Regina Carrol

Stage, TV and film actress of the 1960s and 70s best remembered by cultists for her work on the fringes of the industry. Carrol made her feature acting debut in "The Beat Generation" (1959), under her birth name Regina Gelfan. During the 60s, she adopted the last name Carrol and appeared in several mainstream Hollywood films: John Ford's "Two Rode Together" (1961), "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) with...

Robert Herlth

Noted for his contributions--frequently in collaboration with Walter Rohrig--to the German expressionist movement of the 1920s. Older brother of art director Kurt Herlth.
Credits: Buddenbrooks, Olympia, Faust BIRTHDATE| 05/02/1893

Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne
With his commanding, mellifluous voice, actor of stage, film and television, Roscoe Lee Browne could easily have made a living as a dignified announcer and narrator. An entire generation of audiences would remember his touching narration of the feature film, "Babe," but his sly comic timing brought him a wealth of comedic roles as well, including the acerbic butler Saunders on the edgy sitcom...

Sarah Hughes

An overnight success who won Olympic gold, Sarah Hughes sparkled at the perfect moment to achieve figure skating immortality. Born May 2, 1985 in Great Neck, NY, Sarah Elizabeth Hughes followed in her older siblings' footsteps when she began figure skating at the age of three, demonstrating a talent far beyond her years. After winning the junior title at the 1998 U.S. Championships, she placed...

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray, India's only internationally renowned filmmaker, was born into a family prominent in Bengali arts and letters for fifteen generations. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics, he attended Rabindranath Tagore's "world university" in rural Santiniketan. Tagore, the dominant figure in India's cultural renaissance, had a strong influence on Ray, whose humanist films...

Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry
Along with contemporaries Sam Mendes and Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry established himself as a renowned director on some of England's most prestigious stages before making a successful transition to award-winning filmmaker. After spending time honing his craft and amassing numerous accolades for more than a decade, Daldry stepped behind the cameras to helm the feature "Billy Elliot" (2000), a drama...

Tamara Jenkins

Tamara Jenkins
Writer, director and actress Tamara Jenkins was not a typical Hollywood power-player, cranking out movie after movie and banking on star-power over narrative substance. Based out of New York City, Jenkins followed her artist's instincts from acting and performance art to feature filmmaking and writing and directing shorts for public television. While most writer-directors would head straight to...

Theodore Bikel

Theodore Bikel
Internationally renowned actor and folksinger Theodore Bikel made his first stage appearance as the Village Clerk in a Tel Aviv production of "Tevye, the Milkman" and would in fact play the life-loving Tevye so many times in productions of "Fiddler on the Roof" that it became his signature role (although he claimed to have liked "Zorba!" better). After graduating from London's Royal Academy of...