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Don Ameche (1908 - 1993)

Though his popularity rose and fell during his long career, American actor Don Ameche, born Dominic Amici in Kenosha, WI, was one of Hollywood's most enduring stars. He began his acting career in colle...

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Sean Connery MP

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), better known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowshi...

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Kevin Delaney Kline MP

Award-winning actor Kevin Kline is a familiar face to audiences both on the stage and screen. Much of his earliest work was done in a variety of roles with the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Act...

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Robin Williams MP (1951 - 2014)

From Wikipedia (English) : Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951, died August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork ...

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Sir Michael Caine, CBE MP

Surrey, UK

Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933) is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to...

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Timothy Francis Robbins MP

Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is the former longtime partner of actress Susan Sarandon. He is perhaps best known for ...

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Morgan Freeman MP

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanour, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for...

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George Clooney MP

After a decade spent toiling on series television, mostly in roles easily forgotten, actor George Clooney jolted to stardom with his portrayal of the charming, but troubled pediatrician Doug Ross on th...

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Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem MP

He is a Spanish actor. He has garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne tremula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro. Bardem has been awarded an...

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Christian Charles Philip Bale MP

Christian Bale is one of the few actors in Hollywood whose child stardom has successfully translated to steady and respectable adult employment. Born in Wales to a creative family, Bale was raised in...

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Mary Astor (1906 - 1987)

Mary Astor was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in t...

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Ethel Barrymore MP (1879 - 1959)

Ethel Barrymore (August 15, 1879 â€" June 18, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family. Early life Ethel Barrymore was born Ethe...

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Anne Baxter MP (1923 - 1985)

Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), All About Eve (1950), The Razor's Edge (1946) and The Ten Commandments (1956). Baxter...

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Eva Marie Saint MP

Eva Marie Saint Born July 4, 1924 Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Occupation Actor Years active 1948–present Spouse Jeffrey Hayden nee Levine (Married in 1951) (2 children) Eva Marie Saint is...

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Dame Wendy Hiller, DBE (1912 - 2003)

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Shirley Jones MP

A sunny personality and a gorgeous singing voice brought actress Shirley Jones to the Broadway stage, which in turn led to her career in Hollywood. She was a natural for big-screen musicals, but defied...

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Rita Moreno MP

Alameda, CA, USA

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the first and only Hispanic female and one of ten performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a To...

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Dame Margaret Rutherford, DBE (1892 - 1972)

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Ruth Gordon (1896 - 1985)

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985), better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American actress and writer. She was perhaps best known for her film roles such as Minnie Castevet, ...

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Goldie Jeanne Hawn MP

Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer, whose career has spanned more than four decades. Hawn is perhaps best known for her roles in Private Benjamin, Overboar...

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Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)

Helen Hayes Brown was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Em...

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Cloris Leachman MP

From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha's mother-in-law on...

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Ingrid Bergman MP (1915 - 1982)

She was a Swedish actress noted for her starring roles in American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female...

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Beatrice Whitney Straight (1914 - 2001)

Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an Academy Award-winning, American theatre, film, and television actress. Hers remains the shortest acting performance in a film ...

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Vanessa Redgrave MP

She is an Academy Award-winning English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shak...

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Dame Maggie Smith, DBE MP

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, DBE From Wikipedia (born 28 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress. She has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theat...

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Meryl Streep MP

Meryl Streep is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected movie actors of the modern era. Streep has received...

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Jessica Lange MP

Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theatre and television. The recipient of multiple awards, Lange is regarded as one of the première fe...

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Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE MP (1907 - 1991)

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE born as Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English actress. From Wikipedia: [ Wiki - Dame Peggy Ashcroft From Wikipedia, the fr...

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Anjelica Huston MP

Wikipedia: English Anjelica Huston , born July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California. American actress. Huston became the third generation of her family to win an Academy Award, for her performance...

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Marisa Tomei MP

Marisa Tomei (pronounced /məˈrɪsə toʊˈmeɪ/; born December 4, 1964) is an American stage, film and television actress. Following her work on As The World...

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Anna Helene Paquin MP

Canadian-born New Zealand actress Anna Paquin's first critically successful film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1994 at the age of 11 – the sec...

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Kim Basinger MP

The beautiful model turned Oscar winning actress Kim Basinger is known for her portrayals of Domino Petachi, the Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983), and Vicki Vale, the female lead in Batman (19...

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Dame Judi Dench, DBE MP

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Angelina Jolie MP

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

From Hollywood wild-child to Academy Award winner to respected U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a series of metamorphic transformations over the course of her career. She won ...

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Catherine Zeta Jones MP

Keeping it in the family: Catherine's elder brother, David, is VP of a film company, while her younger brother, Lyndon, works for her production company and is her manager Read more: ~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Rachel Hannah Weisz MP

London, United Kingdom

Rachel Hannah Weisz born 7 March 1970 is a British film and theatre actress and former fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where she co-founded the theatrical group...

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Penélope Cruz MP

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. At 15, she was signed by an agent. She made her acting debut at 16 on television, ...

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Michael Curtiz (1886 - 1962)

He was a Hungarian-American filmmaker (with early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész). He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than one hundred in the Unite...

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Vincente Minnelli MP (1903 - 1986)

See Wikipedia... Vincente Minnelli was an American film director and stage director. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; they were the parents of Liza Minnelli. Born as Lester An...

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William Friedkin MP

One of New Hollywood's most successful wunderkinder in the early '70s, William Friedkin is best known for directing The French Connection in 1971 and The Exorcist in 1973; for the former, he won the ...

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Warren Beatty MP

He is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director. Beatty was born Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia's Bellevue neighborhood. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean), was a...

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Steven Soderbergh MP

At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for sex, lies and video...

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Martin Scorsese MP

He is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributi...

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Sir Peter Jackson MP

Sir Peter Robert Jackson, KNZM[1] (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, best known for his Lord of the Rings film trilogy, adapted from the novel by ...

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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson MP

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson , AO (born 3 January 1956) is an Australian-American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, ...

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Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough MP (1923 - 2014)

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/), CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, film director and producer and entrepreneur. He is th...

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Irving Grant Thalberg MP (1899 - 1936)

Irving Grant Thalberg was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordinary ability to select the right scripts, ch...

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Schmuel Gelbficz / Sam Goldwyn MP (c.1879 - 1974)

Samuel Goldwyn (c. July 1879 – January 31, 1974) was an American film producer, and founding contributor executive of several motion picture studios. Biography Goldwyn was born Schmuel Gelbf...

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Cecil B. DeMille MP (1881 - 1959)

Cecil Blount Demille, known as Cecil B. DeMille , was a pioneering film director - in both silent and sound movies. Starting in 1913, he became a dominant force in the Hollywood film industry for 40 ye...

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Mike Todd MP (1907 - 1958)

Michael Todd was an American theatre and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in Eighty Days , which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is also well-known as the...

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Tony Richardson (1928 - 1991)

He was was an English theatre and film director and producer. Richardson was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist. He attende...

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Jack "J.L." Warner MP (1892 - 1978)

Jack Leonard "J.L." Warner (born Jacob Warner) was the president and driving force behind the successful development of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner's 45-year career was lengthier than that of any othe...

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Sydney Pollack MP (1934 - 2008)

One of the rare Hollywood talents who excelled at both acting and directing, Sydney Pollack fell haphazardly into a craft that eventually earned him three Oscar nominations and one Academy Award. Thank...

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Kevin Michael Costner MP

Oscar and Golden Globes winner Kevin Costner made his now-infamous major film debut in director Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill" (1983). He established a reputation in the critically acclaimed films B...

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Steven Spielberg MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Steven Spielberg is one of the wealthiest and most powerful moviemakers in Hollywood. The director of such elaborate fantasies as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, he ...

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Alan Ladd, Jr. MP

American film industry executive and producer Alan Ladd, Jr. is famous for giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Ladd received a star ...

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James Cameron MP

Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States

The top-tiered action director of his generation, James Cameron reshaped 1980s and '90s Hollywood with a string of lucrative multimillion-dollar films remarkable for their marriage of technical wizardr...

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Ron Howard MP

Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director and producer, as well as an actor. Howard came to prominence in the 1960s while playing Andy Griffith's TV son, Opie Taylor, on The Andy Griffit...

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Clint Eastwood MP

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, composer, and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series...

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Kathryn Ann Bigelow MP

Director Kathryn Bigelow's small but impressive body of work has consistently dealt with issues of violence and tension. With The Hurt Locker , Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award f...

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Leonard George Hayton (1908 - 1971)

Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton was a Jewish American composer, conductor and arranger. He was initially a pianist in jazz groups led by Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and o...

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John Barry (1933 - 2011)

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influen...

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Henry Mancini MP (1924 - 1994)

He was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1...

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Ernest Gold MP (1921 - 1999)

He was an American composer. Born in Vienna, Austria; Gold wrote nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and 1992. Among his credits are Too Much, Too Soon, Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Wo...

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold MP (1897 - 1957)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austro-Hungarian film and romantic music composer.[1] While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the ti...

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Charles Previn (1888 - 1973)

American film composer Charles Previn is a familiar name to anyone who's ever watched a Universal film of the 1940s or 1950s. For nearly three decades, Previn was musical director at Universal, oversee...

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Billy Bob Thornton MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

One of Hollywood's few celebrators of the "Southern bad boy" image, country musician turned actor-screenwriter-director Billy Bob Thornton consistently engenders a reputation -- via chosen onscreen par...

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Richard Brooks MP (1912 - 1992)

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. Early life and career Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Ru...

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James Edmund (Neil) Paterson (1916 - 1995)

) James Edmund Neil Paterson (31 December 1916 – 19 April 1995), known as Neil Paterson, was a Scottish screenwriter. Early life and football career Born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (now...

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John Villiers Farrow (1904 - 1963)

A former naval officer, in Hollywood from 1927 as a scriptwriter, John Farrow as a director turned out several well-crafted entertainments often marked by the imaginative use of locations, such as the ...

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Daniel Irwin Taradash (1913 - 2003)

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John Huston MP (1906 - 1987)

American motion-picture director John Huston's taut dramas were some of the most famous movies of the 20th century, including the Humphrey Bogart classics The Maltese Falcon (1941), Key Largo (1948), T...

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Donald Ogden Stewart (1894 - 1980)

Donald Ogden Stewart (November 30, 1894 - August 2, 1980) was an American author and screenwriter. As a screenwriter, he won an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story (1940). Life His hometown ...

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Sidney Coe Howard (1891 - 1939)

Sidney Coe Howard (26 June 1891 – 23 August 1939) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the s...

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Reuben Robert Riskin (1897 - 1955)

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Sofia Coppola MP

Paris, France

See Wikipedia... Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American film director, actress, producer and screenwriter. She is the third female director, and only American woman, to be nominated for an Academy Aw...

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Julian Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford MP

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Matt Damon MP

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he wrote with friend Ben Affl...

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Ben Affleck MP

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck , is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known with his performances in such Kevin S...

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino MP

Born: Quentin Jerome Tarantino March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor Years active: 1988–present Influenced by: S...

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Woody Allen MP

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg) is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, comedian, writer, musician, and playwright. Allen's distinctive films, which run the gamut from d...

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Francis Ford Coppola MP

Schooled in low-budget filmmaking, Francis Ford Coppola has gone on to direct some of the most financially successful and critically praised movies in U.S. cinematic history, including The Godfather an...

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Mel Brooks MP

Melvin Kaminsky, better known by his stage name Mel Brooks , is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film f...

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Michael Kanin (1910 - 1993)

Michael Kanin, 83, Film Writer For Hepburn and Tracy, Is Dead Michael Kanin, a director, producer, playwright and screenwriter who shared an Academy Award in 1942 for writing the Katharine Hepburn-Sp...

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Orson Welles MP (1915 - 1985)

A descendant of seven Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice, John Cooke and his father Francis Cooke. George Orson Welles May 6, 1915-O...

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Preston Sturges (1898 - 1959)

Preston Sturges (29 August 1898 – 6 August 1959), originally Edmund Preston Biden, was a celebrated playwright, screenwriter and film director born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1941 he won the Aca...

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Lionel Barrymore (1878 - 1954)

Herbert Lionel Blyth (April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania â€" November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, California) was an American actor of stage, radio and film. Biography He was the ...

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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (1885 - 1949)

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, his titular role in a series of films featuring the character Sweedie, and his t...

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Clark Gable MP (1901 - 1960)

'The former blue-collar worker from Ohio with the prominently jutting ears became the 'King of Hollywood,' a title based on his being the leading male box office attraction throughout the 1930s. The da...

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Victor McLaglen (1886 - 1959)

MR. VICTOR McLAGLEN RUGGED GOOD NATURE Mr. Victor McLaglen, a British-born film actor, died in Hollywood on Saturday at the age of 72. Born in Tunbridge Wells on December 11, 1886, the eldest of ...

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Paul (Meshilem Meier) Muni MP (1895 - 1967)

Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; 22 September 1895 – 25 August 1967) was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the most prestigio...

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Spencer Tracy (1900 - 1967)

American film star Spencer Tracy was one of Hollywood's greatest male leads and the first actor to receive two consecutive Academy Awards for best actor. Tracy appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. I...

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James "Jimmy" Stewart MP (1908 - 1997)

Jimmy Stewart was one of Hollywood's most respected and admired stars during his long movie career. He won an Academy Award in 1940 and was considered by many critics to be one of the great leading men...

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Bing Crosby MP (1903 - 1977)

Bing Crosby was one of the biggest music and movie stars of the mid-20th century. His career stretched more than half a century from 1926 until his death in 1977. Crosby's unique bass-baritone voice ma...

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Ray Milland MP (1907 - 1986)

Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of ...

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Ronald Colman MP (1891 - 1958)

Hollywood film actor Ronald Colman's screen image embodied the archetypal English gentleman. His elegant accent and polished demeanour gave voice to characters who were sophisticated yet graciously her...

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Sir Laurence Olivier MP (1907 - 1989)

Laurence Olivier -- Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 -- has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era...

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José Ferrer MP (1912 - 1992)

José Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known professionally as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor to win ...

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Humphrey Bogart MP (1899 - 1957)

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was American actor who became a preeminent motion picture “tough guy” and was a top box office attraction during the 1940s and '50s. In his performances he projec...

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