Shirley McLean Beaty
Born: 24 April 1934
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.
Born: 13 June 1943
Star of "A Clockwork Orange".
Harvey Lee Yeary
Born: 23 April 1940
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).
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).
Everett Gunnar Marshall
Born: 18 June 1914
Died: 24 August 1998
Best known as Lawrence Preston in the classic TV
series "The Defenders".
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.
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.
Julius Henry Marx
Born: 2 October 1890
Chico Marx: Leonard Marx
Gummo Marx: Milton Marx
Harpo Marx: Adolph Marx
Zeppo Marx: Herbert Marx
Born: 1 October 1920
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 Agnes Zimmermann
Born: 16 January 1909
Astoria, New York
Died: 15 February 1984, New York
One of the most celebrated ladies of the Broadway
Born: 27 July 1977
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 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.
Ilynea Lydia Mironoff
Born: 26 July 1946
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".
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker
Born: 1 June 1926
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
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
Born: 14 September 1914
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.
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!
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.
Born: 21 May 1952
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".
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.