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John Carradine (deceased)

American actor John Carradine is best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theater. He was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history and the pa...

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Arlene Carol Dahl MP

Redheaded leading lady Arlene Dahl achieved notability during the 1950s. She is best remembered for her roles in Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarle...

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David Carradine (1936 - 2009)

A leading and supporting player in television and movies, David Carradine rose to fame with his iconic role, Kwai Chang Caine, the half-Asian student of life on the popular TV series, "Kung Fu" (ABC, 1...

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Virginia Cherrill (1908 - 1996)

She was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931). Due to marrying an English earl in the 1940s, she is also known as Virginia Child-V...

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D. W. Griffith MP (1875 - 1948)

David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering American film director, credited with developing many of the basic techniques of filmmaking, in such film...

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Robert De Niro MP

Robert De Niro's grandfather Henry De Niro was born in Italy. Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of ...

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Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980)

Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” Steve McQueen was a macho, laconic American movie star of the 1960s and '70s. His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counte...

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William Lawrence Boyd (1895 - 1972)

) An "Okie" whose parents died when he was a child, William Boyd became a manual laborer before breaking into the movies in 1919 as an extra in Cecil B. De Mille's "Why Change Your Wife?" He soon bec...

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Dame Julie Andrews MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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Red Skelton MP (1913 - 1997)

A vaudeville and burlesque performer who worked his way up from the bottom of the rung clubs and show boats to play the Paramount Theatre in NYC, Red Skelton entered films in 1938 and went on to appear...

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Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. (1913 - 1998)

Although he starred in a number of television series, Lloyd Bridges is best known for his role of Mike Nelson in Sea Hunt, which was the top American TV series in 1958. The show ran from 1958-1961 and ...

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Beau Bridges MP

An Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, Beau Bridges developed into an amiable character actor after beginning his career as a child star in such films as "Force of Evil" (1948) and Lewis Milestone's "T...

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Jeff Bridges MP

A Hollywood leading man since the early 1970s and a four-time Oscar nominee, Jeff Bridges finally won an Oscar in 2010 for his performance as hard-living country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart. Other ...

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Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004)

As the screaming blonde beauty knifed to death in the shower at the Bates Motel in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho, Janet Leigh’s shower scene remains one of the most famous murder scenes i...

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David Bowie MP

Manhattan and London

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London on 8 January 1947.His mother, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née Burns), of Irish descent, worked as a cinema usherette, while his father, Hayw...

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Ralph Rexford Bellamy (1904 - 1991)

Before Ralph Bellamy became an actor, he worked with 15 different traveling stock companies, not just as an actor but also as a director, producer, set designer, and prop handler. Bellamy eventually be...

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Bob Barker MP

Former television show game host Bob Barker hosted CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Trut...

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Vivian Vance MP (1909 - 1979)

Vivian Roberta Vance (July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[1] was an American award winning television and theater actress and singer. Often referred to as “TV’s most beloved second ba...

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Helene Adrienne Costello (1906 - 1957)

Most notable for her work during the silent film era, Helene Costello, daughter of early movie matinee idol Maurice Costello, made her first movie appearances as a child in her father's films. She wa...

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) MP (1899 - 1987)

Fred Astaire was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He...

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Michael Landon MP (1936 - 1991)

With a career that spanned three decades, Michael Landon is widely known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974ȁ...

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Judy Garland MP (1922 - 1969)

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom...

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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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Liza Minnelli MP

Hollywood, California, United States

She is the daughter of actress and singer Judy Garland and Garland's second husband, film director Vincente Minnelli. In 1972, Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Cabare...

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Greta Garbo MP (1905 - 1990)

Regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Hollywood studio system, Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo appeared in only 27 American ...

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Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an Academy Award-winning American actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century. He is widely considered one of the greatest actors ...

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Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987)

Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kram...

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Maurice Costello (1877 - 1950)

Maurice Costello was a prominent vaudeville actor of the late 1890s and early 1900s, who later played a principal role in early American films, as both a leading man, supporting player and a director. ...

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Paula Julie Abdul MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paula Julie Abdul born June 19, 1962 at San Fernando Valley, California American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. In the 1980s, Abdul rose fro...

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Robert Selden Duvall MP

Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. He is best known for his roles in To K...

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Laura Dern MP

Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress, film director and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Jur...

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Charlie Sheen MP

Charlie Sheen is an American actor. His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon, Jake Kesey in the 1986 film The Wraith, and Bud Fox in 1987 film Wall ...

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Martin Sheen MP

Martin Sheen is an American actor known for his performances as Kit Carruthers in Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Captain Willard in Francis Coppola’s Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. He&#...

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Lana Turner (1921 - 1995)

Actress Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner) was one of America's most celebrated sex symbols during the 1940s and 1950s making over 50 films. Her tempestuous personal life -- seven mar...

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Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)

An American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was...

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Gordon HOLLINGSHEAD (1890 - 1952)

Multi Oscar-winning producer Gordon Hollingshead began his career as an assistant director, with his first work being the 1916 film The Shrine Girl, in which he also had an acting role. Through the sil...

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Benny Goodman MP (1909 - 1986)

Dubbed "the King of Swing" by Time Magazine, Benny Goodman was a great jazz clarinet player and the leader of one of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (1935–1945). His January 16, 1938...

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Robert Gerard Goulet (1933 - 2007)

Everything you wanted to know about Robert Goulet: you wanted to know about Robert Goulet: dramatic, commanding baritone made Robert Goulet a Broadway star, best-selling recording artist, and a tel...

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Berry Gordy, Jr. MP

Palm Desert, CA, USA

Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries. Gordy reinvested his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he dis...

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Eddie Fisher MP (1928 - 2010)

Edwin "Eddie" Jack Fisher was one of the most popular American singers of the 1950s. However, his divorce from his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garne...

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Celine Marie Claudette Dion MP

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Celine Dion is the all-time, best-selling Canadian recording artist. Biography Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer...

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Charles Sherman Ruggles (1886 - 1970)

Charles "Charlie" Sherman Ruggles was an American comic actor that had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut i...

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Wesley Ruggles (1889 - 1972)

Oscar-nominated motion picture director Wesley Ruggles was an actor in stock when he entered films in 1914. A director from 1918 to 1946, he had an uneven career, enjoying his best period in the late 2...

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Franchot Tone MP (1905 - 1968)

Blue-blood, stage-trained actor Franchot Tone made his film debut in 1932. Owing to his upper-class poise and polish, Tone was pigeonholed as a tuxedoed, cafe society sophisticate in a host of mostly M...

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Tom Hanks MP

American leading actor, producer, writer and director Tom Hanks has become one of the most popular stars in contemporary American cinema. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before ...

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Jane Seymour MP

Malibu, Los Angeles, Califorina, USA

Originally a ballet dancer, Seymour made a small splash as Roger Moore's virginal tarot-telling girlfriend in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die. Afterwards she built a career as a soft-focus ro...

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John Ritter MP (1948 - 2003)

Johnathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor and comedian perhaps best known for playing Jack Tripper and Paul Hennessy in the ABC sitcoms...

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Winona Ryder MP

American actress Winona Ryder made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. Her first significant role came in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988) as a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial re...

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Arnold Aloïs Schwarzenegger MP

Sacramento, CA, United States

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (English pronunciation: /ˈʃwɔrtsənɛɡər/, German: [ˈaɐnɔlt ˈaloʏs ˈʃva%...

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Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the USA MP (1911 - 2004)

40th President of the United States. Historic Speech "Tear Down This (Berlin) Wall". The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award is only given to "those who have made monumental and lasting contributions to th...

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Lena Horne MP (1917 - 2010)

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a singer, dancer, actress, and activist who had a wildly successful career as a nightclub performer and recording artist. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign ...

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Tommy Dorsey (1905 - 1956)

Known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", due to his smooth-toned trombone playing, Tommy Dorsey and his brother Jimmy led several of the most popular big bands of the swing era. After Dorsey br...

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Patrick Swayze MP (c.1952 - c.2009)

Patrick Swayze was a Texas-born movie actor whose background in ballet and gymnastics ironically gave him a physique well-suited for his roles as hunky love interest or macho action film hero. His earl...

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Jimmy Dorsey (1904 - 1957)

American musician and band leader Jimmy Dorsey, both independently and with his brother Tommy, led the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, one of the most popular big bands of the swing era. Specializing in alt...

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Gregory Peck MP (1916 - 2003)

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003), born Eldred Gregory Peck, was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to t...

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Audie Leon Murphy, 1LT MP (1924 - 1971)

A legend in his own time, Audie Murphy was the most decorated American Army soldier of World War II who went on to become a celebrated movie star for over two decades in the post-war era, appearing in ...

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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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Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

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Dick Powell (1904 - 1963)

Richard Ewing Powell, commonly known as Dick Powell, enjoyed a long and far-ranging career which brought him great success in music, film and television. Born in Mountain View, Arkansas on November 14,...

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Margaret Sullavan (1909 - 1960)

Margaret Brooke Sullavan was an American stage and film actress. Sullavan started her career on the stage in 1929. In 1933 she caught the attention of movie director John M. Stahl and had her debut on ...

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Barbra Streisand MP

She is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter. She has won two Academy Awards, nine Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody ...

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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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Leopold Stokowski MP (1882 - 1977)

Leopold Stokowski was a British-born American orchestral conductor, well known for his free-hand performing style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sou...

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Patty Andrews MP (1918 - 2013)

One of the Andrews Sisters: Obituary: --------------------The youngest and the lead singer of The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews was only seven when the group was formed. They were a prolific and h...

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Maxene Andrews MP (1916 - 1995)

Maxene Andrews and her sisters Patty and Laverne Andrews comprised one of the most popular musical trios of the 1940s, "The Andrews Sisters." With her siblings, Andrews appeared in close to 20 films,...

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LaVerne Andrews MP (1911 - 1967)

American singer LaVerne Andrews, along with her sisters Maxene and Patty, was part of the Big Band singing Trio "The Andrews Sisters" which was enormously popular during World War II. The sisters, du...

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Marion Davies MP (1897 - 1961)

Marion Davies (born Marion Cecilia Douras) was an American film actress who is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, as her high-profile social life often ...

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Dick Clark MP (1929 - 2012)

Known for hosting the longest-running series on the ABC television network, American Bandstand, which played an important role in promoting rock music and gave many important acts their first national ...

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Nicole Kidman MP

Once relegated to decorative parts for years and long acknowledged as the wife of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman spent the latter half of the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium earning much-de...

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Spencer Bonaventure 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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Katharine Hepburn MP (1907 - 2003)

Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless...

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Sigourney Weaver MP

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, a role for which she has received worldwide recognition. She is also known for her roles in the...

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Gene Autry MP (1907 - 1998)

Known as "The Singing Cowboy," Autry's career spanned more than three decades on the radio, in movies and on television. Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known ...

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Robert John Wagner MP

Robert Wagner was a dashing young leading man in the 1950s, when he starred in movies like What Price Glory (1952, with James Cagney) and Prince Valiant (1954, with Janet Leigh). By the late 1960s he h...

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Natalie Wood MP (1938 - 1981)

As a child star who won acclaim for her role in Miracle on 34th Street when she was only nine, Natalie Wood easily moved into teenage and adult leading roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor i...

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Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

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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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Johnny Carson MP (1925 - 2005)

American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years. Carson received six Emmy Awards including the Governor Award and a 1975 Peabody Award; he w...

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor MP (1932 - 2011)

Considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity, Elizabeth Taylor has starred in over fifty films, winning two Academy Awards. As much as 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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Raquel Welch MP

Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children born to Armando Carlos Tejada and Josephine Sarah Hall. Her father was a Bolivian immigrant who was an aerospace engin...

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Loretta Young MP (1913 - 2000)

An ingenue in the silent era, Loretta Young made the transition to 'talkies' and more mature roles in the 1930s and 40s. She won a Best Actress Oscar for The Farmer's Daughter (1947); her other films i...

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Jane Wyman MP (1917 - 2007)

Academy Award winning actress Jane Wyman began her film career in the 1930s, and was a prolific performer for two decades. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny B...

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William Wyler MP (1902 - 1981)

William Wyler, born Wilhelm Weiller, was an academy award winning motion picture director notable for his work on Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of whi...

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Ginger Rogers MP (1911 - 1995)

American stage and film dancer and actress Ginger Rogers along with Fred Astaire was the most legendary dancing team in film history; she was also a successful dramatic actress, even winning a Best Act...

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Christina Maria Aguilera MP

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American musician, who has contributed songs considerably to the pop genre. Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a co...

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Ray Bradbury MP (1920 - 2012)

One of the most celebrated speculative fiction authors among the 20th and 21st century, many of Ray Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films. He is best known for his dystopian...

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Kay Francis (1905 - 1968)

The highest paid actress from 1937-1938, Kay Francis reigned as the original Queen of Warner Brothers Studios. Getting her start in Hollywood’s early talking years, Francis started at Paramount,...

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Ernani (Noni) Bernardi (1911 - 2006)

From the Los Angeles Times Political Maverick Ernani Bernardi Dies at 94 By Patrick McGreevy Times Staff Writer 2:58 PM PST, January 5, 2006 Ernani Bernardi, a maverick politician known for b...

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Jamie Foxx MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best ...

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Olivia de Havilland MP

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1 July 1916) is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the older sister of actress Joan Fontaine, also an Academy Award winner. Along with Shirley Temple, Maure...

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Dolores Barrymore (1903 - 1979)

Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 â€" March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed "The Goddess of t...

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Brian Aherne (1904 - 1986)

British stage and screen actor Brian Aherne found success in Hollywood by establishing himself as a gentlemanly Britisher who was willing to defend his honor (or someone else's) with his fists if needs...

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