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1. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...

2. James Cromwell

Actor | The Green Mile

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell is the son of film director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon, and went into the theatre (like his parents) doing everything from ...

3. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

4. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".

She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...

5. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

6. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

7. Ron Glass

Actor | Serenity

Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Ronald Earle Glass. He was an actor and director, known for Serenity (2005), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Firefly (2002). He died on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Hector Elizondo

Actor | Pretty Woman

Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle...

9. Terry Kiser

Actor | Weekend at Bernie's

Excellent, prolific and dependable character actor Terry Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry attended the University of Kansas on both football and dramatic scholarships. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for three years in this profession in his hometown of Omaha...

10. Arlene Golonka

Actress | Hang 'Em High

A native Chicagoan of Polish descent, veteran character actress Arlene Golonka seemed destined for acting from the start, having been named after silver screen actress Arline Judge, and her childhood was dominated by singing and acting classes. She headed to New York at the age of 19 and began a ...

11. Darryl Hickman

Actor | Network

Although younger brother Dwayne Hickman is probably the better-remembered sibling today with his still-huge cult following as TV's Dobie Gillis, Darryl Hickman was certainly the more popular actor and deemed more talented when they were children. During his years at MGM in the wartime 40s, Darryl ...

12. Paul Benedict

Actor | The Addams Family

Paul Benedict was born on September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Addams Family (1991), Jeremiah Johnson (1972) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He died on December 1, 2008 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.

13. Marcia Rodd

Actress | Little Murders

Kansas-born actress Marcia Rodd, born in 1940, studied drama at Northwestern University in the late 50s before heading to New York to pursue the stage. Offbeat comedy would play a dominate part of this appealing brunette's early career. With an off-Broadway debut in the musical "Oh Say Can You See!...

14. Roscoe Lee Browne

Actor | The Cowboys

He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.

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15. Tim O'Connor

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Tim O'Connor was born on July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known to viewers as Elliott Carson on the long-running television series Peyton Place (1964), he began his acting career with the Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago just after World War II. Moving to New York City in the early 1950s,...

16. Vincent Gardenia

Actor | Moonstruck

He was honored twice off-Broadway with Distinguished Performance OBIE Award, first in 1960 for "Machinal" and again in 1969 for "Passing Through From Exotic Places." In 1972 he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play for "Prisoner on 2nd Avenue." In 1979 he was nominated for Best Actor ...

17. Bill Macy

Actor | The Jerk

Bill Macy was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, USA as Wolf Martin Garber. He is an actor, known for The Jerk (1979), Maude (1972) and Analyze This (1999). He has been married to Samantha Harper since May 4, 1975. He was previously married to Judith Janus.

18. Eugene Roche

Actor | Soap

Adept at both comedy and drama, character player Eugene Roche (sometimes billed as Gene Roche) had an extensive four-decade career. Born in Depression-era Boston the son of a Navy man, the moon-faced, intent-looking Roche started on radio at age 15 displaying his knack for character voices, both ...

19. Phil Leeds

Actor | Ghost

Phil Leeds is one of those for whom the phrase "character actor" was invented. A slight, wizened man with a rubbery face, bulging eyes and a Jimmy Durante-like nose, he excelled at playing weaselly little snitches, con artists, or just a neighborhood eccentric who always had something up his sleeve...

20. Richard Dysart

Actor | The Thing

Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He was good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law.

21. Norman Lear

Writer | All in the Family

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms like All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many other sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television.

Norman Milton Lear was born in New ...

22. Peggy Rea

Actress | Grace Under Fire

Peggy Rea was born on March 31, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Jane Rea. She is known for her work on Grace Under Fire (1993), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) and Love Field (1992). She died on February 5, 2011 in Toluca Lake, California.

23. Nedra Volz

Actress | Filthy Rich

An apple dumpling of a darling, character actress Nedra Volz had one of those slightly vacant, twinkly-eyed faces absolutely designed for light sitcoms and commercial work. Although she didn't come into her own until past retirement age, she enjoyed a solid two-decade ride delightfully amusing ...

24. Priscilla Morrill

Actress | MacGyver

Priscilla Morrill was born on June 4, 1927 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Priscilla Alden Morrill. She was an actress, known for MacGyver (1985), The F.B.I. (1965) and Mork & Mindy (1978). She was married to Paul Hendley Bryson. She died on November 9, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Graham Jarvis

Actor | A New Leaf

Born in Toronto, Canadian-American actor Graham Jarvis attended Williams College, before moving to New York to pursue a career in theatre. He studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. He appeared in film and television for ...

26. Robert Mandan

Actor | Soap

Robert Mandan was born on February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), Zapped! (1982) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Sherry Dixon. He died on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Richard Stahl

Actor | The American President

Richard Stahl was born on January 4, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for The American President (1995), Overboard (1987) and L.A. Story (1991). He was married to Kathryn Ish. He died on June 18, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Frank Aletter

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

For someone who goes only to movie theaters, Frank Aletter is a total stranger. It is true that the actor appeared in no more than a handful of theatrical films (Gerhart in Mister Roberts (1955), a commanding officer in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Leigh Jensen in Private School (1983)...). But for a ...

29. Susan Harris

Writer | Soap

Susan Harris was born on October 28, 1940 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Spivak. She is a writer and producer, known for Soap (1977), The Golden Girls (1985) and It Takes Two (1982). She was previously married to Paul Junger Witt and Berkeley Harris.

30. Charles Siebert

Actor | ...and justice for all.

One of acting's more reliable performers from the 1970s through the early 1990s, Charles Siebert alternated between the live theater and film/television as both an actor and director. Born the eldest of four children in 1938 in Wisconsin, he started his career following journalism school at ...

31. Roger Bowen

Actor | MASH

Mr. Bowen was a comedic actor and novelist, best known for his portrayal of Colonel Henry Blake in the film version of MASH (1970). He often portrayed roles as a stuffy defender of the upper class and had regular roles on a number of television series. His acting career aside, Mr. Bowen always ...

32. John Finnegan

Actor | An American Tail

John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 ...

33. Jon Korkes

Actor | The Double

Jon Korkes was born on December 4, 1945 in the USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Double (2013), Catch-22 (1970) and Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).

34. Neva Patterson

Actress | David and Lisa

Lean-framed, arch and edgy, somewhat hard-looking, dark-haired Neva Patterson, known by face perhaps as opposed to name, was a familiar presence in heavily-styled drama of the 1950s and 1960s radio, stage, film and TV. Christened Neva Louise Patterson in 1920 (some sources incorrectly state 1922) ...

35. Billy Sands

Actor | Rocky

Billy Sands was born William F. Sands on January 6, 1911 in Bergen, NY, to Dana Alice (Marboys) and John F. Sands. He began his professional acting career in 1946 when he appeared on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's "Rugged Path", but he eventually became a television character ...

36. Phyllis Avery

Actress | The Red Skelton Show

Blue-eyed, blonde, demure-looking 50s leading lady, the daughter of screenwriter Stephen Morehouse Avery and his wife Evelyn. Phyllis was said to have spent her childhood in France and in California. After graduating, she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and first appeared on...

37. Bob Harks

Actor | Forrest Gump

Extra, stand-in, and photo double Bob Harks was born on September 20, 1927. Harks appeared in his first film in an uncredited bit role in 1968 and popped up on his first television show two years later. A rugged looking man with a strong tough face and a fit compact build, Bob could be spotted in ...

38. Joe Mantell

Actor | Chinatown

Joe Mantell was born on December 21, 1915 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Mantel. He was an actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Birds (1963) and Marty (1955). He was married to Mary Frank. He died on September 29, 2010 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Lee Bergere

Actor | Soap

Born in Brooklyn, Bergere began his career in 1936 as understudy to Danny Kaye in the Broadway production of "Lady in the Dark", with Gertrude Lawrence. His television debut was with James Dean in the live production of "Thunder on Sycamore Street". A World War II veteran, he was in charge of ...

40. Frank Campanella

Actor | Pretty Woman

Frank Campanella was born on March 12, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Pretty Woman (1990), Overboard (1987) and Raising Helen (2004). He died on December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Keith Taylor

Actor | Wagon Train

Keith Taylor is an actor, known for Wagon Train (1957), Star Trek (1966) and The Young Animals (1968).

42. Sandy Kenyon

Actor | The Fugitive

He's known for his appearance as the navigator "Magellan" on The Twilight Zone season two episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33," which was the only story Rod Serling's brother, Robert J., worked on. He also appeared in several episodes of Knots Landing's 1984/85 season as the pastor/host of the ...

43. Oscar Hammerstein II

Soundtrack | State Fair

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn. He died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

44. Sudie Bond

Actress | Love Story

Sudie Bond was born on July 13, 1928 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Sudie Stuart Bond. She was an actress, known for Love Story (1970), Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Tomorrow (1972). She was married to Cornelius 'Neil' Massini Noland. She died on November 10, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA.

45. Bob Schiller

Writer | Maude

Bob Schiller was born on November 8, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA as Robert Achille Schiller. He is known for his work on Maude (1972), All in the Family (1971) and Flip (1970). He was married to Sabrina Scharf and Joyce Gloria Harris. He died on October 10, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, ...

46. Bud Yorkin

Producer | Blade Runner 2049

Bud Yorkin was born on February 22, 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Alan David Yorkin. He was a producer and director, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Blade Runner (1982) and An Evening with Fred Astaire (1958). He was married to Cynthia Sikes and Peg Yorkin. He died on August 18, 2015...

47. Will Mackenzie

Director | Moonlighting

Will Mackenzie was born on July 24, 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Moonlighting (1985), Family Ties (1982) and Scrubs (2001). He is married to Patricia Cope MacKenzie. They have two children.

48. Helen Page Camp

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Helen Page Camp was born on December 27, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Love Boat (1977). She died on August 1, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Louis Guss

Actor | Moonstruck

Louis Guss was born on January 4, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Moonstruck (1987), Highlander (1986) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He was married to Tsuneko Kano. He died on September 29, 2008 in New York City.

50. Richard Rodgers

Soundtrack | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Richard Rodgers was born on June 28, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Charles Rodgers. He was married to Dorothy Rodgers. He died on December 30, 1979 in New York City.


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