Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor
Born: 12 July 1951
Huron, South Dakota, USA
Started her career singing backup on the cartoon
"Josie and the Pussycats". In 1997 she replaced Farrah Fawcett in
the long-running "Charlie's Angels" (1976-81). Now writes
New York City
He played the Cowardly Lion in the classic 1939
movie, The Wizard Of Oz, co-starring with Judy Garland.
Films include "Algiers" (1938), "White Cargo"
(1942), "Samson and Delilah" (1949).
Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
Born: 10 December 1914
New Orleans, Lousiana
Best known for her performances in the five "Road"
films (To Singapore, To Zanzibar, To Morocco, To Utopia, To Rio),
which she made with Bob Hope and
Stephen Burton Lancaster
New York City
Was a circus acrobat before making his Broadway debut
in "A Sound of Hunting" (1945). His film debut followed quickly in
"The Killers" (1946). He made many films, usually cast as
swashbuckling, tough guy types but he formed his own production
company to make films to test his dramatic skills. He received
Academy Award Nominations for "From Here to Eternity" (1953),
"Elmer Gantry" (1960), "The Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962) and
"Atlantic City" (1980).
Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Born: 31 October 1936
Died: 1 July 1991
Starred as "Little Joe Cartwright" for 14 years in
hit TV show "Bonanza". Went on to continued success with "Little
House On The Prairie", which he also wrote and directed, and then
"Highway to Heaven" (again starring, writing and directing). While
working in a warehouse a friend asked him to help with his audition
at Warner Brothers
Studio, the agents were not impressed with his friend, but Mike
did so well that Warner Brothers signed him and sent him to acting
school.The world lost one of its greatest talents when he died of
|Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Wegeman
Born: 25 July1961
Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Born: 16 June 1890
Died: 23 February 1965
One half of one of the best known slapstick comedy
duos of all time: "Laurel and Hardy". See also Oliver Hardy.
Her films include "The Hustler" (1961), "Carrie"
(1976), "The Thorn Birds" (TV 1983), "Tender is the Night" (1985),
"Children of a Lesser God" (1986), "Tiger Warsaw" (1988), "Twin
Peaks" (TV 1991).
Linnethia Monique Johnson
Born: 13 December1967
Queens, New York
TV star and actress best known as one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Managed to parlay her reality-celebrity into recurring roles on Glee, The New Normal, and Celebrity Apprentice.
Sai Fon by mother at birth and later
renamed by mother as Jun Fan
Born: 27 November 1940
San Francisco, California
Died: July 20 1973 - result of hypersensitivity to a pain
Leading martial arts expert. Successful film career
with hits such as "The Big Boss", "Fists of Fury" had his first
break on TV in the show "The Green Hornet" playing the role of
Born: 20 March 1957
Jeannete Helen Morrison
Her films include "Little Women" (1949), "Houdini"
(1953), "My Sister Eileen" (1955), "The Vikings" (1958), "Psycho"
(1960), "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), "The Fog" (1980).
Vivian Mary Hartley
Born: 5 November 1913
A legend was born when she won the coveted role of
Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind". She may have made only 20
films in the course of her career, but Vivien Leigh walked away
with two Best Actress Oscars to prove that she had talent as well
as good looks. Starred in Tennessee William's play "A
Streetcar Named Desire".
Born: 25 February 1966
Best known as the star of "The Naked Truth" (TV) and
for her marriage to "The X-Files" star David Duchovny. Her latest venture
onto the big screen is in Jurassic Park III, starring with Sam Neill.
John Uhler Lemmon III
Graduated from Harvard University and served in the
navy in WWII. An appearance on Broadway in 1953 brought him to the
attention of Hollywood and he made his film debut in "It Should
Happen To You" (1954). He quickly became established as one of the
best comedy actors and went on to a 7 year collaboration with Billy
Wilder starting with "Some Like it Hot" (1959). Other acclaimed
performances were in "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) and "The China
Syndrome" (1979) His long association with Walter Matthau started
with "The Fortune Cookie" (1969) and included "The Odd Couple"
(1968) and many other films. He directed one film "Kotch" (1971)
and periodically returned to the stage. He was nominated 8 times
for an Academy award; he won Best Supporting Actor for "Mr.
Roberts" (1955) and Best Actor for "Save the Tiger" (1973).
Born: 16 March 1926
Newark, New Jersey
Comedian, film maker, and humanitarian. Partnered
with Dean Martin to be a hugely
successful comedy team. Lewis went on to produce, direct and star
in comedies such as "The Bellboy" (1960), "The Nutty Professor"
(1963) and "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964).
Li Lian Jie
Born: 26 April 1963
Star of martial arts movies.
Born: 4 July 1927
Best known as Italian sex bomb.
Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze
Made many films finding greatest fame from the
Pink Panther series. His films include The Seventh Veil (1946), The
Ladykillers (1950), El Cid (1961), Phantom of the Opera (1962), A
Shot in the Dark (1964), Murder on the Rue Morgue (1972), The
Return of the Pink Panther (1974), The Pink Panther Strikes Again
(1977), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), The Lady Vanishes
(1979) and Whoops Apocalypse (1986).
Born: 6 October 1908
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Died: 16 January 1942 (plane crash)
Dramatic and comedic actress. Starred in "My Man
Godfrey" (1936), "Nothing Sacred" (1937) and "They Knew What They
Wanted" (1940)". First married William Powell, and later Clark
John Joseph Patrick Ryan
Born: 30 December 1920
Died: 21 January 1998 (heart failure)
Best known as tough cop Steve Garrett on the TV show
Nora Louise Kuzma
Born: 7 May 1968
Best known as an under-aged Penthouse centrefold and adult film
star, recently turned B-movie and TV actress. Nora copied her new
surname from her favourite TV actor Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O),
which ironically, was itself a Famous Name Change.
Born: 20 September 1934
Best known as Italian film queen and sex symbol. Won
an Oscar for "Two Women" in 1961. In 1991 she won an honorary Oscar
for her movie career.
Hungarian born in Rosenberg. He studied in
Vienna where he acted with repertory companies giving one man shows
and readings. He appeared in theatre in Berlin in 1928. His
appearance as the pathetic child murderer in "M" (1931) set the
seal on his subsequent career. A diffident, sad-eyed figure with a
whispering, wheedling voice he was often typecast as smilingly
sinister villians and outcasts.He moved to Hollywood in 1934 where
his successes included "Casablanca" (1942) and "The Beast with Five
Fingers" (1946).He made a series of 8 films as Mr Moto, a Japanese
detective and also formed an unholy alliance with Sidney
Greenstreet seen to best effect in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) and
"The Mask of Dimitrios" (1944). Other films include "20,000 Leagues
Under The Sea" (1954) and "The Raven" (1963). He wrote and directed
one film, "Der Velorene" (1951:The Lost One).
Béla Ferenc Dezso Blaskó
1882 - 1956
US film actor.
Carole Ann Jones
Born: 13 February 1942
New York City
She was named at birth after screen legend Carole Lombard. Starred alongside
Ann-Margret in The Pleasure Seekers. When she modelled she used the
name "Carolyn Lee" and she wanted to use that as her stage name,
but another acress already had it so she used the same sound with
an altered spelling.