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Actress | Jules et Jim
When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...
Writer | Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...
4. Bobby Van
Actor | Kiss Me Kate
Triple-threat performer singer, dancer and actor Bobby Van was the epitome of the breezy, exuberant song-and-dance man who could enliven any film he was put into. Unfortunately, he caught the tail end of MGM's musical reign during the 1950s. Alas, the visions of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor come ...
6. Carl Steven
Actor | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Carl Steven was born on November 7, 1974 in Glendale, California, USA as Carlo Steven Krakoff. He is known for his work on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Crossings (1986). He was married to Dawn Krakoff. He died on July 31, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, ...
7. Chuck Loeb
Music_department | Moonrise Kingdom
Chuck Loeb was born on December 7, 1955 in Nyack, New York, USA as Charles Samuel Loeb. He was a composer, known for Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Exterminator (1980) and Two Much (1995). He was married to Carmen Cuesta. He died on July 31, 2017 in the USA.
Actor | El hijo del capitán Blood
Fernando Sancho was born on January 7, 1916 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He was an actor, known for The Son of Captain Blood (1962), La guerrilla (1973) and The Boldest Job in the West (1972). He was married to Maite Pardo. He died on July 31, 1990 in Madrid, Spain.
9. Fred Carson
Stunts | Timbuktu
Stuntman and actor Fred Carson was born on November 23, 1923 in Harlingen, Texas. Carson learned how to be handy with horses while growing up in Texas. Fred worked the rodeo circuit and was a trick rider prior to becoming involved in the Hollywood film industry as a stuntman and actor in the mid-...
10. Frederick Coffin
Actor | Hard to Kill
A solid, reliable working actor since the early 70s, Frederick Coffin was born January 16, 1943 to actress Winnie Collins, as one of five siblings. Educated at Western Reserve Academy, in Hudson, Ohio, Coffin was both an excellent athlete and student. It was at WRA that he first began theater ...
Actor | The Rookies
Short, dark, rough-looking and-tough-talking American character actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin received his start on the stage after debating on a law career. After a stint with the US Marine Corps, he used the GI bill instead to train in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
Throughout the early ...
12. Gore Vidal
Actor | Gattaca
Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind ...
13. James Rennie
Actor | Now, Voyager
James Rennie was born on April 18, 1889 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as James Malachi Rennie. He was an actor, known for Now, Voyager (1942), The Girl of the Golden West (1930) and Illicit (1931). He was married to Sara Madeleine Eldon McConnell and Dorothy Gish. He died on July 31, 1965 in New York...
14. Jean Jaurès
Jean Jaurès was born on September 3, 1859 in Castres, Tarn, France. He died on July 31, 1914 in Paris, France.
Actor | L'immortel
Jean-Claude Bouillon was born on December 27, 1941 in Epinay-sur-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, France as Jean Claude André Bouillon. He was an actor and costume designer, known for 22 Bullets (2010), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and Le dernier homme (1969). He was married to Ghislaine ...
17. Jim Reeves
Soundtrack | Let It Ride
Jim Reeves was one of the best of the "Nashville Sound" style country and western singers. His fame was widespread, not only in the USA, but also in Britain, India, Scandanavia and South Africa. Born in 1923 in Panola County, Texas, Jim after college began to pursue a professional baseball career ...
19. Kenny Ireland
Actor | House of Cards
George Ian Kenneth "Kenny" Ireland (7 August 1945 - 31 July 2014) was a Scottish actor and theatre director. Ireland was best known to television viewers for his role in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV in the 1980s, and for playing Donald Stewart in Benidorm from 2007 until his death in 2014.
Born in ...
21. Lenore Aubert
Lenore Aubert was born in present-day Slovenia, at the time still connected to the Austro-Hungarian Empire (her French name was pure Hollywood hokum, designed to make her background more exotic - though she did live for some time in Paris). Eleanore Maria Leisner was the daughter of an Austrian ...
23. Mariana Karr
Actress | Lazos de amor
Karr was born Maria Elena Copola in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She headed the cast of several soap operas in the 70s and 80s such as Rebelde y solitario (1982), Llena de amor (1980), Quiero morir mañana (1987) among others. In 1985, she headed a famous movie, with actress Maria Valenzuela, ...
24. Michael Ansara
Actor | The Message
Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...
25. Robert Francis
Actor | The Caine Mutiny
Relatively new to Hollywood, Robert Francis, 25, was a rising young actor on the verge of film stardom, when on 31 July, 1955, he, along with a friend, actress Ann Russell, were both killed instantly, after private plane owned by Joe Kirkwood Jr. which he was piloting, crashed. The plane had just ...
26. Roddy Piper
Actor | They Live
Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...
Writer | Ladri di biciclette
Suso Cecchi D'Amico was born on July 21, 1914 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giovanna Cecchi. She was a writer, known for Bicycle Thieves (1948), Rocco and His Brothers (1960) and To Live in Peace (1947). She was married to Fidele d'Amico. She died on July 31, 2010 in Rome.
30. Virginia Grey
Actress | Airport
Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927). After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in ...