Screen Musical Actors

by musiconscreen | created - 19 Mar 2014 | updated - 09 May 2014 | Public

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1. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

Giselle in "Enchanted" (The Walt Disney Company, 2007)

2. Jonathan Adams

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Originally trained as a painter, he studied art at Chelsea Art School and London University and taught in his hometown of Northhampton after spending time in the RAF Medical Corps. He was a performer with the Children's Theatre Company and was involved in several productions in London's West End, ...

Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist in "The Rocky Horrow Picture Show" (20th Century Fox, 1975)

3. Dianna Agron

Actress | The Family

Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia, to parents Ronald and Mary Agron. She grew up in a middle class family, in Savannah, before moving to Texas, and later, San Francisco, California, due to her father's career as a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother, Jason, were raised ...

Quinn Fabray / Sugar Motta in "Glee" (20th Century Fox Television, 2009-)

4. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...

Ali in "Burlesque" (Sony Pictures Corp., 2010)

5. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Bob in "Everyone Says I Love You" (Miramax Films, 1996)

6. Isabelle Allen

Actress | Les Misérables

Just one year ago, young Isabelle Allen was acting in a school play (as a boy, no less). Today, she's the featured co-star of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in director Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of one of the longest-running musical in history, "Les Miserables." The ...

Young Cosette in "Les Misérables" (Universal Pictures, 2012)

7. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

Joe in "Everyone Says I Love You" (Miramax Films, 1996)

8. June Allyson

Actress | Executive Suite

American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined ...

Connie Lane in "Good News" (MGM, 1947)

9. Don Ameche

Actor | Cocoon

Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...

Impersonator Larry Martin / Baron Manuel Duarte in "That Night in Rio" (20th Century Fox, 1941)

10. Carl Anderson

Actor | Jesus Christ Superstar

Carl Anderson was born on February 27, 1945 in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA as Carlton Earl Anderson. He was an actor, known for Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), The Color Purple (1985) and Infinity (1991). He was married to Verónica Porche Ali and Kathleen McGhee-Anderson. He died on February 23, 2004 ...

Judas Iscariot in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Universal Pictures, 1973)

11. 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...

Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins" (The Walt Disney Company, 1964)

12. Naveen Andrews

Actor | Planet Terror

Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis ....

Balraj in "Bride & Prejudice" (Miramax Films, 2004)

13. Ann-Margret

Actress | Grumpy Old Men

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

Kim McAfee in "Bye Bye Birdie" (Columbia Pictures, 1963)

14. Fanny Ardant

Actress | 8 femmes

Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.

When she was 17 her father died and the ...

Pierrette in "8 Women" ["8 femmes"] (BIM, 2002)

15. Louis Armstrong

Actor | High Society

Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined ...

Orchestra Leader in "Hello, Dolly!" (20th Century Fox, 1969)

16. Fred Astaire

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...

Jerry Travers in "Top Hat" (RKO Radio Pictures, 1935)

17. Frankie Avalon

Soundtrack | Grease

One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a ...

Teen Angel in "Grease" (Paramount Pictures, 1978)

18. Kevin Bacon

Actor | Footloose

Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964.

Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. ...

Ren McCormack in "Footloose" (Paramount Pictures, 1984)

19. 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 ...

Frankie in "Carmen Jones" (20th Century Fox, 1954)

20. Evadne Baker

Actress | The Sound of Music

Evadne Baker was born on August 19, 1937 in Cape Town, South Africa. She was an actress, known for The Sound of Music (1965), Shock Treatment (1964) and 7 Women from Hell (1961). She died on January 17, 1995 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Sister Bernice in "The Sound of Music" (20th Century Fox, 1965)

21. Lucille Ball

Actress | I Love Lucy

The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their ...

Mame Dennis in "Mame" (Warner Bros., 1974)

22. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, ...

Ché in "Evita" (Hollywood Pictures, 1996)

23. Christine Baranski

Actress | Chicago

Christine Baranski was born on May 2, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Christine Jane Baranski. She is an actress, known for Chicago (2002), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Into the Woods (2014). She was previously married to Matthew Cowles.

Tanya in "Mamma Mia!" (Universal Pictures, 2008)

24. Samantha Barks

Actress | Les Misérables

Samantha Barks was born in Laxey, Isle of Man (British Isles) in 1990. She is a British actress best known for the role of Éponine in Les Misérables. In 2008, Samantha competed in I'd Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End ...

Éponine in "Les Misérables" (Universal Pictures, 2012)

25. Kim Basinger

Actress | L.A. Confidential

Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a ...

Vicki Anderson in "The Marrying Man" (Hollywood Pictures, 1991)

26. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...

Jack / Musical Performer - "Night and Day" in "De-Lovely" (MGM, 2004)

27. Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born...

Thénardier in "Les Misérables" (Universal Pictures, 2012)

28. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Sophie Fisher in "Music and Lyrics" (Warner Bros. 2007)

29. Roger Bart

Actor | The Producers

Roger Bart was born on September 29, 1962 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005) and American Gangster (2007).

Young Hercules (Singing Voice) in "Hercules" (The Walt Disney Company, 1997)

30. James Baskett

Actor | Song of the South

James Baskett was born on February 16, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Song of the South (1946), Revenge of the Zombies (1943) and Policy Man (1938). He was married to Margaret. He died on July 9, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Uncle Remus / Br'er Fox (Voice) in "Song of the South" (The Walt Disney Company, 1946)

31. Jennifer Beals

Actress | Flashdance

Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard (1980) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University...

Alex Owens in "Flashdance" (Paramount Pictures, 1983)

32. Emmanuelle Béart

Actress | 8 femmes

Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris. ...

Louise in "8 Women" ["8 femmes"] (BIM, 2002)

33. 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,...

David Boyeur in "Island in the Sun" (20th Century Fox, 1957)

34. Bérénice Bejo

Actress | The Artist

Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...

Peppy Miller in "The Artist" (The Weinstein Company, 2011)

35. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance practices that he would stand outside the door and imitate the movements of the ...

Billy Elliott in "Billy Elliott" (Universal Studios, 2000)

36. Marion Bell

Actress | Ziegfeld Follies

Marion Bell was born on November 16, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marion Lee Bell. She was an actress, known for Ziegfeld Follies (1945), Down in the Valley (1950) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1949). She was married to Tom Charlesworth, Alan Jay Lerner and Jack Charles Hollimon. She ...

Violetta ('La Traviata') in "Ziegfeld Follies" (MGM, 1945)

37. Maria Bello

Actress | A History of Violence

Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an ...

Suzi Loomis in "Duets" (Hollywood Pictures, 2000)

38. Jodi Benson

Actress | Toy Story 3

Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (1989), as well as the bubbly voice of Tour Guide Barbie in Disney's Toy Story 2 (1999), ...

Ariel (Voice) in "The Little Mermaid" (The Walt Disney Company, 1989)

39. Robby Benson

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Robby Benson was born on January 21, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robin David Segal. He is an actor and director, known for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Friends (1994) and One on One (1977). He has been married to Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982. They have two children.

Beast (Voice) in "Beauty and the Beast" (The Walt Disney Company, 1991)

40. Elizabeth Berkley

Actress | Showgirls

Elizabeth Berkley was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her mother, Jere, owns a gift basket business and her father, Fred, is a lawyer. Her family is Jewish. When Elizabeth was five her parents enrolled her at Detroit Dance Company. Loving dance, young Elizabeth began to take part in several ...

Nomi Malone in "Showgirls" (United Artists, 1995)

41. Vivian Blaine

Actress | Guys and Dolls

Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls (1955). She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in ...

Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" (MGM, 1955)

42. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

Selma Jezkova in "Dancer in the Dark" (Fine Line Features, 2000)

43. Michael Blevins

Actor | Chaplin

Michael Blevins is originally from East Tennessee. He attended the University of North Carolina, majoring in Acting and Dance and continued his studies in the performing arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has appeared in several Broadway productions including, "Bring Back ...

Mark Tobori in "A Chorus Line" (MGM, 1985)

44. Nikki Blonsky

Actress | Hairspray

Nikki Blonsky was born on November 9, 1988 in Great Neck, New York, USA as Nicole Margaret Blonsky. She is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Geography Club (2013) and This Is 40 (2012).

Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray" (New Line Cinema, 2007)

45. Stanley Blum

Actor | Stanley Blum: The Singing Gentleman

After his retirement as a Pharmacist, Stanley Blum pursued his true life ambition. It all started at a film screening...

Watching the film The Jolson Story (1946) at age 14 inspired Stanley Blum to sing. Paraphrasing Al Jolson, "let [Stanley Blum] sing and he is happy"! The following year, he took ...

Stanley Blum in "Stanley Blum: The Singing Gentleman" (Singing Productions, 2013)

46. Emily Blunt

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...

The Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods" (The Walt Disney Company, 2014)

47. Ann Blyth

Actress | Mildred Pierce

The dark, petulant beauty of this petite American film and musical star worked to her advantage, especially in her early dramatic career. Ann Marie Blyth was born of Irish stock to Harry and Nan Blyth on August 16, 1928, in Mt. Kisco, New York. Her parents split while she was young and she, her ...

Kathie in "The Student Prince" (MGM, 1954)

48. Ray Bolger

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger was born Raymond Wallace Bolger on January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Anne C. (Wallace) and James Edward Bolger, both Irish-Americans. Ray began his career in vaudeville. He was half of a team called "Sanford and Bolger" and also did numerous Broadway shows on his own. ...

'Hunk' / The Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" (MGM, 1939)

49. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (Warner Bros., 2007)

50. Pat Boone

Soundtrack | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Actor, singer, author and songwriter ("Exodus") Pat Boone was educated at David Lipscombe College, North Texas State College and Columbia University (from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1958). His career in entertainment began when he emceed a teenage talent show on radio and ...

Wayne Frake in "State Fair" (20th Century Fox, 1962)

51. Yamil Borges

Actress | A Chorus Line

Yamil Borges was born on June 8, 1958 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for A Chorus Line (1985), Miami Vice (1984) and The Luckiest Man in the World (1989).

Diana Morales in "A Chorus Line" (MGM, 1985)

52. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

Brad Majors - A Hero in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (20th Century Fox, 1975)

53. Lina Bo

Actress | The Carmen Ballet Featurette

Lina Bo is an actress and writer, known for The Carmen Ballet Featurette (2012), Happiness and Eva Petkov.

Carmen in "The Carmen Ballet Featurette" (BO&BO, 2012)

54. Jan Gan Boyd

Actress | Assassination

Jan Gan Boyd is an actress, known for Assassination (1987), A Chorus Line (1985) and Steele Justice (1987).

Connie Wong in "A Chorus Line" (MGM, 1985)

55. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Sky Masterson in "Guys and Dolls" (MGM, 1955)

56. Rossano Brazzi

Actor | South Pacific

Rossano Brazzi was an Italian stage and film actor. He was married to Lydia Brazzi until her death, and to Ilse Fischer, his second wife, until his death.

His first break into films came in 1942, when Zarah Leander's film studio was casting for a leading man to play opposite Leander in the film ...

Emile De Becque in "South Pacific" (20th Century Fox, 1958)

57. Lucille Bremer

Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis

Arthur Freed discovered Lucille when she was working in a nightclub doing a specialty dance act, and decided to cast her as Rose Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, and began building up her career which never really took off despite being put in 3 big musical productions at MGM. When she married, she ...

Yolanda in "Yolanda and the Thief" (MGM, 1945)

58. Beau Bridges

Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys

Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...

Frank Baker in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (20th Century Fox, 1989)

59. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart" (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2009)

60. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

Harold Zidler in "Moulin Rouge!" (20th Century Fox, 2001)

61. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

Leo Bloom in "The Producers" (Universal Pictures, 2005)

62. Pierce Brosnan

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left...

Sam in "Mamma Mia!" (Universal Pictures, 2008)

63. Yul Brynner

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" ...

King Mongkut of Siam in "The King and I" (20th Century Fox, 1956)

64. Pablo Bubar

Actor | Boom Town

Since childhood, Pablo Bubar has been extremely fond of MOVIES WITH TONS OF LOVE SONGS. Some of his showbiz highlights comprise: 1) being included on the Young Actors Selection of Cannes 2013, 2014, and 2015; 2) being featured on BBC Three's extravagant show Boom Town (2013); and 3) joining the ...

Pablo the Romantic (The Sketches of 'The Romantic') in "Boom Town" (BBC, 2013)

65. Jack Buchanan

Actor | The Sky's the Limit

Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, ...

Jeffrey Cordova in "The Band Wagon" (MGM, 1953)

66. Gregg Burge

Actor | A Chorus Line

Gregg Burge was born on November 14, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Chorus Line (1985), Michael Jackson: Bad (1987) and School Daze (1988). He died on July 4, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Richie Walters in "A Chorus Line" (MGM, 1985)

67. Billie Burke

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...

Glinda in "The Wizard of Oz" (MGM, 1939)

68. 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...

Miss Hannigan in "Annie" (Columbia Pictures, 1982)

69. Gerard Butler

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

The Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" (Warner Bros., 2004)

70. Amanda Bynes

Actress | Hairspray

Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her father is of Lithuanian, Irish, and Polish descent, and her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Toronto. ...

Penny Pingleton in "Hairspray" (New Line Cinema, 2007)

71. Maria Callas

Soundtrack | Ghost in the Shell

This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and ...

Medea in "Medea" (San Marco, 1969)

72. Liz Callaway

Actress | Anastasia

Liz Callaway was born on April 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Callaway. She is an actress, known for Anastasia (1997), The Swan Princess (1994) and Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994). She has been married to Dan Foster since 1985. They have one child.

Anastasia (Singing Voice) in "Anastasia" (20th Century Fox, 1997)

73. Nell Campbell

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved ...

Columbia - A Groupie in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (20th Century Fox, 1975)

74. Kate Capshaw

Actress | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beverley Sue (Simon), a beautician and travel agent, and Edwin Leon Nail, an airline employee. Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on...

Willie Scott in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (Paramount Pictures, 1984)

75. Irene Cara

Actress | Fame

Ms. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films. She is a veteran artist whose career began in childhood and has span over two decades. Honored by the entertainment industry, ...

Coco in "Fame" (MGM, 1980)

76. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York to Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach & Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended ...

Billie Frank in "Glitter" (20th Century Fox, 2001)

77. Len Cariou

Actor | Spotlight

Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Leonard Joseph Cariou. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Thirteen Days (2000) and Death Wish (2018). He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. He was previously married to Susan Barbara ...

Frederick Egerman in "A Little Night Music" (Elliott Kastner Productions, 1977)

78. Leslie Caron

Actress | Gigi

Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris (1951). Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958). Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells in ...

Lili in "Lili" (MGM, 1953)

79. Betty Carr

Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Betty Carr was born on March 31, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Carr. She was an actress, known for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). She was married to Edward Burke. She died on August 31, 2008 in Eustis, Florida, USA.

Sarah in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (MGM, 1954)

80. Charmian Carr

Actress | The Sound of Music

Charmian Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 28, 1942. She got her name because, supposedly, her father liked the name after reading William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Charmian was the name of one of Cleopatra's maids. She was the second of three daughters. Her mother, Rita Oehmen,...

Liesl in "The Sound of Music" (20th Century Fox, 1965)

81. Pat Carroll

Actress | The Little Mermaid

She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of...

Ursula (Voice) in "The Little Mermaid" (The Walt Disney Company, 1989)

82. Angela Cartwright

Actress | The Sound of Music

Born in England, Angela is the younger sister of actress Veronica Cartwright. As a child she was cast as the cute little stepdaughter, Linda Williams, on The Danny Thomas Show (1953). She was on the show from 1957 to 1964. After that, she was cast as Brigitta in the popular Julie Andrews movie The ...

Brigitta in "The Sound of Music" (20th Century Fox, 1965)

83. Adriana Caselotti

Self | The Julie Andrews Hour

Adriana was born into an operatic family - her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney personally chose her for the voice...

Snow White (Voice) in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (The Walt Disney Company, 1937)

84. George Chakiris

Actor | West Side Story

George Chakiris made his film debut at the age of 12 singing in the chorus of Song of Love (1947). Following his graduation from high school, he supported his night-time dancing, singing and dramatic lessons with a daytime job clerking in a Los Angeles department store. Later he started his acting/...

Bernardo in "West Side Story" (United Artists, 1961)

85. 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...

Muzzy Van Hossmere in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Universal Pictures, 1967)

86. Stockard Channing

Actress | Grease

One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier ...

Rizzo in "Grease" (Paramount Pictures, 1978)

87. Gower Champion

Director | An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte

Gower Champion was born on June 22, 1921 in Geneva, Illinois, USA as Gower Carlisle Champion. He was an actor and director, known for An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Karla Most and Marge Champion. He died on ...

Frank Schultz in "Show Boat" (MGM, 1951)

88. Marge Champion

Actress | The Party

One of the great dancer and choreographers in both movies and stage, Marge Champion is best known today as the former wife of Gower Champion, when they worked together as a highly successfully dancing team in the MGM musical years. After retiring from movies, Champion now works as a dance teacher ...

Ellie May Shipley in "Show Boat" (MGM, 1951)

89. Grace Chang

Actress | Tang bo hu yu qiu xiang

Grace Chang is better known as Ge Lan to fans of her Chinese language movies. She was born in 1934 in Nanjing, China. Growing up in Shanghai, she was trained in classical Beijing opera before moving with her family to Hong Kong aged 15. Her first feature debut was Seven Sisters in 1953. Two years ...

Lin Keping in "Air Hostess" ["Kong zhong xiao jie"] (Cathay Organisation, 1959)

90. Cyd Charisse

Actress | Silk Stockings

Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, ...

Fiona Campbell in "Brigadoon" (MGM, 1954)

91. Charo

Actress | Thumbelina

Charo was born on March 13, 1951 in Murcia, Spain as María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza. She is an actress, known for Thumbelina (1994), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) and Tiger by the Tail (1970). She was previously married to Kjell Rasten and Xavier Cugat.

Mrs. (Ma) Toad (Singing Voice) in "Thumbelina" (Don Bluth, 1994)

92. Duane Chase

Actor | The Sound of Music

He started acting in commercials when he was 11, along with a bit of modelling work. He left show business after high school, moving out of Los Angeles and for a time fought fires with the forestry service.

He is now a computer software analyst/designer for oil and mining companies. He enjoys ...

Kurt in "The Sound of Music" (20th Century Fox, 1965)

93. Chayanne

Actor | Dance with Me

Elmer Figueroa de Arce, better known as Chayanne, was born in Puerto Rico, the third of five siblings. He is married to Venezuelan Mariana Elizabeth "Marilisa" Maronesa de Figueroa, with whom he has a son, Lorenzo Valentino and a daughter, Isadora Sofia. Chayanne debuted as a singer at ten years of...

Rafael Infante in "Dance with Me" (Columbia Pictures, 1998)

94. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

Tess in "Burlesque" (Sony Pictures Corp., 2010)

95. Maurice Chevalier

Soundtrack | The Love Parade

Maurice Chevalier's first working job was as an acrobat, until a serious accident ended that career. He turned his talents to singing and acting, and made several short films in France. During World War I he enlisted in the French army. He was wounded in battle, captured and placed in a POW camp by...

Maurice in "Love Me Tonight" (Paramount Pictures, 1932)

96. 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, ...

Katherine Bridges in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (MGM, 1969)

97. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was often seen on ...

Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" (Touchstone Television, 2001)

98. Natalie Cole

Soundtrack | Taxi

Growing up and living under the huge, daunting shadow of a singing icon can intimidate a son or daughter enough to want to look anywhere else to find their station in life. Those who dared to try to follow in their footsteps, such as Frank Sinatra Jr., found success branching out in other areas of ...

Musical Performer - "Ev'ry Time You Say Goodbye" in "Anything Goes" (MGM, 2004)

99. Nat 'King' Cole

Soundtrack | The Nat King Cole Show

Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles at Montgomery, Alabama. He received music lessons from his mother and his family moved to Chicago when he was only five, where his father Edward James Coles was a minister at the True Light Baptist Church and later Pastor of the First Baptist Church. At ...

W.C. Handy in "St. Louis Blues" (Paramount Pictures, 1958)

100. Chris Colfer

Actor | Struck by Lightning

Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...

Kurt Hummel / Finn Hudson in "Glee" (20th Century Fox Television, 2009-)



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