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Christopher Nolan(48)

Crew | Westminster, London, England, UK

Christopher Edward Nolan (30 July 1970) is an English film director, screenwriter and producer born in Westminster, London, England who holds both British and American citizenship due to his American mother. He is known for writing and directing critically acclaimed films such as Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-12), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films. He often collaborates with his wife, producer Emma Thomas, and his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan.

Kevin Spacey(59)

Actor | South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Spacey began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). Spacey's other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), the psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), the superhero film Superman Returns (2006), and the action film Baby Driver (2017). In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in Lost in Yonkers. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. From 2013 to 2017, he played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards, which won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Shortly after the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke in October 2017, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14. Numerous other men subsequently came forward alleging that Spacey had sexually harassed or assaulted them. In December 2018, Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery in relation to an accusation by anchorwoman Heather Unruh that he sexually assaulted her 18-year-old son. As a result of the allegations, Netflix cut ties with Spacey, shelved his film Gore and removed him from the last season of House of Cards. Spacey's scenes in Ridley Scott's film All the Money in the World (2017) were reshot with actor Christopher Plummer replacing his role. The next year, Spacey appeared in Billionaire Boys Club with his role unchanged.

Anthony Hopkins(81)

Actor | Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he achieved renown, playing Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter. In the mid-1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him "the greatest actor of his generation." Hopkins portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor and its sequels, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian, Instinct and Fracture. In 2015, he starred in the BBC television film The Dresser, and since 2016, he has starred in the HBO television series Westworld.

Gilbert Green(† 70)

Actor | Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Kjeld Jacobsen(† 54)

Actor

Kjeld Jacobsen (11 November 1915 – 6 June 1970) was a Danish actor. He appeared in 45 films between 1945 and 1970.

Martha Tilton(† 91)

Actress

Martha Tilton (November 14, 1915 – December 8, 2006) was an American popular singer during America's swing era and traditional pop period. She is best known for her 1939 recording of "And the Angels Sing" with Benny Goodman. Tilton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her family moved to Edna, Kansas, when she was three months old. They relocated to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. While attending Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, she was singing on a small radio station when she was heard by an agent who signed her and began booking her with larger stations. She then dropped out of school in the eleventh grade to join Hal Grayson's band. After singing with the quartet Three Hits and a Miss, she joined the Myer Alexander Chorus on Benny Goodman's radio show, Camel Caravan. Goodman hired Tilton as a vocalist with his band in August 1937. She was with Goodman in January 1938, when the band performed at Carnegie Hall. She continued to appear as Goodman's star vocalist until the end of 1939.

Roberto Villa(† 86)

Actor

Roberto Villa (December 2, 1915 – June 30, 2002) was an Italian film actor. He also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films for release in Italy.

 

Luis Aldás(† 80)

Actor | Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luis Aldás (10 March 1910 – 16 May 1990) was an Argentine film actor. He emigrated to Mexico and became a star during the Golden age of Mexican cinema. He appeared in more than fifty films during his career. Aldás was married four times. His wives included the Mexican actress Virginia Serret, the Brazilian actress Leonora Amar and the Mexican singer Lucy Gallardo.

Frank Graham(† 35)

Actor | Detroit, Michigan, USA

Frank Lee Graham (November 22, 1914 – September 2, 1950) was an American radio announcer and voice actor.

Kanhaiyalal(† 72)

Actor | Varanasi, India

Kanhaiyalal, or Kanhaiya Lal Chaturvedi, was an Indian film actor who acted in 105 films in his career, primarily in Hindi films produced in Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry. He was fond of plays and came to Mumbai to find a space on stage. He staged his own written play Pandrah August in Mumbai, and later he tried his luck in films. He also had written many plays. In the 1939 film Ek Hi Raasta as Banke, he got a break in Hindi films and in 1940 he got the role of the moneylender (Sahukar) in Mehboob Khan's film Aurat as Sukhilala. After that, he later acted in many films as a character artist. When Mehboob Khan directed his film Mother India, he again picked Kanhaiyalal to act as Sukkhi Lala, a character that came alive with his natural acting. Some of the performances of Kanhaiyalal which were appreciated by the audience for his vesatility include his characters in the films Bhookh (1947), Ganga Jamuna, Gopi, Upkar, Apna Desh, Janta Hawaldar, Dushman, Bandhan, Bharosa, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Hum Paanch, Upkar, Gaon Hamara Desh Tumhara, Dadi Maa, Gruhasti, Hatyara, Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Heera, Teen Bahuraniyaan, Dost etc. His memorable roles include those as villainous[1] scheming moneylenders in the films Mother India , Ganga Jamuna, Gopi and Upkaar. (Wikipedia)

Kaj Aspegren(† 89)

Actress | Ängelholm, Sweden

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Known for: Hälsingar

Elaine Shepard(† 85)

Actress | Olney - Illinois - USA

Elaine Elizabeth Shepard (April 2, 1913 – September 6, 1998) was a Broadway and film actress in the 1930s and 1940s. She was also the author of The Doom Pussy, a semi-fictional account of aviation in the Vietnam War.

Yvonne Lawley(† 85)

Actress

Joyce Yvonne Lawley (née Watson, 4 December 1913 – 21 May 1999) was a New Zealand actor.

Hui Shi(† 42)

Crew | Tianjin, China

Shi Hui (1915 – December 1957), born Shi Yutao (Chinese: 石毓涛), was a Chinese actor and film director who gained prominence throughout the 1940s through 1950s. Despite his fame, Shi became a victim of the Anti-Rightist Movement in the mid-1950s and committed suicide soon thereafter.

Bob Woodward(† 62)

Actor

Bob Woodward (March 5, 1909 – February 7, 1972) was an American actor of film and television.

Aleksandr Gaj(† 86)

Actor

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Caterina Boratto(† 95)

Actress | Rome - Lazio - Italy

Caterina Boratto (Torino, 15 marzo 1915 – Roma, 14 settembre 2010) è stata un'attrice italiana attiva soprattutto nel cinema a partire dagli anni trenta.

Nikitas Platis(† 72)

Actor | Amorgos, Greece

Nikitas Platis (Greek: Νικήτας Πλατής; 1912 – November 14, 1984) was a Greek actor in theater and movies. He was the husband of an actress Golfo Bini. He took part in a television series Methoriakos stathmos in which he done an unforgettable emphasis as a leader of opposition of a community which was founded in a difficult point with the communal leader. He died on November 14, 1981 and is buried at Kokkinos Mylos cemetery. He raised a son Sotirios in which he later died.

Joe Gray(† 58)

Actor | Brooklyn - New York - USA

Joe Gray was born on May 5, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Flesh and Fury (1952), Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Miracle Kid (1941). He died on March 15, 1971 in Mexico.

Paul Dupuis(† 62)

Actor | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Paul Dupuis (August 11, 1913 – January 23, 1976) was a French Canadian film actor who was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and performed in British films during the late 1940s. The roles he played were mainly as the romantic leading man. He died in Saint-Sauveur in Quebec. His films include Johnny Frenchman (1945), The White Unicorn (1947), La Forteresse (1947),Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948), Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Romantic Age (1949), The Reluctant Widow (1950), and Ti Coq (1953). He was also seen in the popular Quebec television series Les Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut.

Robert Berri(† 76)

Actor | Paris, France

Robert Berri (16 December 1912 – 22 November 1989) was a French film actor. He appeared in 100 films between 1937 and 1979.

Galina Konovalova(† 99)

Actress | Baku, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire [now Azerbaijan]

Galina Lvovna Konovalova (Russian: Галина Львовна Коновалова; 1 August 1916 – September 21, 2014) was a Russian actress known for her work at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. In 2012, Konovalova debuted in a production of Uncle Vanya on London's West End. Her London performances, which occurred when she was 97 years old, drew new attention to her career, which spanned from the 1930s to 2014.

Lída Baarová(† 86)

Actress

Lída Baarová (born Ludmila Babková; 7 September 1914 – 27 October 2000) was a Czech-Austrian actress who for two years was the mistress of the Nazi propaganda minister of Germany, Joseph Goebbels.

Otello Toso(† 52)

Actor

Otello Toso (22 February 1914 – 15 March 1966) was an Italian film and stage actor. Born in Padua, Toso graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 1939 and immediately later he started his film career. He was particularly prolific in the 1940s, in films in which he usually starred negative characters. After World War II Toso mostly starred in melodramas and genre films, except for Juan Antonio Bardem's Death of a Cyclist. He died at 52 in a car accident in Pieve di Curtarolo, near Padua.

Michael Gover(† 73)

Actor

Michael Ole Phillipson Gover (31 August 1913 – 2 May 1987) was an English actor best known for his portrayal of Arthur Russell in the BBC television series Survivors. He started acting late in life after failing in his dream of being an astronaut, and first appeared in an episode of The Avengers in 1963. He returned to the show two episodes later. His other television appearances include 10 episodes of Z-Cars, The Troubleshooters, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Doomwatch. His movie roles include the prison governor in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and one of the Elders in Superman (1978).

Morton Lowry(† 73)

Actor

Morton Lowry, born Edward Morton Lowater (13 February 1914 – 26 November 1987) was a British actor. He is best known for his film roles as John Stapleton in The Hound of The Baskervilles (1939) and for his role as Mr. Jonas in How Green was My Valley. He also appeared in other films including Pursuit to Algiers and The Picture of Dorian Gray both in 1945.

John 'Dusty' King(† 78)

Actor | Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A

John 'Dusty' King (born Miller McLeod Everson, July 11, 1909 – November 11, 1987) was a singer and film actor renowned for his Westerns particularly the Range Busters series.

Giannis Fyrios(† 94)

Actor | Andros, Greece

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Wilfrid Brambell(† 72)

Actor | Dublin, Ireland

Henry Wilfrid Brambell (22 March 1912 – 18 January 1985) was an Irish television and film actor and comedian best known for his role in the television series Steptoe and Son. He also performed alongside the Beatles in their film A Hard Day's Night, playing Paul McCartney's fictional grandfather.

Thor Heyerdahl(† 87)

Actor | Larvik, Norway

Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian pronunciation: [tuːr ˈhæɪəɖɑːl]; October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002) was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany, and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between separate cultures. This was linked to a diffusionist model of cultural development. Heyerdahl subsequently made other voyages designed to demonstrate the possibility of contact between widely separated ancient people, notably the Ra II expedition of 1970, when he sailed from the west coast of Africa to Barbados in a papyrus reed boat. He was appointed a government scholar in 1984. In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. At the time, this list included 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries, private letters, expedition plans, articles, newspaper clippings, original book, and article manuscripts. The Heyerdahl Archives are administered by the Kon-Tiki Museum and the National Library of Norway in Oslo.

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