Birth Place Matching "Queens, New York City, New York, USA" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
Soundtrack | The Back-up Plan
James Bland was an African-American musician and composer who wrote many songs about the American South for use in minstrel shows. His most famous was Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1878), which became the official State Song of Virginia, being retired in 1997 due to racial controversies. Bland was...
Actor | Courage of the North
James Sheridan was born on July 29, 1904 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as James Sheridan Tansey. He was an actor, known for Courage of the North (1935), The Power and the Glory (1918) and God's Country and the Man (1937). He died on April 12, 1961 in Sacramento, California, USA.
4. Ethel Merman
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having ...
Writer | Princess O'Rourke
Humorist, playwright and screenwriter Norman Krasna went to great lengths planning for a career in law: he attended New York University, Columbia University and St. John's University law school, then abruptly changed his plans and started work as a copy boy at a New York newspaper. He had a brief ...
Ossie Schectman was born on March 30, 1919 in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Oscar B. Schectman. He was married to Evelyn. He died on July 30, 2013 in New York.
10. Natalie Draper
Actress | Forever Amber
Natalie Draper was born on April 30, 1919 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Forever Amber (1947) and Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8 (1937). She was married to Henry MacCartney Moffat, Ivan Goff, Merrill Pye and Tom Brown. She died on January 13, ...
12. Ray Rayner
Actor | McDonaldland
Ray Rayner was born on July 23, 1919 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Raymond M. Rahner. He was an actor and producer, known for McDonaldland (1963), Riptide (1984) and Shades of Gray (1948). He was married to Marie Moore and Jeanne. He died on January 21, 2004 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
Director | The Concorde... Airport '79
Under-rated producer and director of the 1960s and 1970s.
In the 1960s he directed episodes of several cult TV shows including one episode of The Twilight Zone.
In the 1970s he got caught up in the disaster movie craze by putting out atleast five disaster films, four for TV and one feature (The ...
Producer | Cagney & Lacey
Richard M. Rosenbloom was born on June 30, 1923 in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Max Rosenbloom. He was a producer and production manager, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Pioneer Woman (1973) and Sinatra (1992). He was married to Jean Simon. He died on March 28,...
20. William Diehl
Writer | Primal Fear
William Diehl was born in 1924 in Jamaica, New York. At age 17, he lied about his age to enlist in the Army Air Corps, volunteering for the US Army Corps Aviation Cadet Program. After washing out of pilot school, he served as a ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator where he flew 24 missions over ...
21. John Rich
Director | All in the Family
John Rich was born on July 6, 1925 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for All in the Family (1971), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and On the Rocks (1975). He was married to Patricia Dodds, Andrea L. Rich and Sylvia Lewis. He died on ...
23. Hal Schaefer
Music Department | There's No Business Like Show Business
Hal Schaefer was born on July 22, 1925 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Harold Herman Schaefer. He is known for his work on There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Money Trap (1965) and The Amsterdam Kill (1977). He was married to Brenda Goodman and Leah Cahan. He died on ...
24. Gunther Schuller
Composer | Naprawde wczoraj
Gunther Schuller was born on November 22, 1925 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Gunther Alexander Schuller. He was a composer, known for Naprawde wczoraj (1963), The Visitation (1971) and America's Musical Theater (1985). He was married to Marjorie Black. He died on June 21, 2015 in ...
25. 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 ...
27. Don Rickles
Actor | Kelly's Heroes
Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. Following the Golden Era of Hollywood, he remained active until early 2017. He got his start in night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when he made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (1958). The movie was a big hit. Afterward, ...
29. Tony Bennett
Soundtrack | Jurassic World
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.
He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...
31. Al Hansen
Al Hansen was born on October 5, 1927 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Earl Hansen. He was a writer, known for Elegy for the Fluxus Dead by Al Hansen Performed by Bibbe Hansen (2008), Elegy for the Fluxus Dead (1987) and Joseph Beuys' Public Dialogue (1974). He was married to ...
32. James Buxbaum
Producer | Sea Hunt
Creator, writer, first story editor and associate producer of Sea Hunt series. After this he was story editor for the Aquanauts series. He then produced 58 episodes of the Flipper series, for which he also had script writing duties. In 1964 became vice president of the parent company of Ivan Tors ...
33. Patrick McGoohan
Actor | The Prisoner
Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor ...
34. Murray Korda
Actor | Mary Tyler Moore
Murray Korda was born on August 18, 1928 in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Murray Leon Klein. He was an actor, known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), Rhoda (1974) and Laverne & Shirley (1976). He died on September 30, 1998 in Orwell, Vermont, USA.
35. Penny Edwards
Actress | North of the Great Divide
Vivacious blue-eyed blonde Penny Edwards was born in New York City in 1928 and displayed signs of musical talent as a youth. She began studying dance by age six and, as a teen, appeared on Broadway in "The Ziegfeld Follies of 1943". After a couple of other musicals and a stint with the St. Louis ...
36. Al McGuire
Actor | Girls Nite Out
Al McGuire was born on September 7, 1928 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Alfred James McGuire. He was an actor, known for Girls Nite Out (1982), Magic vs. Bird: The 1979 NCAA Championship Game (1979) and City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal (1998). He was married to ...
37. Jimmy Breslin
Writer | Forsaking All Others
Jimmy Breslin was born on October 17, 1928 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as James Earle Breslin. He was an actor and writer, known for Forsaking All Others, Summer of Sam (1999) and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971). He was married to Ronnie Eldridge and Rosemary ...
38. Dick Van Patten
Actor | Spaceballs
Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances, at age seven, in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in many films, including Freaky Friday (1976), with Jodie Foster; Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). His TV credits include his ...
39. Barbara Nichols
Actress | Sweet Smell of Success
She was the archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with a highly distinctive scratchy voice. Barbara Nichols started life as Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens, New York on December 10, 1928, and grew up on Long Island. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, the dame with the shapely ...
42. George Coe
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...
43. John Brandon
Actor | Scarface
John Brandon was born on June 21, 1929 in Rego Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as John Edward Barandon. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1983), The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) and Hardcastle and McCormick (1983). He died on August 25, 2014.
44. Leigh Wiener
Director | A Slice of Sunday
Leigh A. Wiener was a photographer noted for his portraits of famous people and historic events. Over his 40-year career Wiener's work appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Life, Paris Match, the Los Angeles Times, and the Saturday Evening Post. Several of his portraits were acquired...
45. Nathan Lyons
Nathan Lyons was born on January 10, 1930 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Myron Lyons. He was married to Joan Fischman. He died on August 31, 2016 in Rochester, New York.
Director | The Manchurian Candidate
Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he ...
49. Joe Pintauro
Writer | Rules of Love
Joe Pintauro was born on November 22, 1930 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph T. Pintauro. He was a writer, known for Rules of Love (2002), Twenty Dollar Drinks (2006) and Rex (2007). He was married to Greg Therriault. He died on May 29, 2018 in Sag Harbor, New York.
50. Gordon Willis
Cinematographer | Zelig
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).
His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and ...