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Ronald William Howard was born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma.  His acting influence was immediate as his mother Jean and his father Rance, were both actors. Ron is most famous for playing the role of Richie Cunningham in the TV comedy Happy Days during the 1970s and the role of Opie Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show during the 1960s.  He has been around for a while however, as he also played the role of Stewart in Dennis the Menace in the late 1950s.  Many consider Howard  to be one of the most successful child actors of all time.

Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham in the TV show Happy Days

Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham in the TV show Happy Days

Howard’s film debut came in 1956 at a year and a half of age when he made an uncredited appearance in…   Read the full story>>

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Bryce Dallas Howard was born March 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.  She is most famous for playing Ivy Walker in The Village, the “Lady” in Lady in the Water, and Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Bryce is the daughter of actor, director, and producer Ron Howard.

Bryce Dallas Howard has starred in The Village, Lady in the Water, and Spider Man 3, and Twilight: Eclipse

Bryce Dallas Howard has starred in The Village, Lady in the Water, and Spider Man 3, and Twilight: Eclipse

Bryce made her acting debut at eight years old, making a minor appearance in her father’s directorial of…  Read the full story>>

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Sherman Hemsley was born February 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is most famous for playing the role of George Jefferson first on All In the Family as Archie Bunker’s neighbor, and then in his own show based on the same character, The Jeffersons.

Sherman Hemsley starred as George Jefferson in the TV comedy The Jeffersons

Sherman Hemsley starred as George Jefferson in the TV comedy The Jeffersons

After Sherman left the U.S. Air Force, he worked as a postal worker while taking acting lessons. He got his acting start on the stage in 1970 on Broadway starring in…   Read the full story>>

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Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko was born July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California.  Her parents were Russian immigrants.  When Natalia began acting, the studio she worked for changed her name to Natalie Wood.  Her younger sister Svetlana also an actress, used the stage name Wood and was known as Lana Wood.  Natalie is best known for her role as little Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street.  She also starred in Rebel Without A Cause with James Dean, West Side Story, and played Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Gypsy.  Natalie was married to actor Robert Wagner with whom she co-starred in several films.

Natalie Wood played the young Susan Walker who didn't believe in Santa Clause in Miracle on 34th Street 1947

Natalie Wood played the young Susan Walker who didn't believe in Santa Clause in Miracle on 34th Street 1947

Natalie landed her first minor role in the 1943 film…   Read the full story>>

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Sári Gábor was born February 6, 1917 in Budapest, Hungary.  She is famous for playing the role of Jane Avril in Moulin Rouge in 1952 and is probably most known for being one of the most married women in Hollywood having a total of nine husbands over the years.  She was also crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.  Now known as Zsa Zsa, she is famous for her thick Hungarian accent especially when she uses her trademark “Dahling”.  Her sister Eva Gábor, was also a famous Hollywood actress of the TV show Green Acres fame.

 

 

Hungarian born actress Zsa Zsa Gábor

Sári Gábor was a stage actress in Austria during the 1930s.  In 1941, Gábor moved to the United States and became a citizen.  She changed her name to Zsa Zsa Gábor and she began her Hollywood acting career starring in…   Read the full story>>

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David Jack Hollander was born in Los Angeles, California.  He is best known for playing the role of “Little Earl” on What’s Happening!! and Keith Lewis  on Lewis & Clark.

David Hollander played the role of "Little Earl" on What's Happening!!

David Hollander played the role of "Little Earl" on What's Happening!!

David made his television debut on an episode of…    Read the full story>>

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Margaret Yvonne Middleton was born on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Named so because her mother loved the nickname Peggy. Early in her acting career, she decided to change her name, combining her middle name and her Mother’s maiden name, giving us Yvonne De Carlo.  She is probably most remembered for one of her latest roles as Lily Munster on the TV comedy The Munsters.  However, Yvonne had previously, a long standing career as a well established actress.  Her career ended up  spanning six decades and she has worked with many Hollywood legends.

Yvonne De Carlo played the role of Lily on the 1960s TV show The Munsters

Yvonne De Carlo played the role of Lily on the 1960s TV show The Munsters

Her first acting appearance was in the 1941 short film…  Read the full story>>

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Patricia Ann Priest was born August 15, 1936 in Bountiful, Utah.  She is most famous for playing the role of Marilyn Munster in the 1960s TV show, The Munsters.

Patricia Priest played the role of Marilyn Munster on The Munsters from 1964 to 1966

Patricia Priest played the role of Marilyn Munster on The Munsters from 1964 to 1966

Pat made her television debut in the series…   Read the full story>>

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Frederick Hubbard Gwynne was born on July 10, 1926 in New York, New York.  He is most famous for playing the role of the Frankenstein like Herman Munster on the TV show The Munsters in the 1960s.  He is also well known for his role as Officer Francis Muldoon on Car 54, Where Are You?

Fred Gwynne played the role of Herman Munster on the TV comedy The Munsters

Fred Gwynne played the role of Herman Munster on the TV comedy The Munsters

Fred landed his TV debut in a 1953 episode of …    Read the full story>>

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Cassandra Peterson was born September 17, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas.  She is best known for her role as sexy, Movie Macabre hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.  Believe it or not, she did play roles other than Elvira even though that has been her dominating character over her career.  She may not have been recognizable out of her Elvira makeup.  Read the full story>>

Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson was the host of Movie Macabre 1981

Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson was the host of Movie Macabre 1981

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