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Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn wrote the novel and the screen adaptation of Gone Girl, the bestselling 2012 mystery thriller that became the 2014 David Fincher movie. Flynn grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and is a…

Missouri

(Encyclopedia) Missouri mĭzo͝or´ē, –ə, one of the midwestern states of the United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, across the Mississippi River (E), Arkansas (S), Oklahoma…

Edward Asner

Edward AsneractorBorn: 11/15/1929Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Although Asner began his career as a stage actor, he is best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–77)…

Jean Harlow Biography

Jean Harlow(Harlean Carpenter)actressBorn: 3/3/1911Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Film actress and archetypal pinup, known for her roles as a wisecracking sexpot. Her films include Hell's Angels…

Edward Asner Biography

Edward AsneractorBorn: 11/15/1929Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Although Asner began his career as a stage actor, he is best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–77)…

Noah Beery

Noah BeeryactorBorn: 1/17/1884Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri A silent- and sound-era film actor, he is especially remembered for playing villains in such westerns as The Big Stampede (…

William Levi Dawson

William Levi Dawson American musician and conductorBorn: September 26, 1899 Birthplace: Anniston, Ala. William Levi Dawson attended the Tuskegee Institute at age 13, and after graduating in…

Robert Altman Biography

Robert AltmandirectorBorn: 2/20/1925Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Film director whose sprawling, stylized films deglamorized and shattered myths surrounding history, Hollywood, and politics. His…

Dianne Wiest Biography

Dianne WiestactressBorn: 3/28/1948Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Academy Award-winning film and stage actress known for her quirky, appealing screen personality. Her films include Hannah and Her…

Burt Bacharach Biography

Burt Bacharachcomposer, songwriterBorn: 5/12/1929Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri Beginning in the late 1950s he gained acclaim for his scores and songs for films, including What's New Pussycat (…