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David Walliams


David Williams

Born: 20 August 1971
Merton, England

Comedian, writer and actor. Best known for the TV show "Little Britain", and judge on "Britain's Got Talent".


John Wayne

Marion Michael Morrison
Born: 26 May 1907
Winterset, Iowa
Died: 11 June 1979

Best known as American movie icon and star of westerns. Wayne nearly always played the same character, a big tough but sensitive hero who talked straight and met the bad guys head on. Wayne won an Oscar for his role of Rooster Cogburn for the 1969 film "True Grit".


Sigourney Weaver

Susan Alexandra Weaver
Born: 8 October 1949
New York City

Star of the "Alien" films, also "Ghost Busters", "Half Moon Street', she began her career with a six-second bit in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" for which she earned a meager $50. Chose her name from the novel "The Great Gatsby" in the hope that it would bring strange and exciting things into her life.


Raquel Welch

Raquel Tejada
Born: 5 September 1940
Chicago

Her fur clad appearance in "One Million Years BC" was the stuff dreams were made of. Her first major role was in sci-fi film "Fantastic Voyage". She is better known for her sex-symbol status.


Tuesday Weld

Susan Weld
Born: 27 August 1943
New York City

By the time she was 13 she was already a movie star, had attempted suicide, battled alcoholism, and suffered a nervous breakdown (eat your heart out Drew Barrymore). She began her career in Rock, Rock, Rock with Chuck Berry, her vocals were dubbed by Connie Francis, none-too convincingly.


Adam West

William West Anderson
Born: 19 September 1928
Washington, USA

Best known as the original "Batman" on the very popular TV series of the same name. West was not too thrilled when he was not asked to participate in the hit "Batman" movies. See Michael Keaton.


Olivia Wilde

Olivia Cockburn
Born: 10 March 1984
New York City, USA

Deriving her name from the author Oscar Wilde, Olivia is best known for her roles in House and The OC.


Gene Wilder

Jerome (Jerry) Silberman
Born: 11 June 1935
Milwaukee

Starred with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. Won an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Producers", cast in the role by his comic mentor Mel Brooks.


Bruce Willis

Walter Willison
Born: 19 March 1955
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Best known as the star of the Die Hard movie series, and "the Sixth Sense". Married for 12 years to Demi Moore. Has recorded two blues albums and goes by the nickname of "Bruno". His first big break was in the TV hit show "Moonlighting" co-starring with Cybill Shepherd.


Oprah Winfrey

Orpah Winfrey
Born: 29 January 1954
Kosciusko, Mississippi

Her name was meant to have been "Orpah" after a biblical figure in the book of Ruth. The Oprah Winfrey Show is one of the most popular television programs in history. In 1986, Winfrey founded Harpo Inc, her own production company. ("Harpo" is "Oprah" spelled backwards.) A talented actress, she is best known for "The Colour Purple" (1985), "Native Son" (1986) and the TV movie "The Women of Brewster Place" (1989).

In 1994, President Clinton signed the "Oprah Bill", a law designed to protect children from abuse.

In 1995 The "Oprah Winfrey Show" has won seven Emmy Awards for best talk show and Winfrey won an Emmy as best daytime TV host.


Shelley Winters

Shirley Schrift
Born: 18 August 1920
St Louis, MO

One of the best-loved actresses of Hollywood's golden age. Won two best supporting actress Oscars for "Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and "A Patch of Blue" (1965). Also nominated for her roles in "A Place in the Sun" (1951) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). Also known for her "tell-all" biographies, and as one-time roommate of Marilyn Monroe.


Ernie Wise

Ernest Wiseman
1925 - 1999
Born: Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

One half of the comedy duo "Morecambe and Wise", enjoyed success on TV with "The Morecambe and Wise Show".


Reese Witherspoon

Laura Witherspoon
Born: 22 March 1976
Louisiana, USA

Oscar winning actress (where she did all her own singing) for "Walk the Line". Before then being best known for her roles in "Legally Blonde", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Cruel Intentions", "Four Christmases", "Water for Elephants".


Natalie Wood

Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin
Born: 20 July 1938
San Francisco
Died: 29 November 1981

Star of "Rebel Without a Cause", (1955 with James Dean),"The Searchers" (1956 with John Wayne), "Spendor in the Grass" directed by Elia Kazan and "West Side Story" (both 1961) and "Inside Daisy Clover" (1965). She drowned mysteriously in 1981 off California's Catalina Island while vacationing with her husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.

Wood was married twice to actor Robert Wagner.







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