List of guest stars who were on The Muppet Show!

by Nate76 | created - 30 Jan 2011 | updated - 01 Jan 2015 | Public

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1. Julie Andrews

Actress | The Sound of Music

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...

Dame Julia (Julie) Elizabeth Andrews Edwards (nee Wells) DBE is an English film\stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She was born on October 1, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

2. Alan Arkin

Actor | Argo

Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.

He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946, the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to ...

Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, and singer-songwriter. He was born on March 26, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York.

3. Charles Aznavour

Soundtrack | Notting Hill

Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to ...

Shahnour (Charles) Vaghenag Aznavourian OC OQ is a French-Armenian singer-songwriter, actor, public activist, and diplomat. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Paris, France.

4. Joan Baez

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Joan Baez was the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and Joan Bridge Baez. At age 10, her father took a job (and the family) to Baghdad, Iraq, for a year, after which they moved to Palo Alto, CA, home of Stanford University. In 1956, she bought her first guitar and heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ...

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer-songwriter and activist. She was born on January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York City, New York.

5. Pearl Bailey

Soundtrack | The Fox and the Hound

Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where ...

Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. She was born on March 29, 1918 in Southampton County, Virginia, and she died on August 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (age 72)

6. Kaye Ballard

Actress | The Girl Most Likely

Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she has in a career now broaching seven decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper has drawn laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As ...

Catherine Gloria Ballotta (Kaye Ballard) is an American musical theatre and television actress, comedian, and singer. She was born on November 20, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

7. Shirley Bassey

Soundtrack | Moonraker

Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE is a Welsh singer. She was born on January 8, 1937 in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales.

8. Harry Belafonte

Actor | Bobby

Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also,...

Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr. (Harry Belafonte) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and social activist. He was born on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York.

9. Marisa Berenson

Actress | Cabaret

Marisa Berenson was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Cabaret (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016). She was previously married to Aaron Richard Golub and Jim Randall.

Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson is an American actress, and model. She was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York.

10. Candice Bergen

Actress | Murphy Brown

One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...

Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She was born on May 9, 1946 in Beverly Hills, California.

11. Edgar Bergen

Actor | Fun & Fancy Free

Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edgar John Berggren. He was an actor, known for Fun & Fancy Free (1947), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Song of the Open Road (1944). He was married to Frances Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Edgar John Bergen was an American ventriloquist, actor, and radio performer. He was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, and he died on September 30, 1978 in Paradise, Nevada (age 75)

12. Milton Berle

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Milton Berle was born Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908, in New York City. He was educated at New York Professional Children's School and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora" in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He appeared at the Palace Theater in New York in 1931, ...

Milton Berlinger (Berle) was an American comedian, and actor. He was born on July 12, 1908 in New York City, New York, and he died on March 27, 2002 in Los Angeles, California (age 93)

13. Wally Boag

Actor | The Absent Minded Professor

A performer at Disneyland for many years. A big influence on a young Disneyland employee, Steve Martin, who was fascinated with Boag's zany comedy and balloon animals.

Wallace (Wally) Vincent Boag was an American performer, actor, and comedian. He was born on September 13, 1920 in Portland, Oregon, and he died on June 3, 2011 in Santa Monica, California (age 90)

14. Victor Borge

Actor | Higher and Higher

Pianist, composer, songwriter, entertainer and actor, educated at Borgerdydskolen and the Conservatory of Copenhagen. He studied with Egon Petri and Frederic Lammond. His concert career began in 1922, and he performed in a musical revue in 1934, and in films by 1937. Arriving in the US in 1940, he ...

Borge Rosenbaum (Victor Borge) was a Danish-American pianist, comedian, and conductor. He was born on January 3, 1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and he died on December 23, 2000 in Greenwich, Connecticut (age 91)

15. Andres Bossard

Actor | Viva el espectáculo

Andres Bossard was born on August 9, 1944 in Zürich, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Viva el espectáculo (1990) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982). He died on March 25, 1992.

Andres Bossard was a Swedish mime. He was born on August 9, 1944 (birthplace unknown), and he died on March 25, 1992 (deathplace unknown) (age 47)

16. Teresa Brewer

Soundtrack | Those Redheads from Seattle

Teresa Brewer made her debut on "The Major Bowes Amateur Hour" radio program in 1936 and toured with the show until 1943. She made her first recording in 1949 and her first big record was "Music! Music! Music!" It debuted on 4 February 1950 and was Number 1 on the Top 10 charts for four weeks.

Theresa Breuer (Teresa Brewer) was an American singer. She was born on May 7, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio, and she died on October 17, 2007 in New Rochelle, New York (age 76)

17. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

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...

Carol Creighton Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer. She was born on April 26, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas.

18. George Burns

Actor | Oh, God!

George Burns was born on January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Birnbaum. He was an actor and producer, known for Oh, God! (1977), Going in Style (1979) and The Sunshine Boys (1975). He was married to Gracie Allen and Hannah Siegel. He died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los...

Naftaly "Nathan" Birnbaum (George Burns) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was born on January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York, and he died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California (age 100)

19. Ruth Buzzi

Actress | Laugh-In

Ruth Buzzi was Born July 24, 1936 in South County (Westerly), Rhode Island to Rena Pauline and Angelo Peter Buzzi, a nationally recognized stone sculptor. She Raised in Wequetequock, Connecticut, and attended Stonington High School. She Gained experience as a cheerleader performing before crowds at...

Ruth Ann Buzzi is an American comedian, and a film\stage\theatre actress. She was born on July 24, 1936 in Westerly, Rhode Island.

20. Dyan Cannon

Actress | Heaven Can Wait

Perhaps best known for her trademark curly blond tresses and her faithful appearances at L.A. Lakers basketball games, Dyan Cannon has enjoyed nearly fifty years in the entertainment industry. Born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington, Cannon had early dreams of becoming an actress. She made...

Samille Diane Friesen (Dyan Cannon) is an American film\television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer. She was born on January 4, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington.

21. Lynda Carter

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Linda Jean Cordova Carter. She is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Sky High (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). She has been married to Robert Altman since January 29, 1984. They have two children. She was previously ...

Linda (Lynda) Jean Cordova Carter is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona.

22. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

John R "JR" (Johnny) Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author. He was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, and he died on September 12, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee (age 71)

23. Carol Channing

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in...

Carol Elaine Channing is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She was born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington.

24. Petula Clark

Soundtrack | Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Petula Clark was a star at the age of 11. She starred in British concert halls and on BBC radio singing for the troops during WWII. She was a child star in a series of British films from the end of WWII through to the early 1950s,and by 1954 was having hit records. After a move to France in 1960, ...

Petula Sally Olwen Clark CBE is an English singer-songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 15, 1932 in Epsom, Surrey, England.

25. Roy Clark

Soundtrack | Hee Haw

Roy Clark was born on April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia, USA as Roy Linwood Clark. He has been married to Barbara Joyce Rupard since August 31, 1957. They have four children.

Roy Linwood Clark is an American musician. He was born on April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia.

26. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He was born on October 27, 1939 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England.

27. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

James Harrison Coburn III was an American film\television actor. He was born on August 31, 1928 in Laurel, Nebraska, and he died on November 18, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California (age 74)

28. James Coco

Actor | Murder by Death

Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...

James Emil Coco was an American actor. He was born on March 21, 1930 in New York City, New York, and he died on February 25, 1987 in New York City, New York (age 56)

29. Judy Collins

Actress | Junior

Judy Collins was born on May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Judith Marjorie Collins. She has been married to Louis Nelson since April 16, 1996. She was previously married to Peter A. Taylor.

Judith (Judy) Marjorie Collins is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington.

30. Rita Coolidge

Soundtrack | Octopussy

Rita Coolidge was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee, USA as Rita Faye Coolidge. She has been married to Tatsuya Suda since June 19, 2004. She was previously married to Kris Kristofferson.

Rita Coolidge is an American singer. She was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee.

31. Alice Cooper

Soundtrack | Wayne's World

Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally ...

Vincent Damon Furnier (Alice Cooper) is an American singer-songwriter. He was born on February 4, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.

32. Mac Davis

Soundtrack | Next

Mac Davis was born on January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Morris Mac Davis. He has been married to Lise Gerard since 1982. They have two children. He was previously married to Sarah Barg and Fran Cook.

Morris Mac Davis an American singer-songwriter, and actor. He was born on January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas.

33. Dom DeLuise

Actor | The Secret of NIMH

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 ...

Dominick (Dom) DeLuise was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He was born on August 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, and he died on May 4, 2009 in Santa Monica, California (age 75)

34. John Denver

Soundtrack | Armageddon

His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other...

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (Denver) was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. He was born on December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, and he died on October 12, 1997 in Monterey Bay, California (age 53)

35. Phyllis Diller

Actress | A Bug's Life

The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or ...

Phyllis Ada Driver (Diller) was an American actress and comedian. She was born on July 17, 1917 in Lima, Ohio, and she died on August 20, 2012 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California (age 95)

36. Sandy Duncan

Actress | The Swan Princess

This wholesome "Chatty Cathy" delight had all the earmarkings of becoming a dithery TV star in the early 70s and a couple of sitcom vehicles were handed to her with silver platter-like enthusiasm. Neither, however, made the best use of her elfin charm and both series died a quick death. Nonetheless...

Sandra (Sandy) Kay Duncan is an American stage\television\film actress, singer, and dancer. She was born on February 20, 1946 in Henderson, Texas.

37. Dale Evans

Soundtrack | The Roy Rogers Show

American leading lady of musical westerns of the 1940s. Born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas. She was raised in Texas and Arkansas. Married at 14 and a mother at 15, she was divorced at 17 (some sources say widowed). Intent on a singing career, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and worked in ...

Lucille Wood Smith (Dale Evans) was an American singer-songwriter, writer, and actress. She was born on October 31, 1912 in Uvalde, Texas, and she died on February 7, 2001 in Apple Valley, California (age 88)

38. Lola Falana

Actress | The Liberation of L.B. Jones

Born in Philadelphia in 1942, Lola Falana left home as a teenager to seek her fortune in entertainment. She often slept in subway stations before finding work. She studied African dance, and her big break came when she appeared opposite Sammy Davis Jr. in "Golden Boy" on Broadway in 1964. She then ...

Loletha (Lola) Elaine Falana is an American singer, dancer, and actress. She was born on September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey.

39. Marty Feldman

Actor | Young Frankenstein

"I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died.

This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934, in London, England. His parents were of Ukrainian Jewish heritage (from ...

Martin (Marty) Alan Feldman was an English writer, comedian, and actor. He was born on July 8, 1934 in London, England, and he died on December 2, 1982 in Mexico City, Mexico (age 48)

40. Bruce Forsyth

Actor | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth had a career spanning eight decades, in which he went from struggling variety performer to Saturday night TV stardom. On the way, he became one of the most recognisable entertainers in the business, driven by what appeared to be inexhaustible energy. He became ...

Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE is an English television show host, and entertainer. He was born on February 22, 1928 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England.

41. Floriana Frassetto

Actress | Northern Exposure

Floriana Frassetto was born on December 9, 1950 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Floriana Donina Roberta Frassetto. She is an actress, known for Northern Exposure (1990), Viva el espectáculo (1990) and The John Larroquette Show (1993).

Floriana Frassetto is a Swedish mime (birthdate, birthplace, deathdate, deathplace, and age at death are unkown)

42. Crystal Gayle

Soundtrack | The Hateful Eight

Born January 9, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky, Crystal Gayle moved with her family to Wabash, Indiana, when she was still quite young. Her music career was given a big boost by her older sister, country superstar Loretta Lynn. Loretta thought that Crystal's real name of Brenda Gail Webb was not ...

Brenda Gail Webb (Crystal Gayle) is an American singer. She was born on January 9, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky.

43. Phyllis George

Actress | Meet the Parents

Phyllis George was born on June 25, 1949 in Denton, Texas, USA as Phyllis Ann George. She is an actress, known for Meet the Parents (2000), My Wife Is Retarded (2007) and The $25,000 Pyramid (1974). She was previously married to John Y. Brown and Robert Evans.

Phyllis Ann George Brown is an American businesswoman, actress, and former sportscaster. She was born on June 25, 1949 in Denton, Texas.

44. 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 ...

John (Dizzy) Birks Gillespie was an American singer-songwriter, bandleader, and musician. He was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina, and he died on January 6, 1993 in Englewood, New Jersey (age 75)

45. Joel Grey

Actor | Cabaret

Joel Grey was born on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joel David Katz. He is an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and Dancer in the Dark (2000). He was previously married to Jo Wilder.

Joel David Katz (Grey) is an American film\stage actor, singer, and dancer. He was born on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio.

46. Arlo Guthrie

Soundtrack | Alice's Restaurant

Arlo Guthrie was born July 10, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York; the son of legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease. Arlo grew up surrounded by renowned folk musicians...

Arlo Davy Guthrie is an American singer. He was born on July 10, 1947 in Coney Island, New York City, New York.

47. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: The Force ...

Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, voice artist, producer, director, and writer. He was born on September 25, 1951 in Oakland, California.

48. Valerie Harper

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Making people laugh is only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extends from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday. ...

Valerie Harper is an American actress. She was born on August 22, 1939 in Suffern, New York.

49. Debbie Harry

Actress | Videodrome

Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited ...

Angela Trimble (adoption name Deborah (Debbie) Ann Harry) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was born on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida.

50. Florence Henderson

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Florence Henderson was considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations.

Jerold Franks, friend ...

Florence Agnes Henderson is an American actress and singer. She was born on February 14, 1934 in Dale, Indiana.

51. Doug Henning

Actor | The Magic Show

Doug Henning was born on May 3, 1947 in Fort Garry, Manitoba, Canada as Douglas James Henning. He was married to Debby Douillard and Barbara De Angelis. He died on February 7, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician and politician. He was born on May 3, 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and he died on February 7, 2000 in Los Angeles, California (age 52)

52. Bob Hope

Actor | The Ghost Breakers

Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents...

Leslie Townes Hope KBE KCSG KSS was an American comedian and actor. He was born on May 29, 1903 in Eltham, London, England, and he died on July 27, 2003 in Toulca Lake, Los Angeles, California (age 100)

53. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to...

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. She was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, and she died on May 9, 2010 in New York City, New York (age 92)

54. Glenda Jackson

Actress | A Touch of Class

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

Glenda May Jackson CBE MP is an actress, and politician. She was born on May 9, 1936 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

55. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

Sir Reginald Kenneth Dwight CBE Hon DMus Hon RAM (Elton Hercules John) is an English singer-songwriter, and actor. He was born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

56. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera...

Madeline Gail Wolfson (Kahn) was an American actress, comedian, and singer. She was born on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, and she died on December 3, 1999 in New York City, New York (age 57)

57. Danny Kaye

Soundtrack | The Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye left school at the age of 13 to work in the so-called Borscht Belt of Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. It was there he learned the basics of show biz. From there he went through a series of jobs in and out of the business. In 1939, he made his Broadway debut in "Straw Hat Revue,...

David Daniel Kaminsky (Danny Kaye) was an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. He was born on January 18, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, and he died on March 3, 1987 in Los Angeles, California (age 74)

58. Gene Kelly

Actor | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

Eugene (Gene) Curran Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was born on August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he died on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California (age 83)

59. Gladys Knight

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les Brown, Barry...

Gladys Maria Knight is an American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. She was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia.

60. Don Knotts

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century.

His first stint as an...

Jesse (Don) Donald Knotts was an American actor, and comedian. He was born on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and he died on February 24, 2006 in Los Angeles, California (age 81)

61. Harvey Korman

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Harvey Korman was a lanky, popular TV comedy veteran with a flair for broad comic characterizations, who shone for a decade as leading man and second banana par excellence on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) but failed to find much success in his own projects.

Harvey Herschel Korman was born in Chicago...

Harvey Herschel Korman was an American actor, and comedian. He was born on February 15, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, and he died on May 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, California (age 81)

62. Kris Kristofferson

Actor | Blade

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...

Kristoffer (Kris) Kristofferson BPhil is an American singer-songwriter, and actor. He was born on June 22, 1936 in Brownsville, Texas.

63. Cheryl Ladd

Actress | Millennium

Cheryl Ladd was born on July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota, USA as Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor. She is an actress, known for Millennium (1989), Poison Ivy (1992) and Charlie's Angels (1976). She has been married to Brian Russell since January 3, 1981. She was previously married to David Ladd.

Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor (Ladd) is an American actress, singer, and author. She was born on July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota.

64. Cleo Laine

Actress | The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Cleo Laine was born on October 28, 1927 in Middlesex, England as Clementine Dinah Bullock. She was previously married to John Dankworth and George Langridge.

Dame Clementina Dinah Campbell DBE, (Cleo Laine) Lady Dankworth is an English singer, and actress. She was born on October 28, 1927 in Southall, Middlesex, England.

65. Chris Langham

Actor | The Thick of It

Chris Langham was born on April 14, 1949 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Thick of It (2005), Help (2005) and Life of Brian (1979). He is married to Christine Cartwright. They have two children. He was previously married to Sue Jones-Davies.

Christopher (Chris) Langham is an English writer, actor, and comedian. He was born on April 14, 1949 in London, England.

66. Linda Lavin

Actress | Alice

Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...

Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She was born on October 15, 1937 in Portland, Maine.

67. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co....

Cloris Leachman is an American stage\film\television actress. She was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa.

68. Liberace

Actor | The Loved One

Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...

Wladziu Valentino Liberace was an American musician. He was born on May 16, 1919 in West Allis, Wisconsin, and he died on February 4, 1987 in Palm Springs, California (age 67)

69. Hal Linden

Actor | Barney Miller

Born in 1931, Bronx-born Hal Linden was the son of Charles Lipshitz and Frances Rosen and had an older brother who would become a future professor of music at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Similarly musical, Hal took up classical clarinet in his late teens and played regularly with symphony...

Harold Lipshitz (Hal Linden) is an American stage\television actor, and television director. He was born on March 20, 1931 in New York City, New York.

70. Rich Little

Actor | Better Off Dead...

Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart...

Richard (Rich) Caruthers Little is a Canadian-American impressionist, and actor. He was born on November 26, 1938 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

71. Loretta Lynn

Soundtrack | High Crimes

Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA as Loretta Webb. She was previously married to Oliver Lynn.

Loretta Lynn (nee Webb) is an American singer-songwriter, and author. She was born on April 14, 1935 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

72. Melissa Manchester

Soundtrack | The Great Mouse Detective

She attended the Manhattan School of Music and Arts and learned to play the Piano and Harpsicord. Her father is a Basson player in the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In the early 1970s, Melissa studied songwriting at the University School of the Arts in New York City, under the direction of ...

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter, and actress. She was born on February 15, 1951 in New York City, New York.

73. Steve Martin

Writer | Roxanne

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic ...

Stephen (Steve) Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer. He was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas.

74. Ethel Merman

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having ...

Ethel Agnes Zimmermann (Merman) was an American actress and singer. She was born on January 16, 1908 in Astoria, Queens, New York, and she died on February 15, 1984 in New York City, New York (age 76)

75. Roger Miller

Soundtrack | Robin Hood

Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Roger Dean Miller. He was married to Mary Miller, Leah Kendrick and Barbara Louise Crow. He died on October 25, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Roger Dean Miller was an American singer-songwriter, and actor. He was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, and he died on October 25, 1992 in Los Angeles, California (age 56)

76. Spike Milligan

Actor | The Bed Sitting Room

Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing the trumpet in local jazz bands.

He joined the British ...

Terence (Spike) Alan Patrick Sean Milligan was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier, and actor. He was born on April 16, 1918 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, British India, and he died on February 27, 2002 in Rye, East Sussex, England (age 83)

77. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

Liza May Minnelli is an American actress, and singer. She was born on March 12, 1946 in Hollywood, California.

78. Dudley Moore

Actor | Arthur

Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, ...

Dudley Stuart John Moore CBE was an English actor, comedian, and musician. He was born on April 19, 1935 in Hammersmith, London, England, and he died on March 27, 2002 in Plainfield, New Jersey (age 66)

79. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...

Sir Roger George Moore KBE is an English actor. He was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England.

80. Rita Moreno

Actress | West Side Story

Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. One of the very few performers (and the very first) to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, she was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) ...

Rosita Dolores Alverio (Rita Moreno) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer, and actress. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

81. Jaye P. Morgan

Actress | Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Sassy, dusky-voiced entertainer Jaye P. Morgan was not always so sassy, but today this is for which she is fondly remembered. She was born Mary Margaret Morgan in 1931 and began performing at an early age for family and friends. She eagerly entertained at school assemblies and, when she graduated ...

Mary Margaret (Jaye P) Morgan is an American singer, actress, and game show panelist. She was born on December 3, 1931 in Montezuma County, Colorado.

82. Zero Mostel

Actor | The Producers

Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of an Orthodox Jewish family. Raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the young Zero, known as Sammy, developed his talent for painting and drawing at art classes provided by the ...

Samuel (Zero) Joel Mostel was an American stage\film actor. He was born on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, and he died on September 8, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (age 62)

83. Anne Murray

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Anne Murray is a major recording star. She has won numerous Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, as well as a number of Juno Awards in her native Canada. Anne lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children. She has sold over 24 million records. She is known for such hits as "Snowbird",...

Morna Anne Murray CC ONS is a Canadian singer. She was born on June 20, 1945 in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

84. Jim Nabors

Actor | Gomer Pyle: USMC

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. ...

James (Jim) Thurston Nabors is an American actor, and singer. He was born on June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama.

85. Rudolf Nureyev

Actor | Valentino

He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/...

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Russian dancer. He was born on March 17, 1938 near Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, and he died on January 6, 1993 in Levallois-Perret, France (age 54)

Note: Nureyev's exact birthplace is unverified, because he was born on a Trans-Siberian train.

86. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast ...

Bernadette Lazzara (Peters) is an American actress, singer, and author. She was born on February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.

87. Vincent Price

Actor | The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor. He was born on May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, and he died on October 25, 1993 in Los Angeles, California (age 82)

88. Juliet Prowse

Actress | Can-Can

Born in India to South African parents, Juliet studied to be a dancer from the age of 4. Attending the Royal Academy of Dance, by the time Juliet was 14, she was deemed too tall at just under six feet to enter the world of ballet. She signed as a chorus dancer with the London Palladium and then ...

Juliet Anne Prowse was an Anglo-Indian dancer, and actress. She was born on September 25, 1936 in Bombay, India, and she died on September 14, 1996 in Los Angeles, California (age 59)

89. Gilda Radner

Actress | Saturday Night Live

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a ...

Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian, and actress. She was born on June 28, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, and she died on May 20, 1989 in Los Angeles, California (age 42)

90. Jean-Pierre Rampal

Soundtrack | Stuey

Jean-Pierre Rampal was born on January 22, 1922 in Marseille, France. He died on May 20, 2000 in Paris, France.

Jean-Pierre Louis Rampal was a French musician. He was born on January 7, 1922 in Marseilles, France, and he died on May 20, 2000 in Paris, France (age 78)

91. Tony Randall

Actor | The Odd Couple

Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. He attended Tulsa Central High School and later Northwestern University and New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After graduating, he starred in two plays: George Bernard Shaw's '...

Arthur Leonard Rosenberg (Tony Randall) was an American actor, comedian, producer, and director. He was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he died on May 17, 2004 in New York City, New York (age 84)

92. Lou Rawls

Soundtrack | Payback

Rawls was born on 1st December 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. His father abandoned his family and Lou was raised by his grandmother. His first meeting with music was when he was seven years old, in a Baptist church choir. He was mostly influenced by the Chicago Regal theatre where he had the ...

Louis (Lou) Allen Rawls was an American singer\songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was born on December 1, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, and he died on January 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California (age 72)

93. Helen Reddy

Soundtrack | Airport 1975

The #1 Grammy-winning "I Am Woman" became not only THE anthem of the feminist movement during the radical 1970s, but also the signature song for its crop-haired composer and singer Helen Reddy. Three decades later this is the hit people still remember her for, despite the fact she had an abundance ...

Helen Reddy is an Australian-American singer, actress, and activist. She was born on October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia.

94. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

Lynn Rachel Redgrave OBE was an English actress. She was born on March 8, 1943 in Marylebone, London, England, and she died on May 2, 2010 in Kent, Connecticut (age 67)

95. Christopher Reeve

Actor | Superman

Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his ...

Christopher D'Olier Reeve is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He was born on September 25, 1952 in New York City, New York, and he died on October 10, 2004 in Mount Kisco, New York (age 52)

96. Buddy Rich

Soundtrack | Whiplash

Buddy Rich was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Bernard Rich. He was married to Marie Allison. He died on April 2, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Bernard (Buddy) Rich is an American musician, and bandleader. He was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, and he died on April 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, California (age 69)

97. Kenny Rogers

Soundtrack | Six Pack

Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a ...

Kenneth (Kenny) Donald Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, enterpreneur, photographer, and author. He was born on August 21, 1938 in Houston, Texas.

98. Roy Rogers

Soundtrack | South of Santa Fe

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that ...

Leonard Franklin Slye (Roy Rogers) was an American singer and actor. He was born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinatti, Ohio, and he died on July 6, 1998 in Apple Valley, California (age 86)

99. Linda Ronstadt

Actress | The Pirates of Penzance

Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Linda Maria Ronstadt.

Linda Marie Rondstadt is an American singer. She was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona.

100. Diana Ross

Actress | Lady Sings the Blues

Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children of African-American parents Ernestine Lillian (Moten), a schoolteacher, and Fred Earl Ross, who served in the ...

Diana Ross is an American singer\songwriter, and actress. She was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.



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