Over 60 years in acting profession

by gspsaila | created - 22 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

A list of actors who have been involved for OVER 60 YEARS in the acting profession. In some instances a film may have been released 2/3 years after an actor has died, I have included these as I felt that the same delay to a release may have applied at the beginning of a career, I have not included acting credits if movie released many years after the actor has deceased.

1. Walter Abel

Actor | The Fabulous Joe

A familiar character face in movies and television, Walter Abel was a dedicated stage actor who had studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before moving on to a progression of stage work that culminated in his first appearance on Broadway in the original play "...

1918 - 1984

66 years

2. Forrest J. Ackerman

Actor | Braindead

Forrest J. Ackerman was born on November 24, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Forrest James Ackerman. He was an actor, known for Dead Alive (1992), The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988) and Vampirella (1996). He was married to Mathilde "Wendayne" Wahrman. He died on December 4, 2008 in Los ...

1944 - 2011

67 Years

3. Joss Ackland

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...

1949 -

4. Julie Adams

Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel". Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...

1949 - 2018

69 Years

5. Victor Adamson

Producer | The Old Oregon Trail

Someday a clever producer will tell the story of Hollywood's "Poverty Row" of the 1920s-'40s (although Hearts of the West (1975) was a valiant effort, it left a lot to be desired), which was centered on Gower Street. So many fly-by-night production companies--which cranked out mostly westerns, ...

Actor/Producer/Special Consultant 1910 - 1971

61 Years

6. Mario Adorf

Actor | Der große Bellheim

Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...

1954 -

7. Ralph Ahn

Actor | Eyes of an Angel

Ralph Ahn was born on September 28, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Philander Ahn. He is an actor, known for Eyes of an Angel (1991), New Girl (2011) and Suddenly Susan (1996).

1952 -

8. Anouk Aimée

Actress |

The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) Claude ...

1947 -

9. 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.

1958 -

10. Aki Aleong

Actor | Pound of Flesh

Aki Aleong was born in Trinidad and Tobago. His distinguished career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer, activist and martial arts and action film star.

Aki currently stars as Dr. Yuki Tano in Nico Santucci's feature film "Sarogeto" - a story revealing the ...

1956 -

11. Denise Alexander

Actress | General Hospital

Denise Alexander was born on November 11, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She is married to Richard A. Colla. They have one child.

1951 -

12. Penelope Allen

Actress | Dog Day Afternoon

Penelope Allen is an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Bad Lieutenant (1992).

1956 -

13. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg. He has one younger sister, Letty Aronson. As a young boy, he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues today.

Allen ...

Actor/Writer/Director

1956 -

14. 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 ...

1937 - 2001

64 Years

15. Nicholas Amer

Actor | The Message

Nicholas Amer was born Thomas Harold Amer in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England in 1923. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served as a wireless officer for four years during World War II. He saw plenty of action, serving mainly on Motor Torpedo Boats, at first in North Africa. He was...

1950 - 2018

68 Years

16. Rachel Ames

Actress | General Hospital

Rachel Ames has the distinction of being the longest-running performer on ABC Daytime's longest-running daytime drama, General Hospital (1963), which she joined on February 23, 1964, less than a year after the program's first air date. She has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award as Best ...

1951 -

17. Lukas Ammann

Actor | Hast noch der Söhne ja...?

Lukas Ammann was born on September 29, 1912 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor and director, known for Hast noch der Söhne ja...? (1959), Bel-Ami Der Frauenheld von Paris (1955) and Bel Ami (1955). He was married to Liselotte Ebnet, Hedda Ippen and Hertha Heger. He died on May 3, 2017 in ...

1939 - 2015

76 Years

18. Morey Amsterdam

Actor | The Dick Van Dyke Show

Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in Vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music however Morey had other ...

1930 - 1996

66 Years

19. Arthur Anderson

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Arthur Anderson was born on August 29, 1922 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Arthur John Miles Anderson. He was an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) and Dark Shadows (1966). He was married to Alice Anderson. He died on April 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York ...

1950 - 2014

64 Years

20. Axel Anderson

Actor | Bananas

Axel Anderson was born on December 11, 1929 in Berlin, Germany as Axel Levy. He was a production manager and actor, known for Bananas (1971), Assassins (1995) and The Reaping (2007). He was married to Helena Montalbán. He died on December 16, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1944 - 2016

72 Years

21. Richard Anderson

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High (1949)) and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a...

1947 - 2015

68 Years

22. Rona Anderson

Actress | Scrooge

Rona Anderson was born on August 3, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was an actress, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), The Case of the Red Monkey (1955) and The Labours of Erica (1989). She was married to Gordon Jackson. She died on July 23, 2013 in Hampstead, London, England.

1948 - 2012

64 Years

23. Harriet Andersson

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust ...

1949 -

24. 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...

1949 -

25. Francesca Annis

Actress | Dune

English actress Francesca Annis, who has enjoyed a career spanning seven decades in movies, television and the theater, was born in London six days after V-E Day, on May 14, 1945. Her father, Lester, was English, but her mother, Mariquita (aka Mara Purcell), was of Brazilian-French heritage. From ...

1959

26. Rafaela Aparicio

Actress | El mar y el tiempo

Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With The Sea and the Weather ...

1935 - 1995

60 Years

27. Alan Arkin

Actor | Argo

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

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

1957 -

28. Gary Armstrong

Camera_department | Cliffhanger

Gary Armstrong was born on June 2, 1934 in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA as Gary Olyn Armstrong. He is known for his work on Cliffhanger (1993), Mirror Mirror (2012) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). He died on June 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Actor/Cameraman 1945 - 2012

67 Years

29. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress and costume designer, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Burning Daylight (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1949 -

30. Jane Asher

Actress | Death at a Funeral

Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career.

She has appeared in TV shows and films such as The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Alfie (1966), Deep End (1970)...

1952 -

31. Renée Asherson

Actress | The Others

A beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television, Asherson was born Renée Ascherson in London (dropping the "c" early in her acting career), the younger daughter of Charles Ascherson, a businessman and bibliophile of German-Jewish extraction, and his second wife, Dorothy Wiseman, who...

1939 - 2001

62 Years-

32. Elizabeth Ashley

Actress | Windows

Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley can always be counted on to give her all. Grand in style, exotic in looks, divinely outgoing in personality and an engaging interpreter of Tennessee Williams' florid Southern-belles on stage, she was born Elizabeth Ann Cole on August 30, 1939, in Ocala, ...

1960 -

33. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...

1957 -

34. John Astin

Actor | The Frighteners

Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...

1957 -

35. Eileen Atkins

Actress | Gosford Park

Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of ...

1959 -

36. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. The family...

1942 - 2004

62 Years

37. Jean-Pierre Aumont

Actor | Lili

Another in the long line of dramatically handsome foreign imports who made an immediate impact on WWII Hollywood was debonair French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. The epitome of grace and sophistication, the stylish leading man went on to have a long and respectful career on stage, film and TV, both ...

1931 - 1996

65 Years

38. 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 ...

1957 -

39. Brian Avery

Actor | Sleeper

Brian Avery is a native of Los Angeles, California and attended Loyola High School where he was awarded the Bing Crosby Drama Medal at Graduation and then attended Loyola University on scholarship. He received a B.A. from the Liberal Arts College of Loyola University majoring in English with minors...

1958 -

40. Felix Aylmer

Actor | Hamlet

British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them...

1930 - 1993

63 Years

41. Lew Ayres

Actor | Holiday

Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...

1929 - 1994

65 Years

42. Charles Aznavour

Actor | Tirez sur le pianiste

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

1936 - 2018

82 Years

43. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

1944 - 2014

70 Years

44. Conrad Bachmann

Actor | Tremors

Conrad Bachmann began his acting career over forty years ago with his appearance in the Dobie Gillis series. Since then he has gone on to do hundreds of episodics, over four hundred commercials, twenty features, and numerous stage productions. His most enjoyable roles in film are that of Jim -The ...

1961 -

45. Barbara Bain

Actress | Mission: Impossible

Barbara Bain was born in Chicago, graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She then relocated to New York City where she gained work as a dancer and high-fashion model. Ms. Bain studied with Martha Graham, permanently cementing her love of dance; however, it...

1958 -

46. Colin Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just ...

1956 -

47. Vincent Ball

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

With the outbreak of war Vincent left his job with the Australian General Electric Company and became a pilot with the Australian Air Force in England. He returned to Australia and his old job in 1945 but couldn't settle. He tried amateur dramatics but his dialect was a mixture of Australian, ...

1949 -

48. Kaye Ballard

Actress | Baby Geniuses

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

1956 - 2019

63 Years

49. Maurice Baquet

Actor | Le trésor des Pieds-Nickelés

Maurice Baquet is a multi-talented man: gifted cellist (1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris), Skier (member of the 1936 French Olympic Team), mountain climber(this talent used in several movies, including 'Premier de Cordée'). He attracted poet 'Jacques Prevet''s attention when riding on his ...

1934 - 2002

68 Years

50. Thomas Baptiste

Actor | The Wild Geese

Thomas Baptiste was born on March 17, 1929 in Georgetown, British Guiana as Frederick Eustance Thomas Anthony Baptiste. He was an actor, known for The Wild Geese (1978), The Ipcress File (1965) and ITV Playhouse (1967). He died on December 6, 2018 in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, England.

1956 - 2016

60 Years

51. Lynda Baron

Actress | Scoop

Lilian Baron known professionally as Lynda Baron, is an English actress, best known for playing Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the BBC comedy series Open All Hours (1976-1985) and its sequel, Still Open All Hours (2013-2016).

From 1993 to 1997, she played Auntie Mabel in BBC children's programme Come ...

1958 -

52. Sean Barrett

Actor | Return to Oz

Sean Barrett was born on May 4, 1940 in Hampstead, London, England. He is known for his work on Return to Oz (1985), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990).

1952

53. Barbara Barrie

Actress | Breaking Away

After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the ground-breaking racial drama One Potato, Two Potato (1964), as Julie, a young, white mother who marries a black man after she and her daughter are abandoned by her ...

1955 -

54. David Barry

Actor | Please Sir!

David Barry was born on 30th April 1943 in the North Wales town of Bangor.

As a young boy he attended Hillgrove school in Bangor and also went to school across the Menai Straits in nearby Anglesey.

He later moved to London and after leaving Mortlake Secondary Modern School, he enrolled at The Corona ...

1955 -

55. Patricia Barry

Actress | Sea of Love

Patricia received her first break into acting very soon after she graduated from Stephens College in the mid 1940s. Almost immediately after graduating, she received a contract from Columbia Pictures. They recognized that she had the rare combination of beauty, grace and intelligence that would ...

1946 - 2014

68 Years

56. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | St. Elsewhere

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

1951 -

57. Billy Barty

Actor | Masters of the Universe

Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...

1927 - 2001

74 Years

58. Lina Basquette

Actress | Hello Trouble

Journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns once dubbed Lina Basquette "The Screen Tragedy Girl." In retrospect, Lina's private life bore a similar description. While six of her eight marriages ended up "I Don'ts" (she was widowed twice), she would also have to contend with a flurry of legal confrontations, ...

1916 - 1991

75 Years

59. Timothy Bateson

Actor | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Prolific British character actor, adept at eccentric or whimsical impersonations, particularly of Dickensian characters. The son of law society president Sir Dingwall Bateson, he won a scholarship to Wadham College, where he trained for acting with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Straight ...

1947 - 2007

60 Years

60. John Beal

Actor | The Firm

John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The ...

1933 - 1993

60 Years

61. Orson Bean

Actor | Being John Malkovich

Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Frederick Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marion Ainsworth Pollard...

1952 -2020

68 Years

62. Warren Beatty

Actor | Bonnie and Clyde

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

1957 -

63. Kathryn Beaumont

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Kathryn Beaumont was just ten years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice, in Disney's animated version of the classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland (1951). Walt Disney was so impressed with Kathryn's long curly blonde hair, sparkling eyes and acting ability, that he chose her as ...

1944 -

64. Kimberly Beck

Actress | Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Kimberly Beck became more familiar to American audiences in 1965 as Kim, the deaf mute daughter of David (William Smithers) and Doris Shuster (Gail Kobe) in the TV hit series, "Peyton Place". She is the sole witness to the accidental death of Joe Chernak (Don Quine) which soon becomes a murder ...

1958 -

65. Terry Becker

Director | The Thirsty Dead

Terry Becker was born on August 5, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Solomon Becker. He is known for his work on The Thirsty Dead (1974), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and Mission: Impossible (1966). He was married to Erlinda Ver Cruz Smith and Jeanetta May Lewis. He died on December...

1950 - 2010

60 Years

66. Bonnie Bedelia

Actress | Die Hard

The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Kit Culkin, ...

1958 -

67. Noah Beery Jr.

Actor | Red River

Familiar and well-liked character actor of very different persona than either his father, Noah Beery, or his uncle, Wallace Beery. He attended Harvard Military Academy but managed to make a number of appearances on film and on stage with his father before adulthood. At age 19, he began playing ...

1920 - 1986

66 Years

68. Doris Belack

Actress | What About Bob?

A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and ...

1947 - 2008

61 Years

69. 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,...

1953 -

70. Michael Bell

Actor | The Transformers: The Movie

Michael Bell was born on July 30, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Transformers: The Movie (1986), G.I. Joe (1985) and Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005). He has been married to Victoria Carroll since January 1, 1968. They have one child.

1956 -

71. Amelia Bence

Actress | A sangre fría

Amelia Bence was born on November 13, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Amelia Batvinik. She was an actress, known for A sangre fría (1947), Dance of Fire (1949) and Lauracha (1946). She was married to Alberto Closas and Charlie Ortiz Basualdo. She died on February 8, 2016 in Buenos ...

1933 - 2004

72 Years

72. Fran Bennett

Actress | Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Fran Bennett was born on August 14, 1937 in Malvern, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for New Nightmare (1994), 8MM (1999) and Quantum Leap (1989).

1956 -

73. Joan Bennett

Actress | Suspiria

Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...

1916 -1982

66 Years

74. Marjorie Bennett

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Marjorie Bennett was an Australian actress, who spend most of her career working in the United Kingdom and the United States. She was born in York, Western Australia, a town that was an important stop for miners and travelers during the Australian gold rushes of the late 19th century. York is ...

1917 - 1980

63 Years

75. Martin Benson

Actor | The Omen

Martin Benson was born on August 10, 1918 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Omen (1976), Goldfinger (1964) and The Message (1976). He was married to Joy and Joan Hayward. He died on February 28, 2010 in Markyate, Hertfordshire, England.

1942 - 2005

63 Years

76. Polly Bergen

Actress | Cry-Baby

In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well ...

1949 - 2012

63 Years

77. Anna Berger

Actress | The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Anna Berger was born on July 26, 1922 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Ghost World (2001). She was married to Robert Malatzky. She died on May 26, 2014 in Manhattan.

1952 - 2013

61 Years

78. Senta Berger

Actress | Unter Verdacht

Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons...

1950 -

79. Steven Berkoff

Actor | Octopussy

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing ...

1958 -

80. Milton Berle

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Milton Berle is an American comedian and actor.

Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre (1948-55), he was the first major American television star and ...

1914 - 2000

86 Years

81. Warren Berlinger

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Warren Berlinger was born on August 31, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Cannonball Run (1981), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The World According to Garp (1982). He was married to Betty Lou Keim. He died on December 2, 2020 in Santa Clarita, California, ...

1954 -

82. Shelley Berman

Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Shelley Berman began studying acting shortly after he was honorably discharged from the US navy. He enrolled as a drama student at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where he met Sarah Herman, another aspiring thespian. They fell in love and were married in 1947. After graduating from the Goodman Theater, ...

1954 - 2019

65 Years

83. Marina Berti

Actress | Quo Vadis

Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, was an English-born Italian film actress. Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La fuggitiva (1941). She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films, both Italian and American. She appeared...

1941 - 2002

61 Years

84. James Best

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...

1950 - 2013

63 Years

85. Ivy Bethune

Actress | Back to the Future

Ivy Bethune was born on June 1, 1918 in Sevastopol, Russia as Ivy Vigder. She was an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Get Smart (2008) and Will to Die (1971). She was married to Stuart Lancaster and William Charles Bethune. She died on July 19, 2019 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

1949 - 2010

61 Years

86. Jack Betts

Actor | Spider-Man

Jack Betts was born on April 11, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Jack Fillmore Betts. He is an actor, known for Spider-Man (2002), Falling Down (1993) and 8MM (1999).

1959 -

87. Richard Beymer

Actor | West Side Story

Born in Avoca, Iowa and moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s, Richard Beymer acted in various films while attending North Hollywood High School. He enjoys making his own films and has a film used in a PBS series on the civil rights movement.

1949 -

88. Regina Bianchi

Actress | Camerieri

Regina Bianchi (1 January 1921 - 5 April 2013), was an Italian stage and film actress. Born in Lecce as Regina D'Antigny, she was the daughter of two theater actors. Forced by the fascist phobia for the foreign culture to change her surname, she adopted the surname of her paternal grandmother. At ...

1939 - 2008

69 Years

89. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

1947 - 2007

60 Years

90. Pamela Binns

Actress | Love's Kitchen

Pamela Binns was born in 1931 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Love's Kitchen (2011), Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1959) and ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969).

1953 -

91. Billie Bird

Actress | Sixteen Candles

Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as ...

1921 - 1997

76 Years

92. Honor Blackman

Actress | Goldfinger

Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure cannot be denied.

One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician ...

1947 - 2015

68 Years

93. Lionel Blair

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Lionel Blair was born on December 12, 1928 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Lionel Ogus. He is known for his work on A Hard Day's Night (1964), Absolute Beginners (1986) and Evil's Evil Cousin (2016). He has been married to Susan Blair since March 21, 1967. They have three children.

1953 -

94. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

1959 -

95. Claire Bloom

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and highly respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931, in Finchley, North London, ...

1948 -

96. Tommy Bond

Actor | Superman

Forever etched in our minds as the bully with the protruding lip who gave beloved Alfalfa plenty of angst in the "Our Gang" serial shorts, actor Tommy Bond was actually a gentle, benign soul off the set. Born Thomas Ross Bond on September 16, 1926, in Dallas, Texas, he was discovered by a Hal Roach...

1933 -2004

71 Years

97. 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 ...

1957 -

98. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

1951 - 2012

61 Years

99. Lucia Bosè

Actress | La signora senza camelie

Lucia Bosè was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She was an actress, known for The Lady Without Camelias (1953), Story of a Love Affair (1950) and Fellini Satyricon (1969). She was married to Luis Miguel Dominguín. She died on March 23, 2020 in Segovia, Segovia, ...

1950 - 2013

63 Years

100. Michel Bouquet

Actor | Renoir

Michel Bouquet is an actor born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on the 6 November 1925. His father, Georges Bouquet, was a World War One veteran and a wine-maker. His mother Marie was a milliner. He had three older brothers: Georges, Bernard and Serge. Michel's father was always a shadowy ...

1947 -



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