Category:Actresses from Philadelphia
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1. Erika Alexander – Erika Alexander is an American actress, best known for her roles as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and as the strong-willed attorney Maxine Shaw on the FOX sitcom Living Single. She has won awards for her work on Living Single. Alexander got her big break as Pam Tucker on the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and she later starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic The Long Walk Home. Perhaps her most memorable role was as acid-tongued attorney Maxine Max Shaw on the FOX sitcom Living Single and she is the co-creator and co-writer of Concrete Park, a science-fiction graphic novel. In 1992, she appeared in the short-lived sitcom Going to Extremes, in 2002, she played probation officer Dee Mulhern in the Showtime series Street Time, which ran for two seasons. In international cinema, Alexander played the role of Hidimbi in Peter Brooks adaptation of The Mahabharata and she also played a young Flora in the TV miniseries Mama Floras Family. Her voice is featured on The Bible Experience and she shares her birthday with Living Single co-star TC Carson and also appeared in Toni Braxtons music video for Youre Makin Me High. In 2011, she appeared in season 7, episode 13 of House M. D. where she played the character Ms. Fields, Alexander was born in Winslow, Arizona. She is one of six born to Shaun Alexander and school teacher and childrens book author. She is married to artist/screenwriter Tony Puryear and she actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and toured college campuses with Chelsea Clinton, during the 2008 Democratic primary. Erika Alexander at the Internet Movie DatabaseErika Alexander – Alexander at Comic-Con, 2012.
2. Mabel Ballin – Mabel Ballin was an American motion-picture actress of the silent film era. Born Mabel Croft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she studied painting. Her landscapes were noticed at an exhibition and led to an offer to appear in films, Ballin appeared in 28 films between 1917 and 1925. She achieved popularity during World War I and she is best known for her role in Riders of the Purple Sage. Her other notable roles included The Glorious Adventure, Jane Eyre and she married artist-turned-director Hugo Ballin in 1917, and they remained married until his death in 1956. She died in 1958 in Santa Monica, California and she was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica with her husbandMabel Ballin – 1924 photo from Stars of the Photoplay
3. Ethel Barrymore – Ethel Barrymore was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors. Regarded as the First Lady of the American Theater, Barrymore was a preeminent stage actress in her era, Ethel Barrymore was born Ethel Mae Blythe in Philadelphia, the second child of the actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew. Her father was killed four months before her birth in a famous Old West encounter in Texas while heading a traveling road company. She was named for her father’s favorite character—Ethel in William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Newcomes and she was the sister of actors John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, the aunt of actor John Drew Barrymore, and the grand-aunt of actress Drew Barrymore. She was also a granddaughter of actress and theater-manager Louisa Lane Drew and she spent her childhood in Philadelphia, and attended Roman Catholic schools there. In 1884 she, her parents and brothers sailed to England, Maurice had inherited a substantial amount of money from an aunt and decided to exhibit a play and star in some plays at Londons Haymarket Theatre. Ethel recalled being frightened on first meeting Oscar Wilde when handing him some cakes, returning to the U. S. in 1886, her father took her to her first baseball game. She established a lifelong love of baseball and wanted to be a concert pianist, the years in England were the happiest of her childhood years due to the fact the Barrymores were more of a nuclear family in London than at any other time when in the United States. Georgie did not recover and died in July 1893 a week before her 37th birthday, essentially Ethel and Lionels childhood ended when Georgie died. They were forced to go to work in their teens, John, a few years younger, stayed with their grandmother and other relatives. Barrymores first appearance on Broadway was in 1895, in a play called The Imprudent Young Couple which starred her uncle John Drew, Jr. and she appeared with Drew and Adams again in 1896 in Rosemary. In 1897 Ethel went with William Gillette to London to play Miss Kittridge in Gillettes Secret Service and she was about to return to the States with Gillettes troupe when Henry Irving and Ellen Terry offered her the role of Annette in The Bells. A full London tour was on and, before it was over, Ethel created, on New Years Day 1898, Euphrosine in Peter the Great at the Lyceum, men everywhere were smitten with Ethel, most notably Winston Churchill, who asked her to marry him. Not wishing to be a wife, she refused. Winston, years later, married Clementine Hozier, a beauty who looked very much like Ethel. Winston and Ethel remained friends until the end of her life and their “romance” was their own little secret until his son let the cat out of the bag 63 years after it happened. After her season in London, Ethel returned to the United States, charles Frohman cast her first in Catherine and then as Stella de Grex in His Excellency the Governor. After that, Frohman finally gave Ethel the role that would make her a star, Madame Trentoni in Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, which opened at the Garrick Theatre on February 4,1901Ethel Barrymore – Ethel Barrymore, 1896
4. Victory Bateman – Victory Bateman was an American silent film actress. Her father, Thomas Creese, and her mother, Elizabeth Lizzie Creese, were both actors, on stage, Ms. Bateman appeared in the 1900 tour of The Man From Mexico and in the 1919 tour of Seven Days Leave. She was born nine days before Abraham Lincoln was assassinated but was named Victory because of the Norths eventual win over the Confederate South finishing the Civil War, in the early 1890s she became embroiled in the divorce proceedings of actors Aubrey Boucicault and Amy Busby. Though later exonerated from all involvement in the case Bateman was forced to resign from a group called The Professional Womans League. At one time she was married to Wilfred Clarke, a son of John Sleeper Clarke and they were separated for many years at the time of the Boucicault trial. She was also married, in years, to Harry Mestayer. Cleveland was young enough to be her son and she and her last two husbands were eventually involved in the silent film industry. Mrs. James Sheridan Tess of the DUrbervilles, Mother Finnegan Can a Woman Love Twice. Mrs. OReilly A Trip to Paradise, mrs. Smiley Keeping Up with Lizzie. Ma Du Geen The Service Star, aka The Flag of Mothers The Passing of the Third Floor Back. Miss De Hooley Romeo and Juliet, lady Montague The Power of Evil. The Widow, Florences Mother Her Cousin FredVictory Bateman – Bateman with Viola Dana in Cinderella's Twin (1920)
5. Eleanor Boardman – Eleanor Boardman was an American film actress of the silent era. Born in Philadelphia, Boardman was originally on stage but, after losing her voice, in 1922. There followed months of effort until one day Rupert Hughes saw her riding a horse and gave her a part in a film. She was chosen by Goldwyn Pictures as their New Face of 1922, after several successful supporting roles, she played the lead in 1923s Souls for Sale. Her growing popularity was reflected by inclusion on the list of WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1923 and she appeared in more than thirty films during her career, achieving her greatest success in Vidors The Crowd. Her performance in film is widely recognized as one of the outstanding performances in American silent films. In 1932, after success in sound films, she parted ways with MGM. Her final film was The Three Cornered Hat, which was made in Spain in 1935, unable to make the transition from silent to talking pictures, Boardman retired in 1935, and retreated from Hollywood. Her only subsequent appearance was in an interview filmed for Kevin Brownlow, Boardman was married to the film director King Vidor, with whom she had two daughters, Antonia and Belinda. Their marriage lasted from 1926 until 1931, fellow actors John Gilbert and Greta Garbo had planned a double wedding with them, but Garbo broke off the plans at the last minute. Boardmans second husband was Harry dAbbadie dArrast to whom she was married from 1940 and she divided her time between the United States and their chateau in the Pyrenees Mountains. After her husbands death in 1968, she relocated back to the United States. Boardman died Thursday, December 12,1991 in her sleep, in her beloved Santa Barbara and her ashes were scattered near her Santa Barbara home. For her contribution to the picture industry, Eleanor Boardman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6928 Hollywood BoulevardEleanor Boardman – Eleanor Boardman in 1924
6. Elizabeth Crocker Bowers – Elizabeth Crocker Bowers was an American stage actress and theatrical manager. She was also known professionally as Mrs. D. P. Bowers, Elizabeth Crocker Bowers was born March 12,1830 in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of an Episcopal clergyman and sister of actress Sarah Crocker Conway. In 1846, she appeared in the character of Amanthis at the Park Theatre in New York City, on March 4,1847, she married actor David P. Bowers, and moved to Philadelphia. She appeared as Donna Victoria in A Bold Stroke for a Husband at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and she became very popular at the Arch Street Theatre, and made Philadelphia her home until her husbands death in 1857. In December 1857, after a period of retirement from the stage, she leased the Walnut Street Theatre and she then leased the Philadelphia Academy of Music for a short dramatic season. She married Dr. Brown of Baltimore in 1861. and traveled to London and she made a great success as Julia in The Hunchback at the Sadlers Wells Theatre and Geraldine DArcy in Woman at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Returning to New York City in 1863, she played for a time at the Winter Garden, among her favorite roles were Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Marie Antoinette, and Lady Audley. After the death of Dr. Brown in 1867, she married actor J. C, mcCollom, with whom she repeated many of her popular roles. Her subsequent retirement in Philadelphia was interrupted by a return to the stage in October 1886 for several years and she organized a new dramatic company, and visited the principal cities of the U. S. playing many of her old and favorite characters. Under A. M. Palmers management she appeared in Lady Windermeres Fan, Bowers died of pneumonia and heart failure on November 6,1895 in at the home of her son-in-law, Frank Bennett, in Washington D. C. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. F. V. Bennett, Bowers of Portland, OR and Walter Bowers of New York City. She was buried at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D. C. Elizabeth Crocker Bowers, North American Theatre Online portrait with sister Sarah Crocker ConwayElizabeth Crocker Bowers – Elizabeth Crocker Bowers
7. Nellie Casman – Nellie Casman was an actress and singer in Yiddish theater. She was born in Proskurov, Russia, and moved to the United States in the early 1900s, Casman showed such talent as an actress when a child, the actress Rose Rubin took her into a professional Yiddish theater, where she began to play child roles in 1910. Playing Gitele in Zalmen Libins Gebrokhene hertser, she came to the attention of Regina Pragers husband, a theater manager and she then abandoned legitimate theater and went back to vaudeville. She recorded Yiddish songs and couplets for the Victor and Columbia labels and she went to Warsaw in 1929, concertizing and appearing in her husbands play A khasndl oyf shabos. The couple went to Russia as well, where she performed in Dos vaybele and they then went to Argentina and toured with equal success. She played at the Odeon Theater in New York and then went back to Argentina where she performed Spanish songs, in 1932 she performed in London, Paris, Berlin, and Riga, then back to Warsaw. Her most popular character was a Little Cantor in the Aron Nagers play Dos Khazndl, in 1973, she appeared in the film The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob. Casman played Pathe on the TV show The Goldbergs for eight years and she and her husband wrote a musical comedy, The Showgirl, performed by the Shalom Yiddish Musical Comedy Theater at Town Hall in 1982. She died in New York CityNellie Casman – Nellie Casman in 1915
8. Henrietta Baker Chanfrau – Henrietta Baker Chanfrau was an American stage actress. Born Henrietta Baker in Philadelphia, before her marriage, her name was Jeannette Davis. She made her début as a vocalist during the summer of 1854 at the Assembly Buildings in Philadelphia under the management of Professor Mueller and her first appearance at a regular theatre was at the city museum on September 9,1854, as Miss Apsley in The Willow Copse. A short time afterward she became a member of the Arch Street Theatre and she became a member of the company when the National in Cincinnati, Ohio, was opened by Lewis Baker for the 1857–58 season. After a long absence from New York City, in late 1886 she appeared at the reopening of the Fourteenth Street Theatre as Linda Colmore in The Scapegoat and she married actor Frank Chanfrau in July 1858. She is believed to have died in New Jersey in 1909, wilson, James Grant, Fiske, John, eds. Chanfrau, Frank S. Appletons Cyclopædia of American Biography, university of Washington, Digital Collections Search for Henrietta ChanfrauHenrietta Baker Chanfrau – Chanfrau, between 1855 and 1865.
9. Audrey Chapman – Audrey Chapman was an actress in motion pictures of the silent film era from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chapman was educated in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, California and she went from a finishing school directly into movies. In The Money Changers she played the character of Mary Holmes in a written by Upton Sinclair. The setting is the Oriental underworld of New York City, Chapman dons twenty-two gowns in all, ranging from filmy negligee to elaborate fur-trimmed costumes. She was among the cast of Wildfire, based on a Zane Grey novel, two complete producing crews shot the movie, which was an outdoor narrative. The setting was the mythical Spanish state of Chinora, an American mining engineer is drilling for oil there. In her final movie, Garrisons Finish, Chapman was paired with Jack Pickford, the story was about the race track and racing. Between 1918 and 1923 Chapman has ten screen credits in a brief Hollywood film career, other movies in which she acted include Her Country First, Daddy-Long-Legs with Mary Pickford, Black Sheep, and Golden Dreams. Audrey Chapman died in Riverside, California in 1993, galveston Daily News, Gripping Pictures At Queen Theater, August 6,1922, Page 27. La Crosse, Wisconsin Tribune, Garrisons Finish, July 3,1923, Los Angeles Times, Succeeding To Fame, May 16,1921, Page II7. Los Angeles Times, Filming Zane Grey Story, November 13,1921, audrey Chapman at the Internet Movie DatabaseAudrey Chapman – The Money-Changers by Jack Conway, 1920
10. Mae Clarke – Mae Clarke born Violet Mary Klotz was an American actress. Both films were released in 1931, mae Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father was a theater organist and she studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in night clubs. Mae Clarke started her career as a dancer in New York City. She subsequently starred in films for Universal Studios, including the original screen version of The Front Page. Clarke played the role of Henry Frankensteins fiancee, Elizabeth, who is attacked by the Monster, on her wedding day. The Public Enemy, released that year, contained one of cinemas most famous scenes, in which James Cagney pushes a half grapefruit into Clarkes face. Clarke appeared as Myra Deauville in the 1931 pre-Code version of Waterloo Bridge, Clarke also appeared in the modest pre-code Universal film Night World, with Lew Ayres, Boris Karloff, Hedda Hopper, and George Raft. By the mid-1930s, Clarke was no longer a leading lady and was featured in small parts through to the 1960s. In the early 1930s Clarkes face had been left partially scarred as a result of a car crash, in 1949 Clarke was the female lead of Republic Pictures 12-chapter movie serial King of the Rocket Men that introduced their popular atomic rocket-powered hero. On television, Clarke acted in the series Perry Mason and Batman, Clarke was married and divorced three times, to Fanny Brices brother Lew Brice, Stevens Bancroft, and Herbert Langdon. Early in her career, Clarke and Joan Crawford were roommates, Clarke died from cancer on April 29,1992, at age 81, in Woodland Hills, California. She is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park CemeteryMae Clarke – in Lady Killer (1933)
11. Imogene Coca – Imogene Coca was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Starting out in vaudeville as a acrobat, she studied ballet and wished to have a serious career in music and dance, graduating to decades of stage musical revues, cabaret. In her 40s, she began a career as a comedian on television, starring in six series. She was nominated for five Emmy awards for Your Show of Shows, winning Best Actress in 1951, Coca was also nominated for a Tony Award in 1978 for On the Twentieth Century and received a sixth Emmy nomination at the age of 80 for an episode of Moonlighting. Miss Coca, on the hand, is the timid woman who. In a 1999 interview, Robert Ozn said during the shoot she was required to sit on the sidewalk in snow for hours during a blizzard with 15 degree temperatures. While the rest of us 20-somethings were moaning about the weather, warming ourselves by a heater and she was the most professional artist Ive ever worked with. Born Emogeane Coca in Philadelphia, Coca was the daughter of Joseph Fernandez Coca, a violinist and vaudeville orchestra conductor and Sadie Brady, Cocas father was of Spanish descent, the son of Joseph F. Coca, Sr. and his wife, Laura. Coca took lessons in piano, dance and voice as a child and she got her first job in the chorus of the Broadway musical When You Smile, and became a headliner in Manhattan nightclubs with music arranged by her first husband, Robert Burton. She gained prominence when she began to combine music with comedy, a well-received part of her act was a comic striptease, during which Coca made sultry faces and gestures but would manage to remove only one glove. Both of these comedies were filmed in New York, the 90-minute show was aired live on NBC every Saturday night in prime time. She won the second-ever Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1951 and was nominated for four other Emmys for her work in the show and she won a 1953 Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. Her success in that program earned her her own series, The Imogene Coca Show, prior to working with Caesar she had starred in an early ABC series, Buzzy Wuzzy, which lasted four episodes in 1948. She went on to star in two more series, in the 1963–64 TV season, Coca portrayed a comic temporary helper in the NBC sitcom Grindl. It competed with the half of The Ed Sullivan Show. Coca later starred as a woman with Joe E. Ross in the 1966–67 time-travel satire sitcom Its About Time. She appeared on shows and specials by Dean Martin, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis, Dick Clark, Danny Kaye. The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special won a 1967 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special and she made memorable guest appearances on sitcoms including two appearances on Bewitched, The Brady Bunch and Mamas FamilyImogene Coca – Coca in 1952
12. Ellen Corby – Ellen Hansen Corby was an American actress. She is best remembered for the role of Grandma Esther Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons and she was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. Ellen Hansen was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to immigrant parents from Denmark, an interest in amateur theater while in high school led her to Atlantic City in 1932, where she briefly worked as a chorus girl. She held that position for the next 12 years and took acting lessons on the side, Corby began her career as a writer working on the Paramount Western Twilight on the Trail. She received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as an aunt in I Remember Mama. In the episode entitled The Vote, Henrietta Porter advocates for womens suffrage and they cant do any worse than you men. For her guest appearances in many Westerns, Corby in 1989 won a Golden Boot award, Corby appeared as the elderly Mrs. Lesh, the crooked car peddler, on CBSs The Andy Griffith Show. From 1965 to 1967, she had a role in the NBC television series Please Dont Eat the Daisies. Her best-known role came as Grandma Esther Walton on the made-for-TV film The Homecoming, A Christmas Story and her husband, Zebulon Walton, was portrayed by actor Edgar Bergen in the film. Corby went on to resume her role on the television series The Waltons. Actor Will Geer played her husband in the series from 1972 until his death in 1978, the series ran from 1972 to 1981, and resulted in six sequel films. For her work in The Waltons, she gained three Emmy Awards and three more nominations as Best Supporting Actress and she also won a Golden Globe award for best supporting actress in a TV series for the show The Waltons, and was nominated another three times. She left the early in 1977, owing to a massive stroke she had suffered in November 1976. She returned to the series during the episode of the 1977–78 season. She remained a regular on The Waltons through the end of the 1978–79 season, Ellen Hansen married Francis Corby, a film director/cinematographer who was two decades her senior, in 1934, they divorced in 1944. The marriage did not produce children and she never remarried, in 1969, Corby trained as a teacher of transcendental meditation. Ellen Corby died in 1999 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, aged 87 and her mausoleum is in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. The Broken Coin Twilight on the Trail Hoppys Holiday The Waltons Swiss Miss Ellen Corby at the Internet Movie Database Ellen Corby, Grandmother in The Waltons, dies at 87Ellen Corby – Edgar Bergen and Corby in the made-for-television film The Homecoming in 1971
13. Frances Dade – Frances Dade, also known early in her career as Lorelei Lee, was an American film and stage actress of the late 1920s and 1930s. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dade moved to Hollywood and she first caught the attention of Samuel Goldwyn as a member of the touring company of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. He gave her a contract though she went freelance. Her first film role was in 1928, when she had a role alongside stars Dorothy Boyd. Also appeared in films as Raffles,1930 and Seed 1931. In 1931 Dade was cast in the biggest role of her career, Lucy Weston in Dracula, the scene with Bela Lugosi hovering over her prostrate body remains an indelible part of pop culture. That role would catapult her to brief notoriety, and would result in her being selected one of thirteen WAMPAS Baby Stars, including Marian Marsh, Karen Morley, and Marion Shilling, despite her performance in Dracula, Dades film role offers dwindled. She starred in six films in 1931, three of which were horror films, in 1932, she was featured in only one film, Big Town, and she appeared on Broadway in the play Collision. Shortly thereafter, she retired from acting and married wealthy socialite Brock Van Avery and she eventually moved back home to Philadelphia, and went into nursing. She died there in 1968 at the age of 57 and she was grandniece to Confederate General John Clifford Pemberton and first cousin to athlete Hobey Baker. Frances Dade at Find a Grave Frances Dade at the Internet Movie Database Frances Dade at the Internet Broadway Database Francis Dade many bioFrances Dade – References 
14. Margaret Dale (actress) – Margaret Dale was an American stage and film actress. Many sources give her year as 1880. She performed on Broadway for over fifty years and occasionally did films in the 1920s and she appeared in a large number of Broadway hits over the course of her years as an actress. Born Margaret Rosendale, she shortened her surname legally to Dale. She began her career in Charles Frohman acting company in 1898 and she was interviewed in Munseys Magazine in 1903 where a brief rundown of her career was written and that she was single and living with her mother. She became the lady of John Drew from 1902 to 1905. Dale performed with George Arliss in the running play Disraeli,1911 to 1917. In the mid-1920s she was part of an ensemble cast that included Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Hackett, in 1920 Dale appeared in her first movie The World and His Wife. She would appear in six films between 1920 and 1934 preferring the theater and she rejoined Arliss in 1921 for the film version of Disraeli which was produced by his production company Distinctive and released through United Artists. Dale did not return to Arliss when he made his version of Disraeli in 1929. In 1922 Dale appeared in D. W. Griffiths One Exciting Night and this movie had all the spirit of a Mary Roberts Rinehart story, then gaining popularity, but was an original story by Griffith. One Exciting Night was shot at Griffiths Mamaroneck studios on Long Island, the 1921 version of Disraeli is a lost film with one reel in existence at the George Eastman House. However a complete print is rumored to exist at Gosfilmofond in Russia, One Exciting Night was on home video briefly in the 1990s. In 2014 it is available on DVD from Alpha Video Dales last film and only talkie was The Man with Two Faces starring Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor and now available from Warner Archive Collection. The World and His Wife Disraeli One Exciting Night Second Youth Week End Husbands The Man with Two Faces New York Times, ABOUT STAGE PEOPLE, Margaret Dale to be John Drews New Leading WomanMargaret Dale (actress) – Hearst International Magazine 1907
15. Cass Daley – Cass Daley was an American radio, television and film actress, singer, and comedian. The daughter of an Irish streetcar conductor, Daley started to perform at night clubs, Daley began singing as a child in front of neighborhood storefronts. Noted for her teeth and comical singing style, she sang at clubs as a teen while working as a hat-check girl. In the 1930s, she began a career, including a role in a production advertised as a Great Vaudeville Show in 1934. She appeared in the 1936-1937 Ziegfeld Follies featured as the Cyclone of Syncopation, in the 1940s, Daley embarked on a movie career, most notably in The Fleets In with Dorothy Lamour and Betty Hutton and Crazy House with Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. She also starred opposite Dick Powell and Dorothy Lamour in Riding High in 1943 and she had a part in Red Garters opposite Rosemary Clooney in 1954, and her last movie appearances were in The Spirit Is Willing in 1967 and in Norwood in 1970. As a frequent radio guest, she appeared semi-regularly in 1944 on The Bob Burns Show on NBC. She was also a popular singer with the troops overseas during World War II. In 1945, she joined the cast of The Fitch Bandwagon, in 1950, she starred in her own radio show The Cass Daley Show. Daley recorded several singles with Hoagy Carmichael, the Old Piano Roll Blues peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed on the chart for ten weeks in 1950, and Aba Daba Honeymoon peaked at #23 in 1951, and charted for three weeks. She recorded a version of Put the Blame on Mame in 1946, with radio in decline, she retired to raise her son in Newport Beach. After her divorce from husband Frank Kinsella, she attempted a comeback in the 1970s appearing in television, film. She was among the stars in the 1972 nostalgia revue Big Show of 1928, on March 22,1975, alone in her apartment, the 59-year-old comedian apparently fell and landed on her glass coffee table. A shard of glass jammed into her throat and she bled to death before her husband came home, for her contribution to the television and radio industry, Cass Daley has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6303 Hollywood Blvd. Cass Daley is buried next to a tree along the roadside in the end of Section 8, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. Cass Daley at the Internet Movie Database Cass Daley at AllMovie Cass Daley at the Internet Broadway Database Cass Daley at Find a GraveCass Daley – Cass Daley
16. Blythe Danner – Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress of film, television and stage. She is known for her role as Marilyn Truman, mother of Will, on the sitcom Will & Grace and she is the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. In 1970 she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Butterflies Are Free and she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff. Her other film work includes roles in 1776, The Great Santini, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Prince of Tides, Husbands and Wives, Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Katharine and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has a brother, opera singer/actor Harry Danner, a sister-in-law, performer-turned-director Dorothy Danner, Danner has Pennsylvania Dutch, and some English and Irish, ancestry, her maternal grandmother was a German immigrant, and one of her paternal great-grandmothers was born in Barbados. Danner graduated from George School, a Quaker high school located near Newtown, Bucks County and she began her Friends School experience in Kindergarten at Media-Providence Friends School, then known as Media Friends in Media, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Bard College, Danners first roles included the 1967 musical Mata Hari, and her early Broadway appearances included roles in Cyrano de Bergerac and The Miser. She won a Best Supporting Actress Tony playing a free-spirited divorcee in Butterflies Are Free, in 1972, Danner portrayed Martha Jefferson opposite Ken Howards Thomas Jefferson in the movie version of 1776. That same year, she played a wife whose husband has been unfaithful opposite Peter Falk and her earliest starring film role was opposite Alan Alda in To Kill a Clown. Danner appeared in the episode of M*A*S*H entitled The More I See You and she played lawyer Amanda Bonner in televisions Adams Rib, also opposite Ken Howard as Adam Bonner. She played Zelda Fitzgerald in F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Last of the Belles and she was the eponymous heroine in the film Lovin Molly. She appeared in Futureworld, playing Tracy Ballard with co-star Peter Fonda, in the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich, she played the wife of Albert Speer. In the film version of Neil Simons semi-autobiographical play Brighton Beach Memoirs, Danner appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the 2000 comedy hit Meet the Parents, and its sequels, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers. From 2001 to 2006, she appeared on Will & Grace as Will Trumans mother Marilyn. From 2004 to 2006, she starred in the TV series Huff, in 2005, she was nominated for three Emmy Awards, for her work on Will & Grace, Huff, and Back When We Were Grownups. Emmy host Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at Danner during the ceremony, saying that Danner should not be nervous because she was almost certain to win at least one Emmy. In July 2006, she won a second consecutive Emmy award for Huff, for 25 years, she has been a regular performer at the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival, where she also serves on the Board of Directors. In 2006, Danner was awarded an inaugural Katharine Hepburn Medal by Bryn Mawr Colleges Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, in 2015, Danner was inducted into the American Theater Hall of FameBlythe Danner – Danner in 1980
17. Dorothy Dare – Dorothy Herskind, better known as Dorothy Dare, was an American actress and singer. Dare was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a child, she often sang in church and developed good vocability. She first appeared on stage at the age of seven and she began her singing and acting career in several of Ziegfelds shows and then appeared in Vitaphone shorts. In time, interest was growing with young Dorothy and by 1934 she was signed under contract to Warner Bros, studios and made her debut in Very Close Vangs. During the 1930s, she starred in a string of films such as Gold Diggers of 1935, Front Page Woman, High Hat, and Clothes. She sang such songs as Red Headed and Blue and Yoo Hoo Hoo, by the late 1930s and early 1940s, Dare began to lose parts. In 1942, she made her film appearance as Peggy in The Yanks Are Coming. Dare left movies and moved to Orange County, California and she seldom granted interviews or wrote about her Hollywood years. She died at her home on October 4,1981, and was buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California. The Only Girl Strike Me Pink Manhattan Vanities Here Comes the Groom Americas Sweetheart Dorothy Dare at the Internet Movie Database Dorothy Dare at the Internet Broadway DatabaseDorothy Dare – Dorothy Dare
18. Mildred Davis – For the suspense/mystery author see Mildred B. Davis Mildred Hillary Davis was an American actress who appeared in many of Harold Lloyds classic silent comedies and eventually became his wife. Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated at the Friends School there, after several years spent studying, she traveled to Los Angeles in the hopes of securing a role in a film. After appearing in small roles, she caught the attention of Hal Roach. Lloyd was looking for a lady to replace Bebe Daniels. It would be the first of fifteen films they would star in together, on February 10,1923, she married Harold Lloyd. After their marriage, Lloyd announced that Davis would not appear in any motion pictures. After much persuasion on Davis part, she received Lloyds consent for her return to the screen in Too Many Crooks which Lloyd produced through his production company and her brother was actor Jack Davis of Our Gang, later a prominent Beverly Hills physician. The couple remained close for their entire life together. She found comfort in her friendships with actresses Marion Davies. She also developed a friendship with Lloyds assistant, Roy Brooks. Davis died from a following a series of strokes in Santa Monica, California. Mildred Davis at the Internet Movie Database Mildred Davis Photo gallery Mildred Davis at Virtual HistoryMildred Davis – Mildred Davis
19. Paige Davis – Mindy Paige Davis, billed as Paige Davis, is an American actress who hosted the daily series with Mark Steines called Home and Family on Hallmark Channel. Davis attended Charles H. Bird Elementary School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and she lived for a time in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the Louisville Youth Performing Arts School. She graduated from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, during this period, she was sometimes credited as Mindy Paige Benson, following her 1994 marriage to actor Greg Benson. In Los Angeles, California, Davis also did numerous TV commercials, in 2001, Davis became the host of the TLC cable-TV networks redecorating television series Trading Spaces, replacing Alex McLeod. Also that year, Davis married actor Patrick Page, with whom she appeared in Beauty, Davis and Pages wedding was featured on the TLC series A Wedding Story. TLC dropped Davis in January 2005 to revamp the show with a host-less format, the New York Post had reported in its Page Six column that Davis exposed her thong and permitted onlookers to touch her body. Davis responded to the story on the TLC message boards, writing that she had been dressed. in a very modest, almost demure, yellow dress and she acknowledged that she had flip skirt for a second and said that she kept all of clothes on at all times. She went on to characterize the article as rumor and exaggeration in its description of the event, TLC announced in November 2007 that Davis would return as host of Trading Spaces in January 2008, along with others formerly associated with the program. In 2004, she was a guest judge on the Food Networks Iron Chef America in Battle Egg and she also was a contestant on the summer 2006 CBS television series Gameshow Marathon, in which celebrities participated in recreations of classic game shows with their winnings going to charity. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 24,2008, Davis joined the home improvement series Home Made Simple as host in October 2011. During her initial run on Trading Spaces, Davis played the role of Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on Broadway and it spent numerous weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. By 2007, Davis had created an act, Taking A Chance. In 2008 and 2009 Davis played Gloria in the Broadway revival of Boeing-Boeing, in 2014, Davis premiered the role of Senga Quinn in Mark St. Germains Dancing Lessons at Barrington Stage. Don Aucoin of The Boston Globe praised the performance as providing the emotional depth and nuance of personality that can only be achieved by an actress who understands her character inside and out. Davis is currently spokesperson for RC Willey Home Furnishings, a subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, with locations in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and California. In September 2008, Eastman Kodak Company formed a U. S. partnership with Trading Spaces, Paige Davis Paige Davis at the Internet Movie DatabasePaige Davis – Paige Davis in 2007
20. Kim Delaney – Kim Delaney is an American actress known for her starring role as Detective Diane Russell on the ABC drama television series NYPD Blue, for which she has won an Emmy Award. Early in her career, she played the role of Jenny Gardner in the ABC daytime television drama All My Children and she later had leading roles in the TV dramas Philly, CSI, Miami, and on the Lifetime television drama Army Wives. Delaney, an Irish American, was born on November 29,1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delaneys mother was a homemaker and her father a union official and former head of the United Auto Workers. Delaney grew up in Roxborough and has four brothers, Ed, John, Keith, while she was attending J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, she worked as a model for the Elite agency. After her graduation, she went to New York and found employment there as a model, at the same time, she studied acting with William Esper. Delaney first became known for her stint as innocent teenager Jenny Gardner Nelson on the soap opera All My Children, which also was her first job. They come up and will say theyve followed everything Ive done, and they stopped watching the show after I left, after leaving the show, Delaney began acting in feature films. In 1985, she appeared with Emilio Estevez in That Was Then and this Is Now, a film version of the S. E. Hinton novel of the same name. In 1986, she played a nun in the military action movie The Delta Force. In 1987, Delaney was cast as Amanda Jones in Some Kind of Wonderful opposite Peter Gallagher, also in 1987, she appeared both as Jessie in Christmas Comes to Willow Creek, and as associate attorney Leslie Kleinberg during the 2nd season of L. A. Law. In 1988, Delaney starred in the thriller The Drifter, in 1994, she appeared in the film The Force. In 1988, Delaney became a regular on the CBS television series Tour of Duty. After leaving the show in 1989 to give birth to her and husband Joseph Cortese son, theres a lot of things I did to pay the mortgage, Delaney says resignedly. Roles from this include her 1992 appearance as Lucky Santangelo in the television miniseries. In 1995, Delaney began portraying the role of NYPD Blue Detective Diane Russell, originally slated for only four episodes, the role became permanent after her characters relationship with Detective Bobby Simone became a hit with viewers. In this role, she won her first Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and was nominated for two other Emmy Awards. After Smits left NYPD Blue, producer Steven Bochco chose Delaney for the lead in the new television series Philly, despite critical acclaim, the show lasted only one season. CBS then courted Delaney to take on the lead on its new drama television series CSI, MiamiKim Delaney – Kim Delaney at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards in 2011
21. Kat Dennings – Katherine Litwack, known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. Since 2011, she has starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, Dennings was born and raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Ellen Judith Litwack, is a poet and speech therapist, and her father, Gerald J. Litwack, is a molecular pharmacologist, Dennings is the youngest of five children, including an older brother, Geoffrey S. Litwack. Dennings was homeschooled, her only enrollment at a school was for a half-day at Friends Central School. She graduated from school early, at the age of 14. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, so that she could pursue acting full time and she adopted the surname Dennings as her professional name when she was younger. Dennings began her career in commercials at the age of 10 and her first acting job was an ad for potato chips. She then starred on the short-lived WB sitcom Raising Dad from 2001 to 2002 as Sarah, in 2002, Dennings appeared in the Disney Channel film The Scream Team as a teenager who stumbles into a group of ghosts. She was cast for a run on The WBs Everwood. Dennings continued working on television, guest-starring on Without a Trace as a teen whose boyfriend goes missing, and on Less than Perfect in 2003. In February 2004, she was cast in a pilot for CBS titled Sudbury, about a family of witches, based on the 1998 film Practical Magic. Dennings had a role on ER from 2005 to 2006 as Zoe Butler. Then, on CSI, NY as Sarah Endecott, in the 2005 episode Manhattan Manhunt, Dennings made her feature film debut in Hilary Duffs Raise Your Voice in 2004 as Sloane, a somber piano student. In 2005, she landed supporting roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin as Catherine Keeners characters daughter and she played a rebellious teenager in the 2006 film Big Mommas House 2, starring Martin Lawrence. Dennings starred in Charlie Bartlett in 2008, the story of a teenager who acts as a psychiatrist for his new public high school. She played Susan Gardner, Bartletts love interest, and the daughter of the schools principal, Dennings appeared in The House Bunny that year, as Mona, a pierced feminist sorority girl. She also starred in the teen romance Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist, Dennings played Norah Silverberg, the daughter of a famous record producer, and was nominated for the International Press Academys Satellite Award for Best Actress for the performance. In September 2008, Dennings hoped to make Don DeLillos novel End Zone into a film, actors Sam Rockwell and Josh Hartnett were involved, but the project was not greenlit because of its controversial subject matter of nuclear warKat Dennings – Dennings at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
22. Georgiana Drew – Georgie Drew Barrymore, was an American stage actress and comedian and a member of the Barrymore acting family. Born in Philadelphia, her family — parents John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew, brothers John Drew, Jr. and Sidney and she made her theatrical debut in 1872 in The Ladies Rattle. She followed John Jr. to New York City, where she acted in many Broadway hits, such as Pique, in Pique she met a young English actor,26 year old, Maurice Barrymore, whom she married on December 31,1876. They had three children, Lionel, Ethel, and John and she is a great-grandmother and partial namesake of actress Drew Barrymore. According to a 2004 A&E Biography piece, the marriage, happy at first, Georgie even filed for divorce, but they reconciled. He asked her to tour with him and Helena Modjeska in a play he wrote, learning that he and Helena had resumed their romance, Georgie, who had been given ownership of the play by Maurice, forced her hand by closing it. Helenas husband, its producer, sued her, the real reason for Georgies actions never got into the press. In 1890, she had a success in The Senator co-starring William H. Crane and, in 1891. Her stage career at this time was being managed by a young up-and-coming producer named Charles Frohman, Frohman would play a big part in managing the early careers of her three children, as well as her brother John Drew. In December 1891, illness forced her to leave the stage, suffering from what turned out to be tuberculosis—then called consumption—she traveled West in 1893 with Ethel to take a cure, but she died a few months later in Santa Barbara, California. Her reported last words, Oh my poor kids, what shall ever become of them, were related to her son John in the 1920s by an elderly woman who had been staying at the same boarding house in Santa Barbara as Georgie and Ethel. It was 13-year-old Ethels responsibility to see that her mothers remains were returned to Philadelphia for burial by Mrs Drew and Maurice, in 1893, this coast-to-coast journey would have lasted a week. All three of her children would die within a hundred miles of where their mother died at Santa Barbara back in 1893Georgiana Drew – Georgiana Drew
23. Helen Dunbar – Helen Dunbar was an American theatrical performer and silent film actress. Born Katheryn Burke Lackey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she first appeared with the Weber & Fields Stock Company, in 1899 she appeared in Whirl-i-gig and The Other Way at the Weber and Fields Broadway Music Hall. She also worked with the Charles Dillingham Company and the Boston Opera Company and she appeared in motion pictures beginning in 1912 and continued until 1926. Her stage and screen career extended over thirty-five years, Dunbars film career started with Out of the Depths. The production starred Francis X. Bushman and she became a leading lady for the old Essanay Studios. For a number of years she was under contract to Famous Players-Lasky and her final movie was Stranded in Paris, which featured Bebe Daniels and Tom Ricketts. Dunbar died of complications of arthritis in 1933 at the home of her daughter,1203 Poinsettia Place, Los Angeles and she resided in Los Angeles the final fourteen years of her life. Her funeral was conducted from Pierce Brothers Mortuary with interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Los Angeles Times, Helen Dunbars Funeral Rites Will Be Today, August 30,1933, Page A8. The New York Times, Helen Dunbar, August 30,1933, Helen Dunbar at the Internet Broadway Database Helen Dunbar at the Internet Movie DatabaseHelen Dunbar – Frank Bacon, Marguerite Snow, Wilfred Rogers, Helen Dunbar and William Clifford in A Corner in Cotton (1916).
24. Molly Ephraim – Molly Ephraim is an American actress who has appeared in films, on television and in Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theatre productions. She is best known for playing the role of Wendy Greenhut in the 2008 film College Road Trip and she currently plays Mandy Baxter in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, which premiered on October 11,2011. Ephraim was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Nina Zebooker and she was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She performed in shows at the Bucks County Playhouse as a child and in productions at the Prince Music Theater. She graduated from Princeton University with a B. A. in Religious studies, at Princeton she was a member of the Triangle Club and performed in and choreographed various shows for Princeton University Players and Theatre Intime. Ephraim made her Broadway debut in 2002 as Little Red Riding Hood in the Broadway revival of Into the Woods and she was later seen as Bielke in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway, Ephraim played Rachel Stein in End Days at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2009, in 2010, she played Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Westport Country Playhouse. In 2015 Ephraim appeared as Daphna Feygenbaum in Joshua Harmons Bad Jews at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Ephraim played Wendy Greenhut in the 2008 film College Road Trip. She had roles in episodes of the television shows Royal Pains, Law & Order, the Michael J. Fox-produced pilot Hench at Home, Ephraim also played Ali Rey in the 2010 film Paranormal Activity 2 and the 2014 spin-off film Paranormal Activity, The Marked Ones. She currently appears as Mandy Baxter, one of Tim Allens characters daughters, Molly Ephraim at the Internet Broadway Database Molly Ephraim at the Internet Movie DatabaseMolly Ephraim – Ephraim in 2012
25. Eve (rapper) – Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American rapper and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song Let Me Blow Ya Mind. Eve was number 48 on VH1s 50 Greatest Women of the Video Era list and she has also achieved success in fashion, with her clothing line, Fetish. Eve was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Julie Wilch, a publishing company supervisor, and Jerry Jeffers, a chemical plant supervisor. She adopted the name Gangsta in high school as part of a group called EDGP During her early years in Philadelphia. Eves first musical interest was singing and she sang in many choirs and even formed an all-female singing group with a manager. This group covered songs from En Vogue and Color Me Badd, the groups manager suggested that the group should rap after seeing ABC, and Eve stuck with it. She then went on to form a rapping group, after the group split, Eve began working on a solo career under the name Eve of Destruction. Eve has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, in 1999, she was featured on Princes album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, and she was to co-star on the eventually cancelled Hot Wit U single from that same album. Eve is featured on the song You Got Me by The Roots, the song won a Grammy Award in 2000, which should have been Eves first. She stated on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009 that she did not receive a Grammy for the track, questlove, from The Roots, had brought his Grammy to the show that night and showed shes not even credited on the award plaque. She also provided vocals on the song Aint Sayin Nothin New from the same album. In the albums notes, she is referred to as Eve of Destruction. Eve first appeared on the Bulworth soundtrack as Eve of Destruction while signed to Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment, Billboard Hot 100 peaking at 29. Her 1999 debut, Let There Be Eve, two singles were released from the album, Gotta Man and Love Is Blind featuring Faith Evans. The first one peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, in November 1999, Eve featured on Missy Elliotts single Hot Boyz along with Nas, Lil Mo and Q-Tip. The song became a hit, spending 18 weeks at one on the Hot Rap Singles from November 16,1999 to March 7,2000. The follow-up to Ruff Ryders First Lady, Scorpion, was released in 2001 and its first single, Whos That Girl guaranteed the rapper first international successEve (rapper) – Eve at The Heart Truth 's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in February 2011
26. Rose Eytinge – Rose Eytinge was a Jewish American actress and author. She is thought to be the first American actor to earn a three figure salary, Eytinge was born November 21,1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began on the stage at 17 and soon was invited to join a professional touring company. In 1855, she married the newspaperman and author David M. Barnes and they had one daughter, Rose Courtney, an actress who married actor John T. Raymond. Her professional debut was on stage at the Olympic Theatre and she performed with Edwin Booth in The Fools Revenge. With Booth and others, she toured Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, president Abraham Lincoln attended her performances and she was invited to the White House. In 1869, she married Col. George H. Butler and they lived abroad for two years and Eytinge took a break from performing. Due to Butlers abusive behavior and infidelities, Eytinge sued for divorce in 1882, Eytinge returned to New York to resume her career with the Union Square Theatre Company. It was at time that she played one of her most famous roles, Shakespeares Cleopatra for which she drew on her Egyptian experiences. In 1880, she married the actor Cyril Searle, but they were separated four years later and she gave her last performance in 1907. Among her principal later parts were Nancy Sykes in Oliver Twist, Gervaise in Drink, Ophelia to the Hamlet of E. L. Davenport and her literary works include adaptations of Dickens Oliver Twist and Dombey and Son, and Brownings Colombes Birthday. Her personal Recollections were published in 1905, Eytinge died of a stroke on December 20,1911 at the Brunswick Home of Amityville, New York where she was supported by the Actors Fund of America. Her body was sent to Washington for burial, in addition to her children, Rose Eytinge had a niece, Pearl Eytinge involved in the theatreRose Eytinge – Rose Eytinge
27. Tina Fey – Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is also known for writing and co-starring in the film Mean Girls, as well as appearing in such films as Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted. Fey broke into comedy as a player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer, in 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, which was adapted from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock for Broadway Video, in the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, Fey next appeared in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and the animated film Megamind. In 2015, she created and produced the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally for NBC and her other films include Sisters and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Fey has received nine Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards and her autobiography Bossypants topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. In 2008, the Associated Press gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, on January 13,2013, Fey hosted the 70th Golden Globe Awards with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler, to critical acclaim. The duo hosted again the two years, generating the highest ratings for the annual ceremony in a decade and receiving similar acclaim. Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, an inner ring suburb of Philadelphia and her mother, Zenobia Jeanne, is a brokerage employee. Her father, Donald Henry Fey, was a university grant proposal-writer and she has a brother, Peter, who is eight years older. Feys mother, who was born in Piraeus, is the daughter of Greek immigrants, Vasiliki Kourelakou, Feys maternal grandmother, left Petrina on her own, arriving in the United States in February 1921. According to a genealogical DNA test arranged by the television series Finding Your Roots, Feys ancestry is 94% European, 3% Middle Eastern, Fey was exposed to comedy early, I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein. We would also watch Saturday Night Live, or Monty Python and my dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners. We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though, my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners, I actually have a very low level of Flintstones knowledge for someone my age. At age 11, Fey read Joe Franklins Seventy Years of Great Film Comedians for a project about comedyTina Fey – Fey at the Muppets Most Wanted premiere in 2014.
28. Melissa Fitzgerald – Melissa Fitzgerald is an American actress and Senior Director of the nonprofit organization Justice For Vets. She is best known for portraying Carol Fitzpatrick on The West Wing, Fitzgerald graduated from Springside School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a B. A. in Drama and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her father is prominent Pennsylvania judge James Fitzgerald, and her mother, Carole, is involved in politics, Fitzgerald is the founder of Voices in Harmony, a non-profit community theater in Los Angeles. From 1999 to 2005 she played Carol Fitzpatrick, assistant to C. J. Cregg, on January 19,2007, Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times announced that Fitzgerald had won a writing contest he had sponsored on Darfur. On May 17,2008, Fitzgerald received the Chestnut Hill College Medal, in November 2013, Fitzgerald joined Justice For Vets as its Senior Director. The organization advocates for Veterans Treatment Courts, in 1990, Fitzgerald met actor Noah Emmerich, who acted in The Truman Show, Beautiful Girls, and Miracle. Fitzgerald appears as an extra in The Truman Show and can be seen in the dance scene and they were married November 28,1998. Love & Sex Frequency Monument Avenue The Truman Show Boxing Helena The Date The Painter The West Wing Greys Anatomy Melissa Fitzgerald at the Internet Movie Database Justice for Vets profileMelissa Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald in 2013
29. Kate Flannery – Katherine Patricia Kate Flannery is an American actress known for playing the role of Meredith Palmer on the NBC series The Office. Flannery was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she attended Saint John Neumann School and Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She studied for two years at Shenandoah University and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and she is one of seven children in an Irish-American family. She is three minutes younger than her sister who is a social worker. The Lampshades, her comedy act with veteran improviser Scot Robinson, has been running in Hollywood at the iO WEST stage for over four years and was seen at the U. S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Lampshades was New York magazines LA Pick for 2006 and was declared Best Saturday Comedy Show of the Year by LA Weekly. Flannery played Neely OHara in Off Broadway hit Valley of the Dolls at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City and she is the musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club, teaching Shakespeare to children and young adults. Flannery was a member of the band Mono Puff using the stage name Lady Puff and she toured with the band and sang on their second album, Its Fun to Steal. Flannery appeared as the alcoholic, divorced, single mother Meredith Palmer on the television comedy The Office, before The Office, she made appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Boomtown, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2008, Flannery was a talent scout on Last Comic Standing with her Office costar Brian Baumgartner, Flannery also appeared as a judge in a 2009 episode of Iron Chef America. She was a contestant on Dont Forget the Lyrics and she is currently the host of Standup in Stilettos on the TV Guide network. In 2016, she played a janitor in an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Kate Flannery on MySpace Kate Flannery at the Internet Movie Database The Lampshades, Flannerys comedy lounge actKate Flannery – Flannery at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
30. Betty Garde – Katharine Elizabeth Betty Garde was an American stage, radio, film and television actress. Born in Philadelphia, Katherine Elizabeth Garde was starring in productions of South Philadelphias Broadway Players by age 15 and she attended the University of Pennsylvania. On the stage since the early 1920s, Garde made her Broadway debut as Alma Borden in Easy Come, Easy Go and played roles in productions including The Social Register. Betty Garde created the role of Aunt Eller in the original Broadway production of Oklahoma and she also portrayed Mrs. Gordon in Agatha Sue, I Love You. Gardes most notable role was probably in Call Northside 777. The 510 Garde also had a role in the 1950 movie Caged, as a murderous prison inmate. Her television credits include appearances on The Honeymooners and two episodes of The Twilight Zone, including The Midnight Sun episode opposite Lois Nettleton, Garde died December 25,1989, at the age of 84 in a hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. No cause was given and there were no immediate survivors, Betty Garde at the Internet Broadway Database Betty Garde at the Internet Movie Database Betty Garde at the TCM Movie Database Betty Garde Digital Gallery at the University of Maryland LibraryBetty Garde – Betty Garde
31. Janet Gaynor – Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films, after signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she rose to fame and became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. In 1929, she was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films, 7th Heaven, Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans, and Street Angel. This was the occasion on which an actress has won one Oscar for multiple film roles. After retiring from acting in 1939, Gaynor married film costume designer Adrian with whom she had a son and she briefly returned to acting in films and television in the 1950s and later became an accomplished oil painter. In 1980, Gaynor made her Broadway debut in the adaptation of the 1971 film Harold and Maude. In September 1982, she sustained injuries in a serious car accident which contributed to her death in September 1984. Gaynor was born Laura Augusta Gainor in Germantown, Philadelphia, nicknamed Lolly as a child, she was the youngest of two daughters born to Laura and Frank De Witt Gainor. Frank Gainor worked as a painter and paperhanger. When Gaynor was a toddler, her father teaching her how to sing, dance. As a child in Philadelphia, she began acting in school plays, after her parents divorced in 1914, Gaynor, her sister, and her mother moved to Chicago. Shortly thereafter, her mother married electrician Harry C. Jones, the family later moved west to San Francisco. After graduating from San Francisco Polytechnic High School in 1923, Gaynor spent the winter vacationing in Melbourne, Florida, upon returning to San Francisco, Gaynor, her mother, and stepfather moved to Los Angeles, where she could pursue an acting career. She was initially hesitant to do so, and enrolled at Hollywood Secretarial School and she supported herself by working in a shoe store and later as a theatre usher. Her mother and stepfather continued to encourage her to become an actress, Gaynor won her first professional acting job on December 26,1924, as an extra in a Hal Roach comedy short. This led to extra work in feature films and shorts for Film Booking Offices of America. Universal eventually hired her as a player for $50 a week. Six weeks after being hired by Universal, an executive at Fox Film Corporation offered her a screen test for a role in the film The Johnstown FloodJanet Gaynor – in Servants' Entrance (1934)
32. Reagan Gomez-Preston – Reagan Gomez-Preston is an American television and film actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Zaria Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent Hood, Gomez-Preston has appeared in numerous shows, films, and music videos. Reagan Gomez-Preston was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Puerto Rican mother, Cheryl Gomez, and she has a younger brother named Kyle. Gomez-Prestons father, Bennett Preston, is a medical examiner/pathologist in Philadelphia, when Gomez-Preston was young her mother worked for the Detroit Police Department. Cheryl Gomez was one of the first women assigned to street patrol.2 million, after this Cheryl Gomez moved the family to Philadelphia. There Gomez-Preston was enrolled in acting, dancing, and singing lessons at Philadelphias Freedom Theatre, in 1994, she moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles with her mother and Kyle, so that Gomez-Preston could pursue an acting career. Gomez-Preston began her career in The Parent Hood, as Zaria Peterson. She guest starred on UPNs One on One as Flexs younger sister/Briannas aunt and she also played Francine opposite Holly Robinson Peete in the short-lived UPN sitcom, Love Inc. She is also a former cast member of The Amanda Show and she has been featured in King magazine twice, first in the September 2003-October 2003 issue, and again in the December 2006-January 2007 issue. She was one of five girls in her second appearance. She also appeared in music videos Sorry 2004 by Ruben Studdard, No Better Love by Young Gunz, Gomez-Preston is a writer of feature films, with her own business and production company. She voiced Roberta Tubbs, Cleveland Browns stepdaughter on the animated series The Cleveland Show from 2009 until the cancellation in 2013. Gomez-Preston began dating model DeWayne Turrentine in 1995, Turrentine was a member in the group Quo. The couple married on November 10,1999 and they have two children, a daughter, Scarlett Annette Turrentine and a son Tyger Attila Turrentine. Reagan Gomez-Preston at the Internet Movie DatabaseReagan Gomez-Preston – Gomez-Preston at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.
33. Charlotte Greenwood – Frances Charlotte Greenwood was an American actress and dancer. Born in Philadelphia, Greenwood started in vaudeville, and starred on Broadway, movies, standing around six feet tall, she was best known for her long legs and high kicks. She earned the praise of being, in her words. In 1913, Oliver Morosco cast her as Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo late in the run of L. Frank Baum, in 1916, Morosco commissioned a successful star vehicle stage play titled So Long Letty. This role made her a star, she reprised it in the 1929 movie of the same name and she appeared with such luminaries as Charles Ruggles, Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Buster Keaton, and Carmen Miranda. Most of Greenwoods best work was done on the stage, and was lauded by critics as James Agate, Alexander Woollcott. One of her most successful roles was that of Juno in Cole Porters Out of This World in which she introduced the Porter classic I Sleep Easier Now. She had some discomforts with that play, as she had become a devout Christian Scientist and feared the play was too risqué. She also reportedly turned down a role as Mother Superior in Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music partly because she felt she could not, in good conscience, play a nun because of her faith. One of her last movie roles was singing and dancing as the feisty matriarch, Aunt Eller, in Rodgers, Greenwood had her own program, The Charlotte Greenwood Show, a situation comedy. It was broadcast 1944-1946, first on ABC and later on NBC and she also was in Home in Indiana on Lux Radio Theatre October 2,1944. Greenwood ventured into recorded music with an album of songs from Cole Porters musical Out of This World and another from the musical comedy Oh, Charlotte Greenwood died in Los Angeles, California from undisclosed causes, aged 87. She was married twice, first, to actor Cyril Ring, brother of actress Blanche Ring, the first union ended in divorce, the second with Broones death. Charlotte Greenwood, The Life and Career of the Comic Star of Vaudeville, Radio, jefferson, North Carolina and London,2007, ISBN 978-0-7864-2995-0Charlotte Greenwood – Charlotte Greenwood
34. Laura Nelson Hall – Laura Nelson Hall was an actress in theater and vaudeville stock companies in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Hall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and made her debut there with the Girard Avenue Stock Company on 13 September 1897 in a play called Our Friends. The following year she appeared in a role in the original production of The Moth. This bit part earned her considerable notice and a new manager, Augustin Daly. With Dalys, Halls star was quick to rise, and she went on to get parts, landing a large role in The Great Ruby, An Enemy to the King. When she finally returned to the East, it was for a part in Paul Armstrongs drama, St. Ann which she followed up with an engagement at Columbus. Despite laudatory reviews in the press for her Midwestern showings, misfortune struck in Halls life, in January 1904, her husband, the actor Ned Howard Fowler committed suicide. Hall was with Fowler when he himself, along with her personal physician. The doctor had called to attend the young actor, who was exceedingly nervous from overwork. Hall and Fowler were both employed by the Empire, and had just wed after arriving with their troupe in Columbus, Hall wasted no time getting back to work, however. She soon became a lady of the Arden Stock Company in Washington, D. C. before moving on to New Orleans. There she became more prominent, appearing with the Grand Opera House Stock Company. In October 1905 she was the actress in a production of A Modern Magdalene. Her reputation continued to climb when Hall finally returned to New York in 1907 and her play, The Coming of Mrs. Patrick opened at the Madison Square Theatre, on 24th Street, in November 1907, with Hall in the title role. Local reviews of her performance were positive, Mrs. Patrick possesses a joy of living which contrasts with her family whose other members are cantankerous. Another observer noted that there was a wholesomeness, a breadth of style, the following year, Dalys Theatre on Broadway presented Girls in April, and Hall was in the original cast but was ultimately replaced by Bessie Toner. Hall was in a drama, New York which premiered at the Garrick Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Produced by William J. Hurlbut, the play was introduced at the Columbia Theater in Washington, a 1910 staging of Children of Destiny at the Savoy Theatre,112 West 34th Street, was given a negative review by one critic who called it clumsyLaura Nelson Hall – Portrait of the actress Laura Nelson Hall circa 1915.
35. Veronica Hamel – Veronica Hamel is an American actress and model. The daughter of a Philadelphia carpenter and a housewife, Hamel graduated from Temple University and she worked as a secretary for a company that manufactured ironing board covers. She began a modeling career after being discovered by Eileen Ford. In her first film role, she played a model in 1971s Klute, followed by roles in the disaster films Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out. She was the model in the last cigarette commercial televised in the U. S. Hamel had been a model in print ads not just for Slims, Hamel started appearing in TV series in 1975. She was considered for the role of Kelly Garrett on Charlies Angels, producer Aaron Spelling cast Jaclyn Smith instead. She was a five-time Emmy nominee for that role, alan Aldas 1988 film A New Life cast Hamel in a leading role as his doctor and love interest. She was cast as Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Grodins character in the movie Taking Care of Business in 1990 and she was named on Us magazines Best Dressed list for 1983. In 2002, she appeared on Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochcos legal drama Philly. In recent years, Hamel had a role in the NBC television series Third Watch and appeared as Margo Shephard, Jacks mother. Veronica Hamel at the Internet Movie Database People Magazine, February 22,1982, Hill Street Blues, the cop show that couldnt get arrested, hits with a sexy trio Retrieved 2012-08-26Veronica Hamel – Veronica Hamel as Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues (1981-1987)
36. Lois Hamilton – Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress. Hamilton was born Lois Aurino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she studied at Temple University in her native Philadelphia before going on to the University of Florence in Florence, Italy, where she received degrees in Psychology and Fine Arts. Her looks brought an opportunity with the Ford Modeling Agency where she one of its top models during the 1970s. Hamilton graced the covers of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Fortune, Mademoiselle, Vogue Italia, Prevue, Neue Revue Illustrierte, Newsweek, Paris Match. Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Time, and many others, some of her ad campaigns included Chanel, Clairol, Halston, Pucci and Hermès, and she appeared in over 150 commercials worldwide. Moving to Hollywood, she made a transition from model to actress. Within a year, she landed more TV stints than any other actress at her agency, steve Guttenberg, Howard W. Koch, Albert S. Ruddy, Hal Needham, and Thomas R. Bond II to name a few. When she was not involved in a film or television project, she took to the skies. She logged over 600 hours in the air and was an aerobatic pilot. Hamilton was also a sculptress, painter and writer. She exhibited her sculptures and oil paintings in many one-woman shows in Los Angeles. An author as well, she penned her first novel, Move Over Tarzan, on December 23,1999, Hamilton locked herself in her hotel room at the Sheraton Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apparently depressed over her lingering injuries from an accident earlier in the year. She is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Lois Hamilton at the Internet Movie Database Lois Hamilton at Find a GraveLois Hamilton – Lois Hamilton
37. Elaine Hammerstein – Elaine Hammerstein was an American silent film and stage actress. Elaine Hammerstein was the daughter of opera producer Arthur Hammerstein and the granddaughter of Oscar Hammerstein I and her father once remarked he was more interested in his daughters career than in his own. Hammerstein was Arthurs daughter by his first marriage, to Jean Allison Hammerstein, when the couple divorced, the mother did not ask for permanent custody of Elaine but instead requested that her daughter be allowed to choose for herself when she reached the age of maturity. Hammerstein is frequently reported to have graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1913, in fact, there is no record in the colleges archives of her having ever attended the school. In any case, she appeared in her first Broadway production that year and this was a musical entitled High Jinks, which featured actor Snitz Edwards. After school she was given a position in work by her father. In 1915 she performed on Broadway a second time, in the The Trap, in the drama she acted opposite actor Holbrook Blinn. From this work Hammerstein went into motion pictures and she appeared in 44 movies from 1915 until 1926. Among her film credits are The Girl From Nowhere, The Drums of Jeopardy, Reckless Youth, Broadway Gold, with the latter film, the studio tried to promote Hammerstein and Haines as a couple, however, in real life, Haines was a gay man. Hammerstein wed James Walter Kays in Los Angeles, California, on June 10,1926, Kays was a Los Angeles fire commissioner and had also served as finance director for the California Democratic Party. Upon her marriage, Hammerstein retired from acting and her last film appearance is in the Columbia Pictures drama Ladies of Leisure. In August 1948, while returning from a trip to the Mexican border town of Tijuana, the six occupants of the Mexican vehicle all survived with minor injuries, but Hammerstein and her companions were trapped when their car skidded off the embankment and tumbled down the hill. Hammerstein, Kays and their three passengers – Los Angeles residents Jane Shafer Richards, Gladys Goldie Hall, and Richard Garvey Jr. – were all killed, at her death Elaine Hammerstein Kays was 51 years old and her husband was 66. They are interred at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, more than half of Elaine Hammersteins films are lost. This list identifies films that survive, in whole or in part. O. S, perils of the Sea The Unwritten Law Paint and Powder Parisian Nights The Checkered Flag Ladies of Leisure Indianapolis Star, I Couldnt Think of Promising to Stay MarriedElaine Hammerstein – Elaine Hammerstein, 1921
38. Lillian Harmer – Lillian Harmer was an American character actress who had a brief career during the 1930s. During her short career she would appear in over 60 films and she would occasionally be cast in a featured supporting role, as in A Shriek in the Night and The Bowery, in which she played the historical character of Carrie Nation. DeMille historical drama, The Buccaneer, starring Fredric March and her final film appearance would be in a small role in 1938s Gateway, starring Don Ameche and Arleen Whelan. Harmer, who was married to Albert Frederick Kaeber, died on May 14,1946, lillian Harmer at the Internet Movie DatabaseLillian Harmer – Harmer in the 1937 film, The Great O'Malley
39. Rose Hemingway – Rose Hemingway is an American actress, performer and singer, known for performing in musical theatre productions. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, with strict Catholic parents, Hemingway, the sixth child of nine total siblings, recalls growing up around musicals. We were only allowed to watch television programs, and we always watched movie musicals. That was one of the things we could watch, so, growing up, we used to put on little skits and do performances on the coffee table to imitate the movies wed been watching, and then, I was the only one that actually took it seriously. Hemingway attended a prep school just outside Philadelphia, Mount Saint Joseph Academy. A gymnast, she performed in amateur theatre roles at the local community center, including adaptations of Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch. She joined The Rainbow Company, a theatre company in Philadelphia. Hemingway said that she was a member of that company for most of my school years. Her first acting credit after graduating from The Catholic University of America was the role in the Theatreworks national tour of Junie B. Jones, which also played off-Broadway in 2006, in 2008, she starred as the character Sophie Sheridan in the second national tour of Mamma Mia. which had begun in Toronto, Canada, in June 2003, Hemingway left the cast in February 2009. Hemingway appeared in the Los Angeles transfer of the Donmar Warehouse production of the musical Parade, directed by Rob Ashford, the musical played at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, in September 2009, for a run through November 15,2009. She starred as Rosemary Pillkington in the 2011 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, also directed by Parades Rob Ashford. Steven Suskin in Variety wrote, Newcomer Rose Hemingway is a delicious Rosemary, entertainment Weekly called her sweet-voiced and button-cute. For her performance, Hemingway is a recipient of a Theatre World Award, in November 2010, she married actor Geoffrey Hemingway, who had also appeared in the national tour of Mamma Mia. Rose Hemingway at the Internet Broadway DatabaseRose Hemingway – Hemingway at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in November 2010.
40. Anita Hendrie – Anita Hendrie was an American actress. She appeared in 67 silent motion pictures between 1908 and 1912 and she was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William Scott Hendrie and M. Louise Morton. In about 1902, she and actor/director David Miles were married, anita Hendrie Miles died at age 76 in Brooklyn, New York. She is interred at Milford, Connecticut, with her husband, anita Hendrie at the Internet Movie DatabaseAnita Hendrie – Anita Hendrie
41. Emmaline Henry – Emmaline Henry was an American actress perhaps best known for playing Amanda Bellows, wife of Dr. Bellows, on the hit 1960s situation comedy I Dream of Jeannie. Creator Sidney Sheldon mentioned in an interview that Henry was an actress who was easy to work with. A casting director brought her in to audition and to meet him, Sheldon tested her and based on the screen test she got the part of Mrs. Bellows. She was first cast on the show January 22,1966 in season 1 episode 18 in a one episode playing a different character called Myrt. Her first appearance as Mrs. Bellows wasnt seen until December 12,1966 in season 2 episode 14, originally, Henry never intended to become an actress, for she had wanted to become a singer. By her teens she was appearing on local radio and she went to Hollywood in the early 1950s and found her way into the choruses of several musicals. Producers began noticing, however, that her skills were superior to her singing. She toured in shows like Top Banana, and acted in the film of that show and she also succeeded Carol Channing in the play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Henry made her debut in a 1955 episode of the ZIV production. This was followed by appearances in another ZIV TV show, Highway Patrol and she appeared on The Red Skelton Show in 1961 and, subsequently, did guest spots on various sitcoms, including ABCs The Farmers Daughter, The Munsters and Petticoat Junction. Her first starring role was as John Astins wife in the sitcom Im Dickens, Hes Fenster and she appeared as Mickey Rooneys wife, Nora Grady, in the short-lived ABC sitcom Mickey in 1964–1965. She made film appearances in Divorce American Style, Rosemarys Baby and she was reportedly scheduled to become a semi-regular cast member on Threes Company after she had guest-starred in a couple of episodes in the role of Chrissys boss, J. C. Braddock. Her final television appearance was on a episode of Eight Is Enough, in an episode entitled I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. She enjoyed playing Mrs. Amanda Bellows and mentioned that people would ask her where her husband. Although she often played wives, in life she never married. Emmaline Henry died of cancer on October 8,1979. She was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California, emmaline Henry at the Internet Movie DatabaseEmmaline Henry – Henry in 1964
42. Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis Linda Hyman was an American singer and actress. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, You Know How to Love Me, Living All Alone and Dont Wanna Change the World. Hyman also performed on Broadway in the 1981 musical based on the music of Duke Ellington, Sophisticated Ladies, the musical earned her a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Hyman was the eldest of seven children, through her paternal great-grandparents Ishmael and Cassandra Hyman, she was also the first cousin once removed of actor Earle Hyman. After leaving Pittsburgh, her music training started at a music school, on graduation, she performed on a national tour with the group New Direction in 1971. After the group disbanded, she joined All the People and worked with local group. At this time, she appeared in the film Lenny and she also did a two-year stint leading a band called Phyllis Hyman and the P/H Factor. She was discovered in 1975 by music industry veteran Sid Maurer, and former Epic Records promoter Fred Frank, Hyman moved to New York City to work on her career. She did background vocals on Jon Luciens Premonition and worked in clubs, one night after a Jon Lucien concert at Carnegie Hall he went to see Hyman perform and offered her a spot as the female vocalist on his fourth album for Buddah Records. Once the title song got airplay on radio, You Are My Starship went gold, catapulting Hymans career along with Norman Connors. When Arista Records bought Buddha, she was transferred to that label and her first album for Arista, Somewhere in My Lifetime, was released in 1978, the title track was produced by then-labelmate Barry Manilow. Her follow-up album, You Know How to Love Me, made the R&B Top 20, in the late 1970s, Hyman married her manager Larry Alexander, but both the personal and professional associations ended in divorce. Around this time, Hyman began using cocaine, for which she developed a lifelong dependency, Hymans first solo R&B Top Ten hit came in 1981 with Cant We Fall in Love Again. The song was recorded while she was performing in the Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies and she performed in the role for almost two years, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and winning a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer. Problems between Hyman and her label, Arista, caused a pause in her recording career and she used the time to appear on movie soundtracks, television commercials and guest vocals, working with Chuck Mangione, The Whispers and The Four Tops. Hyman provided vocals for three tracks on jazz pianist McCoy Tyners Looking Out and she toured often and did a college lecture tour. In 1983, Hyman recorded the song Never Say Never Again as the song for the James Bond movie of the same name, written by Stephen Forsyth. However, Warner Brothers informed Forsyth that Michel Legrand, who wrote the score for the film, had threatened to sue them, an alternate title song composed by Legrand was eventually used for the film and performed by singer Lani Hall, formerly of Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 66Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis Hyman
43. Abbi Jacobson – Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. She is known for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Ilana Glazer, Jacobson is the daughter of Susan Komm, an artist, and Alan Jacobson, a graphic designer. She was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where she attended Valley Forge Middle School and she moved to New York City after graduating from MICA in 2006, she began taking classes with the Atlantic Theater Company and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where she met Ilana Glazer. From 2009 to 2011, Jacobson and Glazer wrote and performed in a web series titled Broad City, the series was nominated for an ECNY Award for Best Web Series. It was well received by critics and developed a cult following, at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Jacobson and Glazer adapted the series into a live show that they performed in, called Broad City Live. In 2011, cable network FX, working with Amy Poehler as the producer, purchased a script commitment for the series from Glazer, however, the network did not approve the script and decided not to proceed with development. Glazer and Jacobson then approached Comedy Central, who agreed to purchase the script from FX, the show has received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Review aggregation website Metacritic noted season 1 received generally favorable reviews, giving it a score of 75 out of 100, karen Valby from Entertainment Weekly described the show as a deeply weird, weirdly sweet, and completely hilarious comedy. The Wall Street Journal referred to the show as Sneak Attack Feminism. ”Club critic Caroline Framke wrote that Broad City was worth watching despite its premise. Club named Broad City the second best TV show of 2014 for its first season, in February 2014, Comedy Central renewed the show for a second season. Season two received positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it a score of 89 out of 100, based on reviews from 8 critics, in January 2015, the series was then renewed for a third season, which premiered on February 17,2016. In January 2016, the series was renewed for a fourth, in 2011, Jacobson wrote and performed in a solo show called Welcome to Camp, which ran in New York and Los Angeles. In December 2015, Jacobson was cast in the film Person to Person, opposite Michael Cera and Phillip Baker Hall, written, Jacobson is also set to star in The Lego Ninjago Movie, set to be released on September 22,2017. In 2013, Jacobson published two coloring books with Chronicle Books, Color This Book, New York City and Color This Book, Jacobson also illustrated a book titled Carry This Book, published October 2016 by Viking Press. It features colorful, humorous illustrations of the contents of various celebrities bags. “I have always been intrigued by what people carry around with them and it can tell you everything, ” says Jacobson in the books introduction. Well-received by critics, Carry This Book was a New York Times bestseller, Abbi Jacobson at the Internet Movie Database Abbi Jacobson on TwitterAbbi Jacobson – Jacobson at the 2015 PaleyFest
44. Tamara Jenkins – Tamara Jenkins is an American screenwriter, film director, and occasional actress. She is best known for her two films, Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages. Jenkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Lillian and her father was Jewish and her mother was Italian American. After her parents divorced, her father, a car salesman and former nightclub owner and she lived in Beverly Hills with her father and brothers and attended Beverly Hills High for a year and a half, during which legal custody of Jenkins was awarded to her oldest brother. Afterwards she completed a congressional mandate associated with PBS to bring diverse programming to public television and her debut feature film, 1998s semi autobiographical Slums of Beverly Hills which she both wrote and directed, played at both Sundance and the Cannes film festival. Based on her own growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s. Starring Alan Arkin, Natasha Lyonne and Marisa Tomei, the film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and has become a cult hit. Jenkins took a nearly decade-long hiatus to complete her next feature film, in the nine-year gap between her two films, she worked on an eventually abandoned screenplay about photographer Diane Arbus. Before returning to her feature film, Jenkins branched out to explore theater, essay publications. In 2003, Tamara directed The New Groups theater production of A Likely Story, written, shortly after her marriage, Jenkins went to Yaddo, the artists colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, to work on her next screenplay that would eventually become 2007s The Savages. Jenkins father, who was older than her mother, first needed care when his daughter was in her 30s. Additionally, Jenkins built upon her work at The New Group. The film layers a bright, doll-like color palette upon a bleak and often morbid story, fox Searchlight picked up the film with a modest budget and compressed shooting schedule of 30 days. Starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the became a critical success after screening at numerous film festivals, including Sundance. Jenkins was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and her next film Private Life, starring Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn and Molly Shannon and also written by Jenkins is due to begin production in April 2017 for Netflix. In addition to her work in film, Jenkins writing has been published in Zoetrope, All-Story, most recently her essay, Holy Innocents, appeared in the book Lisa Yuskavage, Small Paintings 1993-2004Tamara Jenkins – Jenkins in 2013
45. Gail Kane – Gail Kane was a stage and silent movie actress born as Abigail Kane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She stood 57 tall, weighed 142 pounds, and had brown hair. She attended a school in Newburgh, New York. She became a student of the art of pantomime. Kane performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Heap Game Watch in January 1914 and she had a significant role in Seven Keys To Baldpate Astor, which was staged at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in May 1914. The comedy was brought to the stage by George M. Cohan and she paired with George Nash in The Miracle Man at the Astor Theatre. The play was produced on Broadway in the fall of 1914, Kane acted in a presentation of The Hyphen Knickerbocker in April 1915. She returned to the stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in July 1920 and she was paired with Earle Fox, another actor who had been spending much of his time in movies. They appeared in the comedy Come Seven, the production was an adaptation by Octavus Roy Cohen of stories he had contributed to The Saturday Evening Post. The play was the first ever featuring an entirely caucasian cast in black face, lawful Larceny was a comedy adapted from the writing of Samuel Shipman. It was presented at the Republic Theater, built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1900, the players included Kane, Margaret Lawrence, Ida Waterman, and Lowell Sherman. The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart was staged at the Klaw Theatre, West 45th Street, New York City, the plot concerned amnesia with the setting moving from New York to Wyoming and back. Kane, Regina Wallace, Reginald Barlow, and McKay Morris were the actors in the drama. She played Ellen Halpin in the 1925 comedy Loggerheads at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Booth Theatre produced Paid, written by Sam Forrest, in November 1925. Kane portrayed Mrs John Ramsey in a play which endured for twenty-one performances, Kane was arrested following a performance of The Captive at the Empire Theater on Broadway in February 1927. It was in its month of production. Forty-one arrests were made in total, two other productions were raided on the same night. They were Sex, playing at Dalys 63rd St. Theater, and The Virgin Man, among the actors taken to Night Court were Basil Rathbone, Helen Menken, Ann Trevor, Winifred Fraser, John Miltern, and Arthur LewisGail Kane – Gail Kane
46. Dorothy Kelly – Dorothy Kelly was an American motion picture actress of the early silent film era. Dorothy Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Bessie and Thomas Kelly, in August 1916, she married wealthy lumber dealer Harvey Hevenor. In 1922, she gave birth to daughters, Ann and Bessie. She died of a hemorrhage in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1966. After attending the National Academy of Design and earning a position in a publishing firm, looking for more lucrative work, Dorothy set her sights on becoming a motion picture actress. With no previous acting experience, Dorothy applied for a position in the company at Vitagraph. Her first film was a bit part in a version of A Tale of Two Cities in 1911. Like many stars of film, Dorothys career dwindled with the popularity of two-reelers. She would leave film altogether after the filming of Vitagraph serial The Secret Kingdom in 1917, aka Millionaire Hallets Adventure The Money Mill. Florence Wharton Artie, the Millionaire Kid, annette From Out of the Big Snows The Wheels of Justice. Julia Dean Four Grains of Rice The Awakening A Wireless Rescue The Battle of Frenchmans Run Twice Rescued Mothers Roses, the Wife An Unwritten Chapter The Snare of Fate. Marion Marbury An Infernal Tangle A Modern Psyche, june Tricks of the Trade Disciplining Daisy. Daisy Bunny Versus Cutey Playing with Fire, mrs. Tom OGrady The Weapon The Skull Mas Apron Strings. Molly Bush My Lady of Idleness All for a Girl, claire Taylor OHara, Squatter and Philosopher. Aileen Sullivan The Model for St. John Bettinas Substitute, or, a Jealous Rival The Lovesick Maidens of Cuddleton. One of the Lovesick Maidens Rip Van Winkle, steenie As An Adult Suing Susan. A Step-Daughter On the Pupil of His Eye, a Dancer A Tale of Two Cities Dorothy Kelly at the Internet Movie Database Photo at Silent Ladies Small Biography at AllmovieDorothy Kelly – Publicity photo from Motion Picture Magazine (1916)
47. Grace Kelly – Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo, which won her a Golden Globe Award, subsequently, she had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Kelly retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Rainier and they had three children, Caroline, Albert II, and Stéphanie. Kelly retained her American roots, maintaining dual U. S. and she died on September 14,1982, a day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, which caused a crash. Kelly was born on November 12,1929, at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to an affluent and influential family. Her father, Irish-American John B. Kelly Sr. had won three Olympic gold medals for sculling and owned a successful brickwork contracting company that was well-known on the East Coast. A registered Democrat, he was nominated to be mayor of Philadelphia for the 1935 election, in later years, he served on the Fairmount Park Commission and, during World War II, was appointed by President Roosevelt as National Director of Physical Fitness. Kellys mother was Philadelphia native Margaret Katherine Majer, the daughter of German immigrants, Margaret had taught physical education at the University of Pennsylvania and had been the first woman to coach womens athletics at the institution. She was noted for her beauty and modeled for a time in her youth, after marrying John B. Kelly in 1924, Margaret focused on being a housewife until all her children were of school age, following which she began actively participating in various civic organizations. Kelly had two siblings, Margaret and John Jr. and a younger sister, Elizabeth. The children were raised in the Roman Catholic faith, while attending Ravenhill Academy, a prestigious Catholic girls school, Kelly modeled fashions at local social events with her mother and sisters. In 1942, at the age of 12, she played the lead in Dont Feed the Animals, before graduating in May 1947 from Stevens School, a socially prominent private institution on Walnut Lane in the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown, she acted and danced. Her graduation yearbook listed her favorite actress as Ingrid Bergman and her favorite actor as Joseph Cotten, written in the Stevens Prophecy section was, Miss Grace P. Kelly – a famous star of stage and screen. Owing to her low mathematics scores, Kelly was rejected by Bennington College in July 1947, despite her parents initial disapproval, Kelly decided to pursue her dreams of being an actress. John was particularly displeased with her decision, he viewed acting as a cut above streetwalker. To start her career, she auditioned for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, although the school had already met its semester quota, she obtained an interview with the admission officer, Emile Diestel, and was admitted through the influence of George. She began her first term the following October, while at school, she lived in Manhattans Barbizon Hotel for Women, a prestigious establishment which barred men from entering after 10 pm, and she worked as a model to support her studies. Kelly worked diligently and practiced her speech by using a tape recorder and her early acting pursuits led her to the stage, most notably a Broadway debut in Strindbergs The Father alongside Raymond MasseyGrace Kelly – Kelly in 1956
48. Ollie Kirkby – Ollie Kirkby was a stage, screen, and vaudeville actress. Her entire career dedicated to making films or serials from 1914 until 1923. She was married to actor George Larkin from 1918 to his death in 1946 and she was born in Philadelphia and died at Glendale California. In addition to her career, she also wrote scripts with her husband. Ollie Kirkby at the Internet Movie Database BioOllie Kirkby – Ollie Kirkby
49. Sally Kirkland – Sally Kirkland is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Anna, Kirkland was born in New York City, New York. She was named after her mother, Sally Kirkland, who was an editor at Vogue and LIFE magazines. Her father, Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the metal business. Kirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1963, after a few uncredited and bit parts in film and television, she appeared in the underground film Coming Apart. In the 1970s, she had roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Anna, and she won a Golden Globe Award and her performance received widespread critical praise, in a performance that Rita Kempley writing for the Washington Post deemed superb. Kirkland hosts a program on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network. Films in which she has appeared include EDtv, JFK, Adam and Steve, Kirkland is also a health activist including advocating for women harmed by breast implants. She founded the Kirkland Institute for Implant Survival Syndrome in August 1998, Kirkland is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner AwarenessSally Kirkland – Sally Kirkland (2014)
50. Audrey Landers – Audrey Landers is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the television drama series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line. Landers was born Audrey Hamburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Landers began her acting career at the age of 9, when she starred in her first community theater musical, and continued acting and singing in community theater shows in New York State. Music was always a passion, and Landers began writing poetry, during her teen years, she acted on the daytime drama Somerset and studied music at the Juilliard School in New York, while majoring in psychology at Columbia University. Her feature film came in The Tennessee Stallion with her sister. Landers moved to Los Angeles and on her 24th birthday, landed the role of Afton Cooper in Dallas, which she held for 84 episodes, from 1981 to 1984 and she also appeared in the 1996 television movie Dallas, J. R. Returns. In the show, her character was a nightclub singer, Landers had already recorded two singles in the 1970s, but during her stint on Dallas, she recorded her first album, Little River. She has since released over a dozen albums, mainly for European record companies, after she left Dallas in 1984, she was cast by director Richard Attenborough as Val Clarke in the 1985 film version of A Chorus Line. In 2013 she reprised her role of Afton in several episodes of the season of the revival of Dallas. In the 1990s, she appeared in the miniseries of Jackie Collins Lucky Chances. From 1990–92, she played the role of Charlotte Hesser, eldest daughter of upstate Pennsylvania mob boss Carlo Hesser on the ABC daytime series One Life to Live and her partner, Ruth Landers, produced the series and donated it to Public Television for its 5-year run. In 2006, she co-wrote, and co-directed the family film, Circus Island. Landers married businessman Donald Berkowitz in May 1988 and they have two children, twins Adam and Daniel, born in 1993Audrey Landers – Landers in 2011
51. Jeanette MacDonald – Jeanette Anna MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars and she later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences, MacDonald was born June 18,1903, at her familys Philadelphia home at 5123 Arch Street. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Anna Mae and Daniel MacDonald and she had Scottish, English, and Dutch ancestry. Starting at an age, she took dancing lessons with Al White, imitated her mothers opera records. She performed at church and school functions and began touring in kiddie shows and she was the younger sister of character actress Blossom Rock who is most famous as Grandmama on the TV show Addams Family. In 1920 she appeared in two musicals, Jerome Kerns Night Boat as a replacement, and Irene on the road as the second female lead. Shipman once remarked that MacDonald did not have the legs for a chorus girl. In 1921 MacDonald played in Tangerine, as one of the Six Wives, in 1922 MacDonald was a featured singer in a Greenwich Village revue, Fantastic Fricassee. Good press notices brought her a role in The Magic Ring, MacDonald played the second female lead in this long-running musical which starred Mitzi Hajos. In 1925 MacDonald again had the female lead opposite Queenie Smith in Tip Toes. The following year found her still in a female lead in Bubblin Over. MacDonald finally landed the role in Yes, Yes, Yvette. Planned as a sequel to producer H. H. Frazees No, No, Nanette, MacDonald also played the lead in her next two plays, Sunny Days, her first show for producers Lee and J. J. Shubert, for which she received rave reviews, and Angela and her last play was Boom Boom, with her name above the title. While MacDonald was appearing in Angela, film star Richard Dix spotted her and had her screen-tested for his film Nothing, the Shuberts wouldn’t let her out of her contract to appear in the film, which starred Dix and Helen Kane, the Boop-boop-a-doop girl. In 1929, famed film director Ernst Lubitsch was looking through old screen tests of Broadway performers and he cast her as the leading lady in his first sound film, The Love Parade, which starred the Continental sensation Maurice Chevalier. In the first rush of sound films, 1929–30, MacDonald starred in six films and her first, The Love Parade, directed by Lubitsch and co-starring Chevalier, was a landmark of early sound films and received a Best Picture nominationJeanette MacDonald – MacDonald in 1934
52. Marion Martin – Marion Martin was an American movie and stage actress. Martin was born Marion Suplee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a Bethlehem Steel executive and she became an actress after her family fortune was lost in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and appeared in the Broadway productions Lombardi Ltd. and Sweet Adeline. She made her debut in Shes My Lillie, Im Her Willie and subsequently played minor roles. Several of her roles were in musicals and she achieved some success as a singer. By the end of the decade she had played leading roles in several B pictures. Despite her success she was often cast in roles in more widely seen films such as His Girl Friday. The majority of her roles were in comedies but she appeared in dramas such as Boom Town in which she played a dance hall singer who is briefly romanced by Clark Gable. Her more substantial roles included Alice Angel, a showgirl, in the murder mystery Lady of Burlesque with Barbara Stanwyck. She also appeared in The Big Street with Lucille Ball, in the western The Woman of the Town with Claire Trevor, by the late 1940s, her roles were often minor. Three Stooges fans will remember her as western cowgirl Gladys in Merry Mavericks and she played Belle Farnol in a 1950 episode of the The Lone Ranger entitled Pardon for Curley. Shortly afterward, she made her film appearance in 1952. Married to a physicist, Martin retired, and although she expressed the desire to return to show business and she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to motion pictures, at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard. She died in 1985 in Santa Monica, California, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CaliforniaMarion Martin – Martin in Lady of Burlesque (1943)
53. Elaine May – Elaine May is an American screenwriter, film director, actress, and comedian. She made her impact in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines with Mike Nichols, performing as Nichols. After her duo with Nichols ended, May subsequently developed a career as a director and she has been twice nominated for an Academy Award, for Heaven Can Wait and the Nichols-directed Primary Colors. In 1996, she reunited with Nichols to write the screenplay for The Birdcage, after studying acting with theater coach Maria Ouspenskaya in Los Angeles, she moved to Chicago in 1955 and became a founding member of the Compass Players, an improvisational theater group. May began working alongside Nichols, who was also in the group, and together began writing and performing their own comedy sketches. In 1957 they both quit the group to form their own act, Nichols and May, in New York. Jack Rollins, who produced most of Woody Allens films, said their act was so startling, so new, I was stunned by how really good they were. They performed nightly to mostly sold-out shows, in addition to making various TV, in their comedy act, they created satirical clichés and character types which made fun of the new intellectual, cultural, and social order that was just emerging at the time. In doing so, she was instrumental in removing the stereotype of women being unable to succeed at live comedy, together, they became an inspiration to many younger comedians, including Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin. Their relatively brief time together as comedy stars led New York talk show host Dick Cavett to call their act one of the meteors in the sky. Gerald Nachman noted that Nichols and May are perhaps the most ardently missed of all the comedians of their era. May was born Elaine Iva Berlin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1932, as a child, Elaine performed with her father in his traveling Yiddish theater company, which he took around the country. Her stage debut on the road was at the age of three, and she played the character of a generic little boy named Benny. Because the troupe toured extensively, May had been in over 50 different schools by the time she was ten, may says she hated school and would spend her free time at home reading fairy tales and mythology. Her father died when she was 11 years old, and then she and her mother moved to Los Angeles and she dropped out when she was fourteen years old. Two years later, aged sixteen, she married Marvin May and they had one child, Jeannie Berlin, who became an actress and screenwriter. The couple divorced in 1960, and she married lyricist Sheldon Harnick in 1962, in 1964, May married her psychoanalyst, Dr. David L. Rubinfine, they remained married until his death in 1982. Mays current longtime companion is director Stanley Donen, whom she has dated since 1999, Donen claims to have proposed marriage about 172 timesElaine May – Acting on stage in 1959
54. Edna Mayo – Edna Mayo was an American film actress of the silent film era. Mayo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moving to Hollywood in 1914 to pursue an acting career and that year she received her first role, in the film Michael Arnold and Doctor Lynn opposite Robert Z. Leonard. In 1914 and 1915 she would star in twenty two films, in 1916 she appeared in only four films. It was over a year before she received another role, playing the lead in Hearts of Love in 1918. It was her last film and she retired from acting and she eventually settled in San Francisco, California, where she was residing at the time of her death on May 5,1970. Aristocracy Graustark Edna Mayo at the Internet Movie DatabaseEdna Mayo – Photo of Mayo from The Moving Picture World (June 1916)
55. Melanie Mayron – Melanie Joy Mayron is an American actress and director of film and television. Mayron is best known for portraying the role of photographer Melissa Steadman on the ABC drama thirtysomething, Mayron was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Norma, a real estate agent, and David Mayron, a pharmaceutical chemist. Her family is Jewish, her father was from a Sephardic background and she trained as an actress at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Most recently, she and her chemist father have developed a line of skin care products for babies and adults called Mayrons Goods. In 2015, she directed and released The Living Room Sessions on YouTube, which is a collection of videos of up and coming musical artists performing acoustic sets in her living room. Mayron appeared in the 1974 film Harry and Tonto, the 1976 movies Gable and Lombard and Car Wash, the 1977 films The Great Smokey Roadblock and You Light Up My Life, and starred in 1978s Girlfriends. In the mid-1970s, she played Brenda Morgensterns best friend, Sandy Franks, in 1982, she played Terry Simon, the photographer, in director Costa-Gavras political drama Missing. In 1988, she co-wrote and co-produced the comedy film Sticky Fingers, in 1995, Mayron directed The Baby-Sitters Club, a film based upon the book series of the same name. She also directed the television movie Toothless starring Kirstie Alley and the movie Slap Her, in 2006, she appeared as a judge in the reality show Looking for Stars on the Starz. Catching Up With Melanie Mayron, TV Guide, Melanie Mayron at the Internet Movie Database fandango. com melaniemayron filmography Mayrons Goods, Melanie Mayrons Company for Natural Skin Products and Diaper CreamMelanie Mayron – Mayron at the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) benefit, 1990
56. Joan McCracken – Joan Hume McCracken was an American dancer, actress, and comedian who became famous for her role as Sylvie in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma. She also was noted for her performances in the Broadway shows Bloomer Girl, Billion Dollar Baby and Dance Me a Song, though not widely remembered today, McCracken was a trend-setter in musical comedy dance. Role, McCracken became an instant sensation for a carefully choreographed pratfall during the Many a New Day dance number. McCracken was generous in promoting the careers of other dancers, including Shirley MacLaine and she was noted for unconventional behavior and was one of the real-life person counterparts of Holly Golightly in Truman Capotes novella Breakfast at Tiffanys. By age 11, she was awarded a scholarship for acrobatic work at a Philadelphia gymnasium and she dropped out of West Philadelphia High School in the tenth grade to study dance in New York with choreographer George Balanchine at the opening of the School of American Ballet in 1934. In 1935, McCracken returned to Philadelphia to join Littlefields new ballet company, when the ballet company made its official debut in November 1935, McCracken was one of its principal soloists. In 1937, she went on a European tour with the company and this put a strain on her health. McCracken kept her diabetes a secret throughout her life to prevent damage to her career, the disease made her prone to fainting spells, sometimes during performances, and led to medical complications later in her life. In 1940, McCracken and her new husband Jack Dunphy, also a dancer, at first, neither failed to obtain employment, and McCracken danced in Radio City Music Halls ballet company. In 1942, McCracken and Dunphy both successfully auditioned for roles in the ensemble of the new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Away We Go. Agnes de Mille, who had just staged Aaron Coplands Rodeo for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, was staging the production, the show went into rehearsals in early 1943. Like her husband, McCracken was cast in a dance role in the chorus. Early in out-of-town tryouts, she began to distinguish herself, by the time of the Broadway opening of the show, now named Oklahoma. De Mille a she had developed her comic performance in the role of Sylvie and she became known as The Girl Who Fell Down. Sources differ as to whether the roles distinctive fall was devised by McCracken or de Mille, McCracken has said the ideas was hers, while de Mille and others recall it as being the choreographers. Celeste Holm, a member of the original cast, attributed the idea to composer Richard Rodgers, led to a contract with Warner Brothers. The studio cast her in Hollywood Canteen, an all-star extravaganza in which Warner contract players portrayed themselves, McCracken appeared in a specialty dance routine called Ballet in Jive. The dance number received favorable critical attention, McCracken was initially enthusiastic about working in films, but she was discouraged by her experiences working on Hollywood CanteenJoan McCracken – Joan McCracken
57. Florence Moore – Florence E. Moore was an American vaudeville, Broadway performer, and actress in silent films. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Moore began singing in the choir of Saint Clements Church and she began touring with the stock company of her brother Frank Moore. Florence got her first opportunity in Moscow, Idaho, when a member of the cast failed to appear. Thereafter she was a regular with the company, playing the role of a Chinese without pay and her first Broadway appearance came in 1912, as Clorinda Scribblem in Hanky Panky. During the next twenty years she participated in numerous productions, as a comedian she performed in musical comedies, revues on Broadway, and headlined as a vaudeville actress while touring America. While working in The Champagne Girls, Florence met and married William J. Montgomery and she divorced Montgomery and married John O. Kerner. Later she was separated from Kerner, records show that she was also married to Jules I. To theatregoers in New York, New York Florence is perhaps best known for being the first female emcee at the Palace Theatre, as well as her performance in Parlor, Bedroom and Bath. The production debuted in New York and played for two years on the road and her final appearance on the New York stage came in 1932, in a revival of Cradle Snatchers. She starred in the role of Mary Boland which had created seven years earlier. As a motion picture actress Moore had a brief career, films in which she appeared are The Old Melody opposite King Baggot, The Weakness of Strength, and The Secret of Eve opposite Olga Petrova. She belonged to the Actors Equity Association and the Twelfth Night Club, Florence Moore died in the Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania in 1935, aged forty nine. Death followed an operation for cancer, Florence Moore at the Internet Broadway Database Florence Moore at the Internet Movie DatabaseFlorence Moore – Florence E. Moore
58. Mia Park – Mia Park is a Korean-American TV show host, actress, drummer, and yoga instructor in based in Chicago. She is the long-time host of the dance show Chic-a-Go-Go. Mia Chan Mi Park was born in Philadelphia and she attended Shimer College, graduating with distinction in 1995. Then located in Waukegan, Illinois and currently located in Chicago, Park is the host of the Chicago underground childrens show Chic-a-Go-Go, a dance show for kids of all ages. Lonely Planet described the show as a version of Soul Train. Reviews of the show focus on Parks deliriously chipper style or always-up rock-n-roll demeanor. She has hosted Chic-A-Go-Go since 1998 and her connection to Chic-a-Go-Go actually goes back to the very first show in 1996, when her then-boyfriends band performed as the shows first musical guest, and she appeared as a dancer. Park, who typically moves rapidly from one project to another, has described the show as the longest thing Ive ever done in my life, as the host, Park interviews the guest musical groups after their performances. A drummer and percussionist, Park began performing in bands in 1995, many of the bands in which she performs are all-female and/or all-Asian, including Kim and Pook Nury. As of 2012, she was a percussionist for the pop orchestra Girl Group Chicago. In 2001, she wrote of the challenges facing rock groups of this kind, When I tell people that I am the drummer for an all-Asian American female rock band, I dont expect to be taken seriously. There arent any other bands like Kim in Chicago, let along in america, so I dont expect the masses to comprehend that, YES, women rock, Park organizes an annual event of one-night-only female cover bands performing to benefit the homeless, called Covers for Cover. Park is a co-founder of Chicagos A-Squared Theatre Workshop, the citys only pan-Asian theater troupe and she conceived of and appeared in the companys highly successful 2012 production My Asian Mom, a series of eight short one-person plays by Asian performers about their mothers. Parks contribution, which dealt with her grandmothers escape from North Korea and also involved a lengthy handstand, attracted particular attention. The Minx, as Linnea Chiang At Last The Catastrophe Boss, season 1, recurring role as clinic volunteer The Lake House, emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American. Official site Mia Park at the Internet Movie DatabaseMia Park – Mia Park in 1995.
59. Holly Robinson Peete – Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete is an American actress and singer. She also served as one of the original co-hosts of the CBS daytime talk show The Talk, after graduating from high school, Peete entered Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She majored in Psychology and French, after she graduated in 1986, she considered attending graduate school and perhaps working in languages for the U. S. State Department. However, she decided to give an acting career a chance, within a short time, Peete found roles on a television series and in two films. Peetes childrens book, My Brother Charlie, won her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in March 2011, in March 2016, a reality series debuted entitled For Peetes Sake, documenting the everyday life of her family. Peete was born in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Dolores and her mother was a school teacher, in public relations, and later a personal talent manager, and her father a producer/writer. She has a brother named Matthew Thomas III. She attended Greene Street Friends School in nearby Germantown, in 1974, her family moved to California. Peete graduated from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California, Peete graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in psychology and French. Peete studied abroad for a year at the Sorbonne, and is fluent in French, while there she sang in Paris nightclubs, including a memorable performance with jazz legend Lionel Hampton at the Hotel Meridian Jazz Club. In 1969, she made her first television appearance by playing a girl named Sally on the very first episode of Sesame Street. She recalls that when she was six years old, she kept blowing her line, saying Hi, Daddy, instead of Hi, Gordon and she ended up with just an appearance where she walked down the street with Big Bird. At the age of 11, Holly worked for the childrens show Kidsworld as a celebrity correspondent, she interviewed many actors, as an actress, she has appeared on the TV series 21 Jump Street, Hangin with Mr. Cooper, For Your Love, and Like Family. She was featured in the video for the 1990 hit single Whip Appeal by Babyface as the radio host at the beginning of the video. In 1992 she portrayed Diana Ross in The Jacksons, An American Dream, Robinson most recently starred on the UPN comedy Love, Inc. The show lasted just one season, and was canceled after the WB/UPN merger, Robinson has also had a limited career as a singer and recording artist, including the introductory song to 21 Jump Street. She contributed a variety of songs to the soundtrack of the film Howard the Duck and she recorded the theme song We Got Our Love for the 1988 film Three for the Road. She and Dawnn Lewis, along with R&B quartet En Vogue, in 2006, she won, along with fellow writer Daniel Paisner, the Quills Award in Sports for the book Get Your Own Damn Beer, Im Watching the GameHolly Robinson Peete – Holly Robinson Peete
60. Pink (singer) – Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995, the label, LaFace Records saw potential in only Pink, offering her a solo deal. Pink rose as an artist with her solo album, Cant Take Me Home. It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits, There You Go and Most Girls and she gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge. Soundtrack Lady Marmalade, which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, Pink took control in early 2001 insisting she wanted to work with her childhood hero, Linda Perry. Pink took more control and pursued a pop direction for her second album. It sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and yielded three United States top-ten singles, Get the Party Started, Dont Let Me Get Me, Pinks third album, Try This, generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Pink revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth albums, Im Not Dead and Funhouse, with the latter containing her second United States number-one hit. Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits, so Far. which featured Fuckin Perfect and the chart-topping single Raise Your Glass. In 2014 Pink recorded an album, Rose Ave. with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. Recognized for her signature vocals and acrobatic performances, Pink has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and six MTV Video Music Awards, in 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, vH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI Presidents Award for her achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture. Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8,1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to nurse Judy and insurance salesman Jim Moore and she has described her background as Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew. Although a healthy baby at birth, she developed asthma that plagued her through her early years. Pink attended Central Bucks High School West, when Moore was a toddler, her parents began having marital problems, and before she was 10 her parents had divorced. Pink developed her voice early in life, in high school, Pink joined her first band, Middleground, but it disbanded upon losing a battle of the bands competitionPink (singer) – Pink performing live during Truth About Love Tour in April 2013
61. Sue Randall – Born in Philadelphia and the daughter of a prominent real-estate consultant, Sue Randell began acting on stage at the age of ten in Dear Ruth, a production of the Alden Park Players. Randalls credited debut on the screen came in the 1955 episode Golden Victory of the series Star Tonight. She appeared in other television productions before performing as the character Ruthie Saylor. Randalls reoccurring role as a teacher on Leave It to Beaver spanned the years 1958 to 1962, Sue Randalls first appearance as Miss Landers was in the Leave It to Beaver episode Wards Problem, which originally aired on October 16,1958. Primarily, Randalls roles on television were as an actor or supporting character. For example, she was cast as Kathy OHara, a concert pianist, in the episode The Mysterious Stranger on the ABC/Warner Brothers series Sugarfoot. She was cast too in the ABC series The Rebel as Elaine, the daughter of a man sentenced to hang, but Nick Adams and that episode is titled Judgment Day and was first broadcast on October 11,1959. In the late 1950s, however, television-series producers did cast Randall as a co-star with actress Theodora Davitt in a weekly sitcom titled Up on Cloud Nine. A pilot for this comedy was completed, but no potential sponsors opted to buy or underwrite the series about the misadventures of two airline stewardesses. In addition, she made three guest appearances on Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges in 1961, Randall appeared too in five episodes of the long-running, syndicated western anthology Death Valley Days. Her last performance in series was in 1966, when she was cast as Carrie Huntington in the episode The Courtship of Carrie Huntington. In the storyline Jesse Pearson plays Henry Windsor, who is hired to take Carrie to her sisters wedding after she misses the stagecoach. Henry and Carrie engage in a wedding, but on the return trip Henry wins her over after they are held by Indians. Helen Kleeb, a native of Washington State, plays Carries mother, Randall retired from her television acting career at an early age, reportedly due to lingering complications from injuries she suffered in 1967 in an automobile accident. Her last credited television performance did, in fact, occur in 1967 and she played the part of Ruth in an episode of Vacation Playhouse, a summer replacement series that showcased a variety of unsold pilots. Sue Randall in 1982 was diagnosed with lung and larynx cancer. Following treatments for the malignancies, including the removal of her larynx, only forty-nine years of age at the time of her death, she was survived by her two sons, Blake and Kenneth. Sue Randall at the Internet Movie Database Sue Randall at Find a GraveSue Randall – Randall with Edd Byrnes in 77 Sunset Strip
62. Florence Reed – Florence Reed was an American stage and film actress. She is remembered for several outstanding stage productions, including The Shanghai Gesture, The Lullaby, The Yellow Ticket and her best remembered movie role was as Miss Havisham in the 1934 production of Great Expectations. Reed was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to comedy actor Roland Lewis Reed and his wife and her grandfather was John Pop Reed, a manager of the old Walnut Street Theatre, who donated his skull to be performed in future theatrical versions of Hamlet. Her father died in 1901 when Florence was 18 years old, afterward she and her mother came to New York City to seek a career in the theater. She made her first appearance on the stage at Proctors Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York in 1904 where she gave a monologue by George M. Cohan and she stayed with the Fifth Avenue Theater for years honing her craft. She also trouped the country with May Irwin in The Widow Jones, Reed appeared with John Barrymore in The Yellow Ticket which proved a popular play of the season. Her biggest stage success was as Mother Goddam in The Shanghai Gesture, Reed started making movies in the silent era around 1915. She was a star by then and her first movie was The Dancing Girl for Adolph Zukors Famous Players studio built around her talents. She also made films for different production companies such as Popular Plays & Players, Astra, Arrow, Tribune. In all Reed made 15 silent pictures, the last being The Black Panthers Cub, after 13 years she made her first talking film in Great Expectations. She made two more films but preferred the theater and they often appeared in stage productions together. She died on November 21,1967 and she was interred in the same burial plot with her good friend, actress Blanche Yurka, in the Actors Fund of America section of Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New YorkFlorence Reed – Theatre Magazine, (February, 1921)
63. Vivian Rich – Vivian Rich was an American silent film actress. Rich was born in Philadelphia and spent her years there. Later the family moved to Boston and she completed her education at the Boston Latin High School, from high school she went to the stage and played in musical comedy before joining the American film company. She lived with her mother in Santa Barbara, California and she was signed by the Nestor Film Company in 1912 and starred in almost 200 films. Rich retired from films in 1931 and her entry in the 1914 book Whos Who in the Film World is as follows, Miss Vivian Rich, the talented young leading actress of Sidney Ayres Co. American Films, who has such a wonderful success in such short a time, was born in Philadelphia. Her first appearance in the world was in the revival of the Country Girl. New York, following this engagement she joined the Lux Company and she left this company and joined the Nestor. This was her first appearance before the camera, after remaining with the Nestor for some time she attached herself to the fortunes of the American Film Company, and has been with them ever since. Address, American Film Company, Santa Barbara, Cal, on November 17,1957, Rich was killed in a road accident in Hollywood, California. She is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, Vivian Rich at the Internet Movie DatabaseVivian Rich – Vivian Rich
64. Amber Rose – Amber Rose is an American model, rapper, actress and fashion designer. Amber Levonchuck was born on October 21,1983 in Philadelphia, to Dorothy Rose and her father is of Irish and Italian descent and her mother is of Cape Verdean and maternal Scottish descent from Ayrshire. She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett, Rose grew up in South Philadelphia. At the age of 15, Rose began stripping, under the pseudonym Paris to provide for her family after the divorce of her parents and she was signed with modeling agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons reality show about his two assistants, Running Russell Simmons and she also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign. In 2011, Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPauls Drag Race and she was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011, she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in ads and billboards for the companys new flavors Whipped Cream. Rose released her debut single Fame, which features Wiz Khalifa, on January 10,2012, followed by a second single and she then rapped on the eleventh track of her ex-husbands album O. N. I. F. C. Titled Rise Above, along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams and she was managed by Leticia Tish Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa. In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line, in 2012, Rose opened a clothing line with her friend Priscilla Ono called Rose & Ono. Rose guest-starred on an episode of Wild N Out on MTV2, and had a role as MaryWanna in the film School Dance, which was directed by her manager, Nick Cannon in 2014. Simon & Schuster published her first book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, in which she offers advice and personal anecdotes on everything from finances and career to love, the cover features an image shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle. In 2015, Rose filmed, Walk Of No Shame with Amber Rose, the viral video helped promote Roses SlutWalk, which took place on October 3,2015 in Los Angeles, California. In March 2016, Rose launched an app called MuvaMoji. Upon release, it shot to No.1 on the App Store charts and she earned US$4 million from the app. In May 2016, it was announced that Rose would star in her own show entitled The Amber Rose Show on VH1. On September 8,2016, Rose began hosting Loveline, on August 30,2016, Rose was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy and they were eliminated on October 17 and finished in 9th placeAmber Rose – Rose at the People Magazine awards in December 2014
65. Anna Rosemond – Anna Rosemond was one of the earliest film actresses of the early silent film era. Anna Miers Rosemond was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her father was an Austrian immigrant, her mother a first generation American of German parentage. She starred in fifteen films that year, almost all opposite Crane, to include She Stoops to Conquer and her last film appearance was in the 1911 film Cinderella, starring Florence La Badie and Frank Hall Crane. Following her departure from film acting, she married George Jenkins Tompkins of Brooklyn N. Y. a NYC policeman of English/Irish descent, the two left NYC for California in 1913 where they gave birth to one daughter, Irma. Anna spent the rest of her life in San Diego and died in 1966 at the age of 80, anna Rosemond at the Internet Movie DatabaseAnna Rosemond
66. Jackie Saunders – Jackie Saunders was an American silent screen actress who was one of the major players and stars of Balboa Films. Before joining Balboa in 1914 at age 21, she had been a model and she starred in many of Balboas films during its existence as a film producing company. In the 1920s and after Balboa folded, she appeared in productions produced by William Fox, Metro Pictures, Lewis J. Selznick, Thomas H. Ince and she was born Anna Jackal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Palm Springs, California. Saunders was buried at the Welwood Murray cemetery in Palm Springs and her last known film credit was in 1925. Saunders was married twice, first to E. D. Horkheimer from 1916 to 1920, in 1927 she married J. Ward Cohen. They were wed until his death in 1951, a daughter Mary Ann was born to them in 1937. Mary Ann is a living in New York City. Nancy Preston Jean-Jacques Jura, Rodney Norman Bardin II, Balboa Films, A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio. Jackie Saunders at the Internet Movie Database Jackie Saunders, allmovie bioJackie Saunders – Jackie Saunders
67. Jill Scott – Jill Scott is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott, Words and Sounds Vol.1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human, Words and Sounds Vol.2 and The Real Thing, Words and Sounds Vol.3 both achieved gold status. She made her debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perrys Why Did I Get Married. After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her album, The Light of the Sun. In 2014, she starred in the film Get On Up as the wife of James Brown. She also appeared as the role in the BBC/HBO series The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. In 2015, she released her album, Woman. Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. She indicated in an interview with Jet Magazine that she had a childhood and was. Scott was raised as a Jehovahs Witness and attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls, after graduating from high school, Scott attended Temple University while simultaneously working two jobs. She studied secondary education for three years and, at one time, planned to become a high school English teacher, however, after serving as a teachers aide, Scott became disillusioned with a teaching career, and she dropped out of college. Prior to breaking through the industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site. Scott began her career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. She was eventually discovered by Amir Questlove Thompson of the Roots, Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio. The collaboration resulted in a credit for Scott on the song. Subsequently, Scott collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, Scott was the first artist signed to Steve McKeevers Hidden Beach Recordings label. Her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott, Words and Sounds Vol.1 was released in 2000. She experienced some notice and chart success with the single A Long Walk, Scott lost that award, but won a 2005 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for Cross My MindJill Scott – Scott performing as part of "Jazz in the Gardens", March 17, 2012
68. Vivienne Segal – Vivienne Sonia Segal was an American actress and singer. Segal was born on April 19,1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she is best remembered for creating the role of Vera Simpson in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts Pal Joey and introduced the song Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. Pal Joey opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre December 25,1940, with a cast that included Gene Kelly and she also starred as Morgan LeFay in the Rodgers and Hart revival of A Connecticut Yankee in 1942. One of Lorenz Harts last songs, To Keep My Love Alive, was specifically for her in this show. Since the 1940 production went unrecorded, a studio cast was assembled in 1950 to record the musical and she was also a performer on the CBS Radio program Accordiana in 1934. She retired from acting in 1966 following a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Pauline Thorsen in The Case of the Tsarinas Tiara, segals first marriage to actor Robert Ames ended in divorce. She then married television executive Hubbell Robinson and she died in Beverly Hills, California of heart failure on December 29,1992, aged 95. She was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles,1915 The Blue Paradise 1917 My Ladys Glove 1917 Miss 19171918 Oh, Lady. 1952 Pal Joey Broadway revival Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960Vivienne Segal – Contents
69. Billie Seward – Billie Seward was a 1930s motion picture actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1934 Seward was linked romantically to actor Lyle Talbot and she married William Wilkerson, owner of the Trocadero and Ciros, on September 30,1935. Wilkerson was also the owner and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter, the couple separated in February 1937 but reconciled. Seward renewed a divorce suit against Wilkerson in March 1938, using her legal name Rita Ann Wilkerson, Seward performed with Lou Holtz at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel Gold Room in December 1933. She obtained a contract with Columbia Pictures following a stay in Hollywood. Seward starred with Richard Cromwell in the 1934 Columbia production of Among the Missing, wallace Ford joined Seward and Cromwell in Hot News, which was eventually titled Men of the Hour. She was in three films written by Ford Beebe in 1935. The titles are Law Beyond the Range, The Revenge Rider, colonel Tim McCoy, Ward Bond, and Ed LeSaint were among her fellow actors. In One Crowded Night Seward plays Gladys and this RKO film is critiqued by Bosley Crowther who called it a routine multi-plot melodrama, Grand Hotel reduced to a tourist camp. In August 1951 an appointment for a receiver for the Hollywood Reporter was requested in a suit filed by film director Thomas Seward against Wilkerson, Seward contended that in 1944 he advanced $228,000 in partnership with Wilkerson, who put up $372,000. The suit stipulated that profits would be divided 62 percent for Wilkerson and 38 percent for Seward and he was the brother of Billie Seward. Thomas Seward charged that Wilkerson took sole possession of the business, Seward asked for the sale of the business, a division of assets, and $150,000 in damages. Seward died in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1982 and she was survived by four brothers and two sisters. Her funeral mass was conducted from St. Cyrils Church in Encino, California, Billie Seward at the Internet Movie Database Billie Seward at Find a GraveBillie Seward – Billie Seward and Jeff York in Li'l Abner (1940)
70. Holland Taylor – Holland Virginia Taylor is an American film, stage, and television actress, and playwright. She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on the ABC drama The Practice and she is also known for her role as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Taylors other notable roles include the sitcoms Bosom Buddies and The Powers That Be. Her film appearances include One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, and Legally Blonde. She also wrote and starred in the solo play Ann, based on the life and work of Ann Richards, Taylor was born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Virginia, a painter, and C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. She is the youngest of three girls in the family, her sisters are Patricia and Pamela, and through Pamela and she attended high school at Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She majored in drama at Bennington College graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress, Taylor took the role of Denise Cavanaugh on the soap opera, The Edge of Night, who killed herself just to frame her husband. Then encouraged by her coach, Stella Adler, Taylor took a role that would make her well known, Tom Hanks sexy. She proved herself to be adept at both comedy and drama. In 1985, she co-starred with Lisa Eilbacher in the ABC detective series Me, Two years later, she played opposite Alan Arkin in the short-lived ABC sitcom Harry, in which she received starring billing. From 1992-93, she starred in Norman Lears The Powers That Be with John Forsythe and David Hyde Pierce, playing the wife of Forsythes character, a U. S. senator. In early 1994, she joined the cast of Saved by the Bell, The College Years as Dean Susan McMann and she played the part of Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice. Originally intended to be an appearance, the role lasted from 1998 to 2003. She won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in 1999, in her speech, she is remembered for claiming the statue and exclaiming. She also played a role in the animated show American Dad. as Francines biological mother, Taylor began researching, writing, and producing a one-woman play about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards in 2009. The two-act play, originally titled Money, Marbles, and Chalk, starring Taylor as Richards, was first workshopped in May 2010 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas. It was later retitled Ann, An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards and opened in Chicago November 16,2011 and it played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, from December 17,2011, through January 15,2012. The show next opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 7,2013, for this role, Taylor was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a PlayHolland Taylor – Taylor circa 1994
71. Jean Vander Pyl – Jean Vander Pyl was an American actress on radio, television and movies. Although her career spanned decades, she is perhaps best remembered as the voice of Wilma Flintstone for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Flintstones. Jean Vander Pyl was born in Philadelphia to John H. and her grandfather had come from the Netherlands. Her father was the manager for Knit Underwear, her mother was a Southerner from Tennessee. The two died within six months of each other in the early 1950s, the family came to Los Angeles by the mid-1930s. On radio she was heard on such programs as The Halls of Ivy and on Father Knows Best during the early 1950s, where she portrayed Margaret Anderson and her husband, Carroll G. OMeara, died on February 18,1962, at age 53. He was a graduate of Stanford University who worked as a copywriter at KHJ radio in the mid-1930s and she later married Roger Wells DeWitt, who also predeceased her. Vander Pyl made numerous TV appearances as an actress in such as Leave It to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, The Beverly Hillbillies, That Girl. One of her final TV appearances was in the scene of the Season Two Murder, She Wrote episode. Vander Pyl also had a brief cameo appearance in the 1994 live-action film version of The Flintstones as Mrs. Feldspar. Vander Pyl was the voice of Wilma Flintstone, her best-known character, the Flintstones ran in syndication across the globe for decades. At the time, Vander Pyl lived in San Clemente, California and she did additional voices, particularly Southern belles and beautiful girls, on The Quick Draw McGraw Show, Snagglepuss and The Yogi Bear Show. Later, she did the voices of Maw Rugg and her daughter Floral Rugg on a cartoon, The Hillbilly Bears and Winsome Witch. Jean Vander Pyl was also the voice of Little Ogee on The Magilla Gorilla Show, in 1969, Vander Pyl guest starred on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You. Episode Foul Play in Funland, playing Sarah Jenkins and she went on to voice Mrs. Finkerton on Inch High, Private Eye, as well as several female characters on Hong Kong Phooey, The Tom and Jerry Show and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. In the 1980s and 1990s, the voice actress did voices on Mister T, Snorks, Yogis Treasure Hunt. Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, and A Flintstones Christmas Carol and her last roles were again as Wilma Flintstone on What a Cartoon. Episode Dino, Stay Out. in 1995 and on The Weird Al Show in 1997, on April 10,1999, Vander Pyl died of lung cancer at her home in Dana Point, CaliforniaJean Vander Pyl – Jean Vander Pyl behind a prop of Wilma
72. Marie Wainwright – Marie Wainwright was an American stage and sometimes screen actress. Achieved the bulk of her fame on the Victorian stage, parents were Commodore J. M. Wainwright and Maria Wainwright. She was educated in France and made her first stage appearance in 1877 in Romeo and she later was leading lady for Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett and Tommaso Salvini. Acted in the classics and high drama until the turn of the century then began appearing in contemporary plays. Later in life made attempt at silent film acting making just three films, died in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1923. photo#2 findagrave. com findagrave. comMarie Wainwright – Portrait by Napoleon Sarony
73. Nancy Walker – Nancy Walker was an American actress and comedian of stage, screen, and television. She was also a film and television director, Walker was born in 1922 as Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the elder of two daughters of vaudevillian Dewey Barto and Myrtle. Walker and her father both stood 411 and her younger sister, Betty Lou, also had a musical career. The sisters were raised in a trunk by their father, an entertainer with George Mann in the comedic and acrobatic dance act, Barto. In 1937, as Nan Barto, Walker appeared on the NBC radio programs Coast to Coast On A Bus and she made her Broadway debut in 1941 in Best Foot Forward. The role provided Walker with her debut when she signed a contract with M-G-M to make a movie version. In 1943, she appeared with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in the second film version of Girl Crazy. Her next film, Broadway Rhythm, in which she had a musical number backed by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet. Her dry comic delivery enabled her to continue acting throughout the 1940s and 1950s, originating the roles of Hildy Eszterhazy in On the Town and Lily Malloy in Look Ma, Im Dancin. on Broadway. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1956 for her work in the musical revue Phoenix 55, Walker also starred in the short-lived Broadway musical comedy Copper and Brass in 1957, and appeared in the 1958 New York City Center production of Wonderful Town. For the early 1970s revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, she appeared again opposite Silvers, because of her T. V. work, she was unable to transfer with the show to Broadway. Her appearances in musicals led to record releases, and Dozens of television guest appearances and recurring roles followed, providing her with steady work. Her career spanned five decades and included comedies, dramas, and television variety shows such as Faye Emersons Wonderful Town, The Garry Moore Show, in the 1960-61 television season, she appeared in two episodes of NBCs The Tab Hunter Show. In 1970, she secured a role as Emily the housekeeper on the television series Family Affair. However, after four seasons, the ratings of Family Affair had plummeted opposite NBCs popular The Flip Wilson Show, and the series was cancelled at the end of that season. That same year Walker made her first appearance playing Ida Morgenstern, the role proved to be ideal for her. Walker thereafter became an annual guest star on the show for the three years. In 1974, when the MTM spinoff series, Rhoda premiered, from 1971-76, she was a regular on the successful Rock Hudson detective series McMillan & Wife, playing the McMillans housekeeper, MildredNancy Walker – from the trailer for Best Foot Forward (1943)
74. Jane Winton – Jane Winton was a film actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, and painter. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 1920s she began her stage career as a dancer with the Ziegfeld Follies. After coming to the West Coast, Winton became known as the goddess of Hollywood. Winton played Donna Isobel, the mother of the title character, the film starred John Barrymore and Mary Astor. The movie was billed as the first film made in Vitaphone, modern talking pictures began with the Vitaphone. After leaving Hollywood, Winton performed various operatic roles both in the United States and abroad, in 1933 she was with the National Grand Opera Company for their production of I Pagliacci. She starred in the operetta Caviar, in England she became noted for her singing and work in radio. In 1951 Wintons novel, Park Avenue Doctor, was published by Frederick Fell, passion Is The Gale, her second novel, was released almost a year later. In 1927 she wed Hollywood screenwriter Charles Kenyon and she married New York businessman Horace Gumble in 1930. Her last husband was Michael T. Gottlieb, a stockbroker, tournament contract bridge player, Winton died in 1959 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City from undisclosed causes. She maintained other residences in Katonah, New York and Phoenix, jane Winton at the Internet Movie DatabaseJane Winton – Jane Winton
75. Dorothea Wolbert – Dorothea Wolbert was an American film actress. She appeared in 147 films between 1916 and 1957 and she appeared on the television series I Love Lucy in episode #137, Rickys European Booking. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Hollywood, dorothea Wolbert at the Internet Movie DatabaseDorothea Wolbert – Wolbert from an ad for The Flirt (1922)