The Best Actresses and Actors - Born in the 1930sby dziwnytenswiat | created - 3 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public
The current year of the competition: 1949 - Film No. 36
Here is the link to the current year: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027098760/
Points from my "The Best Films Ever Made"-Lists: Vol. 1 = 100%, Vol. 2 = 50%, Vol. 3 = 33%, Vol. 4 = 25%, Vol. 5 = 20 %, Vol. 6 = 17%
Actor | Network
Although younger brother Dwayne Hickman is probably the better-remembered sibling today with his still-huge cult following as TV's Dobie Gillis, Darryl Hickman was certainly the more popular actor and deemed more talented when they were children. During his years at MGM in the wartime 40s, Darryl ...
2. Mickey Kuhn
Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire
One of Hollywood's staple child actors during the 30s and 40s, Mickey Kuhn played alongside many a top Hollywood star from Leslie Howard and Conrad Nagel's son to playing Dick Tracy's ward. Once he reached the "awkward teens" stage, however, he found himself primarily unemployed or in unbilled ...
3. Ann E. Todd
Actress | The Blue Bird
Ann E. Todd was born Ann Todd Phillips on August 26, 1931, in Denver, Colorado. Both of her parents had extensive careers in music; her father, Burrill Phillips, was an accomplished composer and pianist. Ann also had one brother, Stephen, who was born in 1937 (and died in 1986). Ann was adopted and...
Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis
Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name ...
Actress | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Actress Peggy Ann Garner was was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Canton, Ohio. Her father was an English-born attorney, William H. Garner, who served as a U.S. Army officer during World War II. Virginia, her determined mother, got Peggy into summer stock and modeling before she was six. Estranged from her ...
6. Bobs Watson
Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Born in Los Angeles almost a year after the start of Great Depression. Bob (whose nickname 'Bobs' was given to him by his father, and for legal and professional reasons he adopted professionally) is from a family of 9 siblings; 6 boys and 3 girls. He made his first on-screen appearance as a (...
7. Natalie Wood
Actress | West Side Story
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilov) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the ...
8. Enzo Staiola
Actor | Ladri di biciclette
Actor | Shadow of a Doubt
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Robert J. Anderson was born on March 6, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA as Robert James Anderson. He was a production manager and actor, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Passenger 57 (1992) and Demolition Man (1993). He was married to Victoria Wandrey and Dorothy Ann Cochrane. He died on ...
11. Danny Mummert
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Danny Mummert was born on February 20, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Dan Easton Mummert. He was an actor, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Blondie Goes to College (1942) and Blondie in the Dough (1947). He was married to Linda Louise Earl Moreno, Mae Louise Horwitz Helms, Helene L Harnett ...
12. Larry Simms
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
After Larry's first retirement, he worked at Arabian-American Oil Company refinery in Saudi Arabia for Fluor Daniel. Later, Larry was tasked to spearhead the implementation of the Telecommunications infrastructure for a Shell refinery in Rayong, Thailand, also at the employ of Fluor Daniel.
Then he ...
13. Barbara Lawrence
Actress | Oklahoma!
Her career may have only lasted a dozen years, and the number of films slightly more than twenty, but Barbara appeared in some interesting productions. As a young girl, she was a model. While completing her studies at UCLA, she co-starred in half a dozen movies for 20th Century Fox. She appeared in...
Actor | Sciuscià
Franco Interlenghi was born on October 29, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Shoeshine (1946), I Vitelloni (1953) and The Big Night (1959). He was married to Antonella Lualdi. He died on September 10, 2015 in Rome.
15. Silvana Mangano
Actress | Dune
Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...
16. Ted Donaldson
Actor | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
17. Dean Stockwell
Actor | Quantum Leap
Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...
18. Tommy Cook
Writer | Rollercoaster
Spry, curly-haired, dark-complexioned child actor Tommy Cook's most famous roles happened during his nascent career in serial adventures. He came on the feature film scene auspiciously in the role of young Indian boy Little Beaver alongside western good guy 'Don 'Red' Barry' in the Adventures of ...
19. Richard Nichols
Actor | A Woman's Face
Richard Franklin Nichols was born on December 14, 1935 in Hollywood, California. He worked in movies from 6-months-old until about 12 years. He was the youngest of seven children, most of whom worked in movies. Older brothers worked in "Our Gang" comedies and in "The East Side Kids". Both Ray ...
20. Debra Paget
Actress | The Ten Commandments
An acting career was always in the cards for Debra Paget (nee Debralee Griffin) and her siblings, coming from a show biz family and being the offspring of a "stage mother" anxious to get her kids into the movies. Paget's sister Teala Loring got her movie breaks in the 1940s, Lisa Gaye was a film ...
21. Jimmy Hunt
Actor | Pitfall
Jimmy Hunt was born on December 4, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Walter Hunt. He is an actor, known for Pitfall (1948), Invaders from Mars (1953) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). He has been married to Roswitha T. Jager since January 26, 1963. They have three children.
Actor | Oliver Twist
John Howard Davies was born on March 9, 1939 in Paddington, London, England. He was a producer and director, known for Oliver Twist (1948), Fawlty Towers (1975) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). He was married to Linda. He died on August 22, 2011 in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, England.
23. Robert Blake
Actor | Lost Highway
American actor who began as a child in Our Gang comedies and reappeared as a powerful adult performer of leading and character roles. Born in New Jersey, the young Mickey Gubitosi won a role in MGM's Our Gang series at the age of 5. As one of the more prominent children in the Gang, he gained ...
Actor | Rio Grande
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Claude was the son of a railroad accountant. With no intentions of becoming a screen actor at the time, 12-year-old Claude Jarman, Jr. was discovered during an MGM nationwide talent search for their upcoming film, The Yearling (1946), and won the coveted role of Jody ...
25. Tony Wager
Actor | Great Expectations
Tony Wager was born on June 24, 1932 in Willesden, London, England as Anthony Alexander Wager. He is known for his work on Great Expectations (1946), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Silent Number (1974). He died on December 23, 1990 in Bali, Indonesia.
26. Bobby Driscoll
Actor | Peter Pan
Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie ...
27. Tommy Ivo
Actor | Margie
28. Janis Wilson
Actress | The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Janis Wilson was born on February 9, 1930 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Janice May Wilson. She was an actress, known for The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), My Reputation (1946) and The Creeper (1948). She was married to Sidney Victor Petertyl. She died on November 17, 2003 in Spokane, ...
29. Juanita Quigley
Actress | Imitation of Life
Juanita Quigley was born on June 24, 1931 in Los Angeles. At age 3, she began appearing in films in small roles as an extra child; these parts were often uncredited, but when Quigley did receive credit, it was under the name "Baby Jane." Her career changed when she played Baby Jessie Pullman in ...
30. Elzie Emanuel
Actor | White Witch Doctor
Elzie Emanuel was born on June 1, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elzi Emanuel. He was an actor, known for White Witch Doctor (1953), Intruder in the Dust (1949) and Jungle Jim (1955). He died on December 2, 2004 in Los Angeles.
31. Anthony Newley
Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting, after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and, two years later, played the ...
32. Diana Dors
Actress | The Long Haul
Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...
33. Patti Brady
Actress | Never Say Goodbye
34. Joan Carroll
Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis
Joan Felt was born on January 18, 1931, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Her mother was quite a famous piano player in the 1930s. Six-year-old Joan made her film debut in Walking Down Broadway (1938). She played the role of Sunny, and changed her name from Felt to Carroll. A role in Two Sisters (1938) ...
35. Sharyn Moffett
Actress | Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
A child actress who showed heart-warming potential in the 1940s, child actress Sharyn Moffett (born Patricia Sharyn Moffett) was a cute presence in a number of sentimental tales. Closer to young Margaret O'Brien than Shirley Temple in type and demeanor, Sharyn was born on September 12, 1936 in ...
36. Connie Marshall
Actress | Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
A promising blue-to-gray-eyed, blonde-haired child actress of the post-WWII years who had more talent than she was given credit for, little Connie Marshall was born on April 28, 1938 (some sources list 1933) in New York City. Her parents were not of show business stock, her father being a ...
Actor | National Velvet
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins was born on August 29, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jack Bronson Jenkins. He was an actor, known for National Velvet (1944), Boys' Ranch (1946) and Summer Holiday (1948). He was married to Glenda Larue Birmingham. He died on August 14, 2001 in Asheville, North ...
38. Yoshiko Kuga
Actress | Kono hiroi sora no dokoka ni
Yoshiko Kuga was born on January 21, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954), Jôshû to tomo ni (1956) and The Rose on His Arm (1956). She was previously married to Akihiko Hirata.
39. Patsy Parsons
Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy
Patsy Parsons was born on June 9, 1931 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) and The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942). She was married to Solon Soteras and William Powell Jr. She died on October 26, 2006 in ...
40. Luana Patten
Actress | Fun & Fancy Free
One of the first two contract players for Walt Disney Studios, she made her debut in Song of the South (1946) as a poor white child fascinated by the stories told by Uncle Remus. She made three more films as a child star, then left film for over 10 years. She returned as an ingénue in Rock, Pretty ...
41. Donn Gift
Actor | The Happy Years
Donn Gift was born on December 14, 1933 in Danville, Illinois, USA as Donald Eugene Gift. He was an actor, known for The Happy Years (1950), Fighting Father Dunne (1948) and The Enchanted Valley (1948). He died on July 8, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. 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, ...
43. Elizabeth Taylor
Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...
44. Johnny Calkins
Actor | Life with Father
Johnny Calkins was born on September 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Life with Father (1947), Divorce (1945) and Song of Arizona (1946). He died on September 28, 2003 in San Diego, California.
45. Martin Milner
Actor | Sweet Smell of Success
Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Jerre Martin, originally from Oregon, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. His father, Sam Gordon Milner, a Polish Jewish immigrant, was a film distributor. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby...