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1. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

2. Dale Robertson

Actor | Son of Sinbad

Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career ...

3. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | The Exorcist

Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.

Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...

4. Josh Ryan Evans

Actor | Passions

Despite being one of the smallest actors in Hollywood at 37 inches, Josh proved quality early on in life. By creating and distributing his own business cards before he was even a teenager, Josh landed a spot on "The Dancing Baby" ice cream commercial, which led to his role in Baby Geniuses (1999), ...

5. Milburn Stone

Actor | Gunsmoke

Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke (1955), was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory ...

6. Dick Shawn

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

One-of-a-kind nightclub comedian/singer Dick Shawn (ne Richard Schulefand) was as off-the-wall as they came and, as such, proved to be rather an acquired taste. Way ahead of his time most say, it was extremely difficult indeed to know how to properly tap into this man's eclectic talents. Shawn ...

7. Barbara Payton

Actress | Bride of the Gorilla

One of the saddest tales ever to come out of Hollywood has to be that of Barbara Payton. A blue-eyed, peroxide blonde sexpot who had a lot going for her, her life eventually disintegrated, mostly by her own doing. Things started out well enough for Barbara Lee Redfield, born on November 26, 1927, ...

8. Jim Kelly

Actor | Enter the Dragon

With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...

9. Allison Hayes

Actress | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the ...

10. James Edwards

Actor | The Killing

Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton (1970)), he ...

11. Virginia Vincent

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes

Virginia Vincent was born on May 3, 1918 in Goshen, New York, USA as Virginia Vincent Grohosky. She was an actress, known for The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) and The Return of Dracula (1958). She was married to Jack Vincent. She died on October 3, 2013 in San ...

12. Nat Pendleton

Actor | The Thin Man

Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons.

Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was ...

13. John Williams

Actor | Sabrina

John Williams was a tall, urbane Anglo-American actor best known for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder (1954), a role he played on Broadway, in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, and on television in 1958. Playing Hubbard on the Great White Way brought him the 1953 Tony ...

14. Jerry Maren

Actor | Dahmer vs. Gacy

He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.

15. Dr. Seuss

Writer | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Acclaimed writer, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading ...

16. Monica Bannister

Actress | Mystery of the Wax Museum

Monica Bannister was born on September 8, 1910 in Saskatchewan, Canada as Monica Joyce Bannister. She was an actress, known for Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) and The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941). She died on June 17, 2002 in San Diego, California, USA.

17. David Huffman

Actor | Firefox

Talented American leading and supporting actor, though often underrated, David Huffman was a familiar face in films and on television in the 1970s and 80s. The great success he had achieved, was cut short after he was tragically murdered in 1985.

He had been appearing on Broadway for a number of ...

18. Frankie Laine

Soundtrack | Blazing Saddles

Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near ...

19. Gloria Winters

Actress | Sky King

Born in Los Angeles, Gloria worked in show business as a child. Small roles in movies led Gloria to be cast as William Bendix's daughter "Babs" on the television series "The Life of Riley" (1949). This show ran during the 1949-50 season. Her next television series was "Sky King" (1951), wherein she...

20. Abner Biberman

Actor | His Girl Friday

Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Abner Warren Biberman. He was a director and actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), The Leopard Man (1943) and Winchester '73 (1950). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. He ...

21. Merian C. Cooper

Writer | King Kong

In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the...

22. Susan Morrow

Actress | Cat-Women of the Moon

Susan Morrow was born on May 25, 1931 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Jacqueline Ann Teresa Bernadette Immoor. She was an actress, known for Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Gasoline Alley (1951) and The Blazing Forest (1952). She was married to Clarence Sheldon Attix Jr., William Robinson and Gary ...

23. Ben Davidson

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Ben Davidson was born on June 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Benjamin Earl Davidson. He was an actor, known for Conan the Barbarian (1982), How the West Was Won (1976) and The Black 6 (1973). He was married to Kathy. He died on July 2, 2012 in San Diego, California.

24. Hugh Gillin

Actor | Back to the Future Part III

Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA as Hugh Clair Gillin Jr. He was an actor, known for Back to the Future Part III (1990), Psycho III (1986) and Psycho II (1983). He was married to Janet R Mackey and Mary Constance Nettels. He died on May 4, 2004 in San Diego, ...

25. Charlotte Henry

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Charlotte acted on stage from the age of five. At thirteen, she made her Broadway debut in 'Courage' (1928), two year later reprising her role for the screen version. Paramount wanted to cast an unknown actress in the title role of Alice in Wonderland (1933) and picked Charlotte from 7000 ...

26. Peter Allen

Soundtrack | Arthur

Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Richard Woolnough Allen. He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on June 18, 1992 in San Diego, California, USA.

27. Eddie Smith

Stunts | The Nutty Professor

Eddie Smith was born on December 1, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Edward Smith. He is known for his work on The Nutty Professor (1996), Live and Let Die (1973) and Predator 2 (1990). He died on June 1, 2005 in San Diego, California, USA.

28. Junior Johnston

Actor | Three on a Match

Junior Johnston was born on April 23, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as William Johnson Jr. He was an actor, known for Three on a Match (1932), Working Winnie (1926) and Winnie's Birthday (1926). He died on September 21, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA.

29. William Gargan

Actor | I Wake Up Screaming

William Gargan was born on July 17, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Dennis Gargan. He was an actor, known for I Wake Up Screaming (1941), The Line-Up (1934) and Rain (1932). He was married to Mary Kenny. He died on February 17, 1979 in San Diego, California, USA.

30. Scott Holden

Actor | Breezy

Scott Holden was born on May 2, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Scott Porter Holden. He was an actor, known for Breezy (1973), Panhandle 38 (1972) and The Revengers (1972). He was married to Claude Detraz and Shirley Dorise McGrath. He died on January 21, 2005 in San Diego, California.

31. Paul Sorensen

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Paul Sorensen was born on February 16, 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA as Paul Eric Sorensen. He was an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Hang 'Em High (1968) and Charlie's Angels (1976). He was married to Jacqueline May. He died on July 17, 2008 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, ...

32. Ravi Shankar

Composer | Gandhi

Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical ...

33. Ray Johnson

Self | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Ray Johnson was born in 1927 in New York, USA. He died on November 5, 1989 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

34. Nan Grey

Actress | Three Smart Girls

Born as Eschal Loleet Grey Miller in 1918, Nan Grey was an actress who worked for Universal and other studios in the 1930s. She is probably best remembered for her work in the two Deanna Durbin movies, Three Smart Girls (1936) and Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939). Other than the Durbin vehicles, ...

35. Charles B. Griffith

Writer | Little Shop of Horrors

Legendary screenwriter Charles Byron Griffith was born in Chicago on September 23, 1930. His mother and grandmother starred in the famous radio show, "Myrt and Marge," which went on to New York and became a soap opera. After a hitch in the army, Griffith went to California to live with his ...

36. John Daheim

Actor | The In-Laws

John Daheim was born on June 22, 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as John Joseph Daheim. He is known for his work on The In-Laws (1979), Jeep-Herders (1945) and Earthquake (1974). He died on September 22, 1991 in San Diego, California, USA.

37. Baynes Barron

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Baynes Barron was born on May 29, 1917 in New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), From Hell It Came (1957) and Captain Midnight (1954). He died on July 21, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.

38. Mickey Daniels

Actor | Roaring Roads

Mickey Daniels was born on October 11, 1914 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA as Richard Daniels Jr. He was an actor, known for Roaring Roads (1935), Good Cheer (1926) and Adventurous Knights (1935). He died on August 20, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.

39. Edward Ashley

Actor | The Court Jester

Edward Ashley was born on August 12, 1904 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Edward Montagu Ashley Cooper . He was an actor, known for The Court Jester (1955), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and Bitter Sweet (1940). He was married to Nora Swinburne. He died on May 5, 2000 in San Diego, ...

40. Lew Brown

Actor | Airport

Lew Brown was born on March 18, 1925 in Goltry, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Topaz (1969) and Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970). He was married to Toby Adler. He died on July 27, 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

41. Barry Bernal

Actor | MacGyver

Barry Bernal was born on July 23, 1963 in San Diego, California, USA. He was an actor, known for MacGyver (1985), In the Heat of the Night (1988) and Shangri-La Plaza (1990). He died on October 31, 1994 in San Diego.

42. Rico Bueno

Actor | Little Nicky

Rico Bueno was born on December 27, 1947 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Little Nicky (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He died on June 4, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA.

43. Rex Hamilton

Actor | Police Squad!

Rex Hamilton was born on March 15, 1924 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Rex Cameron Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Police Squad! (1982) and We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987). He was married to Maud Moulton. He died on March 7, 1985 in San Diego, California.

44. Archie Moore

Actor | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Archie Moore was born on December 13, 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi, USA as Archibald Lee Wright. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Outfit (1973) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). He was married to Joan Hardy and Elizabeth A. Thorton. He died on December 9, 1998 in...

45. Dorothy Lee

Actress | Cockeyed Cavaliers

After finishing high school, Dorothy Lee went to vaudeville, sang with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvaninans and made her film debut in Syncopation (1929). In Rio Rita (1929) she was teamed with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and appeared in almost all of their movies, like Margaret Dumont in The ...

46. K.L. Smith

Actor | Star Trek

K.L. Smith was born on October 26, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Kenneth Lavelle Smith. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), The Untouchables (1959) and Combat! (1962). He died on August 24, 1981 in San Diego County, California, USA.

47. Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei

Actor | The Lord of the Rings

Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei was born on July 13, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), Star Trek (1966) and Nice Dreams (1981). He died on November 16, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.

48. Tom Graeff

Director | Teenagers from Outer Space

Tom Graeff was born on September 12, 1929 in Ray, Arizona, USA as Thomas Lockyear Graeff. He was an editor and director, known for Teenagers from Outer Space (1959), The Noble Experiment (1955) and Toast to Our Brother (1951). He died on December 19, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.

49. Lenore Shanewise

Actress | Matinee Theatre

Lenore Shanewise was born on October 12, 1887 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Matinee Theatre (1955), The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Munsters (1964). She died on December 22, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA.

50. Stuart Heisler

Director | The Glass Key

Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with ...


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