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Editor | In the Line of Fire
After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...
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, ...
3. Bryan Forbes
Actor | The Guns of Navarone
Bryan Forbes was born on July 22, 1926 in Stratford, London, England as John Theobald Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Whisperers (1967) and Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964). He was married to Nanette Newman and Constance Smith. He died on May 8, 2013 ...
Writer | Clemente
Caloi was born on November 9, 1948 in Salta, Argentina as Carlos Loiseau. He was a writer and actor, known for Clemente (1982), Truco Clemente (1991) and Ánima Buenos Aires (2012). He was married to María Verónica Ramírez. He died on May 8, 2012 in Adrogué, Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, ...
6. Curt Lowens
Actor | Angels & Demons
Curt Lowens was born on November 17, 1925 in Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany as Kurt Löwenstein. He is known for his work on Angels & Demons (2009), Flightplan (2005) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). He was married to Katherine Guilford. He died on May 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...
7. Dana Plato
Actress | Diff'rent Strokes
Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the role of Kimberly ...
8. Dave Pell
Soundtrack | Touch of Evil
Dave Pell is one of the founding fathers of West Coast jazz. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1944, Pell played on Bob Crosby's radio show and freelanced, joining Les Brown's band in 1947.
In the years that followed Dave became one of California's most prolific studio musicians and ensemble ...
9. Dirk Bogarde
Actor | The Servant
Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
10. Dolph Sweet
Actor | Heaven Can Wait
A barrel-chested, bull-necked presence on stage, film and TV, the tough-minded character actor was born Adolphus Jean Sweet in New York City on July 18, 1920, the son of an auto mechanic. He initially attended the University of Alabama in 1939, but his studies were interrupted by WWII Air Force ...
11. Dorothy Green
Actress | The Big Heat
Dorothy Green was born on January 12, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dorothy Jeannette Hufford. She was an actress, known for The Big Heat (1953), Tammy (1965) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963). She was married to Dr. Arthur Heller, Sidney Miller, Dr. Sidney Green and ...
12. Ed Gilbert
Actor | The Transformers: The Movie
Ed Gilbert was born on June 29, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edmund Francis Gilbert. He was an actor, known for The Transformers: The Movie (1986), TaleSpin (1990) and Johnny Got His Gun (1971). He died on May 8, 1999 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Fay Spain
Actress | The Godfather: Part II
She was your typical B-movie drive-in bad girl - sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, always bodacious. A tease, a taunter and a temptress throughout most her career, Fay Spain was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1932. She headed to New York where she initially found summer stock work and a bit of ...
16. George Peppard
Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's
Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...
18. Jeanne Cooper
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and The Redhead from Wyoming (1953). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
20. Julio Marbíz
Actor | El canto cuenta su historia
Julio Marbíz was born on July 6, 1935 in Cordoba, Argentina as Julio Ernesto Maharbiz. He was an actor and writer, known for The Tango Tells Its Story (1976), El cantor enamorado (1969) and Mire qué lindo es mi país (1981). He died on May 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
21. Ken Miller
Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf
An Ohioan by birth, son of a minister, Ken Miller broke quietly into showbiz behind the backs of his parents, then relocated to California after the death of his father. The familiar array of odd jobs preceded his motion picture debut (1952's Fearless Fagan (1952)) and a stint with Uncle Sam in ...
22. Lara Saint Paul
Soundtrack | Rapporto Fuller, base Stoccolma
Lara Saint Paul, born Silvana Savorelli in 1946, is an Italian singer, actress, impresario and record producer. She was born in Asmara to an Italian father and Eritrean mother, and moved to Italy as a young girl. Lara studied singing under the guidance of a teacher who had performed at the Scala di...
23. Laverne Andrews
Actress | Road to Rio
Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Maxene, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930s when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored ...
25. Mary Tsoni
Actress | Kynodontas
Mary Tsoni (25 June 1987 - 8 May 2017) was a Greek actress and singer. She was best known for her roles in the films Evil (2005), Dogtooth and Evil: In the Time of Heroes (both 2009). For her role in Dogtooth, she won the award for Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the motion picture ...
26. Maurice Sendak
Writer | Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Maurice Bernard Sendak. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and Where the Wild Things Are (1975). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
27. Nancy Malone
Actress | Naked City
Nancy Malone was born on March 19, 1935 in Queens Village, Long Island, New York, USA as Ann Maloney. She was an actress and director, known for Naked City (1958), The Long, Hot Summer (1965) and Hawaii Five-O (1968). She died on May 8, 2014 in Duarte, California, USA.
28. Neil Bogart
Producer | Thank God It's Friday
Neil Bogart was born on February 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Neil Bogatz. He was an actor and producer, known for Thank God It's Friday (1978) and Flipside (1973). He was married to Joyce Bogart Trabulus and Weiss, Beth. He died on May 8, 1982.
30. Paul Gauguin
Writer | Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848, in Paris, France. His father, Clovis Gaughin, was a Republican editor who died on his way to Peru while escaping from Louis Napoleon. His widowed mother was a Peruvian Creole daughter of writer Flora Tristan. Young Gauguin spent early childhood in...
31. Richard Derr
Actor | When Worlds Collide
Born June 15, 1918 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, second lead Richard Derr made his first film appearance at age 23 as one of many suspects in Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) after signing with 20th Century-Fox. A second Chan film role would come with Castle in the Desert (1942). With staid good looks, he...
Writer | Starship Troopers
At the age of 17, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent one year at the University of Missouri before he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated as the 20th best among the 243 cadets. He spent five years in the Pacific ...
34. Sally Payne
Actress | Man from Cheyenne
Sally Payne was born on September 5, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Man from Cheyenne (1942), Young Bill Hickok (1940) and Bad Man of Deadwood (1941). She was married to Arthur F. Kelly and William Telaak. She died on May 8, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
35. Steven Keats
Actor | Death Wish
Excellent, prolific, and versatile film, stage, and television actor Steven Keats was born on February 6, 1945 in The Bronx, New York City, to a Danish-born father from Copenhagen and an NY-born mother, both of Polish Jewish descent. Keats grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and graduated from the High ...
36. 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 ...
37. Taylor Mead
Actor | Coffee and Cigarettes
Taylor Mead was born on December 31, 1924 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and editor, known for Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964). He died on May 8, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
38. Tonita Castro
Tonita Castro was born on January 15, 1953 in Jalisco, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Funny People (2009) and The Book of Life (2014). She died on May 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Innerspace
The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...
40. X Brands
Actor | Yancy Derringer
X Brands was born on July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Yancy Derringer (1958), The Virginian (1962) and Laredo (1965). He was married to Pamela McInnes and Jean Dorothy Merriam. He died on May 8, 2000 in Northridge, California, USA.