American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductees

by Syl | created - 01 Jul 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Members not listed in the website. Viola Adams Ira Aldridge Margaret Anglin Richard Bennett Julius Brutus Booth Bobby Clark Richard L. Coe Jack Cole Thomas Abthorpe Cooper Lotta Crabtree Charlotte Cushman Merle DeBuskey Mrs. John Drew Abe Feder Lewis Fields Edwin Forrest John Gassner Lewis Hallam T.E. Hambleton Jed Harris Tony Hart David Hays Henry Hewes Fanny Kemble Joseph Wood Krutch Robert Lewis Anna Cora Mowatt Louisa Medina Helena Modjeska Ada Rehan J.J. Shubert Lee Shubert Daniel Sullivan Cleon Throckmorton James Wallack Lester Wallack Joseph Webber

1. Jim Dale

Actor | Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the ...

2009

2. John McMartin

Actor | Blow Out

John McMartin was born on August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana, USA as John Francis McMartin. He was an actor, known for Blow Out (1981), All the President's Men (1976) and No Reservations (2007). He was married to Cynthia Baer. He died on July 6, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

2009

3. Roger Berlind

Amadeus

Roger Berlind is known for his work on Amadeus (1984), Picnic (1986) and I.Q. (1994).

2009

4. Theodore Mann

Actor | Camera Three

Theodore Mann was born on May 13, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Goldman. He is known for his work on Camera Three (1955) and Biography (1987). He was married to Patricia Brooks. He died on February 24, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

2009

5. Stephen Schwartz

Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt

Stephen Schwartz was born on March 6, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Carole Piasecki since July 6, 1969. They have two children.

2009

6. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Soundtrack | The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, ...

2009

7. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

2009

8. Charles Ludlam

Actor | The Big Easy

Charles Ludlam was born on April 12, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Big Easy (1986), The Sorrows of Dolores (1986) and Museum of Wax (1987). He died on May 28, 1987 in New York City.

2009

9. Brian Dennehy

Actor | First Blood

Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history,...

2010

10. Linda Lavin

Actress | Alice

Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...

2010

11. Fritz Weaver

Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair

Fritz Weaver, the American actor, was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, breaking into acting in the early 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in October 1955 in "The Chalk Garden," which ...

2010

12. Michael Blakemore

Actor | Country Life

Michael Blakemore was born on June 18, 1928 in Sydney, Australia as Michael Howell Blakemore. He is an actor and director, known for Country Life (1994), Great Performances (1971) and Having a Wild Weekend (1965). He is married to Tanya McCallin.

2010

13. Caryl Churchill

Writer | Play for Tomorrow

Caryl Churchill was born on September 3, 1938 in Finsbury, London, England as Caryl Lesley Churchill. She is known for her work on Play for Tomorrow (1982), Court of Mystery (1961) and Masquerade (1974).

2010

14. Paul Gemignani

Music_department | Into the Woods

Paul Gemignani is known for his work on Into the Woods (2014), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

2010

15. James Lapine

Writer | Into the Woods

James Lapine was born on January 10, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Into the Woods (2014), American Playhouse (1981) and The Moment When. He is married to Sarah Kernochan. They have one child.

2010

16. Joseph Chaikin

Actor | Savage/Love

Joseph Chaikin was born on September 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Savage/Love (1981), Tongues (1982) and Camera Three (1955). He died on June 22, 2003 in New York City, New York.

2010

17. Tyne Daly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.

2011

18. Ben Vereen

Actor | All That Jazz

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...

2011

19. Ann Roth

Costume_designer | The English Patient

Ann Roth was born on October 30, 1931 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on The English Patient (1996), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Cold Mountain (2003).

2011

20. Elliott Martin

Self | Biography

Elliott Martin is known for his work on Biography (1987).

2011

21. Woodie King Jr.

Actor | Serpico

Woodie King Jr. was born on July 27, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Serpico (1973), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Segregating the Greatest Generation (2006). He has been married to Willie Mae since 1959. They have three children.

2011

22. Paul Sills

Writer | NET Playhouse

Paul Sills is best remembered as Chicago's father of improvisation, the innovative co-founder/director of the celebrated Compass Players and Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupes. Sills sought to teach the comedy acting techniques of improvisation instilled in him by his mother, ...

2011

23. Betty Buckley

Actress | Split

Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...

2012

24. Sam Waterston

Actor | Law & Order

Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Great Gatsby (1974). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They ...

2012

25. Trevor Nunn

Director | Twelfth Night or What You Will

Trevor Nunn was born on January 14, 1940 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England as Trevor Robert Nunn. He was previously married to Imogen Stubbs, Sharon Lee Hill and Janet Suzman.

2012

27. Paula Vogel

Writer | Indecent

Paula Vogel was born on November 16, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is a writer, known for Indecent (2018), Common Ground (2000) and The Pulitzer at 100 (2016).

2012

28. Christopher Durang

Actor | The Cowboy Way

Christopher Durang was born on January 2, 1949 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Cowboy Way (1994), The Secret of My Succe$s (1987) and Life with Mikey (1993).

2012

29. Martin Pakledinaz

Costume_department | My Week with Marilyn

Martin Pakledinaz was born on September 1, 1953 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA as Martin Philip Pakledinaz. He is known for his work on My Week with Marilyn (2011), Grand Isle (1991) and Margaret (2011). He died on July 8, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

2012

30. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from ...

2013

31. Lorraine Hansberry

Writer | A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. She was a writer, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), American Playhouse (1981) and Camera Three (1955). She was married to Robert Nemiroff. She died on January 12, 1965 in New York City, New York,...

2013

32. Cherry Jones

Actress | Signs

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

2013

33. Cameron Mackintosh

Producer | Les Misérables

Born 17 October 1946 in London, sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh is one of the most influential musical theatre producers in the world, responsible for producing hits such as "Les Misérables", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Miss Saigon", "Cats", and "Hamilton". His father, Ian Robert Mackintosh, was a ...

2013

35. George C. Wolfe

Director | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

George Wolfe was raised in the state capital of Kentucky, Frankfort. As a member of the Frankfort High School Senior class of 1972, he was one of the leading lights of the drama club and a writer for the literary magazine. George left Frankfort in 1972, but returned many years later as a favored ...

2013

36. Jerry Zaks

Director | Marvin's Room

Jerry Zaks was born on September 7, 1946 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is a director and actor, known for Marvin's Room (1996), Who Do You Love (2008) and Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). He has been married to Jill Rose since January 14, 1979. They have two children.

2013

37. George Abbott

Writer | The Pajama Game

Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott...

1972

38. Stella Adler

Actress | Shadow of the Thin Man

Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom...

1991

39. Edward Albee

Writer | Nijinsky: Unfinished Project

Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Franklin Albee III. He was a writer, known for Nijinsky: Unfinished Project (1970), A Delicate Balance (1973) and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991). He died on September 16, 2016 in Montauk, New York, USA.

1985

40. Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume_designer | The Great Gatsby

Theoni V. Aldredge was born on August 22, 1922 in Thessaloniki, Greece as Theoni Athanasiou. She is known for her work on The Great Gatsby (1974), Addams Family Values (1993) and Moonstruck (1987). She was married to Tom Aldredge. She died on January 21, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

1986

41. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

1994

42. Mary Alice

Actress | The Matrix Revolutions

Mary Alice was born on December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Mary Alice Smith. She is an actress, known for The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Awakenings (1990) and I'll Fly Away (1991).

2000

43. Maxwell Anderson

Writer | All Quiet on the Western Front

James Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1888 to William Lincoln Anderson and Charlotte Perrimela (Stephenson) Anderson. The second child born to the couple, Anderson spent his formative years on his maternal grandmother's farm in Atlantic before the family moved ...

44. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

45. 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...

1997

46. 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. ...

1972

47. 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 ...

1998

48. Alan Ayckbourn

Writer | Coeurs

Alan Ayckbourn was born on April 12, 1939 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Coeurs (2006), A Chorus of Disapproval (1989) and The Revengers' Comedies (1998). He has been married to Heather Stoney since 1997. He was previously married to Christine Helen Roland.

2009

49. Emanuel Azenberg

Producer | American Playhouse

Emanuel Azenberg was born on January 22, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on American Playhouse (1981), The Lion in Winter (1968) and 'Master Harold'... and the Boys (1985).

2009

50. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is 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 salesman...

1998

51. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...

1991

52. Ethel Barrymore

Actress | None But the Lonely Heart

Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of ...

53. John Barrymore

Actor | Svengali

John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical ...

54. Lionel Barrymore

Actor | Key Largo

Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...

55. John Lee Beatty

Art_department | Abduction of Figaro

John Lee Beatty was born on April 4, 1948 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is known for his work on Abduction of Figaro (1984), Great Performances (1971) and Picnic (1986).

2002

56. Julian Beck

Actor | The Cotton Club

A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by...

2003

57. Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress | Vertigo

Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, ...

1993

58. Norman Bel Geddes

Dead End

Influential American theater, film and industrial designer, Mr. Geddes added "Bel" to his surname as a theatrical flourish. "Bel" was in fact his wife's given name. He was the father of stage, screen and television actress Barbara Bel Geddes. A stage designer in early years in the theater, he ...

1972

59. Michael Bennett

Writer | A Chorus Line

Michael Bennett was born on April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Michael Bennett DiFiglia. He is known for his work on A Chorus Line (1985), A Chorus Line (2016) and What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968). He was married to Donna McKechnie. He died on July 2, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

1986

60. Eric Bentley

Writer | A Touch of Venus

Author, director, educator, educated at Oxford University (scholarship)(BA, Litt. B.); Yale University (Ph.D.); Guggenheim Fellowship. He taught literature and history in colleges throughout the USA and in Europe, 1948-1951. He directed plays and was assistant to Bertold Brecht. Between 1952 and ...

1998

61. Irving Berlin

Soundtrack | Blue Skies

Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools....

62. Alvin Colt

Costume_designer | The Adams Chronicles

Awarded a Tony in 1956 for his costume designs for the play 'Pipe Dream.'

2002

63. Barbara Cook

Actress | Thumbelina

Barbara Cook is best-loved and remembered for her work on the Broadway stage. An amazing singer and refreshingly impulsive actress, she made her debut at age 23 in the musical "Flahooley". Roles in "Plain and Fancy" and, the most famous flop of all time, "Candide" followed. In 1957, she created her...

1994

64. Katharine Cornell

Actress | Producers' Showcase

Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on Producers' Showcase (1954), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and No Time for Comedy (1940). She was married to Guthrie McClintic. She died on June 9, 1974 in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA.

65. Noël Coward

Writer | In Which We Serve

Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century. An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool...

66. Hume Cronyn

Actor | Cocoon

Hume Cronyn was born on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada as Hume Blake Cronyn Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Cocoon (1985), *batteries not included (1987) and Shadow of a Doubt (1943). He was married to Susan Cooper, Jessica Tandy and Emily Woodruff. He died on June 15, 2003 in...

1979

67. John Cullum

Actor | Northern Exposure

John Cullum was born on March 2, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Northern Exposure (1990), 1776 (1972) and Before We Go (2014). He has been married to Emily Frankel since May 5, 1959. They have one child.

2007

68. Al Jolson

Actor | The Jazz Singer

Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...

69. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: ...

1985

70. Jon Jory

Director | Great Performances

Jon Jory is a director and actor, known for Great Performances (1971), Shannon (1961) and The 34th Annual Tony Awards (1980).

2000

71. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera...

2003

72. John Kander

Soundtrack | Chicago

John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Harold Kander. He has been married to Albert Stephenson since 2010.

1991

73. Garson Kanin

Writer | Pat and Mike

Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American ...

1985

74. Gene Kelly

Actor | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

1992

75. Willa Kim

Costume_designer | Great Performances: Dance in America

Willa Kim was born on June 30, 1917 as Wullah Mei Ok Kim. She is known for her work on Great Performances: Dance in America (1976), Gardens of Stone (1987) and The Will Rogers Follies (1991). She was married to William Pène du Bois. She died on December 23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

2006

76. Tony Randall

Actor | The Odd Couple

Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. He attended Tulsa Central High School and later Northwestern University and New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After graduating, he starred in two plays: George Bernard Shaw's '...

1998

77. Michael Redgrave

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today. A superb actor, Redgrave ...

1986

78. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

2003

79. Chita Rivera

Actress | Chicago

An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally ...

1991

80. Alfred Drake

Actor | Trading Places

One of Broadway's most venerable, respected musical leading men, Alfred Drake created the male leads in "Oklahoma!" (1943), "Kiss Me Kate" (1949) and "Kismet" (1953). Sadly, he re-created none of these roles on screen. Very much a man of his beloved live theater, he never did go to Hollywood, ...

1981

81. Richard Easton

Actor | Revolutionary Road

Richard Easton was born on March 22, 1933 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Revolutionary Road (2008), Henry V (1989) and Finding Forrester (2000).

2009

82. Fred Ebb

Soundtrack | Chicago

Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on September 11, 2004 in New York City.

1991

83. Harvey Fierstein

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Harvey Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Torch Song Trilogy (1988) and Independence Day (1996).

2007

84. Minnie Maddern Fiske

Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Minnie Maddern Fiske was born on December 19, 1865 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Mary Augusta Davey. She was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913) and Vanity Fair (1915). She was married to Harrison Grey Fiske and LeGrand White. She died on February 15, 1932 in Queens, New York...

85. Geraldine Fitzgerald

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Geraldine Fitzgerald was the only actress to appear as both Laurence Olivier's wife and Rodney Dangerfield's mother-in-law, which surely qualifies her as running the gamut (if not the gauntlet, in the latter case) of A to Z for co-starring with cinema immortals. The Irish lass appeared in many ...

1986

86. Lynn Fontanne

Actress | The Magnificent Yankee

Lynn Fontanne was born on December 6, 1887 in Woodford, Essex, England as Lillie Louise Fontanne. She was an actress, known for The Magnificent Yankee (1965), The Guardsman (1931) and The United States Steel Hour (1953). She was married to Alfred Lunt. She died on July 30, 1983 in Genesee Depot, ...

87. Horton Foote

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, was born on March 14, 1916, in Wharton, Texas. He says at the age of ten, he had a "calling" to become an actor, and when he was 16 he convinced his parents to allow him to go to acting school. With their blessing he...

1996

88. Bob Fosse

Director | Cabaret

Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Louis Fosse. He is known for his work on Cabaret (1972), All That Jazz (1979) and Lenny (1974). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia...

1979

89. Brian Friel

Writer | Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel was born on January 9, 1929 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland as Bernard Patrick Friel. He was a writer, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Philadelphia, Here I Come (1977) and Philadelphia, ich bin da! (1967). He was married to Anne Morrison. He died on October 2, 2015 in ...

2006

90. Robert Fryer

Producer | The Shining

Robert Fryer was born on November 18, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for his work on The Shining (1980), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Auntie Mame (1958). He died on May 28, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2000

91. Athol Fugard

Actor | Gandhi

Athol Fugard was born on June 11, 1932 in Middleburg, Cape Province, South Africa. He is a writer and actor, known for Gandhi (1982), Tsotsi (2005) and The Guest: An episode in the Life of Eugène Marais (1977).

2000

92. Larry Gelbart

Writer | M*A*S*H

The gift of provoking laughter came early to Larry Gelbart and has never deserted him. His distinguished career as a writer of comedy reads like a history of the art over the last 40 years. His writing credits date back to the Golden Age of radio, thanks in part to his father. The elder Gelbart was...

2002

93. George Gershwin

Soundtrack | Manhattan

He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "...

94. Ira Gershwin

Music_department | An American in Paris

Legendary, prolific composer, songwriter and author, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, City College of New York, and Columbia University. He began his career as a contributor to newspaper columns, and also worked for a touring carnival. His Broadway stage scores include "Two Little Girls in Blue" (...

95. Bernard Gersten

Parade

Bernard Gersten was born on January 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Parade, One from the Heart (1981) and American Playhouse (1981). He is married to Cora Cahan. They have one child.

2002

96. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

2003

97. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

2008

98. Frank Langella

Actor | Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent.

A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey...

2002

99. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated ...

1982

100. Eugene Lee

Production_designer | Saturday Night Live

Eugene Lee was born on March 9, 1939 in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA as Eugene Edward Lee Jr. He is a production designer and costume designer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Man on the Moon (1999) and On Golden Pond (2001). He is married to Brooke E. Lutz. They have one child. He was previously ...



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