Cite

Search

Search results

Displaying 1 - 9

Sam Peckinpah

Name at birth: David Samuel PeckinpahDirector Sam Peckinpah was both hailed and condemned as a pioneer of brutal screen violence in the 1970s. After earning a reputation for writing and directing TV…

George Reeves

Name at birth: George Keefer BrewerGeorge Reeves played comic-book hero Superman on the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Superman. Reeves was working at the Pasadena Community Playhouse when he was…

Nancy Kwan

Name at birth: Kwan Ka ShenNancy Kwan was a ballet dancer in London before she made her acting debut in the hit movie The World of Suzie Wong (1960, with William Holden). Her second movie, Flower…

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway is the Oscar-winning actress who starred in some of the great landmark movies of the 1960s and 1970s -- and decades later, in one of the great Academy Awards gaffes of all time. Faye…

Ernest Borgnine

Name at birth: Ermes Effron BorgninoOnce one of Hollywood's busiest character actors and a frequent villain, Ernest Borgnine was best known for his good-guy roles in two television favorites, the…

Jennifer Jones

Name at birth: Phylis IsleyJennifer Jones was a top box-office draw and multiple Oscar nominee during the 1940s and '50s, known for her off-screen love affair with producer David O. Selznick as much…

Larry Hagman

Actor Larry Hagman played the ripely nefarious oil baron J.R. Ewing in the 1980s television show Dallas. It was Hagman's second iconic TV role: he also played Major Tony Nelson, the goofy astronaut…

Billy Wilder

Name at birth: Samuel WilderBilly Wilder made some of Hollywood's most memorable and successful films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1960) and The Apartment (1962). Billy…

Cliff Robertson

In his five decades as a dramatic actor, Cliff Robertson played John F. Kennedy, Hugh Hefner and Henry Ford, but he won his Oscar for playing a mentally disabled bakery worker in Charly. Clifford…