Mel Tillis

Though his off-stage persona hinged on a broadly comic presence that often poked good-natured fun at his trademark vocal stutter, Mel Tillis possessed serious talents as both a singer and songwriter in the country vein, racking up six No. 1 singles and a slew of Top 10 hits over the course of a five-decade career. He found initial success in the late 1950s, penning songs for country stars like...

Michael Urie

Michael Urie
As the flashy Marc St. James, one of the most beloved characters on the hit series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), theater-trained actor Michael Urie became a breakout star, thanks to equal parts fierceness, tenacity and campy humor. Prior to his breakthrough on that series, Urie earned his stripes on the stage before transitioning to the screen on the provocative cable series, "Undressed" (MTV...
Credits: WTC View, Partners, Petunia, The Decoy Bride, Ugly Betty BIRTHDATE| 08/08/1980

Peyton List

Peyton List
Former teen model Peyton List moved successfully into an acting career in the early 2000s, playing headstrong young women in "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010), "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) and "The Tomorrow People" (The CW, 2013- ), among numerous other projects. She began her modeling and screen careers as an adolescent before landing her breakout role on the daytime soap "As the World Turns." Her...

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson
A staple on episodic television since the early 1960s, actor and producer Richard Anderson hit his stride in the mid-1970s as the authoritative if sartorially challenged Oscar Goldman, boss to both "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) and "The Bionic Woman" (ABC, 1976-77; NBC, 1977-78). The role was among the high points in a long career that encompassed such varied films as the sci-fi...

Robert Siodmak

Master craftsman of suspense and crime films who, in the mid-1940s, applied his Germanic sensibility to a series of exquisitely styled Hollywood thrillers including "The Spiral Staircase" and "The Killers" (both 1946). <p>Born in the USA but raised in Germany (from age one), Siodmak began working for UFA in 1925 and directed his first film, the landmark pseudo-documentary "People on Sunday"...

Robin Quivers

Robin Quivers
Robin Quivers was the good-natured but forthright co-host of shock jock Howard Stern's various media ventures for over three decades, ascending with him from regional broadcasting in the early 1980s to one of the top-rated satellite radio programs in the 21st century. Throughout it all, Quivers remained Stern's most even-keeled on-air companion, complimenting and often parrying his outrageous...

Rory Calhoun

Rory Calhoun
A chance meeting with Alan Ladd led to a film career for Rory Calhoun, a rangy, likable leading man who started out billed as Frank McCown before settling on his permanent moniker. Best remembered for his work in the Westerns and action pictures, he acted in a wide variety of movies, portraying eligible bachelors in modern-day comedies like "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) and "Ain't...

Rosetta LeNoire

Short and sassy, Rosetta LeNoire was a senior citizen before America discovered her allure through her appearances as Nell Carter's mother on the NBC sitcom "Gimme a Break" in the 1980s and as Mother Winslow on "Family Matters" in the 90s. But, truth be told, LeNoire was not just a Broadway veteran; she had danced with her godfather Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, had done experimental TV in the 40s...

Scott Stapp

A charismatic, full-throttle rock singer-songwriter, Scott Stapp achieved fame as the frontman and co-songwriter of Creed. The band, which fused spiritual imagery with soaring arena rock, became one of the most successful of the new millennium with such multi-platinum-selling albums as 1997's <i>My Own Prison</i>, 1999's <i>Human Clay</i> and 2001's...

Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney
During the Great Depression, actress Sylvia Sidney was said to possess the saddest eyes in Hollywood. The native New Yorker had only just debuted on Broadway when the movies lured her westward, where she cornered a devalued market playing little ladies with big problems in "City Streets" (1930) and "An American Tragedy" (1930). Her real life love affair with Paramount executive B. P. Schulberg...

Tan Dun

Recognized as one of the world's foremost classical composers, Tan Dun enjoyed popular acclaim with his lush score for the martial arts romance "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), directed by Ang Lee. By marrying Chinese traditions with western influences, he crafted a unique dramatic underscore filled with rich tones and lilting harmonies that were a perfect complement for the film's...
Credits: De Ooogst van de Stilte BIRTHDATE| 08/08/1957