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Actress | 227
Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for 227 (1985), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Hannum Cook. She died on December 17, 2009 in ...
Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski
Don Van Vliet was born on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California, USA as Don Glen Vliet. He was married to Janet Lorelle Jenkins. He died on December 17, 2010 in Trinidad, California.
6. Dan O'Bannon
Writer | Alien
Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film).
O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi ...
7. Dana Andrews
Actor | Laura
American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews was born Carver Dana Andrews on New Years Day 1909 on a farmstead outside Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. One of thirteen children, including fellow actor Steve Forrest, he was a son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a ...
8. Eddie Acuff
Actor | The Case of the Velvet Claws
Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood's A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in an amazing almost 300 movies and one TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he ...
Actor | Capriccio all'italiana
Francesco Leonetti was born on January 27, 1924 in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Capriccio all'italiana (1968), The Year of the Cannibals (1970) and Arnaldo Pomodoro, racconto dell'artista (1997). He was married to Eleonora Fiorani. He died on December 17, 2017 in ...
11. Frank Sully
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
Frank Sully was born on June 17, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Frank Sullivan. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Let's Go Collegiate (1941) and A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941). He was married to Mary Kathleen McKee. He died on December 17, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
13. Gérard Blain
Actor | Hatari!
Gérard Blain was born on October 23, 1930 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Hatari! (1962), The Friends (1971) and The Pelican (1974). He was married to Monique Sobieski, Bernadette Lafont and Estella Blain. He died on December 17, 2000 in Paris.
14. Gordon Hunt
Actor | Mad About You
Gordon Hunt was born on April 26, 1929 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA as Gordon Edwynn Hunt. He is known for his work on Mad About You (1992), Dilbert (1999) and Hawaiian Eye (1959). He was married to B.J. Ward and Jane Elizabeth Novis. He died on December 17, 2016 in Sherman Oaks.
Soundtrack | Four Brothers
One of my favorite jazz musicians, Grover Washington Jr. was one of the first to embrace the jazz-funk style. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was given his first saxophone lesson by his father. In the early 1960s he moved to Philadelphia. His most successful album was "Winelight". Released in June ...
17. Héctor Malamud
Actor | Highlander II: The Quickening
Héctor Malamud was born on August 9, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Adolfo Malamud. He was an actor, known for Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Rebel's Way (2002) and Historias Breves 2 (1997). He died on December 17, 2008 in Buenos Aires.
18. Henry Heimlich
Henry Heimlich was born on February 3, 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Henry Judah Heimlich. He is known for his work on H.E.L.P! - Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons for People (1979), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982). He was married to Jane...
19. Jack Perrin
Actor | Starlight, the Untamed
Jack Perrin was born in Three Rivers, MI, on July 25, 1896. His father, a real estate investor, had an eye on the burgeoning prospects in Los Angeles and moved his family there when Perrin was about four. Jack literally grew up witnessing the birth of the film industry, which exploded there in 1913...
20. Janet Margolin
Actress | David and Lisa
Pretty, demure-looking Janet Margolin was born in New York City in 1943 and educated at the New York High School of Performing Arts. The long-haired brunette was discovered for films by director Frank Perry as she was making great strides as a teen on Broadway. He saw her in the play "Daughter of ...
21. Jennifer Jones
Actress | The Towering Inferno
One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young, handsome, aspiring ...
23. Kevin Mahogany
Soundtrack | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Kevin Mahogany was born on July 30, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Kansas City (1996) and Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997). He was married to Allene Matthews Mahogany. He died on December 17, 2017 in ...
24. Jong-Il Kim
Producer | Pulgasari
Jong-Il Kim was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He was an actor and producer, known for Pulgasari (1985), The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007) and Sea of Blood (1969). He was married to Young-Sook Kim and Il-Chon Hong. He ...
27. Lina Romay
Actress | The Big Wheel
Vivacious brunette singer and actress Lina Romay was born in New York in January 1919, the daughter of Mexican L.A. consulate attaché Porfirio A. Romay. In her teens, she was adept at swimming and diving. Moreover, she had an excellent voice and could sing equally well in English and in Spanish. ...
30. Rex Allen
Soundtrack | Tomorrowland
Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier ...
31. Thomas Mitchell
Actor | Stagecoach
Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a Wonderful Life...