Women Of 80's Sitcoms

by dmclaughlinabq | created - 16 Jul 2013 | updated - 28 Aug 2013 | Public

1. Shelley Long

Actress | Cheers

Shelley Lee Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday, August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, the only child of Ivadine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Leland Long, a teacher who had previously worked in the rubber industry. Shelley attended school at Kekionga Junior High for ...

--Cheers--

2. Rhea Perlman

Actress | Cheers

Rhea Perlman was born on March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Rhea Jo Perlman. She is an actress and producer, known for Cheers (1982), Matilda (1996) and Canadian Bacon (1995). She has been married to Danny DeVito since January 28, 1982. They have three children.

--Cheers--

3. Bebe Neuwirth

Actress | Cheers

Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of Sydney Anne, an artist, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, she started out as a dancer. Her New York career started out in "A Chorus Line". She won a Tony Award for her part in "Sweet Charity" and two Emmy ...

--Cheers--

4. Kirstie Alley

Actress | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Kirstie Alley was born on January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Kirstie Louise Alley. She is an actress and producer, known for Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Look Who's Talking (1989) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). She was previously married to Parker Stevenson and Robert Alley.

--Cheers--

5. Polly Holliday

Actress | Gremlins

The normally erudite, soft-spoken and well-mannered Alabama-born actress Polly Holliday had accumulated quite an extensive theater background by the time she hit it big on 70s TV as the brash, uninhibited, gum-cracking waitress Florence Jean Castleberry (Flo for short) on the popular sitcom Alice (...

--Flo--

6. Lucy Lee Flippin

Actress | Annie Hall

Lucy Lee Flippin was born on July 23, 1943. She appeared as the third obscene phone caller in the X-rated film, The Telephone Book (1971). With over 60 film and television appearances under her belt, she is best remembered as Eliza Jane Wilder in Little House on the Prairie (1974), Fran Castleberry...

--Flo--

7. Joyce Bulifant

Actress | Airplane!

Joyce Bulifant was born on December 16, 1937 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Joyce Collins Boulifant. She is an actress, known for Airplane! (1980), Dirty Love (2005) and American Playhouse (1981). She was previously married to Roger Perry, Glade Bruce Hansen, William Asher, Edward Mallory and ...

--Flo--

8. Nancy Dussault

Actress | The In-Laws

Nancy Dussault was born on June 30, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for The In-Laws (1979), The Nurse (1997) and Alias (2001). She has been married to Valentine Mayer since February 24, 1985. She was previously married to James Dunton Travis.

--Too Close For Comfort--

9. Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Actress | The Warriors

Deborah Van Valkenburgh is a Los Angeles-based Actress, Singer, Artist and Writer working in all manner of media including TV, Film and Theatre across the globe.

Deborah graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a BFA in Painting & Drawing. However, performing has always been an integral ...

--Too Close For Comfort--

10. Lydia Cornell

Actress | Curb Your Enthusiasm

With 20-34 million viewers Tuesday nights on ABC prime time, and more in worldwide syndication, Best Actress nominee for AFI at Method Fest and People's Choice Award winner Lydia Cornell is best known for her starring role on the hit ABC series "Too Close for Comfort" as Emmy legend Ted Knight's ...

--Too Close For Comfort--

11. Nell Carter

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Her trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice that could out-snarl Eartha Kitt and Fran Drescher put together, short (4'11"), round, and robust Nell Carter was one indomitable, in-your-face firecracker...and it made her a star. She was born Nell Ruth Hardy in 1948 in Birmingham...

--Gimme A Break--

12. Lara Jill Miller

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Lara Jill is best known as "Samantha" from the NBC series Gimme a Break! (1981) for 6 seasons. Prior to her TV debut, she toured the US and starred on Broadway along side Dick Van Dyke in "The Musica Man." Lara Jill graduated from NYU, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned her JD from...

--Gimme A Break--

13. Lauri Hendler

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Lauri Hendler was born on April 22, 1965 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA as Lauri Rachel Hendler. She is an actress, known for Gimme a Break! (1981), Saints Row IV (2013) and Saints Row: The Third (2011).

--Gimme A Break--

14. Telma Hopkins

Actress | The Love Guru

Telma Hopkins was born on October 28, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Telma Louise Hopkins. She is an actress, known for The Love Guru (2008), Half & Half (2002) and Family Matters (1989). She was previously married to Donald B. Alen.

--Gimme A Break--

15. Marilu Henner

Actress | L.A. Story

Marilu Henner was born on April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski. She is known for her work on L.A. Story (1991), Taxi (1978) and Johnny Dangerously (1984). She has been married to Michael Brown since December 21, 2006. She was previously married to Robert Lieberman ...

--Taxi--

16. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

--Taxi--

17. Kim Fields

Actress | The Facts of Life

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Kim Victoria Fields. She is an actress and director, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Living Single (1993) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). She has been married to Christopher Morgan since July 23, 2007. They ...

--The Facts Of Life--

18. Mindy Cohn

Actress | The Facts of Life

Mindy Cohn was born on May 20, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melinda Heather Cohn. She is an actress and producer, known for The Facts of Life (1979), What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002) and The Boy Who Could Fly (1986).

--The Facts Of Life--

19. Nancy McKeon

Actress | The Facts of Life

Nancy McKeon was born in Westbury, New York, on Monday, April 4th, 1966, to Don & Barbara McKeon, began modeling baby clothes for the Sears & Roebuck catalog at the age of two and she and her brother did over sixty-five commercials in seven years. When her brother, Philip McKeon, won a role on the ...

--The Facts Of Life--

20. 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....

--The Facts Of Life--

21. Julie Piekarski

Actress | The Facts of Life

Julie Piekarski was born on January 2, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Julie Ann Piekarski. She is an actress, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Importance of Doubting Tom (2016). She has been married to John Probst since 1986. They have three children.

--The Facts Of Life--

22. Charlotte Rae

Actress | The Facts of Life

Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was raised on a farm, the middle of two sisters, Beverly and Mimi. Her parents, Esther (Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, but eventually wound...

--The Facts Of Life-- --Diff'rent Strokes--

23. Mary Jo Catlett

Actress | Serial Mom

An unmistakeably happy and hearty veteran character actress and comedienne who has found success in all three mediums (stage, film and television) with her trademark flowery voice, giddy demeanor and ever-cheery disposition, the endearing Mary Jo Catlett is now broaching five decades in the ...

--Diff'rent Strokes--

24. Dixie Carter

Actress | Designing Women

Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...

--Diff'rent Strokes--

25. Susan Clark

Actress | Porky's

Award-winning Canadian actress Susan Clark, born on March 8, 1943, took up acting at an early age (12) in her hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. Her family moved to Toronto around that period of time and she joined the Toronto Children's Players Theatre. Her first professional curtain call took place on ...

--Webster--

26. Julia Duffy

Actress | Newhart

October 2018 her book Bad Auditions is released online and in stores. In it she tells stories of her own 'bad' auditions, in an irreverent manner, in order to help prepare young actors for the real world of auditioning. It features a foreword by director Michael Lehmann and a cover blurb by Danny ...

--Newhart--

27. Sally Struthers

Actress | All in the Family

Cute as a button and with a petite, porcelain prettiness and vulnerability that endeared her to the American public, Sally Struthers nabbed a series role in the early 1970s and became a solid part of TV history as a member of a dysfunctional family quartet in the milestone sitcom, All in the Family...

--Gloria-- --9 To 5--

28. Valerie Curtin

Writer | ...and justice for all.

Valerie Curtin was born on March 31, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for ...and justice for all. (1979), All the President's Men (1976) and Toys (1992). She was previously married to Barry Levinson.

--9 To 5--

29. 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) ...

--9 To 5--

30. Jean Marsh

Actress | Willow

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of ...

--9 To 5--

31. Tiffany Brissette

Actress | Small Wonder

Tiffany began her "career" at the very young age of 2 years old. Her mother entered her in many pageants and talent competitions during her young life. That led to television voice-over work and many commercial appearances which included "Care Bears", "Florida Orange Juice", "IBM", "Jell-O Puddin' ...

--Small Wonder--

32. Bonnie Franklin

Actress | One Day at a Time

Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV ...

--One Day At A Time--

33. Valerie Bertinelli

Actress | One Day at a Time

Valerie Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Her father was a General Motors executive. In her early teens, her father was transferred to a GM assembly plant in the Detroit, Michigan area and her family resided in Clarkston, Michigan where she attended Clarkston Middle School. A short time ...

--One Day At A Time--

34. Mackenzie Phillips

Actress | American Graffiti

Mackenzie Phillips was known for her role in the 1973 hit movie American Graffiti (1973). Two years later, she got the role that changed her life in the 1975 sitcom One Day at a Time (1975). The show was an instant success, and everything was going well until the third season was launched, when she...

--One Day At A Time--

35. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

--One Day At A Time--

36. Shelley Fabares

Actress | The Donna Reed Show

Vibrant, increasingly lovely teen fave Shelley Fabares withstood the test of time by transitioning successfully into adult parts unlike many of her 1960s "teen queen" peers who faded quickly into the memory books. She was born Michele Marie Fabares on January 19, 1944, in sunny Santa Monica, ...

--One Day At A Time-- --Coach--

37. Clare Carey

Actress | Smokin' Aces

Clare Carey was born on June 11, 1967 in Rhodesia as Clare Tendai Carey. She is an actress and producer, known for Smokin' Aces (2006), Jericho (2006) and NCIS (2003). She is married to Seth Seaberg. They have two children.

--Coach--

38. Susan Saint James

Actress | McMillan & Wife

Susan Saint James was a lovely and loony TV successor to Shirley MacLaine, her mildly kooky and clumsy free spirits came into vogue in the "free love" era of the late 60s.

Saint James was born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California, to Constance (Geiger), a teacher, and Charles Daniel Miller, ...

--Kate And Allie--

39. Jane Curtin

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live (1975). Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also ...

--Kate And Allie--

40. Allison Smith

Actress | Kate & Allie

Allison Smith's career started at the age of nine in the Broadway musical "Evita", which was quickly followed by her landing the title role of "Annie" on Broadway in the musical, "Annie", at the age of ten. She was the longest-running and youngest star of a Broadway musical at that time and played ...

--Kate And Alley--

41. Ari Meyers

Actress | Kate & Allie

Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino's stepdaughter in Al Pacino's Author! Author! (1982) and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school ...

--Kate And Allie--

42. Phylicia Rashad

Actress | The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. ...

--The Cosby Show--

43. Tempestt Bledsoe

Actress | The Cosby Show

Tempestt Bledsoe was born on August 1, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Tempestt K. Bledsoe. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), ParaNorman (2012) and N-Secure (2010).

--The Cosby Show--

44. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), House of Payne (2006) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). She was previously married to Ed Hartwell.

--The Cosby Show--

45. Sabrina Le Beauf

Actress | The Cosby Show

Sabrina Marie LeBeauf was born in New Orleans, and grew up in Los Angeles. She was a cast member in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora and Delia Ephron at the Westside Theatre in New York, the Delaware Theatre Center and the Scottsdale Centre for the Arts. She has done numerous roles at the ...

--The Cosby Show--

46. Clarice Taylor

Actress | Play Misty for Me

Clarice Taylor was born on September 20, 1917 in Buckingham County, Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Play Misty for Me (1971), The Cosby Show (1984) and Smoke (1995). She was married to Maxwell Glanville. She died on May 30, 2011 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

--The Cosby Show--

47. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles; in L.A., she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother ...

--The Cosby Show-- --A Different World--

48. Jasmine Guy

Actress | Harlem Nights

Actress-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theatre and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit...

--A Different World--

49. Dawnn Lewis

Actress | A Different World

Dawnn Lewis was born August 13, 1961. She is remembered mostly from her role as Jaleesa Vinson on A Different World (1987). Dawnn composed the theme song with Bill Cosby and Stu Gardner that was used for the series. She left the show in 1992 to join the cast of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) as ...

--A Different World--

50. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is known for her work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and Voltron (2016). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

-- A Different World--

51. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

--A Different World--

52. Nicole Eggert

Actress | Charles in Charge

Nicole Eggert was born on January 13, 1972 in Glendale, California, USA as Nicole Elizabeth Eggert. She is known for her work on Charles in Charge (1984), Baywatch (1989) and Blown Away (1993).

--Charles In Charge--

53. Josie Davis

Actress | Wizardream

This Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She was cast as a series regular on the hit television show Charles in Charge (1984) (Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet "Sarah ...

--Charles In Charge--

54. Ellen Travolta

Actress | Grease

Ellen Travolta was born on October 6, 1940 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Grease (1978), Joanie Loves Chachi (1982) and Lonely Hearts (2006). She was previously married to Jack Bannon and James T Fridley.

--Charles In Charge--

55. Julie Cobb

Actress | Star Trek

Julie was born into a theatrical family. Her mother was the renowned Yiddish stage and film actress Helen Beverley and her father was the award winning actor Lee J. Cobb. Her grandparents on her mother's side were also performers and theater owners. Involved in theater at Beverly Hills High School ...

--Charles In Charge--

56. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in ...

--The Golden Girls--

57. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and the ...

--The Golden Girls--

58. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

--The Golden Girls--

59. Estelle Getty

Actress | The Golden Girls

She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like ...

--The Golden Girls--

60. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

Meredith Baxter was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress and producer, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December...

--Family Ties--

61. Justine Bateman

Actress | Satisfaction

Bateman was born in Rye, New York. Her younger brother is actor/director Jason Bateman.

Bateman played the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Bateman hosted an episode of ...

--Family Ties--

62. Tina Yothers

Actress | Family Ties

Green-eyed Tina Yothers began doing commercials when she was just three years old. The daughter of TV film producer Robert Yothers, she was born on May 5, 1973 in Whittier, California. Her three brothers (Jeff, Randy Poindexter Yothers and Cory 'Bumper' Yothers) had all acted in commercials. She ...

--Family Ties--

63. Isabel Sanford

Actress | The Jeffersons

Isabel Sanford was a Broadway actress for over thirty years before moving to Hollywood. She made numerous guest appearances on TV, including a stint as a supporting cast member on The Carol Burnett Show (1967). Until her passing, Isabel continued to act frequently, most recently in a series of ...

--The Jeffersons--

64. Roxie Roker

Actress | The Jeffersons

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Fantasy Island (1977) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

--The Jeffersons--

65. Berlinda Tolbert

Actress | Goodfellas

Berlinda Tolbert was born on November 4, 1949 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She is an actress, known for Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992) and Live! (2007). She has been married to Bob Reid since February 14, 1979.

--The Jeffersons--

66. Marla Gibbs

Actress | The Jeffersons

Armed with an acid dry wit and a full arsenal of sarcasm and sass, African-American character comedienne Marla Gibbs showed up on 70s TV with a bang in middle age (44). Landing the feisty maid role on the popular ground-breaking CBS comedy, The Jeffersons (1975), eventually led to her very own ...

--227-- --The Jeffersons--

67. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

--227--

68. Jackée Harry

Actress | 227

Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School ...

--227--

69. Alaina Reed-Hall

Actress | Death Becomes Her

Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for Death Becomes Her (1992), 227 (1985) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini and Kevin Peter Hall. She died on December 17, 2009 in Santa Monica, ...

--227--

70. Staci Keanan

Actress | Step by Step

Staci Keanan was born Anastasia Sagorsky on June 6, 1975 in Devon, Pennsylvania. She began her career at age four with fashion-show assignments and magazine work. At age eight, she moved to New York City with her mother and sister and balanced a modeling career with a budding theater career, in ...

--My Two Dads--

71. Florence Stanley

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

The late Florence Stanley was born Florence Schwartz, July 1, 1924, Chicago, Illinois, to Hanna (née Weil) and Jack Schwartz. She already had a prolific career on theater, film and television broadcasts before she skyrocketed to fame as Abe Vigoda's wife on Barney Miller (1975), and later, as ...

--My Two Dads--

72. Amy Hathaway

Actress | The Client

Amy Hathaway was born as Amy Elizabeth Hathaway. She is an actress, known for The Client (1994), Courage Under Fire (1996) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). She has been married to Naveen Jeereddi since October 16, 2010. She was previously married to Derick Martini.

--My Two Dads--

73. 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--

74. 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...

--Valeries Family-- --The Hogans--

75. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...

--Valerie-- --Valeries Family-- --The Hogans--

76. Suzanne Somers

Actress | Three's Company

Suzanne Somers is the third of four children born to Frank and Marion Mahoney. Her father worked loading beer onto boxcars, and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up living in constant fear of being hurt or even killed at the hands of her verbally and physically abusive alcoholic father. She was ...

--She's The Sheriff--

77. Judith Light

Actress | Who's the Boss?

Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light made her professional stage debut in 1970 and made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House (1973) starring [nm0880521 and Sam Waterston. She made her television breakthrough in the daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1968). She assumed the ...

--Who's The Boss--

78. Alyssa Milano

Actress | Commando

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring ...

--Who's The Boss--

79. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Thelma Malone, and her grandmother; they were Irish Catholics. Young Katherine attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while ...

--Who's The Boss--

80. Markie Post

Actress | There's Something About Mary

Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...

--Night Court--

81. Ellen Foley

Actress | Hair

Ellen Foley was born on June 5, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Hair (1979), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Cocktail (1988).

--Night Court--

82. Anne Schedeen

Actress | ALF

Anne Schedeen was born on January 7, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Luanne Ruth Schedeen. She is an actress, known for ALF (1986), Simon & Simon (1981) and Emergency! (1972). She has been married to Christopher Barrett since 1984. They have one child.

--Alf--

83. Andrea Elson

Actress | ALF

Andrea Hope Elson first realized her love for acting at age eleven when she played the lead in a sixth grade production of "Alice in Wonderland".

Born on March 6, 1969 in New York City, this green-eyed actress grew up traveling because of her father's job in advertising. Before she was ten years old...

--Alf--

84. Liz Sheridan

Actress | Seinfeld

Liz Sheridan was born on April 10, 1929 in Rye, New York, USA as Elizabeth Ann Sheridan. She is known for her work on Seinfeld (1989), Who's That Girl (1987) and Play the Game (2009). She was previously married to William Dale Wales.

--Alf--

85. Joanna Kerns

Actress | Knocked Up

Joanna Kerns was born on February 12, 1953 in San Francisco, California, USA as Joanne Crussie DeVarona. She is an actress and director, known for Knocked Up (2007), Growing Pains (1985) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). She has been married to Marc Appleton since September 30, 1994. She was previously...

--Growing Pains--

86. Tracey Gold

Actress | Growing Pains

Tracey Gold has virtually grown up on television. She made an auspicious television debut in the award-winning mini-series Roots. She also enjoyed seven years on the immensely popular ABC comedy series Growing Pains after which she returned to drama in more than 20 movies for television.

Born in New...

--Growing Pains--

87. Ashley Johnson

Actress | The Avengers

Ashley was born in Camarillo, California on August 9, 1983, to Cliff and Nancy Johnson. When she was 9 days old, her family packed up and moved to Michigan where her father was transferred (Ship captain of an exploration ship). They finally ended up moving to "The Town That Time Forgot" called ...

--Growing Pains--

88. Jeannetta Arnette

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Jeannetta Arnette was born on July 29, 1954 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Pineapple Express (2008) and Pay It Forward (2000).

--Head Of The Class--

89. Robin Givens

Actress | Boomerang

Robin Simone Givens was born on November 27, 1964 in New York City, to Ruth (Newby) and Reuben Givens. Her father left his family when Robin was a young girl, and she seldom saw him after that. Robin's mother raised her and her younger sister in Westchester, Connecticut. Her mother (once linked to ...

--Head Of The Class--

90. Rain Pryor

Actress | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Rain Pryor is a dynamic speaker, spokesperson, award winning actress, singer, writer, comedian, and, producer. Now, that's quite a few hats to wear, but, they all fit and every one of them reflects her eclectic mix of Judaism and her African American roots. One of Rain's mentors told her, "if you ...

--Head Of The Class--

91. Kimberly Russell

Actress | Precious

Kimberly Russell was born on December 29, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Precious (2009), The Game (1997) and Head of the Class (1986). She has been married to Michael Bonewitz since 2000.

--Head Of The Class--

92. Dixie Carter

Actress | Designing Women

Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...

--Designing Women--

93. Delta Burke

Actress | Designing Women

Delta Burke is best known for her portrayal as Suzanne Sugarbaker in CBS' Designing Women (1986), which ran for *seven* seasons and for which she received two Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. When a teenager she represented Florida in the Miss America Pageant, and won a talent ...

--Designing Women--

94. Jean Smart

Actress | 24

Seattle native Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951. Attending the University of Washington after high school, she received her BA degree in fine arts. Her first professional season was with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she performed in "Much Ado About Nothing," among others. During ...

--Designing Women--

95. Annie Potts

Actress | Ghost Busters

Interested in stage and film at an early age, Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Missouri, enrolling in the theater studies course, followed by graduate work in California. At the age of 20, she married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Only a short time later, she and her husband were ...

--Designing Women--

96. Alice Ghostley

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning ...

--Designing Women--

97. 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 ...

--Murphie Brown--

98. Faith Ford

Actress | Murphy Brown

Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, Faith was raised in nearby Pineville. In high school, Faith acted in school plays and, in her senior year, was a finalist in Teen Magazine's annual model search. At 17, she was in New York, where she worked in commercials and did some modeling. Soon Faith had ...

--Murphie Brown--

99. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Nashville

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...

--Murphie Brown--

100. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

--Roseanne--



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