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Actor | Flash Gordon
Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy (1932) for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle (1933) as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but ...
4. Cesar Chavez
Actor | The Legacy of Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona, USA as Cesario Estrada Chavez. He was an actor, known for The Legacy of Cesar Chavez (2009), Good Night America (1973) and The Fight in the Fields (1997). He was married to Helen Chavez. He died on April 23, 1993 in San Luis, Arizona.
5. Chris Bearde
Writer | The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
Chris Bearde one of America's premiere televison producers was born in England but grew up in his adopted home Australia. His various creative contributions have brought us some of our happiest television memories. From "The Laugh In", through _"Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special" (1968) (TV)_ to...
Writer | Rowing Through
David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Rowing Through (1996), The Fifties (1997) and In the Year of the Pig (1968). He was married to Jean Sandness Butler and Elzbieta Czyzewska. He died on April 23, 2007 in Menlo Park, California, ...
Actor | Forbidden Jungle
Prolific character actor Don Harvey started his career playing in tent shows, repertory companies and radio with his wife Jean Harvey. While in Hollywood he starred on a radio show with Hedda Hopper. Harvey signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1949 and played in a several serials of the era: ...
10. Harold Arlen
Music_department | The Wizard of Oz
No American has written more first-rate songs than Arlen. He grew up in a musical family (his father was a cantor), and disappointed but didn't surprise his parents by dropping out of high school to become a musician. A stint as pianist and singer with a dance band, the Buffalodians, allowed him to...
11. Howard Cosell
Actor | Bananas
When you think of the words honesty, straight from the shoulder, and tell it like it is, you think of one man: Howard Cosell. Howard is best remembered as the greatest sportscaster in the history of sports. His way with words and ability of telling like it was, brought him fame not only in America,...
12. James Flavin
Actor | King Kong
Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of ...
13. Jennifer Jayne
Actress | The Trollenberg Terror
Jennifer Jayne was born on November 14, 1931 in Yorkshire, England as Jennifer Jones. She was an actress and writer, known for The Crawling Eye (1958), Danger Man (1960) and The Scarf (1959). She was married to Peter Mullins. She died on April 23, 2006 in London, England.
15. John Mills
Actor | The Family Way
Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his ...
16. John Sullivan
Writer | Only Fools and Horses....
John Sullivan was born on December 23, 1946 in Balham, London, England as John Richard Thomas Sullivan. He is known for his work on Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), Dear John (1988) and The Green Green Grass (2005). He died on April 23, 2011 in Surrey, England.
18. Kathleen Crowley
Actress | The Rebel Set
Kathleen Crowley represented her home state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant in 1949, placed sixth and (with the scholarship money she won) enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. She played the plum title roles in prestigious TV productions of Robert Montgomery ...
19. Kent Smith
Actor | Cat People
He was one of Hollywood's more interesting curiosities. Kent Smith, by most standards, had the makings of a topflight 40s and 50s film star -- handsome; virile; personable; highly dedicated; equipped with a rich stage background; no slouch in the talent department. For some reason all these fine ...
Actress | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Madeleine Sherwood was born on November 13, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Madeleine Louise Helene Thornton. She was an actress, known for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Changeling (1980) and The Flying Nun (1967). She was married to Robert Sherwood. She died on April 23, 2016 in Lac Cornu,...
21. Otto Preminger
Director | Anatomy of a Murder
Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in ...
22. P.L. Travers
Writer | Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers was born on August 9, 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia as Helen Lyndon Goff. She is known for her work on Mary Poppins (1964), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). She died on April 23, 1996 in Chelsea, London, England.
23. Paulette Goddard
Actress | Modern Times
Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in ...
25. Selena Royle
Actress | The Heiress
The name may be unfamiliar, but MGM stock player Selena Royle was a lovely character actress who exuded warmth, kindness, sincerity, dedication and radiance throughout most of her 1940s Hollywood career. These inspiring traits extended into her outside life as well, where she contributed much of ...
27. Tommy Marth
Actor | Twenty4Hours
Tommy Marth was born on November 23, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Thomas Christian Marth. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Twenty4Hours (2002), Live from Abbey Road (2006) and The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009). He died on April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas.
28. William Hartnell
Actor | Doctor Who
William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he...
Writer | M the Movie
William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an ...