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Marilyn Monroe

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley McLean Beaty

Born: 24 April 1934
Richmond, Virginia

Sister of famous actor Warren Beatty. Known for her great acting talent and well as her capabilities as an entertainer with fabulous legs who began her career in the chorus line.

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm Taylor
Born: 13 June 1943
Leeds, England

Star of "A Clockwork Orange".

Lee Majors

Harvey Lee Yeary
Born: 23 April 1940
Wyandotte, IL

Best known for playing the bionic-limbed Steve Austin in TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974-78). Went on to star as stuntman turned bounty-hunter Colt Seavers in the long-running "The Fall Guy" (1981-86).

Jayne Mansfield

Vera Jayne Palmer
Born: 19 April 1933
Bryn Mawr, Pennsilvania
Died: 29 June 1967 (car accident)

Icon of decadence and extravagance more than 30 years after her death in a car accident (it has been reported she was decapitated in the accident).

EG Marshall

Everett Gunnar Marshall
Born: 18 June 1914
Owatonna, Minnesota
Died: 24 August 1998

Best known as Lawrence Preston in the classic TV series "The Defenders".

Peter Marshall

Pierre La Cock
Born: 30 March 1927
Huntington, West Virginia

After a name change (perhaps for obvious reasons), he made his entrance into show business as band singer at the age of 15. Early in this career he joined forces with Tommy Noonan as a comedy team that appeared in major night clubs, films and theatres, and made numerous apprearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show". He was in musicals such as "Bye Bye Birdie", "High Button Shoes", "The Music Man", "42nd Street" and Neil Simon's "Rumors". Peter is best-known however as the original host of "Hollywood Squares", which entertained audiences for over 16 years. He is the younger brother of actress Joanne Dru.

Dean Martin

Dino Paul Crocetti
Born: 7 June 1917
Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Died: 25 December 1995

Double-billed with comedian Jerry Lewis, the duo made 16 successful feature films over a 10 year period, before Dean turned to a singing career. Cornerstone of the infamous hollywood "rat pack" along with Sammy Davis Jnr, and Frank Sinatra. Entertained on stage, screen and in song for 6 decades.

Groucho Marx

Julius Henry Marx
Born: 2 October 1890
New York

Chico Marx: Leonard Marx
Gummo Marx: Milton Marx
Harpo Marx: Adolph Marx
Zeppo Marx: Herbert Marx

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthow
Born: 1 October 1920
New York
Died: 1 July 2000

Known as the actor with a face like an unmade bed, he starred as sloppy Oscar Madison on Broadway (in the role created for him by playwright Neil Simon). He went on to enjoy a successful career and scored two suprise hits in the 90s with "Dennis the Menace" and "Grumpy Old Men", his most recent movie was "Hanging Up", co-starring Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.

Ethel Merman

Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
Born: 16 January 1909
Astoria, New York
Died: 15 February 1984, New York

One of the most celebrated ladies of the Broadway musical stage.

Jonathan Meyers

Jonathan O'Keeffe
Born: 27 July 1977
Dublin, Ireland

Best known for his roles in Mission Impossible III, Bend it Like Beckham, he earned a Golden Globe for his role as Elvis Presley in the miniseries Elvis.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele Sarfati
Born: 29 August 1986
The Bronx, New York

American actress and singer, best known as Rachel Berry on "Glee". Found stardom early as a child actress in Les Miserables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof.

Helen Mirren

Ilynea Lydia Mironoff
Born: 26 July 1946
Chiswick, England

Daughter of a Russian taxi driver and film star of the 70s and 80s, including "Calligula", "Excalibur", "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover". Best known today for her television role as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in "Prime Suspect", and as the voice of the computer in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".


Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jean Mortensen Baker
Born: 1 June 1926
Los Angeles
Died: 4 August 1962 (probable suicide)

Best known as a tragic sex symbol. International celebrity of such films as: "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) with Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable, "Bus Stop" (1956), "Some like it Hot" (1959) starring with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and George Raft and Joe E Brown. Her husbands included baseball star Joe DiMaggio (1954) and playright Arthur Miller. Elton John's memorial tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind" was originally written for Marilyn. More than 600 books have been written about her, her personal property recently auctioned for USD$25,000,000 in New York. She had a very fine layer of facial hair that you couldn't really see, but which, when she was well lit, gave her face a kind of glow. This luminosity enhanced her face whenever she was photographed.

Yves Montand

Ivo Levi
Born: 13 October 1921
Monsummano Alto, Italy
Died: 9 November 1992

Popular french nightclub singer and movie actor. Best known as the star of "The Wages of Fear" (1953). Had a reputation as a ladies man, including his famous dalliance with Marilyn Monroe and Edith Piaf who were his leading ladies in "Let's Make Love" and "Star Without Light". Married to Simone Signoret.

Clayton Moore

Jack Moore
Born: 14 September 1914
Chicago, USA
Died: 28 December 1999

Starred as "The Lone Ranger" with Jay Silverheels from 1949 - 1952 until he was fired in a salary dispute. He was replaced by John Hart, but Hart was terminated after his first season. He was re-hired at a higher salary and would stay until the series ended in 1957 after 169 episodes.

Demi Moore

Demetria Gene Guynes
Born: 11 November 1962

Best known for the movie "Ghost", "A Few Good Men", "Indecent Proposal" with Woody Harrelson and flops "Striptease" and "G.I Jane". Was married to actor Bruce Willis, the couple have three children Scout Larue, Rumer Glen and Tallulah Belle who might like to change their own names when they grow up!

Eric Morcambe

John Eric Bartholemew
1926 - 1984
Born: Morcambe, Lancashire, UK

One half of the comedy duo "Morecambe and Wise", enjoyed long-term success with the comedy show by the same name. Named himself after the town in which he was born.

Mr T

Laurence Turead
Born: 21 May 1952
Chicago, Illinois

Best known for his role in "The A-Team". He began as a bodyguard to the stars. Sylvester Stallone gave him his first big break in 1982 in the TV special "The World's Toughest Bouncers" and cast him as Clubber Land in Rocky III. He recently made a cameo appearance in "Suddenly Susan".

Ms. G

Mitzi Marlene deCzanyl vonGerber
Born: 4 September 1931
Chicago, Illinois, USA

After several seasons with the LA Civic Light Opera, she was discovered by Fox in their production of "The Great Waltz". First film was the Grable/Dailey "My Blue Heaven". Although Mitzi is probably best known as Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific", she also appeared in "Les Girls", "Golden Girl" and the comedy "Happy Anniversary". Was top draw in Vegas and Nite Clubs from 1961. Had a series of very popular TV Specials in the late 60s through 1978. Starred as Reno Sweeny in the 1989-90 national tour of "Anything Goes", she had appeared in the 1956 film version. She is still going strong with her new one-woman show. Married to Jack Bean.


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