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George Gershwin MP (1898 - 1937)

George Gershwin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born Jacob Gershowitz on September 26, 1898(1898-09-26), Brooklyn, New York Died July 11, 1937(1937-07-11) (aged 38), Hollywood, Californ...

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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg MP (1896 - 1981)

Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 19...

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Edmond O'Brien (1915 - 1985)

Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received an Academy A...

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Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003)

Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; Turkish: Elias K...

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Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002)

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney...

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Ben Johnson (1918 - 1996)

)) Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a con...

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Dean Jagger (1903 - 1991)

Ira Dean Jagger (November 7, 1903 – February 5, 1991) was a film actor who received an Academy Award for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Career Born in Columbus Grove,...

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Josephine Hull (1877 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her...

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Gordon Hollingshead (1892 - 1952)

Gordon Hollingshead (January 8, 1892, Garfield, New Jersey – July 8, 1952, Balboa Island, California) was an American movie producer, associate producer and assistant director. Hollingshead ...

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Van Heflin (1910 - 1971)

Van Heflin (December 13, 1910 – July 23, 1971) was an American film and theater actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of...

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Susan Hayward (1917 - 1975)

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and ...

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Edmund Gwenn (1877 - 1959)

Edmund Gwenn (26 September 1877– 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, for which h...

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Gloria Grahame (1923 - 1981)

Actress: Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American stage, film and television actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first f...

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Janet Gaynor (1906 - 1984)

Janet Gaynor (October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American actress and painter. In 1929 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances i...

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Ida Lupino (1918 - 1995)

Ida Lupino was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, w...

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Leon Shamroy (1901 - 1974)

Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. (July 16, 1901 – July 7, 1974) was an American film cinematographer. He and Charles Lang share the record for most number of Academy Award nominations for Cinematography. ...

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Johnny Mercer (1909 - 1976)

Composer and lyricist. He wrote over 1,100 songs. Wrote the lyrics and/or music to "Charade", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Accentuate The Positive", "Autumn Leaves", "Goody Goody", "Hooray for Hollywood...

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Cedric Gibbons (1893 - 1960)

He was an Irish American art director who was one of the most important and influential in the field in the history of American film. He also made a great impact on motion picture theater architecture ...

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Hal B. Wallis MP (1898 - 1986)

Find a Grave Birth: Sep. 14, 1898 Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA Death: Oct. 5, 1986 Rancho Mirage Riverside County California, USA Motion Picture Producer. Among the most influential and su...

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Frank Borzage (1894 - 1962)

Frank Borzage (/bɔrˈzeɪɡiː/; April 23, 1894 – June 19, 1962) was an American film director and actor, most remembered for directing 7th Heaven (1927) and Man...

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Warner Baxter (1889 - 1959)

Warner Leroy Baxter (March 29, 1889 – May 7, 1951) was an American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor...

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Fay Bainter (1893 - 1968)

Fay Okell Bainter (December 7, 1893 – April 16, 1968) was an American film and stage actress. Early life She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Charles F. Bainter and Mar...

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George Arliss (1868 - 1946)

George Arliss (10 April 1868 – 5 February 1946) was an English actor, author, playwright and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy ...

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Red Buttons MP (1919 - 2006)

Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt; February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006) was an American comedian and Academy Award winning actor.

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Dudley Nichols (1895 - 1960)

Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter who first came to prominence after winning and refusing the screenwriting Oscar for The Informer in 1936. The ...

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John M. Eargle (1931 - 2007)

John Morgan Eargle (b. 6 Jan 1931 Tulsa, Oklahoma; d. 9 May 2007 Hollywood, California) was an Oscar and Grammy-winning audio engineer and a musician (piano and church and theater organ). He was the ...

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Valentine Loewi Davies (1905 - 1961)

Valentine Davies (August 25, 1905 – July 23, 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. His film credits included Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Chicken Every Su...

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Renée Zellweger MP

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress, producer and voice artist. She first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subse...

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Sandy Dennis (c.1937 - c.1992)

Dale “Sandy” Dennis (April 27, 1937 – March 2, 1992) was an American theater and film actress. In 1966, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in...

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Adrien Brody MP

Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for B...

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M. Night Shyamalan MP

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He is known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian American filmmaker and screenwriter who resides and works primarily in the United States, known for making movies with contemporary supern...

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Cate Blanchett MP

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (English pronunciation: /ˈblɑːntʃ.ət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress. She came to international attention for her...

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Jared Leto MP

Jared Joseph Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, director, producer, musician and occasional model. Leto has appeared in both big-budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from inde...

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Ern Westmore (1904 - 1967)

Ern Westmore (October 29, 1904–February 1, 1967), born Ernest Henry Westmore, was a Hollywood make-up artist and sometimes actor, the third child in George Westmore's famed Westmore family tre...

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Mike Nichols MP

Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931) is a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. See more:

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James Coburn (1928 - 2002)

James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made more than 100 television appearances duri...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman MP (1967 - 2014)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Ac...

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Donald Crisp (1882 - 1974)

Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an British-born, English and American film actor. He was also an early producer, director and screenwriter of films. He...

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Mickey Rooney MP (1920 - 2014)

Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ) born September 23, 1920. American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime. He has won multiple ...

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Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)

Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creati...

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Jack Lemmon (1925 - 2001)

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films, including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts ...

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Sir David Lean, CBE (1908 - 1991)

Sir David Lean, CBE, was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhiva...

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Robert Wise (1914 - 2005)

Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for West Side Story (196...

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Ingmar Bergman MP (1918 - 2007)

Ingmar Bergman Sources Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, svenska Karin inte Bergmans biologiska moder

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Billy Wilder MP (1906 - 2002)

Billy Wilder (/ˈwaɪldər/; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, a...

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George Stevens (1904 - 1975)

George Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (1951; winne...

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Richard Darryl Zanuck (1934 - 2012)

Richard Darryl Zanuck (December 13, 1934 – July 13, 2012) was an American film producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 for Driving Miss Daisy. Life and career Richard D...

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Darryl F. Zanuck MP (1902 - 1979)

Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American film studio executive and producer; he also contributed to the scripts of the films on which he worked. He played ...

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John Monk Saunders (1897 - 1940)

John Monk Saunders (November 22, 1897 - March 11, 1940) was an American novelist, screenwriter and film director. Early life and career Born in Hinckley, Minnesota, Saunders received his educatio...

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Peter O’Toole MP (1932 - 2013)

Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British actor, most noted for playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia , for which he received an Academy Award nominatio...

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Tatum O'Neal MP

Tatum Beatrice O'Neal (born November 5, 1963) is an American actress and author. She is the youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy Award, which she won at age 10 for her performance as Add...

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Cliff Robertson (1923 - 2011)

Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young ...

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George Roy Hill (1921 - 2002)

George Roy Hill (December 20, 1921 – December 27, 2002) was an American film director. He is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which both...

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Lee Marvin (1924 - 1987)

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film actor. Known for his gravelly voice, white hair and 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) stature, Marvin at first did supporting roles, most...

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Leigh Adrian Harline (1907 - 1969)

Leigh Adrian Harline (March 26, 1907 – December 10, 1969) was an Academy Award-winning film composer and songwriter. He was known for his "musical sophistication that was uniquely "Harline-esq...

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Oliver Wallace (1887 - 1963)

Oliver George Wallace (August 6, 1887 – September 15, 1963) was a British composer and conductor. He was especially known for his film music compositions, which were written for many animation...

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Frank Edwin Churchill (1901 - 1942)

Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 – May 14, 1942) was an American film composer. He wrote most of the music for Disney's 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, including "Heigh-Ho", "Whis...

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Carly Simon MP

Carly Elisabeth Simon , born June 25, 1945 at New York City, New York. American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has...

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Douglas G. Shearer (1899 - 1971)

Douglas G. Shearer was a Canadian-born pioneer sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology for motion pictures. Shearer was born in Montreal, ...

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Lee de Forest MP (1873 - 1961)

Lee De Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electric...

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Christopher Walken MP

Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943), known professionally as Christopher Walken , is an American actor who has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, as well as music videos by several ...

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William Denby "Bill" Hanna (1910 - 2001)

William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertai...

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Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress MP (1892 - 1982)

Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer ...

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Jennifer Shrader Lawrence MP

Jennifer Lawrence is an award-winning American actor. Her performances thus far have prompted Rolling Stone to call her "the most talented young actress in America." Lawrence appeared in the independ...

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Celeste Holm (1917 - 2012)

Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actress. Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and was Osc...

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Paddy Chayefsky (1923 - 1981)

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best ...

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Alice Brady (1892 - 1939)

Alice Brady (born Mary Rose Brady, November 2, 1892 – October 28, 1939) was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked...

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Robert Russell Bennett (1894 - 1981)

Robert Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894 – August 18, 1981) was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other com...

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Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over. In addition to c...

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Joel David Katz / Joel Grey MP

Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is an American stage and screen actor, singer, and dancer, known for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb mus...

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Melvyn Douglas MP (1901 - 1981)

Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor. Coming to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man (perhaps best ...

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Whoopi Goldberg MP

Whoopi Goldberg (pron.: /ˈhwʊpi/, born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. G...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber MP

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948), properly styled and widely known as The Lord Lloyd-Webber, is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre. He is an English ...

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Robert E. Sherwood (1896 - 1955)

Robert Emmet Sherwood (4 April 1896 – 4 November 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter. Biography Born in New Rochelle, New York, he was a son of Arthur Murray She...

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Kathy Bates MP (1948 - d.)

Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to...

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Rod Steiger MP (1925 - 2002)

Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an Academy Award-winning American actor known for his performances in such films as On the Waterfront, The Big Knife, Oklahoma!...

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Horton Foote MP (1916 - 2009)

Albert Horton Foote, Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 19...

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Bob Dylan MP

wikipedia - Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman ; Hebrew name: Shabtai Zisel ; May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, artist, and writer. He has been an influentia...

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Jerome Robbins MP (1918 - 1998)

Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally...

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Maureen Stapleton MP (1925 - 2006)

Maureen Stapleton (June 21, 1925 – March 13, 2006) was an American actress in film, theater and television. Early life Stapleton was born Lois Maureen Stapleton in Troy, New York, the ...

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Yul Brynner MP (1920 - 1985)

Yul Brynner: A Biography *  Family Photos ]

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James Cagney (1899 - 1986)

Born in New York City in 1899, James Cagney was an American actor best known for playing "tough guys," notably as a gangster in the 1931 film, The Public Enemy. He also starred in Angels with Dirty Fac...

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Eminem MP

He is better known by his stage name Eminem (often styled "EMINƎM"), is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, ...

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Timothy Hutton MP

Timothy Tarquin Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American actor and director. Timothy Hutton was born in Malibu, California. His father was actor Jim Hutton; his mother, Maryline Adams (né...

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John Towner Williams MP

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the hi...

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Tommy Lee Jones MP

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marsh...

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Jennifer Connelly MP

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress, who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before making her m...

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Harold (Hal) Lane David, Academy Award Winning Lyricist MP (1921 - 2012)

Hal David From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hal David Birth name Harold Lane David Born May 25, 1921 New York City, New York, U.S. Died September 1, 2012 (aged 91) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Gen...

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Sam Coslow (1902 - 1982)

Sam Coslow (December 27, 1902 – April 2, 1982) was an American songwriter, singer, film producer, publisher, and market analyst. Coslow was born in New York City. He began writing songs as a...

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Josephine Hull (c.1883 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (born January 3, reportedly 1886, but probably 1883– died March 12, 1957) was an Academy Award winning American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had ...

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Davis Guggenheim MP

Philip Davis Guggenheim (born November 3, 1963) is an American film director and producer. His credits as a producer and director include Training Day, The Shield, Alias, 24, NYPD Blue, ER, Deadwood,...

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Charles E. Guggenheim (1924 - 2002)

Charles Guggenheim (March 31, 1924 – October 9, 2002) was an American film director and producer. Early life Guggenheim was born into a prominent German Jewish family in Cincinnati, Oh...

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Geena Davis MP

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her r...

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John Irving MP

John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt, Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the internatio...

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Diane Keaton MP

Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director, producer, and screenwriter. Keaton began her career on stage, and made her screen debut in 1970. Her first major ...

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Roman Polanski MP

Roman Polanski (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few "truly inter...

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Robert Redford MP

Charles Robert Redford, Jr. (born August 18, 1936), better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Su...

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George C. Scott (1927 - 1999)

George C. Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General G...

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Edward Steichen MP (1879 - 1973)

Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. Steichen was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfr...

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John Ford (1894 - 1973)

) John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and...

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