a 46-year-long career on Broadway, where he was nominated for a Tony Award. Hyman also was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his appearance on The Cosby Show playing Bill Cosby's father Russell Huxtable...
9. Judith Malina Judith Malina Actress, The Addams Family
10. Alfred Ryder Alfred Ryder Actor, True Grit Alfred Ryder, the veteran actor who appeared on radio and Broadway and in the movies and TV and who also was a renowned stage director, was born Alfred Jacob Corn on January 5, 1916, in New York City. He made his professional debut as an actor at the age of eight and attended New York City's Professional Children's School...
11. Franklin Cover Franklin Cover Actor, The Jeffersons
12. Clarice Taylor Clarice Taylor Actress, Play Misty for Me
13. Susanna Foster Susanna Foster Actress, Phantom of the Opera Susanna Foster was brought to Hollywood at the age of 12 by MGM, who sent her to school and groomed her for a singing and acting career.Two of her classmates in school were Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Oddly enough, MGM never used her, and she was signed by Paramount in 1939, where she made The Great Victor Herbert...
14. Sheila MacRae Sheila MacRae Actress, General Hospital
15. Pamela Duncan Pamela Duncan Actress, The Undead Pert and pretty Brooklyn-born actress Pamela Duncan made brief movie news in the 1950s as a "B" level performer and would be best remembered for her damsel-in-distress participation in two of Roger Corman's cult turkeys -- Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Undead, both co-starring Richard Garland. She played a dual role in the latter...
16. Ted Sorel Ted Sorel Actor, Guiding Light
17. Russ Brown Russ Brown Actor, Anatomy of a Murder
18. Anne Sargent Anne Sargent Actress, The Naked City
19. Joey Faye Joey Faye Actor, Once Upon a Time in America This multi-faceted comic appeared first in burlesque -- usually as "second banana" to a star comedian (ofttimes Phil Silvers) -- and then appeared successfully on the legitimate stage, in film, on television and in adverts. He claimed credit for two of vaudeville's more renowned pieces of business:...
20. Dorothy Tree Dorothy Tree Actress, The Asphalt Jungle After a long career on stage and film, in New York and Hollywood, Dorothy Tree, as Dorothy Uris, had a second career, as a speech and voice coach at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, privately, and teaching speech and acting at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She was the author of "Everybody's Book of Better Speaking"...
21. Jane Connell Jane Connell Actress, Mame
22. Martin Garner Martin Garner Actor, Twilight Zone: The Movie
23. Claudia McNeil Claudia McNeil Actress, A Raisin in the Sun
24. Michael Lipton Michael Lipton Actor, As the World Turns
25. Suzanne Kaaren Suzanne Kaaren Actress, The Devil Bat Suzanne Kaaren was born on March 21, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York. When she was a teenager she won a high-jumping contest. She wanted to compete in the Olympics but her parents wouldn't let her. Suzanne started modeling and was hired to be one of the original Rockettes. She signed a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1933...
26. Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting Miscellaneous Crew, Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Margaret Whiting is the sister of actress/singer Barbara Whiting. Margaret was born on July 22nd 1924, in Detroit, Michigan. A popular vocalist in the 1940s and 1950s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, she is the daughter of Richard A. Whiting, himself a successful songwriter and author of "On The Good Ship Lollipop"...
27. Ann Corio Ann Corio Actress, Jungle Siren The beautiful Ann Corio appeared in a less than a handful of poverty row exotic films, but her real stardom was on the stage, over a period of twenty years. She was a hugely popular striptease artist, best known for her work at Minsky's Burlesk Theater in New York. In 1940, she was making around $1,000 a week for her work...
28. Nance O'Neil Nance O'Neil Actress, Cimarron
29. Glenn Anders Glenn Anders Actor, The Lady from Shanghai Glenn Anders was born September 1, 1889 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Wallace dramatic school in California and began a career as a performer in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He arrived in New York in 1919 and attended Columbia University from 1919 until 1921. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in a play entitled Just Around the Corner...
30. Louisa Horton Louisa Horton Actress, Alice Sweet Alice She was born in China and raised in Haiti and the Washington, D.C., area. She lived in Manhattan for nearly 50 years. She met George Roy Hill while both were actors in a Shakespeare repertory company. They married in 1951 and remained close even after they divorced in the 1970s. She was described as...
31. Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney Actor, The Exorcist
32. Hildy Parks Hildy Parks Writer, Night of 100 Stars Actress-cum-writer Hildy Parks was born in Washington, D.C. in 1926. She pursued acting following her graduation from the University of Virginia and made her New York stage debut in the role of Curley's wife in "Of Mice and Men" at the New School in the late 40s. From 1947 to 1957, she appeared in a number of productions on Broadway...
33. Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Soundtrack, The Talented Mr. Ripley John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began playing piano at the age of four and received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina...
34. Vivian Nathan Vivian Nathan Actress, Klute
35. Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Soundtrack, Se7en
36. Peter Garey Peter Garey Actor, A Song for Miss Julie
37. Bill Moor Bill Moor Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer
38. Marilyn Cooper Marilyn Cooper Actress, Keeping the Faith
39. Cliff Hall Cliff Hall Actor, At This Moment
40. John Griggs John Griggs Actor, The Joey Bishop Show
41. Walter Kinsella Walter Kinsella Actor, Martin Kane
42. Phillip Trent Phillip Trent Actor, The Power and the Glory
43. Joseph Bova Joseph Bova Actor, Serpico
44. Van McCoy Van McCoy Soundtrack, The Lorax Singer, songwriter and music producer Van Allen Clinton McCoy was born on January 6, 1940, in Washington, DC. He sang with the Metropolitan Baptist Church choir when he was a kid. At age 12 he began writing his own songs and performing in local amateur shows along with his older brother, Norman Jr. He was the lead singer of the doo-wop group The Starlighters...
45. Bill Alton Bill Alton Actor, Darrow Bill Alton was one of the founding members of Chicago's Second City, along with Edward Asner, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers and others. Both his wife, Dolores Alton, and his ex-wife, Zohra Lampert, were also members of the troupe. He got involved with the "Second City" while attending the University of Chicago after fighting in World War II...
46. Emmett 'Babe' Wallace Emmett 'Babe' Wallace Actor, The Black Network Truly a Renaissance man, Emett Babe Wallace, born 1909 in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the epitome of a "show-biz" person. After becoming a bouncer for Harlem's Savoy Ballroom at age 19, he went on to eventually perform as a singer there. He also performed in the most noted venues worldwide; including Small's Paradise...
47. Richard Woods Richard Woods Actor, Miller's Crossing
48. Clebert Ford Clebert Ford Actor, K-PAX
49. Leslie Barrett Leslie Barrett Actor, Another World Leslie Barrett, born on October 30, 1919 in New York City, had a lifelong and accomplished career in the theater; on Broadway, from his first role while still a teenager succeeding Billy Halop in "Dead End" in 1937, through to "The Dresser" in 1981. Between roles on Broadway, television and feature films...
50. Ray Heatherton Ray Heatherton Self, The Doorman's Opera Born In Orange, New Jersey in 1909. Ray Heatherton's family moved to Floral Park, Long Island, New York, where he made his debut as a vocalist with a jazz band that performed at local functions. He won a radio talent contest sponsored by Atwater Kent Inc. But, he made his professional debut with 'Paul Whiteman''s jazz band on Mr...
1-50 of 183 names.