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1. Mabel Karr
Actress | La lengua asesina
Mabel Campolongo Jaime, artistically known as Mabel Karr, was an Argentinian actress with resident in Spain. She was born in Buenos Aires, where she worked as a model, actress of photo stories and in the Argentinian TV. In 1958, she moved to Spain to participate in the movie Red Cross Girls (1958) ...
Writer | Nakanune premiery
Anatoli Aleksin was born on August 3, 1924 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Anatoli Georgiyevich Goberman. He was a writer and actor, known for Nakanune premiery (1978), Fotografii na stene (1978) and Ya vam pishu... (1959). He was married to Tatiana Evseevna Alexina Feinberg. He died on May 1, 2017 in ...
4. Ayrton Senna
Self | Formula 1
Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984...
Actor | Krull
Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A ...
Actress | Last Woman on Earth
Betsy Jones-Moreland once said that she never decided to be an actress, it just happened, one step after the other, and that she resisted all the way. She started out doing office work in New York, working for the organization that owned TV shows like Gabby Hayes and Howdy Doody. To overcome ...
7. Bo Widerberg
Director | Ådalen 31
Bo Widerberg was born on June 8, 1930 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Bo Gunnar Widerberg. He was a director and writer, known for Adalen 31 (1969), All Things Fair (1995) and Kärlek 65 (1965). He was married to Vanja Nettelbladt and Ann-Mari Björklund. He died on May 1, 1997 in Ängelholm, ...
11. Danny Aiello III
Stunts | The Box
Danny Aiello was an accomplished producer and director with twenty-five years experience in the industry, receiving considerable notice as one of New York's finest up-and-coming filmmakers. He most recently produced and directed: 18 Shades of Dust (1999), a feature film nominated at the London Film...
12. Danny Gans
Actor | Bull Durham
Danny's childhood dream was to play third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After high school, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago White Sox drafted Danny after college, where he was an All-American at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His professional baseball player until an injury ...
13. Douglass Watson
Actor | Another World
Douglass Watson was born on February 24, 1921 in Jackson, Georgia, USA as Larkin Douglass Watson III. He was an actor, known for Another World (1964), The Money Pit (1986) and Julius Caesar (1953). He was married to Eugenia Laring-Clark. He died on May 1, 1989 in Arizona, USA.
14. Eli Woods
Actor | Mr. H Is Late
Eli Woods was born on January 11, 1923 in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England as Jack Casey. He was an actor, known for Mr. H Is Late (1988), Little Dorrit (1987) and Spender (1991). He was married to Pamela. He died on May 1, 2014 in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England.
15. Glenda Farrell
Actress | Mystery of the Wax Museum
Glenda Farrell began as the archetypal wisecracking blonde in 1930s gangland films like Little Caesar (1931) and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932). Diminutive, grey-eyed and undeniably sassy, she was a seasoned performer long before Warner Brothers snapped her up as a contract player in 1929...
16. Gogó Andreu
Actor | Vidas robadas
Gogó Andreu was born on July 27, 1919 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ricardo César Andreu. He was an actor and composer, known for Vidas robadas (2008), P'al otro lado (1942) and The Soul of the Accordion (1935). He was married to Rosita Gamas. He died on May 1, 2012 in Buenos Aires.
Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana",...
18. Grant Mitchell
Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace
You would think stage and film veteran Grant Mitchell was born to play stern authoritarians; his father after all was General John Grant Mitchell. But Mitchell would actually be better known for his portrayals of harangued husbands, bemused dads and bilious executives in 30s and 40s films. Born in ...
19. Guy Williams
Actor | Lost in Space
An exceptionally handsome and charismatic performer with a serene baritone voice, Guy Williams was born Armand Joseph Catalano (nicknamed "Armando" by his family) of Italian parentage in New York City on January 14, 1924. The elder child of an insurance broker (he had a younger sister, Valerie), he...
20. Helen Wagner
Actress | As the World Turns
Helen Wagner was born on September 3, 1918 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Inner Sanctum (1954) and Valiant Lady (1953). She was married to Robert Willey. She died on May 1, 2010 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.
21. Henry Levin
Director | April Love
A former stage actor and director, Henry Levin had a long and prolific career in films. Entering the business in 1943 as a dialogue director, he graduated to directing features the next year, and turned out films in just about every genre over the next 36 years. His heyday was in the 1960s, when he...
23. Hylda Baker
Actress | Oliver!
This dark-haired barrel-shaped comedienne and character actress was the daughter of a Lancashire comedian. She made her professional stage debut in 1915 aged 10 and toured for decades in variety and second rank revues, several of which she produced herself. She had a reputation for being difficult ...
27. John Starks
Soundtrack | Jerry Maguire
JOHN "JABO" STARKS is perhaps best known in his role as drummer of The James Brown Band for many years.He was one of the key figures in the creation of Funk music, and had played on many of James Brown's hit records in the 1960's and 1970's . Prior to playing for Brown, he was the drummer for ...
29. Luana Patten
Actress | Fun & Fancy Free
One of the first two contract players for Walt Disney Studios, she made her debut in Song of the South (1946) as a poor white child fascinated by the stories told by Uncle Remus. She made several more films as a child star, then left film for 8 years. She returned as an ingénue in Rock, Pretty Baby!...
30. Madeleine Lebeau
Actress | Casablanca
Madeleine Lebeau was born on June 10, 1923 in Antony, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau. She was an actress, known for Casablanca (1942), 8½ (1963) and Gentleman Jim (1942). She was married to Tullio Pinelli and Marcel Dalio. She died on May 1, 2016 in ...
31. Marc Rocco
Producer | The Jacket
Marc Rocco was born on June 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marc Daniel King. He was a producer and director, known for The Jacket (2005), Where the Day Takes You (1992) and Murder in the First (1995). He was married to Lisa Rocco. He died on May 1, 2009 in Northridge, California.
Actress | The Thing from Another World
Margaret Sheridan was born on October 29, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Elizabeth Sheridan. She was an actress, known for The Thing from Another World (1951), I, the Jury (1953) and The Diamond Wizard (1954). She was married to Paul Wellington Wildman and William F. Pattison. She...
Actress | ¡El que no corre... vuela!
María Elena Velasco Fragoso, known to the Mexican cinema as "La India María", was born on December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico. Velasco's first film role was in the film, Ruletero a toda marcha (1962), as a nurse. She also appeared in another uncredited role in the film El rey del tomate (1963), ...
35. Nelson Gidding
Writer | The Andromeda Strain
Born in New York and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Nelson Gidding said that he had been interested in writing ever since he was a child and had a poem published in the Boy Scouts magazine ("That was as recently as the mid-'20s!" he laughed). A POW during World War II, Gidding ...
36. Nito Mores
Actor | Claudia y yo
Nito Mores was born on August 11, 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Mariano Alberto Martínez Moraguiz. He was an actor, known for Claudia y yo (1973) and Sucedió en el fantástico circo Tihany (1981). He was married to Claudia Mores. He died on May 1, 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Writer | Le capitaine Fracasse
Pierre Gaspard-Huit was born on November 29, 1917 in Libourne, Gironde, France as Jean Michel Pierre Gaspard Huit. He was a writer and director, known for Captain Fracasse (1961), Scheherazade (1963) and The Leatherstocking Tales (1969). He was married to Claudine Auger. He died on May 1, 2017 in ...
39. Richard Thorpe
Director | Knights of the Round Table
After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in...
42. Spike Jones
Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody
Spike Jones was born on December 14, 1911 in Long Beach, California, USA as Lindley Armstrong Jones. He was an actor, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), I.Q. (1994) and La bûche (1999). He was married to Helen Grayco and Patricia Middleton. He died on May 1, 1965 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...
43. Steve Reeves
Actor | Romolo e Remo
Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was ...
45. Yueh Sun
Actor | Lung foo fung wan
Yueh Sun was born on October 26, 1930 in Yuyao, Zhejiang, China. He is known for his work on City on Fire (1987), Storm Over the Yangtse River (1969) and Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing? (1983). He was married to You Jingying. He died on May 1, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.