Oldest Living Actors, Actresses, & Celebrities!
Complied by jisieike samuel
Actress, The Great Ziegfeld
Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany into a prosperous Jewish family. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a young actress, she was discovered by the legendary theater director Max Reinhardt and became part of his company in Vienna...
“ Born January 12, 1910 (103 years old) ” - jisieike samuel
Ellen Albertini Dow
Actress, Wedding Crashers
The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau...
Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach has been in demand for over 50 years on stage and screen and has worked alongside the biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few...
“ Born December 7, 1915 ” - jisieike samuel
Olivia de Havilland
Actress, The Adventures of Robin Hood
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born to a British patent attorney and his wife on July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her parents divorced when Olivia was just three years old, and she moved with her mother and sister to Saratoga...
“ Born July 1, 1916 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
“ Born August 18, 1916 ” - jisieike samuel
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name give to his best-selling 1988 autobiography) of Russian-Jewish ancestry to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born in Amsterdam, New York...
“ Born December 9, 1916 ” - jisieike samuel
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress, Moulin Rouge
Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career. It is unclear as to Zsa Zsa's birth year: sources vary from 1917 to 1919...
“ Born February 6, 1917 ” - jisieike samuel
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to California in the hopes of improving their health...
“ Born October 22, 1917 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, Mandela's Fight for Freedom
Nelson Mandela is known as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and imprisoned for life on "terrorist" charges...
“ Born July 18, 1918 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Quo Vadis
“ Born March 19, 1919 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Freaky Friday
One of ten children in his family, one brother (Joseph) was Kenosha County's longest-serving district attorneys and another (George) was a longtime state representative in the Wisconsin assembly. Al had a longtime dream of being an actor and in 2004 began preparing an autobiographical book about his Kenosha childhood and his acting experiences, which (as of 2004) includes 42 commercials.
“ Born June 24, 1919 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Time Machine
Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his love of radio...
“ Born November 19, 1919 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, Miracle on 34th Street
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17...
“ Born August 17, 1920 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Godfather
Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor who has proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing. Vigoda is the son of a Lower East Side tailor. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and plodded away in small theater shows for over 20 years...
“ Born February 24, 1921 ” - jisieike samuel
Born Louis Gendre, he was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on-screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, polished, dashing lead roles in a number of French romantic comedies and dramas. During World War II, after his father was arrested by the Gestapo...
“ Born June 19, 1921 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Bringing Down the House
Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, Betty White had been in television for a long, long time before those two shows, having had her own series, Life with Elizabeth in 1952. The widow of TV game-show host Allen Ludden...
“ Born January 17, 1922 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Sir Christopher Lee is perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he has portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ Born May 27, 1922 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, The Kid
African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Imitation of Life...
“ Born October 19, 1922 ”- jisieike samuel
Producer, Iron Man
“ Born December 28, 1922 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Jurassic Park
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough...
“ Born August 29, 1923 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, CNN: The 1992 State of the Union Address
The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (known colloquially as "Bush 41" to distinguish him from his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S., who is known as "Bush 43"), was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. His father...
“ Born June 12, 1924 ” - jisieike samuel
Eva Marie Saint
Actress, North by Northwest
She played two of the most famous female leads in movie history. Born in New Jersey in 1924, Eva Marie Saint graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and spent the first seven years of her acting career working in the Golden Age of television. She made the leap to the big screen in 1954 with an Oscar-winning performance as Edie Doyle in Elia Kazan's masterpiece On the Waterfront...
“ Born July 4, 1924 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, The Big Sleep
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. Her parents were middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when she was five. When she was a school girl, Lauren originally wanted to be a dancer, but later, she became enthralled with acting...
“ Born September 16, 1924 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, American Gangster
“ Born October 27, 1924 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Into the Wild
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ Born February 17, 1925 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Cool Hand Luke
A World War II veteran, sandy-haired, tall and burly George Kennedy at one stage in his career cornered the market at playing tough, no-nonsense characters who were either quite crooked or possessed hearts of gold. Kennedy has notched up an impressive 200+ appearances in both TV and film, and is well respected within the Hollywood community...
“ Born February 18, 1925 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, Beauty and the Beast
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Born October 16, 1925 ” - jisieike samuel
Dick Van Dyke
Actor, Mary Poppins
Although he'd had small roles beforehand, Dick Van Dyke was launched to stardom in the 1960 musical "Bye-Bye Birdie", for which he won a Tony Award, and, then, later in the movie based on that play, Bye Bye Birdie. He has starred in a number of films throughout the years including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fitzwilly...
“ Born December 13, 1925 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, The Iron Giant
The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company. After graduating from high school...
“ Born April 30, 1926 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Toy Story
After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles is one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his start in the night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when Don made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep. The movie was a big hit...
“ Born May 8, 1926 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Producers
Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, his father died when he was a child of 2 years, and he claims that all of his angry humor comes from that.He was of Jewish descent and as a young boy, learned how to play the drums. After brief education, he served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills...
“ Born June 28, 1926 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Bruce Almighty
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe. He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in Astoria...
“ Born August 3, 1926 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, In the Heat of the Night
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas, (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing tendency toward delinquency...
“ Born February 20, 1927 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Sing Your Song
Harold George Belafonte was born in New York City. He attended George Washington High School, where he was on the track team. In 1944 he left high school and joined the Navy. His wife, Julie Robinson, was a featured dancer in Katherine Dunham's dance troupe. Both Harry and Julie were, and still are, extremely active in the civil rights struggle.
“ Born March 1, 1927 ”- jisieike samuel
“ Born September 19, 1927 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
Perhaps he will always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of a policeman. He first wanted to be an artist, but got into films full time after becoming an extra in the late 1940s...
“ Born October 14, 1927 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, Good Hair
“ Born April 4, 1928 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, The Little Princess
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her...
“ Born April 23, 1928 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Ed Wood
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip...
“ Born June 20, 1928 ”- jisieike samuel
Max von Sydow
Actor, Minority Report
Max von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in a middle-class family in Lund, Sweden, where his father was an ethnologist. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow students, including Yvonne Lombard, started a theatre club which encouraged his interest in acting. After conscription, he began to study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school (1948-1951)...
“ Born April 10, 1929 ”- jisieike samuel
“ Born September 25, 1929 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, 101 Dalmatians
Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier, is one of the most distinguished actors of her generation. She may be best remembered as the third wife and widow of Laurence Olivier, generally considered the greatest anglophone actor of the 20th Century, but she had a distinguished career of her own on stage and screen spanning six decades...
“ Born October 28, 1929 ”- jisieike samuel
Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing
“ Born November 28, 1929 ” - jisieike samuel
Until the 2009 Academy Awards were announced, it could be said about Christopher Plummer that he was the finest actor of the post-World War II period to fail to get an Academy Award. In that, he was following in the footsteps of the late great John Barrymore, whom Plummer so memorably portrayed on Broadway in a one-man show that brought him his second Tony Award...
“ Born December 13, 1929 ” - jisieike samuel
“ Born January 3, 1930 ”- jisieike samuel
Gene Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lydia (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. Gene grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of 16 for a hitch with the US Marines...
“ Born January 30, 1930 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Dr. No
Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Before going into acting...
“ Born August 25, 1930 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
“ Born August 30, 1930 ”
Actor, The Godfather: Part II
Veteran actor and director Robert Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, the son of a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953. He began attending The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre In New York City on the G.I...
“ Born January 5, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
James Earl Jones
Actor, The Lion King
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ Born January 17, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner...
“ Born March 22, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Star Trek
Raised in a Boston tenement, acting in community theaters since age eight, Leonard Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb. After two years in the United States Army, he was still getting small...
“ Born March 26, 1931 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Gran Torino
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, the son of a steelworker, Eastwood briefly attended Los Angeles City College but dropped out to pursue acting. He found bit work in such B-films as Revenge of the Creature and Tarantula until he got his big break with the TV series Rawhide...
“ Born May 30, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
Della began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old. As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas. She was a vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and began making her own records...
“ Born July 6, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Cheaper by the Dozen
TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. Later...
“ Born August 25, 1931 ”- jisieike samuel
Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, the daughter of a Polish immigrant and his Russian-American wife. Her father was a furniture dealer who moved his family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old. Rosetta was a pretty red-haired little girl, but very shy...
“ Born January 22, 1932 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years...
“ Born August 2, 1932 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Requiem for a Dream
Born in Detroit, Ellen Burstyn worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas to model and then to New York as a showgirl on The Jackie Gleason Show. From there, it was to Montreal as a nightclub dancer and then Broadway with her debut in "Fair Game (1957)"...
“ Born December 7, 1932 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The Blacks" and "Kicks and Company"...
“ Born December 28, 1932 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Dark Knight
Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater and got a job as an assistant stage manager...
“ Born March 14, 1933 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, Young Frankenstein
Gene Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production of Arnold Wesker's "Roots" and followed quickly with his Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover" (both 1961), for which he won the Clement Derwent Award. His other Broadway credits included "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963...
“ Born June 11, 1933 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, The Help
Cicely Tyson was raised in Harlem, New York City by devoutly religious parents from the Caribbean island of Nevis. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and, with her stunning looks, she quickly rose to the top of the modeling industry. In 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions...
“ Born December 19, 1933 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Summer Catch
Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a lifetime batting average of .305...
“ Born February 5, 1934 ”- jisieike samuel
Self, Bill Russell: My Life, My Way
The term Dynasty might have never applied to Basketball had it not been for Bill Russell. In the History of professional sports there has never been an athlete who has more accolades or championships, in other words Bill Russell is not only a champion, but he is perhaps the definition of a champion...
“ Born February 12, 1934 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, author, singer and composer, educated at LACC and Los Angeles State College. He sang with a folk group (The Tarriers) and joined the Compass Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri and Second City in Chicago. In 1961 he came to New York with the Second City troupe, later appearing in the Broadway plays...
“ Born March 26, 1934 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Night at the Museum
Bill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where his parents were hard-working people, who instilled in him a sense of self-reliance and humility. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar technician for eight years; he also worked in office products at IBM and sold cars in Cleveland...
“ Born June 16, 1934 ”- jisieike samuel
Attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. She is a ten-time BAFTA winner including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for A Fine Romance in which she appeared with her husband...
“ Born December 9, 1934 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her father was a teacher at Oxford University and her mother worked as a secretary. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross. Her marriage to Stephens ended in divorce in 1974...
“ Born December 28, 1934 ”- jisieike samuel
“ Born April 21, 1935 ”- jisieike samuel
Actor, The Italian Job
The towering presence of this Canadian character actor is not often noticed, but his contributions are legendary. He has been in almost a hundred and fifty different show and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland. Born in New Brunswick, Sutherland worked several different jobs...
“ Born July 17, 1935 ”- jisieike samuel
Actress, The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews made her debut on Broadway in 1954 at age 19. Later, she worked in television until 1964 when her first successful movie as a protagonist was released: it was Mary Poppins by Robert Stevenson, for which she won an Oscar. In the following years, she worked with different directors in various genres (e.g....
“ Born October 1, 1935 ”- jisieike samuel
Writer, Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young boy he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues today. He broke into show business at 15 years when he started writing jokes for a local paper, receiving $200 a week. He later moved on to write jokes for talk shows but felt that his jokes were being wasted...
“ Born December 1, 1935 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Aviator
“ Born January 28, 1936 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Boogie Nights
Enduring, strong-featured and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970/1980s popular culture as a male sex symbol (posing near naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine) and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking, Southern-type "good olé' boy"...
“ Born February 11, 1936 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Running Man
Often mentioned as the greatest player in NFL history, this ruggedly handsome African American fullback for the Cleveland Browns first appeared on movie screens in the western Rio Conchos, followed by a strong supporting role as convict commando "Jefferson" in the terrific WW2 action film The Dirty Dozen...
“ Born February 17, 1936 ” - jisieike samuel
Louis Gossett Jr.
Actor, Enemy Mine
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his professional acting debut at age 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet...
“ Born May 27, 1936 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, and Martha Hart. His mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school. Charles Robert Redford Jr. was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in high school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness...
“ Born August 17, 1936 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Howards End
On January 30th, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London where the show's lead Laurence Olivier announced to the audience during the curtain call that "tonight a great actress was born", this was in reference to his co-star's new baby daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ Born January 30, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Bonnie and Clyde
One of the most fascinating characters in Hollywood history, Warren Beatty was born Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia on March 30, 1937. His mother, Kathlyn, was a drama teacher who gave it up to settle down in Virginia and raise a family, although it was never in doubt that Beatty and his sister...
“ Born March 30, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Billy Dee Williams
Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Very good looking African American actor with a broad smile and gregarious manner, Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known...
“ Born April 6, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Shining
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and 12-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nods in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s. Born on April 22...
“ Born April 22, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Shawshank Redemption
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, the young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959...
“ Born June 1, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Toy Story 3
Once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood", Ned Beatty grew up in Kentucky, fishing and working on farms. St. Matthews, Kentucky, is hardly the environment to encourage a career in the entertainment industry, though, so when asked, "How did you get into show business?" Beatty responds...
“ Born July 6, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Writer, The Cosby Show
William H. Cosby Jr. was born on July 12th, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for over thirty years, he has been one of the world's most respected and well-known entertainers and comedians. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course. He later took up an athletics scholarship at Temple University...
“ Born July 12, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer
Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1954. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service...
“ Born August 8, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Lorraine Gary was born on August 16th, 1937 in New York. Lorraine was raised in Los Angeles. At age 16, she won a best actress award in a competition at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. She was offered a scholarship to enroll at the Pasadena Playhouse, but declined said offer and attended Columbia University as a political science major...
“ Born August 16, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Nobody's Child
Many well-known and highly identifiable actresses have tried and failed to make the arduous crossover from fizzy TV sitcom star to mature, dramatic artist. Usually, it was their hardcore fans who refused to accept them in any other light. Sally Field and Elizabeth Montgomery come to mind first as two actresses who somehow managed to make the none-too-easy adjustment...
“ Born November 21, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Coming Home
Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda was born on December 21, 1937 in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour. It was the second marriage for both her parents; Henry was divorced from actress Margaret Sullavan and Frances was the widow of a wealthy industrialist, George Tuttle Brokaw...
“ Born December 21, 1937 ” - jisieike samuel
“ Born March 18, 1938 ” - jisieike samuel
Soundtrack, American Beauty
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Withers was born on July 4, 1938 in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia and was raised in the nearby town of Beckley. He was the youngest of six children. His coal miner father died when Withers was only thirteen. Bill worked a series of odd jobs to help his mother out...
“ Born July 4, 1938 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, 1975 NBA All-Star Game
“ Born November 24, 1938 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Mission: Impossible
“ Born December 29, 1938 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Love Story
“ Born April 1, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Reservoir Dogs
Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around a decade, particularly Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the 1980s even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He reemergered into star status with his role as Mr...
“ Born May 13, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. His parents, Denis and Margery, soon moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan. It was in this small town that young Ian rode out World War II. He soon developed a fascination with acting and the theater...
“ Born May 25, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Crocodile Dundee
Once held a job as a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Co-developed and acted in "The Paul Hogan Show" on Australian TV in the 1970's.
“ Born October 8, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, A Christmas Story
Melinda Dillon was born October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, to Norine and W.S Dillon. She attended Hyde Park High School. Melinda started in improvisational comedy, and stage acting before she made her feature-film debut as an eccentric neighbor of Catherine Deneuve's in The April Fools. After a seven year absence...
“ Born October 13, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
“ Born November 4, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Die Hard 2
A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant uphill...
“ Born December 27, 1939 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Green Mile
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie Tech, James Cromwell - the son of noted film director John Cromwell - studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays...
“ Born January 27, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, The Graduate
Katharine Ross was born in Hollywood, California on January 29, 1940. Her father was in the US Navy and was away when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto and finally to Walnut Creek, outside of San Francisco, where Ross grew up. She graduated from Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek in 1957 and attended Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area...
“ Born January 29, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Easy Rider
“ Born February 23, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Godfather
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York born and bred (the son of a butcher). The athletically gifted Caan played football at Michigan State University while studying economics...
“ Born March 26, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Godfather
Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film Scarface. But it was his performance as Frank Slade, a blind, retired Lt. Colonel, in Scent of a Woman that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993...
“ Born April 25, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, where he received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio...
“ Born April 30, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Patrick Hewes Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ Born July 13, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Usual Suspects
Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis). He has also done much stage work, appearing...
“ Born July 24, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Apocalypse Now
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is breathtaking. On the big screen, the Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L...
“ Born August 3, 1940 ” - jisieike samuel
Faye Dunaway was born on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941, the daughter of an army officer and a housewife. After high school she majored in education at the University of Florida, but switched to theatre arts and transferred to Boston University, earning her degree in 1962. She joined the American National Theatre and Academy in 1961 and did four plays on Broadway over the next three years...
“ Born January 14, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Thin Red Line
Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and began his career on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man, playing the role of "Tom/Tommy Jordache". Nick Nolte said that when he played a young man in the early scenes of the project...
“ Born February 8, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter and his Welsh wife Rosemary, who was a painter. The young Christie grew up on her father's tea plantation before being sent to England for her education...
“ Born April 14, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Barry Lyndon
“ Born April 20, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
This Swedish-born actress and singer was one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades, into the 21st Century. Born in Sweden in 1941, she came to America at age 6. She studied at Northwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as a singer...
“ Born April 28, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, The Descendants
Beau Bridges is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his parents immediately started calling him Beau after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind...
“ Born December 9, 1941 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, When We Were Kings
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated light-heavyweight champs Archie Moore and Bob Foster...
“ Born January 17, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
Soundtrack, A Star Is Born
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942, from a middle class Jewish family, she grew up dreaming to become an actress (or even an actress / conductor, as she happily describes her teenager years in one of her concerts)...
“ Born April 24, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Star Wars
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His father had Irish and German ancestry, and his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average)...
“ Born July 13, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
“ Born October 7, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
Self, Judge Judy: Justice Served
“ Born October 21, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock)...
“ Born November 17, 1942 ” - jisieike samuel
Actress, Meet the Parents
Blythe studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The Miser", at Lincoln Center. She also won the 1970 Tony award for her role in "Butterflies Are Free". She made her film premiere in the same year in the television production of Dr. Cook's Garden...
“ Born February 3, 1943 (Turned 70 this year) ” - jisieike samuel
Compact Italian-American actor born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, who first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing", and was also playing guitar with several bands...
“ Born February 9, 1943 ” - jisieike samuel
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly, but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets...
“ Born August 17, 1943 ) ” - jisieike samuel
Actor, Schindler's List
Ben Kingsley was born in England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was British. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. His birth name was Krishna Bhanji...
“ Born December 31, 1943 (Will be 70 soon) ”- jisieike samuel