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Nicolas Cage


Nicolas Coppola

Born: 7 January 1964
Long Beach, California

Oscar winner and one of today's most popular action heros and most talented actors. First found real acclaim in "Birdy" and in "Moonstruck" starring opposite Cher. He has also starred with Meg Ryan and Dennis Franz in "City of Angels", a remake of "Wings of Desire". Nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola. "Cage" is the English translation of his family's Italian name. Briefly married to Lisa-Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley.


Michael Caine

Maurice Micklewhite
Born: 14 March 1933
London, England

Best known as the star of "The Man Who Would be King", "The Cider House Rules", and "Hannah and her Sisters" for which he won an Oscar in 1980 for best supporting actor. Overall he has appeared in over 80 films.


Rory Calhoun

Francis Timothy Durgin
Born: 1922


Dyan Cannon

Samille Diane Friesen
Born: 1938

Former wife of Cary Grant, enjoyed a successful acting career in movies, last known for her role as the "older woman" in the smash hit series "Ally McBeal".


Kate Capshaw

Kathy Sue Nail
Born: 3 November 1953
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Film and TV actress. Married director Steven Speilberg in 1991.


David Carradine

John Arthur Carradine
Born: 8 December 1936
Hollywood, California

Star of the TV series "Kung Fu" (1972-75). Several subsequent TV and film projects but never achieved the same level of success until co-starring in Quinten Tarantino's "Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2" (2003).


Jeff Chandler

Ira Grossel
Born: 15 December 1918
Brooklyn, New York


Cyd Charisse

Tula Ellice Finklea
Born: 8 March 1921
Amarillo, Texas


Jessica Chastain

Jessica Howard
Born: 24 March 1977
California, USA

American actress. In 2012 she was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World". Jessica is best known for her work in "Zero Dark Thirty", "Mama", "ER", "Veronica Mars", "Agatha Christie's Poirot" and "Lawless".


Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane Chase
Born: 8 October 1943

Star of "National Lampoon's" movies and "Caddy Shack". Once wrote for MAD magazine. "Chevy" is the nickname his grandmother gave him.


Cher

Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere
Born: 20 May 1946
El Centro, California

Singer and actress of great worldwide acclaim who has stood the test of time. Times may change, but Cher remains. Was married to Sonny Bono, the other half of the "Sonny and Cher Show".


Lee Cobb

Leo Jacoby
Born: December 8, 1911
New York, New York

Powerhouse actor of both stage and screen, Cobb joined the Group Theater in 1935, appearing in Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" and "Golden Boy" before making his screen debut in 1937. He often played boorish characters or heavies, most memorably as the corrupt boss in "On The Waterfront" (1954) and the bigot in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He is also remembered for creating the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "1949".


Claudette Colbert

Claudette Lily Chauchoin
Born: 13 September 1905
Paris


(Sir) Sean Connery

Thomas Connery
Born: 25 August 1930
Edinburgh, Scotland

Best known as the James Bond. Went on to star in a further five more Bond movies. Appeared in dozens of films in the 80s and 90s and won an Oscar in 1987 for his supporting role in "The Untouchables". In 1989 Connery was voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".


Robert Conrad

Conrad Robert Falk
Born: 1 March 1935
Chicago, Illinois

Best known as the star of TV's "Wild, Wild West" (1965-70).


Gary Cooper

Frank James Cooper
Born: 7 May 1901
Montana, USA
Died: 14 May 1961 (cancer)

Hollywood legend and star of movies such as "The Pride of the Yankees", "Meet Joe Doe", "Ball of Fire", "Sergeant York" (for which he won his first Academy Award), "High Noon" with Grace Kelly, and "Morocco" with Marlene Dietrich in 1930.


Lou Costello

Louis Francis Cristillo
Born: 6 March 1906
Paterson, New Jersey
Died: 3 March 1959

Best known for his long-running partnerships with Bud Abbott in such films as "Buck Pirates" and "The Naughty Nineties" which features their famous "Who's on First" routine. The chubby and simple-minded half of the pair, he got into trouble easily, egged on by his straight-man partner Abbott.


Michael Crawford

Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith
Born: 19 January 1942
Wiltshire, England

Multi-talented and very popular star of "Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em" and the musical "Phantom of the Opera".


Joan Crawford

Lucille Fay LeSueur
Born: 23 March 1904
San Antonio, Texas

Once one of the most formidable women in the history of film. Star of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" with Bette Davis. A fan contest sponsored by MGM to find a name for their budding star, from which "Joan Crawford" was born.


Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis Crosby
Born: 3 May 1903
Tacoma, Washington

Actor and singer, starring with Bob Hope and
Dorothy Lamour. His affection for a newspaper comic strip character earned him the nickname "Bing".


Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Born: 3 July 1962
Syracuse, New York

One of the biggest Hollywood stars of films such as "Top Gun", "Born on the Fourth of July", "Mission Impossible", and the sequel "Mission Impossible II". Seems that his almost 10 year marriage to Nicole Kidman was also a "Mission Impossible". One of the Church of Scientologies better known members (see also Kirstie Alley). Tom is more than a movie star, he is now a billion dollar industry.


Tony Curtis

Bernard Schwartz
Born: 3 June 1925
Bronx, New York

A long and illustrious movie career with 120 screen credits under his belt, starred in "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe.

 







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