Actors - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Meg Ryan

Chips Rafferty

John William Goffage

Born: 26 March 1909
Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
Died: 1971

Best known for roles as the symbolic rugged, easy going Aussie male in films such as "Bush Christmas", "Rats of Tobruk". Last film was "Wake in Fright", (but he didn't).

George Raft

George Ranft
1895 - 1980

US movie actor, starring in "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis.

Tony Randall

Leonard Rosenberg
Born: 26 February 1924
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Made over 25 movies, and star of "The Tony Randall Show" which aired from 1976 - 1978.

George Reeves

George Keefer Brewer
Born: 5 January 1914
Woolstock, Iowa

Best known for the hit "Superman" TV series. Was found dead from a gun-shot wound in his home. Many people speculated that he was murdered (he was found lying on the shell of the bullet) but his death was ruled a suicide. Also changed his name to George Besselo in 1927 after being adopted by his mother's second husband. There were 104 Superman episodes filmed, George also had a role in "Gone With the Wind", where he portrayed one of Scarlet's suitors.

Duncan Renaldo

Renault Renaldo Duncan
Born: 3 September 1904
Romania (?)

Moved from the big screeen to the small one, star of the TV series "The Cisco Kid". Arrested in 1934 and spent a year in prison for being an illegal immigrant, this was brought about when he told some interviewers that he did not know what country he was born in. He was pardoned by President Franklin D Roosevelt.

Paul Reubens

Paul Rubenfeld
Born: 27 August 1962
Peekskill, New York

Best known as "Pee Wee Herman". TV show "Pee Wee's Playhouse" was cancelled in 1989 after Reubens was arrested in Florida and charged with indecent exposure.

Debbie Reynolds

Mary Frances Reynolds

American film actress. Her new first name was given to her by Jack Warner of Warner Brothers. Starred in one of the greatest screen musicals "Singing in the Rain", "How the West was Won", "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Divorce American Style" among many others. Her first nightclub act debuted at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas in the mid-sixties, she has been headlining the casino circuit ever since. Debbie returned to the musical stage in Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun", and starred in "Woman of the Year" in 1983.

Ving Rhames

Irving Rhames
Born: 12 May 1961
New York City, USA

Best known for his villainous rogue roles in "Con Air" as Nathan Diamond Dog Jones and as Marsellus in "Pulp Fiction". Also appeared in both film versions of the "Mission Impossible" franchise.

Edward G Robinson

Emanuel Goldenberg
Born: 12 December 1893
Brooklyn, New York
Died: 1973

"The best actor never to win an Oscar". Star of "Little Caesar" (1930), a performance that would become a prototype for screen gangsters. He appeared in more than 100 films and 40 Broadway plays.

Ajay (AJ) Rochester

Leigh Towler
Born: 17 April 1969
Sydney, Australia

Leigh changed more than her name, weight and career in her transition from stand-up comic to TV host of Australia's "The Biggest Loser".

Ginger Rogers

Virginia Katherine McMath
Born: 16 July 1911
Missouri, USA

Starred in many singing/dancing films with Fred Astaire.

Roy Rogers

Leonard Franklin Slye
Born: 5 November 1911
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: 6 July 1998 (heart failure)

Star of the Roy Rogers Show and actor in more then 80 westerns. His famous horse was named Trigger.

Mickey Rooney

Joe Yule, Jr
Born: 23 September 1920
Brooklyn, New York

Best known as the star of Andy Hardy movies. Child star of MGM, frequently matched with other MGM star Judy Garland. Married eight times, including a marriage to Ava Gardner and also known for his short stature of 5'3".

Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre Rourke Jr
Born: 16 September 1956
New York

Best known for his roles in the risque films "9 1/2 Weeks" with Kim Basinger and "Wild Orchid" with Carrie Otis who would become his off-screen obsession and wife (from whom he is now estranged).

Meg Ryan

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
Born: 19 November 1961
Fairfield, Connecticut

Star of mushy romantic comedies and dramas. Film credits include: "When Harry Met Sally", "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise, "Sleepless in Seatte", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "A Prelude to a Kiss", "City of Angels" (a remake of "Wings of Desire" with Nicolas Cage and Dennis Franz, and more recently "Proof of Life". Began her career in the soapie "As the World Turns". Currently in a relationship with John Mellencamp.

Winona Ryder

Winona Laura Horowitz
Born: 29 October 1971
Winona, Minnesota

Best known as the star of "Heathers". Nominated for an Academy Award for her 1993 role in "The Age of Innocence" and 1994 for "Little Women", starred with Angelina Jolie in "Girl Interrupted", Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands", Sigourney Weaver in "Alien Resurrection" and Cher in "Mermaids".


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