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Brigitte Bardot

Lauren Bacall

Betty Joan Perske

Born: 16 September 1924
New York

Graduated from modelling to actress at the age of 19, starring opposite Humphrey Bogart in "To Have And Have Not" (1944). This distinctively deep-voiced actress went on to become one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.

Alec Baldwin

Alexander Baldwin III
Born: 3 April 1958
New York

Star of many movies, who started out acting in soap operas. He dyes his hair black, and is seperated from his wife Kim Basinger.

Lucille Ball

Dianne Desiree Belmont
Born: 1911

Star of her own hit TV show - "The Lucille Ball Show". She was actually born Lucille Desiree Ball and changed her name to Dianne Belmonte when she was 25, then she regretted the change and changed it back.

Eric Bana

Eric Banadinovic
Born: 9 August 1968
Melbourne, Australia

Australian actor best known for his roles in "Full Frontal", "Chopper", "Black Hawk Down", "The Hulk" and "Star Trek".

Anne Bancroft

Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Born: 17 September 1931
New York, New York
Died: 6 June 2005
New York, New York

Best known as "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" (1967), starring alongside Dustin Hoffman. Won an Oscar for her role as a teacher in "The Miracle Worker" (1962), and 2 Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. At one time married to Mel Brooks.

Brigitte Bardot

Camille Javal
Born: 28 September 1934
Paris, France

Femme fatale created by Roger Vadim. Known now as much for her kindness and campaigning for animal rights as her once renowned beauty.

Maurice Barrymore

Maurice Blythe

Father of John Barrymore.

John Barrymore

John Blythe
1882 - 1942

Father of John Barrymore Jnr, aka John Drew.

Steven Bauer

Rocky Echaveria
Born: 2 December 1956
Havana, Cuba

Appeared in the movies "Scar Face" with Al Pacino, starred in "Thief of Hearts", and was also in the series "Fall Guy". But, he is probably better known as the former husband on Melanie Griffith, and is the father of her son Steven.

Warren Beatty

Henry Warren Beaty
Born: 30 March 1937
Richmond, Va

Hollywood romeo, who is probably more famous for his love life than his acting career. Starred with Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn in "Town and Country", and "Dick Tracy" with Madonnna. Little brother of Shirley MacLaine.

Jack Benny

Benjamin Kubelsky
Born: 14 February 1894
Chicago, USA
Died: 26 December 1974

Legendary radio and TV comedian, known for his genius comic timing and self-deprecation. Radio star from 1932-1955. Star of "The Jack Benny Show" from 1950-1965, and regular guest on "Shower of Stars" from 1995-1958.

Polly Bergen

Nellie Pauline Burgin
Born: 14 July 1930
Knoxsville, TN

Radio performer at age 14. Starred with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "At War With the Army" (1950), "That's My Boy" (1951) and "The Stooge" (1953).

Milton Berle

Mendel Berlinger
Born: 12 July 1908
New York, USA
Died: 27 March 2002

Television's first true superstar in the 1950s. Also a star of film, on stage, and stand-up comedy. The "Milton Berle Show" ran from 1948-1956, and was originally named "Texaco Star Theatre".

Sarah Bernhardt

Rosine Bernard
Born: 25 October 1844
Paris, France
Died: 25 March 1923

Legendary and tragic French star of stage and screen. Arguably the 19th century's most famous actress.

Robert Blake

Michael James Vijenco Gubitosi
Born: 18 September 1933
New Jersey, USA

Best known as Detective Tony Baretta in the 1970s cop show "Baretta". He is sometimes credited as "Bobby Blake, Michael Gubitosi, and Mickey Gubitosi".

(Sir) Dirk Bogarde

Derek Gentron Gaspart Ulric van den Bogaerde
Born: 28 March 1921
Hampstead, England
Died: 8 May 1999
London, England

British film and stage legend.

Ernest Borgnine

Ermes Effron Borgnino
Born: 24 January 1917
Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Best known for his role as Leuitenant Commander Quinton McHale on TV show "McHale's Navy" (1962-66). Appeared in "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) and "The Wild Bunch" (1969).

James Brolin

James Bruderlin
Born: 18 July 1940

American film and TV actor and director whose greatest claim to fame is probably his marriage to Barbra Streisand. Best Supporting Actor Emmy for "Marcus Welby, MD", Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for the same TV show.

Albert Brooks

Albert Einstein
Born: 22 July 1947
Los Angeles, USA

Starred in "Taxi Driver", "Private Benjamin" with Goldie Hawn, "Unfaithfully Yours" and an Oscar nominated performance in "Broadcast News".

Charles Bronson

Charles Buchinski
Born: 3 November 1921
Ehrenfeld, Pennslyvania, USA

Born to Lithuanian immigrant parents, one of 15 children working in coal mines to support the family. His career took off in 1960 when he starred in "The Magnificent Seven".

Mel Brooks

Melvin Kaminsky
Born: 28 June 1926
Brooklyn, New York

Master of hysterical lowbrow comedy, his work is considered by many to be among the funniest moments ever captured on film. Conceived a show with fellow comedian Buck Henry about a bumblin secret agent that became the hit TV show "Get Smart" starring Don Adams. Married Anne Bancroft in 1964.


George Burns

Nathan Birnbaum
Born: 20 January 1896

One of America's most loved comedians. One story often recounted is when Dr Gene Cohen asked him what his doctor said about his smoking, Burn's retort was "my doctor is dead!" On his death the then President Bill Clinton said "he was was one of the greatest entertainers of all time". At a dinner party he was once asked if he believed in the "hereafter" - to which he replied; "I don't know what they've got, but I'm bringing my own music". He starred in all three "Oh God" movies at age 81. He was the producer of the series "Mr Ed", and won an Oscar at the age of 80 for his role in "The Sunshine Boys", replacing his friend Jack Benny following Benny's death. Married to actress Gracie Allen.

Richard Burton

Richard Walter Jenkins
Born: 1925

Welsh stage and film actor, and one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. Star of "1984" (written by George Orwell), "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (written by John Le Carre), "The Assassination of Trotsky" (see Trotsky), "Where Eagles Dare", "The Night of the Iguana" with Ava Gardner, (written by Tennessee Williams), "Cleopatra" (with Elizabeth Taylor) and many, many more.

Yul Brynner

Youl Bryner
Born: 7 July 1915
Vladivostok, Russia
Died: 10 October 1985 (lung cancer)

Actor whose other claim to fame was appearing in an advertisement for anti-smoking by announcing his iminent death from smoking-related lung cancer. Best Actor Oscar winner for "The King and I", he went on to give 4,625 performances on Broadway for the part. Also starred in "The Ten Commandments" and "The Magnificent Seven".


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