Over 60 years in acting professionby gspsaila | created - 22 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
A list of actors who have been involved for OVER 60 YEARS in the acting profession. In some instances a film may have been released 2/3 years after an actor has died, I have included these as I felt that the same delay to a release may have applied at the beginning of a career, I have not included acting credits if movie released many years after the actor has deceased.
1. Walter Abel
Actor | Hold Back the Dawn
A familiar character face in movies and television, Walter Abel was a dedicated stage actor who had studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before moving on to a progression of stage work that culminated in his first appearance on Broadway in the original play "...
1918 - 1984
Actor | Braindead
Forrest J. Ackerman was born on November 24, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Forrest James Ackerman. He was an actor, known for Dead Alive (1992), The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988) and Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991). He was married to Mathilde "Wendayne" Wahrman. He died on December 4, ...
1944 - 2011
3. Joss Ackland
Actor | The Hunt for Red October
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...
4. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel". Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...
1949 - 2018
Producer | Boss Cowboy
Someday a clever producer will tell the story of Hollywood's "Poverty Row" of the 1920s-'40s (although Hearts of the West (1975) was a valiant effort, it left a lot to be desired), which was centered on Gower Street. So many fly-by-night production companies--which cranked out mostly westerns, ...
1910 - 1971
6. Mario Adorf
Actor | Der große Bellheim
Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...
7. Ralph Ahn
Actor | Eyes of an Angel
Ralph Ahn was born on September 28, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Philander Ahn. He is an actor, known for Eyes of an Angel (1991), New Girl (2011) and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996).
8. Anouk Aimée
Actress | Un homme et une femme
The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) Claude ...
9. Alan Alda
Actor | M*A*S*H
Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.
10. Aki Aleong
Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also ...
11. Penelope Allen
Actress | Dog Day Afternoon
12. Woody Allen
Writer | Manhattan
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
13. June Allyson
Actress | Executive Suite
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined ...
1937 - 2001
14. David Alpert
Actor | Gog
15. Nicholas Amer
Nicholas Amer was born Thomas Harold Amer in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England in 1923. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served as a wireless officer for four years during World War II. He saw plenty of action, serving mainly on Motor Torpedo Boats, at first in North Africa. He was...
16. Rachel Ames
Actress | General Hospital
Rachel Ames has the distinction of being the longest-running performer on ABC Daytime's longest-running daytime drama, General Hospital (1963), which she joined on February 23, 1964, less than a year after the program's first air date. She has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award as Best ...
17. Lukas Ammann
Actor | Hast noch der Söhne ja...?
Lukas Ammann was born on September 29, 1912 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor and director, known for Hast noch der Söhne ja...? (1959), Bel-Ami Der Frauenheld von Paris (1955) and Bel Ami (1955). He was married to Liselotte Ebnet, Hedda Ippen and Hertha Heger. He died on May 3, 2017 in ...
1939 - 2015
18. Morey Amsterdam
Actor | The Dick Van Dyke Show
Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. ...
1930 - 1996
19. Arthur Anderson
Actor | Midnight Cowboy
Arthur Anderson was born on August 29, 1922 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Arthur John Miles Anderson. He was an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) and Dark Shadows (1966). He was married to Alice Anderson. He died on April 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York ...
1950 - 2014
20. Axel Anderson
Actor | Assassins
Axel Anderson was born on December 11, 1929 in Berlin, Germany as Axel Levy. He was a production manager and actor, known for Assassins (1995), The Reaping (2007) and Bananas (1971). He was married to Helena Montalbán. He died on December 16, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1944 - 2016
21. Richard Anderson
Actor | Forbidden Planet
Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High (1949)) and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a...
1947 - 2015
22. Rona Anderson
Actress | Scrooge
Rona Anderson was born on August 3, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was an actress, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), ITV Television Playhouse (1955) and W. Somerset Maugham (1969). She was married to Gordon Jackson. She died on July 23, 2013 in Hampstead, London, England.
1948 - 2012
Actress | Viskningar och rop
Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust ...
24. 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...
25. Rafaela Aparicio
Actress | El mar y el tiempo
Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With The Sea and the Weather ...
1935 - 1995
26. Alan Arkin
Actor | Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.
He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946, the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to ...
27. Gary Armstrong
Camera_department | Cliffhanger
Gary Armstrong was born on June 2, 1934 in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA as Gary Olyn Armstrong. He is known for his work on Cliffhanger (1993), Mirror Mirror (2012) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). He died on June 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1945 - 2012
28. Françoise Arnoul
Actress | French Cancan
Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress and costume designer, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and The Cat Shows Her Claws (1960). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.
29. Jane Asher
Actress | Death at a Funeral
Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career.
She has appeared in TV shows and films such as The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Alfie (1966), Deep End (1970)...
30. Renée Asherson
Actress | The Others
A beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television, Asherson was born Renée Ascherson in London (dropping the "c" early in her acting career), the younger daughter of Charles Ascherson, a businessman and bibliophile of German-Jewish extraction, and his second wife, Dorothy Wiseman, who...
1939 - 2001
31. Edward Asner
Actor | Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...
32. John Astin
Actor | The Frighteners
Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...
Actor | Jurassic Park
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. ...
1942 - 2004
Actor | Lili
Another in the long line of dramatically handsome foreign imports who made an immediate impact on WWII Hollywood was debonair French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. The epitome of grace and sophistication, the stylish leading man went on to have a long and respectful career on stage, film and TV, both ...
1931 - 1996
35. Frankie Avalon
Soundtrack | Grease
One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a ...
36. Felix Aylmer
Actor | Hamlet
British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them...
1930 - 1993
37. Lew Ayres
Actor | Holiday
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...
1929 - 1994
38. Charles Aznavour
Actor | Tirez sur le pianiste
Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to...
1936 - 2018
39. Lauren Bacall
Actress | To Have and Have Not
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was 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 ...
1944 - 2014
40. Barbara Bain
Actress | Mission: Impossible
Barbara Bain was born in Chicago, graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She then relocated to New York City where she gained work as a dancer and high-fashion model. Ms. Bain studied with Martha Graham, permanently cementing her love of dance; however, it...
41. Colin Baker
Actor | Doctor Who
Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just ...
42. Vincent Ball
Actor | Where Eagles Dare
With the outbreak of war Vincent left his job with the Australian General Electric Company and became a pilot with the Australian Air Force in England. He returned to Australia and his old job in 1945 but couldn't settle. He tried amateur dramatics but his dialect was a mixture of Australian, ...
43. Kaye Ballard
Actress | Cinderella
Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she did, in a career spanning eight decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper drew laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As the ...
1956 - 2019
44. Maurice Baquet
Actor | Le trésor des Pieds-Nickelés
Maurice Baquet is a multi-talented man: gifted cellist (1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris), Skier (member of the 1936 French Olympic Team), mountain climber(this talent used in several movies, including 'Premier de Cordée'). He attracted poet 'Jacques Prevet''s attention when riding on his ...
1934 - 2002
45. Sean Barrett
Actor | The Dark Crystal
46. Barbara Barrie
Actress | Breaking Away
After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Potato, Two Potato (1964), in the film she acted as Julie, a young, single parent for four years, after her husband abandoned her and their daughter. The following ...
47. Patricia Barry
Actress | Sea of Love
Patricia received her first break into acting very soon after she graduated from Stephens College in the mid 1940s. Almost immediately after graduating, she received a contract from Columbia Pictures. They recognized that she had the rare combination of beauty, grace and intelligence that would ...
1946 - 2014
48. Bonnie Bartlett
Actress | Twins
Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...
49. Billy Barty
Actor | Masters of the Universe
Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...
1927 - 2001
50. Lina Basquette
Actress | Hello Trouble
Journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns once dubbed Lina Basquette "The Screen Tragedy Girl." In retrospect, Lina's private life bore a similar description. While six of her eight marriages ended up "I Don'ts" (she was widowed twice), she would also have to contend with a flurry of legal confrontations, ...
1916 - 1991
51. Timothy Bateson
Prolific British character actor, adept at eccentric or whimsical impersonations, particularly of Dickensian characters. The son of law society president Sir Dingwall Bateson, he won a scholarship to Wadham College, where he trained for acting with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Straight ...
1947 - 2007
52. John Beal
Actor | The Firm
John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The ...
1933 - 1993
53. Orson Bean
Actor | Being John Malkovich
Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marian Pollard. The newborn Dallas...
54. Warren Beatty
Actor | Heaven Can Wait
Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...
55. Kathryn Beaumont
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Kathryn Beaumont was just ten years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice, in Disney's animated version of the classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland (1951). Walt Disney was so impressed with Kathryn's long curly blonde hair, sparkling eyes and acting ability, that he chose her as ...
56. Terry Becker
Director | The Thirsty Dead
Terry Becker was born on August 5, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Solomon Becker. He is known for his work on The Thirsty Dead (1974), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and Mission: Impossible (1966). He was married to Erlinda C. Smith and Jeanetta M. Lewis. He died on December 30, ...
1950 - 2010
57. Bonnie Bedelia
Actress | Die Hard 2
The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher ...
58. Noah Beery Jr.
Actor | The Rockford Files
Familiar and well-liked character actor of very different persona than either his father, Noah Beery, or his uncle, Wallace Beery. He attended Harvard Military Academy but managed to make a number of appearances on film and on stage with his father before adulthood. At age 19, he began playing ...
1920 - 1986
59. Doris Belack
Actress | Tootsie
A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and ...
1947 - 2008
60. Harry Belafonte
Actor | Bobby
Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also,...
61. Michael Bell
Actor | The Transformers: The Movie
Michael Bell was born on July 30, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Transformers: The Movie (1986), G.I. Joe (1985) and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004). He has been married to Victoria Carroll since January 1, 1968. They have one child.
62. Amelia Bence
Actress | El tercer beso
Amelia Bence was born on November 13, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Amelia Batvinik. She was an actress, known for El tercer beso (1943), Dancing (1933) and El hombre que debía una muerte (1955). She was married to Alberto Closas and Charlie Ortiz Basualdo. She died on February 8,...
1933 - 2004
63. Fran Bennett
Actress | Wes Craven's New Nightmare
64. Joan Bennett
Actress | Suspiria
Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...
65. Marjorie Bennett
Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Marjorie Bennett was an Australian actress, who spend most of her career working in the United Kingdom and the United States. She was born in York, Western Australia, a town that was an important stop for miners and travelers during the Australian gold rushes of the late 19th century. York is ...
1917 - 1980
66. Martin Benson
Actor | The Omen
Martin Benson was born on August 10, 1918 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Omen (1976), Goldfinger (1964) and The Message (1976). He was married to Joy and Joan Hayward. He died on February 28, 2010 in Markyate, Hertfordshire, England.
1942 - 2005
67. Polly Bergen
Actress | Cry-Baby
In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well ...
1949 - 2012
68. Anna Berger
Actress | The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Anna Berger was born on July 26, 1922 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Ghost World (2001). She was married to Robert Malatzky. She died on May 26, 2014 in Manhattan.
1952 - 2013
69. Senta Berger
Actress | Unter Verdacht
Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons...
70. Steven Berkoff
Actor | Octopussy
Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing ...
71. Milton Berle
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Milton Berle was born Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908, in New York City, to Sarah (Glantz) and Moses Berlinger, a paint and varnish salesman. He was educated at New York Professional Children's School and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora" in Atlantic City, ...
1914 - 2000
72. Warren Berlinger
Actor | The Cannonball Run
Warren Berlinger was born on August 31, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Cannonball Run (1981), Thunder Alley (1967) and That Thing You Do! (1996). He was previously married to Betty Lou Keim.
73. Shelley Berman
Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shelley Berman began studying acting shortly after he was honorably discharged from the US navy. He enrolled as a drama student at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where he met Sarah Herman, another aspiring thespian. They fell in love and were married in 1947. After graduating from the Goodman Theater, ...
1954 - 2019
74. Marina Berti
Actress | Quo Vadis
Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, was an English-born Italian film actress. Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La fuggitiva (1941). She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films, both Italian and American. She appeared...
1941 - 2002
75. James Best
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...
1950 - 2013
76. Ivy Bethune
Actress | Back to the Future
Ivy Bethune was born on June 1, 1918 in Sevastopol, Russia as Ivy Vigder. She was an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Get Smart (2008) and Will to Die (1971). She was married to Stuart Lancaster and William Charles Bethune. She died on July 19, 2019 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
77. Richard Beymer
Actor | West Side Story
Born in Avoca, Iowa and moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s, Richard Beymer acted in various films while attending North Hollywood High School. He enjoys making his own films and has a film used in a PBS series on the civil rights movement.
78. Regina Bianchi
Actress | Camerieri
Regina Bianchi (1 January 1921 - 5 April 2013), was an Italian stage and film actress. Born in Lecce as Regina D'Antigny, she was the daughter of two theater actors. Forced by the fascist phobia for the foreign culture to change her surname, she adopted the surname of her paternal grandmother. At ...
1939 - 2008
79. Theodore Bikel
Actor | The Defiant Ones
Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...
1947 - 2007
80. Pamela Binns
Actress | Love's Kitchen
Pamela Binns was born in 1931 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Love's Kitchen (2011), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1958).
81. Billie Bird
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as ...
1921 - 1997
82. Honor Blackman
Actress | Goldfinger
Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied.
One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker ...
83. Lionel Blair
Actor | A Hard Day's Night
Lionel Blair was born on December 12, 1928 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Lionel Ogus. He is known for his work on A Hard Day's Night (1964), Evil's Evil Cousin (2016) and The Cool Mikado (1963). He has been married to Susan Blair since March 21, 1967. They have three children.
84. Claire Bloom
Actress | The Haunting
Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.
She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15,...
85. Tommy Bond
Actor | Superman
Forever etched in our minds as the bully with the protruding lip who gave beloved Alfalfa plenty of angst in the "Our Gang" serial shorts, actor Tommy Bond was actually a gentle, benign soul off the set. Born Thomas Ross Bond on September 16, 1926, in Dallas, Texas, he was discovered by a Hal Roach...
86. Pat Boone
Soundtrack | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Actor, singer, author and songwriter ("Exodus") Pat Boone was educated at David Lipscombe College, North Texas State College and Columbia University (from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1958). His career in entertainment began when he emceed a teenage talent show on radio and ...
87. Ernest Borgnine
Actor | Marty
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...
1951 - 2012
88. Lucia Bosé
Actress | La signora senza camelie
Lucia Bosé was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She is an actress, known for The Lady Without Camelias (1953), Story of a Love Affair (1950) and Rome 11:00 (1952). She was previously married to Luis Miguel Dominguín.
89. Michel Bouquet
Actor | Renoir
Michel Bouquet is an actor born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on the 6 November 1925. His father, Georges Bouquet, was a World War One veteran and a wine-maker. His mother Marie was a milliner. He had three older brothers: Georges, Bernard and Serge. Michel's father was always a shadowy ...
90. Peter Bowles
Actor | Blowup
Peter Bowles was born on October 16, 1936 in London, England as Peter John Bowles. He is an actor and writer, known for Blow-Up (1966), The Bank Job (2008) and The Irish R.M. (1983). He has been married to Susan Bennett since April 8, 1961. They have three children.
91. Eddie Bracken
Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero
This owl-faced comic actor enjoyed his first featured film role in the RKO production Too Many Girls (1940), in which he reprised the role of "JoJo Jordan" that he had played in the Broadway stage version of that musical. (Into the pantheon of pop-music standards came one that Bracken had ...
1939 - 2001
92. Eve Brenner
Actress | The Great Mouse Detective
Eve Brenner was born on May 19, 1926 in San Diego, California, USA as Evelyn Halpern. She is an actress, known for The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Walk of Shame (2014) and Murder in the First (1995).
93. Beau Bridges
Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys
Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...
Actress | Sea Hunt
Dorothy Dean Bridges was born on September 19, 1915 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Dorothy Louise Simpson. She was an actress, known for Sea Hunt (1958), Finders Keepers (1921) and See You in the Morning (1989). She was married to Lloyd Bridges. She died on February 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, ...
95. Jeff Bridges
Actor | The Big Lebowski
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...
96. Lloyd Bridges
Actor | Airplane!
The star of many land and underwater adventures, Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. was born on January 15, 1913 in San Leandro, California, to Harriet Evelyn (Brown) and Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Sr., who owned a movie theater and also worked in the hotel business. He grew up in various Northern California ...
1936 - 2000
97. Johnny Briggs
Actor | Coronation Street
Born in South London on Sept 5, 1935, to Ernest and Rose Briggs, Johnny had a younger sister, Barbara, who died in 1955 at age 15. As a boy, he sang soprano in a church choir and during World War II he was evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. Back in London he won a scholarship, at ...
98. Charlie Brill
Actor | Silk Stalkings
Charlie Brill was born on January 13, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Charles S. Brill. He is an actor and writer, known for Silk Stalkings (1991), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He has been married to Mitzi McCall since January 25, 1960. They have ...
99. Tony Britton
Actor | The Day of the Jackal
Renowned British classical stage star Tony Britton was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Edward Leslie and Doris (Jones) Britton in 1924. He took his first professional curtain call at age 18 in "Quiet Weekend" with a company in Weston-Super-Mare just before joining the Army in November of ...
100. Faith Brook
Actress | Eye of the Needle
Faith Brook was born on February 16, 1922 in York, England. She was an actress, known for Eye of the Needle (1981), The Razor's Edge (1984) and ffolkes (1980). She was married to Charles Moffett and Michael Horowitz. She died on March 11, 2012 in London, England.
1941 - 2006