Alana Hamilton

Better known for her marriage to rock star Rod Stewart and close friendship with Farrah Fawcett than for her movies, actress and former model Alana Stewart received her start in low-budget features like "Evel Knievel" (1971) and Roger Corman's "Night Call Nurses" (1972). Though she touched upon more esteemed material with small parts in "Funny Lady" (1975), Stewart became more famous for her...
Credits: Ravagers BIRTHDATE| 05/18/1945

Allan Burns

A prolific writer of sitcoms who has been partnered at various times with other icons of the genre (i. e., Chris Hayward, James L Brooks) Allan Burns is most often heralded as the co-creator of the groundbreaking classic "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77). But he was also the driving force behind such other sitcoms as "My Mother the Car" (NBC, 1965-66) and "FM" (NBC, 1989-90) in addition...

Allen Leech

Allen Leech
Irish actor Allen Leech became a worldwide favorite of public television viewers thanks to his turn as rebellious and romantic chauffeur Tom Branson on the hit series "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2010- ). Leech began on the Irish stage before making his feature debut with the independent dramas "Cowboys & Aliens" (2003) and "Man About Dog" (2004), both of which minted him as a star on the rise. A...

Amanda Bentley

Credits: Sex and the City BIRTHDATE| 05/18/1978

Chow Yun-Fat

Chow Yun-Fat
Hailed by <i>The Los Angeles Times</i>, as quite simply, "the coolest actor in the world," Chow Yun-Fat was a fixture of Hong Kong film and TV since his debut in the early 1970s. Most celebrated by American and British cultists as a hard-boiled action hero, Chow specialized in portrayals of honorable hitmen, gangsters, thieves and trigger-happy cops. A bona fide superstar in his native...

Darrell Wasyk

Darrell Wasyk
Credits: Mustard Bath, H, H, H, The Hunger BIRTHDATE| 05/18/1958

Diane English

Diane English
TV writer from the realm of public broadcasting turned successful writer-producer for CBS primetime. Getting her feet wet in TV production with the New York City PBS station WNET, English chalked up her first notable writing achievement when she penned an adaptation of Ursula LeGuin's science-fiction classic, "The Lathe of Heaven". She later wrote several other TV-movies ("Her Life as a Man" 1984...

Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman
Among the first teen idols spawned by the increasing influence of television on American culture during the 1950s, Dwayne Hickman followed older brother Darryl into show business and ended up eclipsing him. Hickman's initial film roles were unmemorable and it seemed like he would not gain enough traction to develop a motion picture career. However, upon being cast in the situation comedy "The Bob...