Alessandro Blasetti

Leading Italian director of the 1930s, 40s and 50s whose credits extend into the late 60s. Much of Blasetti's best and most typical work was in comedy, and his whimsical "Four Steps in the Clouds" (1942) was considered a precursor of the Neo-realist movement.
Credits: Splendor, Liola, Liola, Too Bad She's Bad, Terra Madre BIRTHDATE| 07/03/1900

Andrea Barber

A quirky teenage actor who played the role of Kimmy Gibler on the hit ABC sitcom "Full House" (1987-95), Andrea Barber made her acting debut at age four in a local production of "The King and I". Agents for other child actors were in the audience and quickly signed her. She played Carrie Brady on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" (1982-86), played a recurring role on "Our House" (NBC...

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald emerged as one of the premiere musical performers on Broadway before tackling other media. The Berlin-born, Fresno-raised mezzo-soprano began her performing career at age nine in local dinner theaters. At the urging of her educator parents, McDonald enrolled at Juilliard as a voice student, but she secretly harbored the desire to perform on Broadway. She has been candid about...

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley
A Tony winner for the original Broadway production of "Cats," Betty Buckley was one of musical theater's most acclaimed performers from the late 1960s through the 21st century. In addition to "Cats," which featured her show-stopping rendition of "Memory," she received a Tony nomination for 1997's "Triumph of Love" and an Olivier Award nomination for the 1994 production of "Sunset Blvd." Buckley...

Bruce Altman

Bruce Altman
This reliable supporting actor has appeared in a handful of successful films in the 1990s, mostly as the leading man's best pal. He got his start onstage, though; the Bronx native acted in such off-off-Broadway shows as "The Brick and the Rose", "Liverpool Fantasy", "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Sea Gull" in the early 80s while earning degrees from SUNY Albany and the Yale School of Drama...

Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen
A talented actress whose formidable onscreen persona saw her specializing in cool, competent women, Connie Nielsen was more interested in honing her craft than in becoming a celebrity. The Danish actress received her start in French and Italian projects, but broke through internationally with a small role as Al Pacino's evil temptress sidekick in "The Devil's Advocate" (1997). She notched...

David Shire

A prolific composer who divides his time between theater, TV and film, David Shire began writing in earnest as an undergraduate at Yale in the late 1950s. Introduced to classmate Richard Maltby Jr., the pair soon formed a writing partnership that has continued on and off for nearly four decades. Their first collaborations were undergraduate shows ("Cyrano de Bergerac" in 1958 and "Grand Tour" in...

Fabian Frohne

Credits: Codename: Simon BIRTHDATE| 07/03/1978