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Billy Joel MP

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become ...

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Keanu Charles Reeves MP

From lamebrained teenage time traveler to metaphysical sci-fi Superman, Keanu Reeves has portrayed just about every character type imaginable. He is best known for his roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent A...

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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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Marvin Gaye MP (1939 - 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye's father was a storefront preacher; his moth...

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Nicolas Cage MP

Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, he changed his name early in his career to Nicholas Cage to avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. A peripheral member of the early Eighties' ...

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Jack Carson (1910 - 1963)

One of the most popular character actors during the 'golden age of Hollywood', Jack Carson's film career spanned the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Carson's trademark was the wisecracking know it all who eventu...

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Bennett Alfred Cerf MP (1898 - 1971)

The publisher and co-founder of Random House Bennette Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his te...

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Stella Adler (1901 - 1992)

A member of the Jewish-American Adler acting dynasty, Stella Adler was one of the premiere acting coaches in the United States. Among her students were some of this country's most popular stars, includ...

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King Wallis Vidor (1894 - 1982)

American film director King Vidor is noted for his experimentation with visual effects and camera movement in motion pictures such as The Big Parade (1925) and Wedding Night (1935). He was born on Fe...

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Eleanor d'Abbadie d'Arrast (1898 - 1991)

From cover girl to movie star, Eleanor Boardman led a charmed life. Boardman was popular during the silent film era and is best remembered for her role in King Vidor's classic silent film "The Crowd" (...

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Joseph Michael Schenck (1878 - 1961)

Pioneer executive Joseph Schenck played a key role in the development of the United States film industry. He founded 20th Century with Darryl Zanuk and became its first president; he became chairman of...

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George Albert Jessel MP (1898 - 1981)

Academy Award-winning movie producer George Jessel was a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nic...

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Norma Talmadge (1894 - 1957)

A major box office draw during the silent film era for more than a decade, Norma Talmadge earned the title 'The Lady of the Great Indoors' for her weepy society melodramas. She is best remembered for h...

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Constance Alice Talmadge (1898 - 1973)

Nicknamed "Dutch" by her mother because of her adorable blond good looks as a plump little girl, which made her look like the Little Dutch Boy, silent movie star Constance Talmadge is best remembered f...

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Gloria Swanson MP (1899 - 1983)

Legendary actress Gloria Swanson is considered to be one of the biggest stars of the silent era as well as a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. In 1929, Swanson successfu...

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Lew Ayres (1908 - 1996)

After appearing opposite Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), Lew Ayres starred in the Academy Award- winning film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) for which he rose to fame. However, he is best rememb...

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Susan Sarandon MP

She was born at 2:25 PM. An Oscar-winner for her role in the somber drama Dead Man Walking (1995), Susan Sarandon's early stardom came from her performance as the wide-eyed bride in 1975's midnight-m...

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Gilbert Roland (1905 - 1994)

Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film actor. Private Gilbert Roland served in the U.S. armed forces in World War 2. He was born Luis Antonio D�...

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Lou Costello (1906 - 1959)

Louis Francis "Lou" Costello (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959) was an American actor and comedian best known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. Costello was famous...

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Mae West MP (1893 - 1980)

Mae West (1893–1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol. For her contribution to the film industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street...

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William "Bud" Alexander Abbott (1897 - 1974)

BUD ABBOTT (1897-1974) formed with Lou Costello (1906-1959) one of the greatest comedy teams in the history of show business. With Abbott as straight man and Costello as clown, they found popular succe...

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Mel Blanc MP (1908 - 1989)

Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the "Golden Age of American animation" (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as...

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Percy Faith (1908 - 1976)

Best known for his 1960 number-one single "Theme from A Summer Place," composer, arranger, and bandleader Percy Faith was identified with the easy-listening music of the 1950s and 1960s. Yet his career...

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Mel Ferrer (1917 - 2008)

Spouses: Frances Pilchard (1937-1939) Barbara C. Tripp (1940-1944) remarried Frances Pilchard (1944-1954) Audrey Hepburn (1954-1968) Elizabeth Soukutine (1971-2008) Famous for having starre...

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Mischa Mikhail Saulovich Elman MP (1891 - 1967)

Mischa Elman plays "Violin Concerto No. 2", Bruch (2. Mov.) ; Mischa Elman plays Vivaldi's Concerto In G Minor, Op.12 No.1 ; Mischa Elman plays Tchaikovsky Concerto Mvt 3 ; Mischa Elman plays Tch...

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Nelson Eddy (1901 - 1967)

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967) was an American singer and movie star who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, r...

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Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor MP (1847 - 1931)

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including...

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Marie Dressler (1868 - 1934)

Famous as a hefty, bulldog‐faced comic harridan, Marie Dressler was a leading American silent film star during the Depression-era. Although she gained fame as a large, good-natured comedienne, s...

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Richard Dix (1893 - 1949)

American motion picture actor Richard Dix achieved popularity in both silent and sound films portraying rugged and stalwart heroes. For his achievement in the motion picture industry, he has a star on ...

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Morton Downey (1901 - 1985)

Morton Downey (November 14, 1901 – October 25, 1985) was a singer popular in the United States, enjoying his greatest success in the 1930s and 1940s. Downey was nicknamed "The Irish Nightingale"...

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Roy Oliver Disney (1893 - 1971)

Roy Oliver Disney was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, the co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. After Walt died, Roy became the chairman of the company. Roy served as the company's ...

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Tony Martin MP (1913 - 2012)

A popular crooner of the 1940s and '50s, Tony Martin's deliberate delivery and romantic ballads were more in keeping with vintage movie musicals than the currents that would shape the pop music of the ...

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Los Angeles, United States

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Alice Cooper MP

Shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper's on-stage antics caused outrage across the world. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal. Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a ...

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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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Bill Cosby MP

An entertainer for many decades, Bill Cosby has starred in live performances and films, recorded albums, written books, and created television shows. His long-running, hugely popular The Cosby Show w...

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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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Arthur "Art" Carney (1918 - 2003)

Over a period of close to two decades, Art Carney charmed and delighted audiences as Ed Norton, the subterranean sanitation engineer and comic foil to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, in "The Honeymoone...

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Gilbert Cates (1934 - 2011)

Director and producer Gilbert Cates is probably best known for producing numerous Academy Awards shows and for directing such feature films as "I Never Sang For My Father" (1970) and "Summer Wishes, Wi...

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Madeleine Carroll (1906 - 1987)

Formerly a school teacher and model, a blonde beauty of ladylike demeanour, Madeleine Carroll was on stage from 1927 and in films the following year. She made 20 films in Britain, including Victor Savi...

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Enrico Caruso MP (1873 - 1921)

Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and North and South America. Caruso also made approximatel...

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Maureen O'Sullivan (1911 - 1998)

Maureen Paula O’Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress who was considered Ireland's first film star. Early life O'Sullivan was born in Boyle, County Roscommon, I...

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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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Stephen J. Cannell (1941 - 2010)

One of television’s most prolific writers and series creators, Stephen J. Cannell's work includeded The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, The A-Team and The Greatest American Hero. He w...

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Anne Bancroft (1931 - 2005)

Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Anne Bancroft was one of a few entertainers to scoop the Triple Crown of acting: an Oscar, Emmy and Tony, after her acclaimed television special, Annie...

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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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Harry Houdini MP (1874 - 1926)

Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926) , considered one of the greatest illusionists in history, was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor, and film producer noted for his se...

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Russell Ira Crowe MP

Born in Wellington in April 1964, Russell Crowe started his acting career with parts in Australian television before moving to Hollywood where he co-starred in the acclaimed L.A.Confidential. He has be...

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Maria Callas MP (1923 - 1977)

Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) An American-born Greek soprano and one o...

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Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lillian Gish Lillian Gish, 1921 (above profile photo) Born Lillian Diana Gish October 14, 1893 Springfield, Ohio, U.S. Died February 27, 1993 (aged 99) New York ...

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Dorothy Gish MP (1898 - 1968)

The less-celebrated younger sister of the famed Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish was also a pioneer of the silent screen through her work under director D.W. Griffith. Born Dorothy de Guiche in Massillon, OH...

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Clara Gordon Bow (1905 - 1965)

American actress and sex symbol Clara Bow rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her acting artistry and high spirits made her the premier flapper and the film It (1927) made her world fa...

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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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Joanne Woodward MP

Actress, director, producer, philanthropist, and an artistic director for Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. Joanne's description of being married Paul: "Being married to the most...

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李小龍 Bruce Lee MP (1940 - 1973)

At the time of his sudden and mysterious death in 1973, actor and martial arts expert Bruce Lee was on the verge of international super-stardom. Rooted strongly in both Oriental and Western cultures, L...

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Burgess Meredith MP (1907 - 1997)

Originally a newspaper reporter, Burgess Meredith came to the screen in 1936, repeating his stage role in Winterset, a part written for him by Maxwell Anderson. He was best-known for portraying Rocky B...

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Paulette Goddard MP (1910 - 1990)

A Hollywood leading lady from her breakthrough in 1936 and a major star of Paramount Studio in the 1940s, Paulette Goddard went from bit parts to stardom after her marvelous performance in Modern Times...

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Charlie Chaplin MP (1889 - 1977)

One of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era and one of the great icons of 20th-century film, Charlie Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and...

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Mildred Harris (1901 - 1944)

Popular child actress Mildred Harris began her career at the age eleven. At the age of fifteen, she was cast as a harem girl in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916). She appeared as a leading lady throu...

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Will Rogers (Famous Humorist) MP (1879 - 1935)

One of America's brightest media stars during the 1920s and '30s, Will Rogers did rope tricks while making pointed -- and humorous -- political observations. He signed on with the Ziegfield Follies in ...

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Joanne Dru (1922 - 1996)

She was an American film and television actress, best-known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men. She was the elder sister of Peter Marshall, an actor and singer best-known as the origina...

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John Benjamin Ireland (1914 - 1992)

Canadian born actor John Ireland is best remembered for his role as Jack Burden, the hard-boiled newspaper reporter in All the King's Men (1949), for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nom...

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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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Spring Dell Byington (1886 - 1971)

Spring Byington was an American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing in films from the 1930s ...

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Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978)

With his passionate, deep-set eyes, classical features, and ultra-suave manner, it is small wonder that French actor Charles Boyer was known as one of the great cinematic lovers. He became a true star ...

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Gary Cooper MP (1901 - 1961)

He was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularl...

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Susan Hayward (1917 - 1975)

Energetic red-haired leading lady Susan Hayward clawed her way from poverty to become an Academy Award winning actress. Dubbed the Brooklyn Bombshell, she made her mark on Hollywood playing gutsy, dete...

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Paul Newman MP (1925 - 2008)

 Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner and auto ...

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Dick Van Dyke MP

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppin...

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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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Danny Thomas (1912 - 1991)

Best remembered as the star of Make Room for Daddy during television's first golden age, Danny Thomas was more than just another nightclub entertainer turned sitcom star. Along with partner Sheldon Leo...

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Marlo Thomas MP

Actress, producer and social activist, Marlo Thomas has been a role model for women and children since she blazed the trail as television’s first single woman living alone in the hit series That...

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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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<private> LOUIS (Louis)

California, United States

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Jane Waddington (Wyatt) Ward MP (1910 - 2006)

Three-time Emmy-winner Jane Wyatt was best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the television series Father Knows Best, as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of Spock on the science fiction...

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Joan Fontaine MP (1917 - 2013)

British American actress Joan Fontaine is one of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s and the only thespian to have won an Academy Award for a performance in a film directed by...

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Gracie Allen MP (1895 - 1964)

Internationally famous comedienne Gracie Allen is best known as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a st...

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George Burns MP (1896 - 1996)

His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. In his ninety years in show business, George Burns had time for three careers. His first ...

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Andy Griffith MP (1926 - 2012)

While he will mostly be remembered for his roles on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) and Matlock (1986-95) which made TV history, Andy Griffith is also a Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer. ...

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Doris Day MP

a.k.a. famous actress Doris Day: post World War II period brought out some of the finest musical entertainers in this century, but Doris Day not only enhanced her careerthrough her singing, but also wi...

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Jennifer Jones (1919 - 2009)

Though often overshadowed by some of her female contemporaries as the years passed, Jennifer Jones came to embody one of the preeminent examples of a Hollywood star. She was a top box-office draw and m...

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Bob Crosby MP (1913 - 1993)

American dixieland bandleader and vocalist Bob Crosby, best known for his group Crosby and the Bob-Cats, enjoyed a long career in music although he couldn’t play an instrument or read a note of ...

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Marilyn Miller (1898 - 1936)

The unquestioned queen of Broadway musical comedy in the 1920s Mariyln Miller was only five years old when she became a member of her family's vaudeville act. She only made three films and would have m...

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Jack Pickford (1896 - 1933)

Canadian-born American actor Jack Pickford was best known for his tabloid lifestyle, marriage to the top starlets of his day, and being of the famous Pickford acting family. For his contribution to the...

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Jack Haley (1897 - 1979)

Although he had already established himself as a substantial vaudeville, Broadway and film star, congenial light comedian and singer Jack Haley will forever be remembered as the Tin Woodsman in 1939's ...

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Roy Rogers MP (1911 - 1998)

U.S. actor and singer Roy Rogers was called the "King of the Cowboys" during his long career as a folksy singing hero of movies and TV. He was an original member of the cowboy singing group The Sons of...

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Dale Evans MP (1912 - 2001)

Crowned "Queen of the Cowgirls," Dale Evans stands out as the most powerful female presence in cowboy culture throughout the 20th century. She starred with wholesome singing cowboy Roy Rogers in a seri...

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Ricky Martin MP

On the edge of the new millennium, Puerto Rican pop sensation Ricky Martin gave Latino music an international face with his electrifying performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards which launched Martin into...

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Walter Huston (1884 - 1950)

The gruff‐voiced, Canadian‐born actor Walter Huston established himself as one of the great actors of the English-speaking stage and cinema. Though he never achieved true star status on t...

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Yehudi Menuhin, OM, KBE MP (1916 - 1999)

Yehudi Menuhin plays Bach Chaconne (Part 1) Yehudi Menuhin plays Paganini Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6: 3rd movement Yehudi Menuhin plays Mendelssohn violin concerto (excerpt) Yehud...

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Ricardo Montalbán MP (1920 - 2009)

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican-born American radio, television, theatre and film actor. He had a career spanning seven decad...

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Anthony Perkins MP (1932 - 1992)

An shy, slender actor whose name became virtually synonymous with legendary screen Psycho Norman Bates despite numerous solid performances in films outside the Hitchcock originated series, Anthony Perk...

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Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

Known for her rosy cheeks, velvet voice, hearty laugh, and curly bangs, Colbert distinguished herself in a series of sophisticated comedies and became one of Hollywood's best-paid movie stars in the 19...

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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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Lorne Greene MP (1915 - 1987)

Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), was the stage name of Lyon Hyman Green , OC, a Canadian actor. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza , and Com...

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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock MP (1899 - 1980)

Nicknamed "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock was one of the best known directors never to have received an Oscar for directing. Suspicion (1941), Rear Window (1954), North By Northwest (1959), Psyc...

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Judy Holliday MP (1921 - 1965)

Although her life was cut tragically short by cancer, actress/singer Judy Holliday managed significant accomplishments in a career that lasted 25 years and included both Academy and Tony Awards. Her su...

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Jack Holt (1888 - 1951)

A leading man of silent and sound films, Holt was known for his many roles in Westerns. He flourished in the 1920s as a virile action hero, especially in the late-silent Columbia productions of up-and-...

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Charlize Theron MP

United States

Academy Award winning South African actress Charlize Theron rose to fame in the late 1990s following her roles in 2 Days in the Valley, Mighty Joe Young, The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules....

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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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