Category:Actresses from Philadelphia
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1. Erika Alexander – She has won numerous awards for her work including two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Alexander got her big break on the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She later starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic The Long Walk Home. Perhaps her most memorable role was on the FOX sitcom Living Single, a role she played for five years. She is the co-writer of ` Concrete Park,' a science-fiction graphic novel. In 2002, she played 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 Brook's adaptation of The Mahabharata. She also played a young Flora in the TV miniseries Mama Flora's Family. Her voice is featured on The Bible Experience. She also appeared in Toni Braxton's music video for "You're Makin' Me High." In 2011, she appeared in episode 13 of House M.D. where she played the character Ms. Fields. Alexander was born in Winslow, Arizona. She is one of six children born to Sammie Alexander. She is married to artist/screenwriter Tony Puryear. She actively toured college campuses with Chelsea Clinton, during the 2008 Democratic primary.Erika Alexander – Alexander at Comic-Con, 2012.
2. Henny Backus – Henny Backus was a Broadway showgirl in the 1930s whose stage credits include Orson Welles's Horse Eats Hat. She was the wife of comedian Jim. Henrietta Kaye was born in Brooklyn March 1911. She preferred working in the theater and appeared in Broadway musicals during the 1930s. Woking as Henriette Kaye, she was a member of the Federal Theatre Project. Nat Karson, designed the sets and costumes. Kaye married comedian Jim Backus in 1943. She appeared with her husband in the TV sitcom, Gilligan's Island, in the second-season episode "Gilligan's Mother-In-Law". She also acted in a Season 5 episode of The Love Boat. Henny wrote Care for the Caretaker, offering practical solutions for those facing such dilemmas. In 1989, Jim Backus died from complications of pneumonia.Henny Backus – Jim and Henny Backus (1969)
3. Mabel Ballin – Mabel Ballin was an American motion-picture actress of the silent film era. Born Mabel Croft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she originally studied painting. Her landscapes were led to an offer to appear in films. Ballin appeared in 28 films between 1925. She achieved popularity during World War I. She is best known for her role in Riders of the Purple Sage. Her notable roles included The Glorious Adventure, Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, in which she played Becky Sharp. They remained married until his death in 1956. She died in Santa Monica, California. She was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica with her husband.Mabel Ballin – 1924 photo from Stars of the Photoplay
4. 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 actress in her era. Barrymore's career spanned six decades. Ethel Barrymore was born Ethel Mae Blythe in the second child of the actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew. She was named for her father’s favorite character—Ethel in William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Newcomes. She was the sister of actors John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, the grand-aunt of actress Drew Barrymore. She attended Roman Catholic schools there. In 1884 she, her brothers sailed to England and stayed two years. Maurice had decided to exhibit a play and star in some plays at London's Haymarket Theatre. Ethel recalled being frightened on first meeting Oscar Wilde when later being reprimanded by her parents for showing fear of Wilde. Returning in 1886 her father took her to her first baseball game. She wanted to be a concert pianist. Georgie died in July 1893 a week before her 37th birthday. Essentially Lionel's childhood ended when Georgie died and they were forced to go to work still in their teens. A few years younger, stayed with their grandmother and other relatives.Ethel Barrymore – Ethel Barrymore, 1896
5. Victory Bateman – Victory Bateman was an American silent film actress. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Creese, were both actors. On stage, Ms. Bateman appeared in the 1919 tour of "Seven Days' Leave". In the early 1890s she became embroiled in the divorce proceedings of actors Aubrey Boucicault and Amy Busby. Though later exonerated in the case Bateman was forced to resign from an all-woman's group called The Professional Woman's League. At one time she was married to a son of John Sleeper Clarke. They were separated at the time of the Boucicault trial. She was also married, to Harry Mestayer and to George Cleveland. Cleveland was young enough to be her son. Her last two husbands were eventually involved in the silent film industry. The Turmoil.... Mrs. James Sheridan Tess of the D'Urbervilles.... Joan Durbeyfield The Eternal Three.... Mrs. Tucker Human Wreckage.... Mother Finnegan Can a Woman Love Twice?Victory Bateman – Bateman with Viola Dana in Cinderella's Twin (1920)
6. Eleanor Boardman – Eleanor Boardman was an American film actress of the silent era. After temporarily losing her voice, in 1922, she entered silent films. She was chosen as their "New Face of 1922," through which she signed a contract with the company. After several supporting roles, she played the lead in 1923's Souls for Sale. Her growing popularity was reflected on the list of WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1923. She appeared during her career achieving her greatest success in Vidor's The Crowd. Her performance in that film is widely recognized as one of the outstanding performances in silent films. After some success in sound films, she parted ways with MGM. Her final film was ` The Three Cornered Hat,', made in 1935. Unable to make the transition from silent to talking pictures, Boardman retreated from Hollywood. Her subsequent appearance was in an interview filmed for Kevin Brownlow and David Gill's British documentary series Hollywood. Boardman was married to the director King Vidor, with whom she had two daughters, Antonia and Belinda. Their marriage lasted until 1931. Garbo broke off the plans at the last minute. Boardman's second husband was Harry d'Arrast to whom she was married from 1940.Eleanor Boardman – Eleanor Boardman in 1924
7. 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 1830 in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of an Episcopal clergyman and sister of actress Sarah Crocker Conway. In 1846, she appeared at the Park Theatre in New York City, New York. On March 1847, she married actor David P. Bowers, moved to Philadelphia. She appeared at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. She made Philadelphia her home until her husband's death in 1857. After a period of retirement from the stage, she leased the Walnut Street Theatre and retained its management until 1859. She then leased the Philadelphia Academy of Music for a dramatic season. She married Dr. Brown of Baltimore in 1861. and traveled to London. She made a great success at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Returning to New York City in 1863, she played at the Winter Garden. Among her favorite roles were Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Marie Antoinette, 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.Elizabeth Crocker Bowers – Elizabeth Crocker Bowers
8. Nellie Casman – Nellie Casman was an actress and singer in Yiddish theater. She was moved to the United States in the early 1900s; her father was a hazzan. She then went back to vaudeville. She recorded Yiddish couplets for the Victor and Columbia labels. She went in 1929 concertizing and appearing in her husband's play A khasndl oyf shabos. The couple went to Russia well, where she performed in Dos vaybele. They then toured with equal success. She then went back to Argentina where she performed Spanish songs and appeared in Steinberg's Di Komediantke. In 1932 she performed in London, Paris, Berlin, Riga, back to Warsaw. Her most popular character was a "Little Cantor" in the Aron Nager's 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, reprising the role in a 1950 film. 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 City.Nellie Casman – Nellie Casman in 1915
9. 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 under the management of Professor Mueller. Her first appearance at a regular theatre was as Miss Apsley in The Willow Copse. A short time afterward she became a member of the Arch Street Theatre, where she remained nearly two seasons. She became a member of the company when the National in Cincinnati, Ohio, was opened by Lewis Baker for the 1857–58 season. 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. New York: D. Appleton. University of Washington: Digital Collections Search for "Henrietta Chanfrau"Henrietta Baker Chanfrau – Chanfrau, between 1855 and 1865.
10. Audrey Chapman – Audrey Chapman was an actress in motion pictures of the silent film era from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chapman was educated in California. She went directly into movies. In The Money Changers she played the character of Mary Holmes in a photoplay 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 based on a Zane Grey novel. Two complete producing crews shot the movie, an outdoor narrative. The setting was the Spanish state of Chinora. An American engineer is drilling for oil there. In Garrison's Finish, Chapman was paired with Jack Pickford. The story was about racing. Between 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, Golden Dreams. Audrey Chapman died in 1993.Audrey Chapman – The Money-Changers by Jack Conway, 1920
11. 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. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in night clubs. Mae Clarke started her professional career as a dancer in New York City, sharing a room with Barbara Stanwyck. Clarke played the role of Elizabeth, attacked by the Monster, on her day. Clarke appeared as Myra Deauville in the 1931 Pre-Code version of Waterloo Bridge. Clarke also appeared with Lew Ayres, Boris Karloff, George Raft. By the mid-1930s, Clarke was featured through to the 1960s. In 1949 Clarke was the female lead of Republic Pictures' 12-chapter 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 divorced three times: to Fanny Brice's brother Lew Brice, Herbert Langdon. All the unions were childless. Clarke died in Woodland Hills, California.Mae Clarke – in Lady Killer (1933)
12. Imogene Coca – Imogene Coca was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Miss Coca, on the other hand, is the timid woman who, when aroused, can beat a tiger with a feather." She was the most professional artist I've ever worked with." Coca's father was of the son of Joseph F. Coca, Sr. and his wife, Laura. She gained prominence when she began to combine music with comedy; her critical success was in New Faces of 1934. A well-received part of her act was a comic striptease, during which Coca 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 a 1953 Peabody Award in broadcasting. Her success in that program earned her own series, The Imogene Coca Show, which ran 1954-55. Prior to working with Caesar she had starred in Buzzy Wuzzy, which lasted four episodes in 1948. She went on to star in two more series. In the 1963 -- 64 season, Coca portrayed a comic temporary helper in the NBC sitcom Grindl. It lasted only one season. Coca later starred as a cave woman with Joe E. Ross in the 1966 -- 67 time-travel sitcom It's About Time.Imogene Coca – Coca in 1952
13. Ellen Corby – Ellen Hansen Corby was an American actress. She is best remembered for the role of Grandma Esther Walton on the CBS series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. 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, from Denmark. She grew up in Philadelphia. An interest in amateur while in high school led her to Atlantic City in 1932, where she briefly worked as a chorus girl. She took acting lessons on the side. Corby began her career as a writer working on the Trail. She received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a lovelorn aunt in I Remember Mama. In the episode entitled "The Vote", Henrietta Porter advocates for women's suffrage: "Women should have the right to vote. Women should be in politics. They can't do any worse than you men!" For her guest appearances in many Westerns, Corby in 1989 won a Golden Boot award. Corby appeared on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. From 1965 to 1967, she had Please Don't Eat the Daisies, based on an earlier Doris Day film.Ellen Corby – Edgar Bergen and Corby in the made-for-television film The Homecoming in 1971
14. Frances Dade – Frances Dade, also known early in her career as Lorelei Lee, was an American film actress of the late 1920s and 1930s. Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dade moved to Hollywood, California in the late 1920s to pursue an acting career. She first caught the attention of Samuel Goldwyn as a member of the company of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. He gave a contract though she later went free lance. Her first role was in 1928, when she had an uncredited role alongside stars Dorothy Boyd and Mabel Poulton in The Constant Nymph. In 1930 she appeared including Grumpy. In 1931 Dade was cast in the biggest role of Lucy Weston in Dracula, which starred Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler. The scene with Bela Lugosi hovering over her prostrate body remains an indelible part of culture. Despite her performance in Dracula, Dade's role offers dwindled. She starred in six films in 1931, three of which were horror films. In 1932, she appeared on Broadway in the play Collision. Thereafter, she retired from acting and married wealthy socialite Brock Van Avery. She eventually went into nursing. She died there at the age of 57. She was grandniece to first cousin to athlete Hobey Baker.Frances Dade – References 
15. Margaret Dale (actress) – Margaret Dale was an American stage and film actress. Many sources give her year as 1880. She occasionally did films in the 1920s. She appeared in a large number of Broadway hits as an actress. Born Margaret Rosendale, she later shortened her surname legally to'Dale'. She began her career in Charles Frohman acting company in 1898, often in support of the leading actors. She became the leading lady of John Drew from 1902 to 1905. Dale performed in the long running play Disraeli, 1911 to 1917. In 1920 Dale appeared in her first movie His Wife. She would appear in six films between 1934 preferring the theater. She rejoined Arliss in 1921 for the version of Disraeli, produced by his production company Distinctive and released through United Artists. Dale did not return to Arliss when he made his talking version in 1929. In 1922 Dale appeared in D. W. Griffith's One Exciting Night, a haunted house melodrama. This movie was an original story by Griffith. One Exciting Night was shot on Long Island.Margaret Dale (actress) – Hearst International Magazine 1907
16. Cass Daley – Cass Daley was an American radio, television and film actress, singer, comedian. The daughter of Daley started to perform at night clubs and on the radio as a band vocalist in the 1940s. Daley began singing in front of neighborhood storefronts. Noted for her buck teeth and comical style, she sang at clubs as a teen while working as a hat-check girl and electrician. 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." As a frequent guest, she appeared semi-regularly in 1944 on The Bob Burns Show on NBC. In 1945, she joined the cast of another popular radio show. In 1950, she starred in her own radio show The Cass Daley Show. Daley recorded several singles with Hoagy Carmichael. It sold 150,000 copies in just two months. 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 small television, stage roles. She was among the stars in the 1972 revue Big Show of 1928, which toured the country and played New York's Madison Square Garden. Alone in her apartment, the 59-year-old comedian apparently fell and landed on her glass coffee table.Cass Daley – Cass Daley
17. Blythe Danner – Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress of film, television and stage. Danner is the mother of director Jake Paltrow. In 1970 Danner won the Tony Award in a Play for her performance in Butterflies Are Free. Danner won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. Danner has opera singer/actor Harry Danner; a sister-in-law, performer-turned-director Dorothy Danner; and a half-brother, violin maker William Moennig. She graduated from a Quaker high school located near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1960. Danner began her Friends School experience at Media-Providence Friends School, then known as Media Friends in Media, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Danner's first roles included the 1967 musical Mata Hari, the 1968 off-Broadway production, Summertree. Her early Broadway appearances included roles in The Miser. Danner won a Best Supporting Actress Tony playing a free-spirited divorcee in Butterflies Are Free. In 1972, she portrayed Martha Jefferson in the movie version of 1776. She played a wife whose husband has been unfaithful opposite Peter Falk and John Cassavetes in the Columbo episode "Etude in Black". Her earliest starring role was opposite Alan Alda in To Kill a Clown. She appeared in the episode of M * A * S * H entitled "The More I See You", playing the interest of Alda's character Hawkeye Pierce.Blythe Danner – Danner in 1980
18. 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 developed good vocability. She first appeared at the age of seven. She then appeared in Vitaphone shorts. In time, by 1934 she was signed under contract to Warner Bros.. Studios and made her debut in Very Close Vangs. She sang such songs as "Red Headed and Blue" and "Yoo Hoo Hoo". By early 1940s, Dare began to lose parts. Dare moved to Orange County, California. She seldom wrote about her Hollywood years. She was buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California.Dorothy Dare – Dorothy Dare
19. Mildred Davis – Davis was born at the "Friends School" there. After several years spent studying, she traveled in the hopes of securing a role in a film. After appearing in small roles, she caught the attention of Hal Roach, who pointed her out to comedian Harold Lloyd. Lloyd was looking for a leading lady to cast Davis in his comedy short From Hand to Mouth in 1919. It would be the first of fifteen films they would star in together. On February 1923, she married Harold Lloyd. After their marriage, Lloyd announced that Davis would not appear in any more motion pictures. Her brother was actor Jack Davis of Our Gang, later a prominent Beverly Hills physician. The couple remained very close for their entire life together. She found comfort with actresses Marion Davies and Colleen Moore. She also developed a long-lasting friendship with Roy Brooks, who lived with them at Greenacres for over forty years. Davis died from a coronary following a series of strokes in California, in 1969. Mildred Davis at the Internet Movie Database Mildred Davis Photo gallery Mildred Davis at Virtual HistoryMildred Davis – Mildred Davis
20. Paige Davis – Davis attended Charles H. Bird Elementary School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, through part of fifth. Mindy Paige lived from the Louisville Youth Performing Arts School. Mindy Paige graduated at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. During this period, Mindy Paige was sometimes credited as Mindy Paige Benson, following her 1994 marriage to actor Greg Benson. In Los Angeles, California, Davis also did numerous TV videos. In 2001, Mindy Paige Page became the host of the TLC cable-TV network's redecorating television Trading Spaces, replacing Alex McLeod. Also Mindy Paige Page married actor Patrick Page, with whom she appeared in Beauty and the Beast. Page's wedding was featured on the TLC series A Wedding Story. TLC dropped Mindy Paige Page in January 2005 to revamp the show with a host-less format. The New York Post had reported in its "Page Six" column that Mindy Paige Page permitted onlookers to touch her body. Mindy Paige said that she "kept all of clothes on at all times." Mindy Paige went on to characterize the article in its description of the event. Mindy Paige Page hosts new interviews in The Best Of Trading Spaces, which debuted in January 2011, on TLC's sister channel OWN. Mindy Paige Page made other television appearances after her hosting duties. In 2004, Mindy Paige was a guest judge on the Food Network's Iron Chef America in "Battle Egg."Paige Davis – Paige Davis in 2007
21. Kim Delaney – Early in her career, Delaney played All My Children. Delaney later had leading roles on the Lifetime television drama Army Wives. An Irish American, was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney. Delaney's mother was former head of the United Auto Workers. Delaney was raised Roman Catholic. She has four brothers: Ed, John, Keith, Patrick. While she was attending J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, Delaney worked for the Elite agency. After her graduation, Delaney found employment there as a model. At the same time, Delaney studied acting with William Esper. She first became known for her stint on the soap opera All My Children, which also was her first job. After leaving the show, she began acting in feature films. In 1985, she appeared with Emilio Estevez in That Was Then... This Is Now, a film version of the S. E. Hinton novel of the same name. In 1986, Delaney played a young nun in The Delta Force, starring Chuck Norris. In 1988, she starred in The Drifter.Kim Delaney – Kim Delaney at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards in 2011
22. Kat Dennings – Katherine Litwack, known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. Since 2011, Dennings has starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. She was raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Her father, Gerald J. Litwack, is a molecular pharmacologist, college professor and chairman. She is the youngest including an older brother, Geoffrey S. Litwack. Her family is Jewish. Dennings was homeschooled; her only enrollment at a traditional school was for a half-day at Friends' Central School. Dennings graduated from high school early, at the age of 14. Dennings moved to Los Angeles so that she could pursue acting full time. Dennings adopted the surname "Dennings" as her professional name when she was younger. She began her career at the age of 10. Her acting job was an ad for potato chips. In 2002, she appeared in the Disney Channel film The Scream Team as a teenager who stumbles into a group of ghosts. The role was recast with Nora Zehetner. She continued on Less than Perfect in 2003.Kat Dennings – Dennings at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
23. Georgiana Drew – Georgiana Emma Drew, aka Georgie Drew Barrymore, was an American stage actress and comedian and a member of the Barrymore acting family. 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 and As You Like It. In Pique she met a English actor, 26 year old, Maurice Barrymore, whom she married on December 1876. They had three children: John. 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, became rocky as Maurice indulged in numerous affairs. 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, given ownership of the play by Maurice, forced her hand by closing it. Helena's husband, its producer, sued her. The real reason for Georgie's actions never got into the press. Her career at this time was being managed by a up-and-coming producer named Charles Frohman. Frohman would play a big part in managing the early careers of her three children, well as John Drew. In December 1891, illness forced her to leave the stage.Georgiana Drew – Georgiana Drew
24. Helen Dunbar – Helen Dunbar was an American theatrical performer and silent film actress. In 1899 she appeared at the Weber and Fields Broadway Music Hall. She also worked with the Boston Opera Company. She continued until 1926. Her stage and career extended over thirty-five years. Dunbar's career started with Out of the Depths. The production starred Francis X. Bushman. She became a leading lady for the old Essanay Studios. For a number of years she was to Famous Players-Lasky. Her final movie was Stranded in Paris, which featured Tom Ricketts. Dunbar died at the home of her daughter, 1203 Poinsettia Place, Los Angeles, California. She resided in the final fourteen years of her life. Her funeral was conducted at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Los Angeles Times, "Helen Dunbar's Funeral Rites Will Be Today", August 30, 1933, Page A8. The New York Times, "Helen Dunbar", August 30, 1933, Page 19.Helen Dunbar – Frank Bacon, Marguerite Snow, Wilfred Rogers, Helen Dunbar and William Clifford in A Corner in Cotton (1916).
25. 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 currently plays Mandy Baxter in the ABC sitcom Last Standing, which premiered on October 11, 2011. Ephraim was born in the daughter of Nina Zebooker and William Ephraim. She was raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated in Religious studies. At Princeton she performed in and choreographed various shows for Princeton University Players and Theatre Intime. Ephraim was raised Jewish. Ephraim made her Broadway debut in 2002 as Little Red Riding Hood in the Broadway revival of Into the Woods, receiving a Drama League Award nomination. She was later seen as Bielke on the Roof. Off-Broadway, Ephraim played Rachel Stein in End Days in 2009. In 2010, she played Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Westport Country Playhouse. In 2015 Ephraim appeared at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Ephraim played Wendy Greenhut in the 2008 film College Road Trip. Ephraim also played Paranormal Activity 2 and the 2014 spin-off film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. She currently appears as one of Tim Allen's character's daughters, in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing.Molly Ephraim – Ephraim in 2012
26. Eve (rapper) – Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American rapper and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list. Eve has also achieved success with her clothing line, Fetish. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jerry Jeffers, a chemical plant supervisor. Eve's musical interest was singing. Eve even formed an all-female singing group with a manager. This group covered songs from Color Me Badd. Eve stuck with it. Eve then went on to form a rapping group. After the split, she began working on a solo career under the name "Eve of Destruction." Most recently has resided in London. She is featured on the song "You Got Me" from their 1999 album Things Fall Apart. The song won a Grammy Award in 2000, which should have been Eve's first. Eve stated on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009 that she did not receive a Grammy for the track. Questlove, from The Roots, showed she's not even credited on the award plaque.Eve (rapper) – Eve at The Heart Truth 's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in February 2011
27. Rose Eytinge – Rose Eytinge was a Jewish American actress and author. She is thought to be the American actor to earn a three figure salary. Eytinge was born November 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She soon was invited to join a professional touring company. In 1855, she was divorced in 1862. They had Rose Courtney, an actress married to the actor John T. Raymond. Her professional debut was on stage at the Olympic Theatre. She performed in "The Fool's Revenge". With others, she toured Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C.. She was invited to the White House. In 1869, she married U. S. Consul General to Egypt. Eytinge took a break from performing. Due to infidelities, Eytinge sued for divorced in 1882. Eytinge returned to New York to resume her career with the Union Square Theatre Company. It was at this time that she played one of her most famous roles, Shakespeare's "Cleopatra" for which she drew on her Egyptian experiences.Rose Eytinge – Rose Eytinge
28. Tina Fey – Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer. She broke as a featured player in the improvisational group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, adapted from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes. After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created the television 30 Rock for a situation comedy loosely based at SNL. In the series, she portrays the writer of a fictional series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. She next appeared in the 2010 film the animated Megamind. In 2015, she created and produced the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally for NBC and eventually for Netflix. Her recent films include Sisters and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. In 2010, Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, becoming the youngest-ever recipient of the award. 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 following two years, generating the highest ratings for the annual ceremony in a decade and receiving similar acclaim. Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne", is a brokerage employee.Tina Fey – Fey at the Muppets Most Wanted premiere in 2014.
29. 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 earned a B.A. in Drama and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her father is prominent Pennsylvania judge James Fitzgerald; and Carole, is involved in politics and volunteer work in Philadelphia. Fitzgerald is the founder of Voices in a non-profit community theater in Los Angeles. From 1999 to 2005 she played assistant to C. J. Cregg, on The West Wing. On January 2007, Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times announced that Fitzgerald had won a writing contest he had sponsored on Darfur. 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, Miracle. Fitzgerald can be seen in the dance scene, where she is one of the other people dancing. They were married November 1998. They divorced in 2003.Melissa Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald in 2013
30. 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. She attended Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is one of seven children in an Irish-American family. She is younger than her twin sister, a social worker. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The Lampshades was declared "Best Saturday Comedy Show of the Year" by LA Weekly. Flannery played Neely O'Hara in Off Broadway hit Valley of the Dolls in the Square Theatre in New York City and Los Angeles. She is the musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club, teaching Shakespeare to young adults. Flannery was a member of the band Mono Puff using the name "Lady Puff". She sang on their second album, It's 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, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Flannery also appeared in a 2009 episode of Iron Chef America.Kate Flannery – Flannery at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
31. Betty Garde – Katharine Elizabeth "Betty" Garde was an American stage, radio, film and television actress. Born in Philadelphia, Katherine Elizabeth Garde was starring by age 15. She attended the University of Pennsylvania. Betty Garde created the role of Aunt Eller in the original Broadway production of Oklahoma!. She also portrayed Mrs. Gordon in Agatha Sue, I Love You. Garde's most notable role was probably in Call Northside 777, in which she played a prosecution witness whose testimony convicted an innocent man. The 5' 10" Garde also had a major role in the 1950 movie Caged, in Cry of the City. Her television credits include 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 Sherman Oaks, California. There were no immediate survivors.Betty Garde – Betty Garde
32. Janet Gaynor – Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. She began her career in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, Gaynor became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. This was the only occasion on which an actress has won Oscar for multiple film roles. After retiring from acting in 1939, she married film designer Adrian with whom she had a son. Gaynor briefly later became an accomplished oil painter. In September 1982, Gaynor sustained multiple injuries in a serious accident which contributed to her death in September 1984. She was born Laura Augusta Gainor in Germantown, Philadelphia. Nicknamed "Lolly" as a child, Gaynor was the youngest of two daughters born to Frank De Witt Gainor. Frank Gainor worked as paperhanger. When Gaynor was a toddler, her father began teaching her how to sing, perform acrobatics. As a child in Philadelphia, Gaynor began acting in school plays. After her parents divorced in 1914, Gaynor, her mother moved to Chicago. Thereafter, her mother married electrician Harry C. Jones. The family later moved west to San Francisco.Janet Gaynor – in Servants' Entrance (1934)
33. Reagan Gomez-Preston – Reagan Gomez-Preston is an American television and film actress and voice actress. She is best known on Fox animated comedy The Cleveland Show. Gomez-Preston has appeared in numerous shows, films, music videos. Reagan Gomez-Preston was born to a Puerto Rican mother, an African American father, Bennett Preston. She has a younger brother named Kyle. Gomez-Preston's 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. After this Cheryl Gomez moved the family to Philadelphia. There Gomez-Preston was enrolled in singing lessons at Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre. Her parents eventually divorced. In 1994, she moved to Los Angeles with Kyle so that Gomez-Preston could pursue an acting career. Gomez-Preston began her acting career in The Parent'Hood, as Zaria Peterson. She guest starred on Bernadette. She also played Francine in Love Inc..Reagan Gomez-Preston – Gomez-Preston at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.
34. Charlotte Greenwood – Charlotte Greenwood was an American actress and dancer. Born in Philadelphia, Greenwood starred on Broadway, movies and radio. Standing around six feet tall, she was best known for high kicks. She earned the unique praise of being, in her words, the "...only woman in the world who could kick a giraffe in the eye." In 1916, Morosco commissioned a successful star vehicle play titled So Long Letty. This role made a star; she reprised it in the 1929 movie of the same name. She appeared as Charles Ruggles, Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Buster Keaton, Carmen Miranda. Most of Greenwood's best work was lauded by such critics as James Agate, Alexander Woollcott, Claudia Cassidy. She feared the play was too risqué. One of her last movie roles was dancing as the feisty matriarch, Aunt Eller, in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Greenwood had The Charlotte Greenwood Show, a situation comedy. It was broadcast 1944-1946, first on ABC and later on NBC. She also was on Lux Radio Theatre October 2, 1944. Charlotte Greenwood died from undisclosed causes, aged 87. She was married first, to actor Cyril Ring, brother of actress Blanche Ring, secondly to composer Martin Broones.Charlotte Greenwood – Charlotte Greenwood
35. Laura Nelson Hall – Laura Nelson Hall was an actress in theater and vaudeville stock companies in the late 19th century and early 20th century. She appeared in a supporting role in the original production of The Moth and the Flame along with Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon. This part earned her considerable notice and a new manager, Augustin Daly. Despite laudatory reviews in the press for her Midwestern showings, misfortune struck in Hall's life. In January 1904, the actor Ned Howard Fowler committed suicide. Hall was with Fowler when he shot himself, with her personal physician, Dr. Starling Wilcox. The doctor had been called to attend the young actor, "exceedingly nervous" from overwork. Hall and Fowler were both had just wed after arriving with their troupe in Columbus. Hall wasted no time getting back to work, however. She soon became a leading lady of the Arden Stock Company before moving on to New Orleans, Louisiana. There she became even more prominent, appearing with the Grand Opera House Stock Company. In October 1905 she was the featured actress in a production of A Modern Magdalene. Her reputation continued to climb when Hall finally returned in 1907. The Coming of Mrs. Patrick opened at the Madison Square Theatre, on 24th Street, in November 1907, with Hall in the title role. Hall was in the original cast but was ultimately replaced by Bessie Toner.Laura Nelson Hall – Portrait of the actress Laura Nelson Hall circa 1915.
36. Veronica Hamel – Veronica Hamel is an American actress and model. After Hamel graduated from Temple University, she worked as a secretary for a company that manufactured board covers. She began a fashion career after being discovered by Eileen Ford. She was the model in the last commercial televised in the U.S.. Hamel had been a model in print ads just for Slims, but also for Pall Mall Gold cigarettes. Hamel started appearing in series in 1975. She reportedly declined the role. Producer Aaron Spelling cast Jaclyn Smith instead. She was a five-time Emmy nominee for that role. Alan Alda's 1988 film A New Life cast Hamel in a leading role as his doctor and interest. She was cast in the movie Taking Care of Business in 1990. She was named on Us magazine's "Best Dressed" list for 1983. Hamel portrayed Lily Munster in the 1995 Halloween telefilm Here Come the Munsters in which Yvonne De Carlo had a cameo. In 2002, she also appeared on Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco's legal Philly.Veronica Hamel – Veronica Hamel as Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues (1981-1987)
37. Lois Hamilton – Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress. Hamilton was born Lois Aurino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her looks brought an opportunity with the Ford Modeling Agency where she became one of its top models during the 1970s. She appeared in over 150 commercials worldwide. Moving to Hollywood, she made a successful transition to actress. Within a year, she landed more TV stints at her agency. When she was not involved in a feature film or project, she took to the skies, where she was a licensed private pilot. She was an accomplished aerobatic pilot, flying her 1936 German biplane. Hamilton was also an accomplished sculptress, writer. She exhibited her bronze sculptures and oil paintings in Los Angeles. On December 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 took a fatal overdose of sleeping pills. She was 47 years old. She is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. Lois Hamilton at the Internet Movie Database Lois Hamilton at Find a GraveLois Hamilton – Lois Hamilton
38. Elaine Hammerstein – Elaine Hammerstein was an American silent film and stage actress. Elaine Hammerstein was the granddaughter of Oscar Hammerstein I. Her father once remarked he was more interested in his daughter's career than in his own. Hammerstein was Arthur's daughter to Jean Allison Hammerstein. Hammerstein is frequently reported to have graduated at the age of 17. In fact, there is no record of her having ever attended the school. In any case, she appeared in her first Broadway production that year. 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. She appeared until 1926. Among her film credits are The Girl From Nowhere, The Drums of Jeopardy, Reckless Youth, Broadway Gold, The Midnight Express, opposite William Haines. With the latter film, the studio tried to promote Hammerstein and Haines as a couple, however, in real life, Haines was a gay man.Elaine Hammerstein – Elaine Hammerstein, 1921
39. 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, mostly in uncredited roles. DeMille historical drama, The Buccaneer, starring Fredric March. Her final appearance would be in a small role in 1938's Gateway, starring Don Ameche and Arleen Whelan. Harmer, married to Albert Frederick Kaeber, was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Lillian Harmer at the Internet Movie DatabaseLillian Harmer – Harmer in the 1937 film, The Great O'Malley
40. Rose Hemingway – Rose Hemingway is an American actress, performer and singer, known for performing in musical theatre productions. She was 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 certain television programs, we always watched movie musicals. That was one of the things we could watch. Hemingway attended an all-girls school just outside Philadelphia, Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She joined a youth theatre company in Philadelphia, with whom she performed across the city. Her first acting credit after graduating from The Catholic University of America was the lead role in the Theatreworks national tour of Junie B. Jones, which also played off-Broadway in 2006. Hemingway appeared in the Los Angeles transfer of the Donmar Warehouse production of the musical Parade, portraying Lila/Mary Phagan. Directed by Rob Ashford, the musical played at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, in September 2009, through November 15, 2009. She starred as Rosemary Pillkington in the 2011 Broadway revival of How to Succeed Without Really Trying, also directed by Parade's Rob Ashford. Entertainment Weekly called her "sweet-voiced" and "button-cute".Rose Hemingway – Hemingway at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in November 2010.
41. Anita Hendrie – Anita Hendrie was an American actress. She appeared in 67 silent motion pictures between 1912. She was born in the daughter of William Scott Hendrie and M. Louise Morton. Her father was a physician. In about 1902, actor/director David Miles were married, which they remained until his death. Anita Hendrie Miles died in Brooklyn, New York. She is interred with her husband. Anita Hendrie at the Internet Movie DatabaseAnita Hendrie – Anita Hendrie
42. Emmaline Henry – Creator Sidney Sheldon mentioned in an interview that Henry was a good actress, easy to work with. A director brought her in to audition and to meet him. Sheldon based on the screen test she got the part of Mrs. Bellows. She was first cast in a one episode role playing a different character called "Myrt". 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. She found her way into the choruses of several musicals. Producers began noticing, however, that her comedy skills were superior to her singing. She acted in the film of that show. She also succeeded Carol Channing in the play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Henry made her debut in a 1955 episode of the ZIV production, I Led Three Lives. This was followed by appearances in Highway Patrol. She appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom Mickey in 1964 -- 1965. She made film appearances in Rosemary's Baby and Harrad Summer. She mentioned that people would often ask her where her husband, Dr. Bellows was.Emmaline Henry – Henry in 1964
43. Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis Linda Hyman was an American singer-songwriter and actress. Hyman also performed on Broadway based on the music of Duke Ellington, Sophisticated Ladies, which ran from 1981 to 1983. The musical earned 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 training started at a music school. On graduation, she performed with the group New Direction in 1971. After the group disbanded, she worked with another local group, The Hondo Beat. At this time, she appeared in the Lenny. She also did a two-year stint leading a band called "the P/H Factor". She was signed to their Roadshow Records/Desert Moon imprint. Hyman moved to New York City to work on her career. She worked in clubs. Connors and Hyman scored on the R&B charts with a remake of The Stylistics' "Betcha by Golly Wow!". Hyman sang with the Fatback Band while working on her first solo album, Phyllis Hyman, released in 1977 on the Buddah Records label.Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis Hyman
44. 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 based on the web series of the same name. Jacobson is the daughter of Susan Komm, Alan Jacobson, a graphic designer. She is Jewish. She was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where she attended Conestoga High School. From 2009 to 2011, Jacobson and Glazer performed in a web series titled Broad City, which focused on their lives in New York. The series was nominated for an ECNY Award for Best Web Series. It was well 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 FX, working with Amy Poehler as the producer, purchased a script commitment for the series from Glazer and Jacobson. However, the network decided not to proceed with development. Glazer and Jacobson then approached Comedy Central, who agreed to order a pilot. The show has received critical acclaim from critics alike. Review aggregation website Metacritic noted season 1 received giving it a score of 75 out of 100 based on reviews from 14 critics. Karen Valby from Entertainment Weekly described the show as a "deeply weird, completely hilarious comedy."Abbi Jacobson – Jacobson at the 2015 PaleyFest
45. Tamara Jenkins – Tamara Jenkins is an American screenwriter, film director, occasional actress. She is best known for Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages. Jenkins was born in the daughter of Lillian and Manuel Jenkins. Her mother was Italian American. Afterwards she completed a congressional mandate associated with PBS to bring diverse programming to public television, funded by the Independent Television Service. 1998's 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 experience growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s, Slums is a dark comedy about growing up broke in glitzy Los Angeles. Starring Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, the film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and has since become a cult hit. Jenkins took a nearly decade-long hiatus to complete her next 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 next film, Jenkins branched out to explore theater, essay publications, non-profit film and TV work. In 2003, Tamara directed The New Group's production of A Likely Story, written and performed by David Cale. Jenkins' father, much older than her mother, first needed care when his daughter was in her 30s. Additionally, Jenkins built at The New Group, departing from her previously straight dramas to something far more absurd. Fox Searchlight compressed shooting schedule of 30 days.Tamara Jenkins – Jenkins in 2013
46. Gail Kane – Gail Kane was a stage and silent movie actress born as Abigail Kane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She stood 5' 7" tall, had dark brown hair and eyes. She eschewed additional education to become an actress. She became a dedicated student of the art of pantomime. Kane performed in Heap Game Watch in January 1914. She had a significant role in Seven Keys To Baldpate Astor, staged in May 1914. The comedy was brought by George M. Cohan. She paired at the Astor Theatre. The play was produced in the fall of 1914. Kane acted in April 1915. She returned in July 1920. She was paired with another actor, spending much of his time in movies. They appeared 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.Gail Kane – Gail Kane
47. Dorothy Kelly – Dorothy Kelly was an American motion picture actress of the early silent film era. Dorothy Kelly was born to Bessie and Thomas Kelly, descendants of Irish Quakers. In August 1916, she married Harvey Hevenor. In 1922, she gave birth to twin daughters, Ann and Bessie, who later became a painter. She died in 1966. After earning a position in a publishing firm, Dorothy decided to give up her career as an illustrator. Looking for more lucrative work, Dorothy set her sights on becoming a motion actress. With no acting experience, Dorothy applied for a position in the stock company at Vitagraph, signing a contract in the early teens. Like many stars of early film, Dorothy's career dwindled with the popularity of two-reelers. She would leave film altogether after the filming of Vitagraph serial The Secret Kingdom in 1917. The Awakening.... Marguerite The Maelstrom.... Peggy Greye-Stratton... aka Millionaire Hallets' Adventure The Money Mill.... Helen Ogden The Secret Kingdom.... Madame Savatz The Scarlet Runner....Dorothy Kelly – Publicity photo from Motion Picture Magazine (1916)
48. 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 in the film Mogambo. It won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned an Academy Award for Best Actress. Kelly began her duties as Princess of Monaco. They had three children: Caroline, Stéphanie. She retained her American roots, maintaining dual U.S. and Monégasque citizenship. She died on September 1982, a day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, causing a crash. Kelly was born on November 12, 1929, to an affluent and influential family. A registered Democrat, he lost by the closest margin in the city's history. In later years, during World War II was appointed by President Roosevelt as National Director of Physical Fitness. Kelly's mother was Philadelphia native Margaret Katherine Majer; the daughter of German immigrants. Margaret had taught physical education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she had been the first female at the institution. She was modeled for a time in her youth. Kelly had a younger sister named Elizabeth.Grace Kelly – Kelly in 1956
49. Ollie Kirkby – Ollie Kirkby was a stage, screen, vaudeville actress. Her entire career dedicated to making short films or serials until 1923. She was married to actor George Larkin to his death in 1946. She was died at Glendale California. In addition to her acting career, she also wrote scripts with her husband, which include The Pell Street Mystery. Ollie Kirkby at the Internet Movie Database BioOllie Kirkby – Ollie Kirkby
50. Sally Kirkland – Sally Kirkland is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for Best Actress for Anna. Kirkland was born in New York. She was raised in Oklahoma. Frederic McMichael Kirkland, worked in the scrap metal business. Kirkland began acting Off-Broadway in 1963. After a few bit parts in film and television, she appeared in the underground film Coming Apart. In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin. Kirkland hosts a weekly program on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network. Films in which she has appeared include EDtv, JFK, Adam and Steve and Coffee Date. Kirkland is also a 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 Awareness.Sally Kirkland – Sally Kirkland (2014)
51. Audrey Landers – Landers was born Audrey Hamburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Landers began writing poetry and songs at a young age. Her feature debut came in The Tennessee Stallion with her sister, Judy Landers. She also appeared in the 1996 movie Dallas: J.R. Returns. In the show, her character was a singer. During her stint on Dallas, she recorded her first album, Little River. She has since released for European record companies. After she left Dallas in 1984, she played Val Clarke in the 1985 version of A Chorus Line. In 2013 she reprised her role of Afton in several episodes of the second season of the revival of Dallas. In the 1990s, she appeared in the miniseries of Jackie Collins' Lucky Chances. Ruth Landers, produced the series and donated it to Public Television for its 5-year run. In 2006, she co-directed the family adventure film, Circus Island, a Ruth Landers production. Judy Landers were on the cover and in a non-nude pictorial of the January 1983 issue of Playboy. Landers married businessman Donald Berkowitz in May 1988. They have two children, Daniel, born in 1993.Audrey Landers – Landers in 2011
52. 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 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars, recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, inspiring a generation of singers. MacDonald was born June 18, 1903, at 5123 Arch Street. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Daniel MacDonald. She had Scottish, Dutch ancestry. Starting at an early age, she took singing lessons with Wassil Leps. She was the younger sister of actress Blossom Rock, most famous as Grandmama on the TV show Addams Family. In 1920 she appeared on the road as the second female lead. Shipman once remarked that MacDonald did not have the legs for a top-notch girl. In 1921 MacDonald played as one of the "Six Wives." In 1922 MacDonald was a featured singer in Fantastic Fricassee. Good press notices brought a role in The Magic Ring. MacDonald played the female lead in this long-running musical which starred Mitzi Hajos.Jeanette MacDonald – MacDonald in 1934
53. Marion Martin – Marion Martin was an American movie and stage actress. Martin was born Marion Suplee in the daughter of a Bethlehem Steel executive. She made her debut in She's My Lillie, I'm Her Willie and subsequently played minor roles, often as showgirls. She achieved some success as a singer. Despite her success she was often cast in more widely seen films such as His Girl Friday. Her more substantial roles included Alice Angel, a dizzy showgirl, in the murder mystery Lady of Burlesque on My Shoulder. By the late 1940s, her roles were often minor. Three Stooges fans will remember her as cowgirl Gladys in Merry Mavericks. She played "Belle Farnol" in a 1950 episode of the The Lone Ranger entitled "Pardon for Curley". Afterward, she made her final film appearance in 1952. Although she expressed the desire to return to show business, suitable roles were not offered to her. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.Marion Martin – Martin in Lady of Burlesque (1943)
54. Elaine May – Elaine May is an American screenwriter, film director, actress, comedian. She made her initial impact with Mike Nichols performing as Nichols and May. After her duo with Nichols ended, May subsequently developed a career as a screenwriter. She has been twice nominated for Heaven Can Wait and the Nichols-directed Primary Colors. In 1996, she reunited with Nichols to write the screenplay for The Birdcage, directed by Nichols. Together they began writing and performing their own comedy sketches, which were enormously popular. In 1957 they both quit the group to form Nichols and May, in New York. Jack Rollins, who produced most of Woody Allen's films, said their act was "so startling, as fresh as could be. I was stunned by how really good they were." They performed nightly in addition to making various TV and radio appearances. In doing so, she was instrumental in removing the stereotype of women being unable to succeed at live comedy. Together, they became an inspiration including Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin. Nachman noted that "Nichols and May are perhaps the most ardently missed of all the satirical comedians of their era." May was born Elaine Iva Berlin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1932, the daughter of Jewish parents, actress Ida Berlin. As a child, Elaine performed in his traveling Yiddish theater company, which he took around the country.Elaine May – Acting on stage in 1959
55. 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. She received her first role, in the film Michael Arnold and Doctor Lynn opposite Robert Z. Leonard. Following that film. In 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 female lead in Hearts of Love in 1918. She retired from acting. She eventually settled in 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)
56. 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 thirtysomething. Mayron was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, David Mayron, a pharmaceutical chemist. Her family is Jewish; her father was from a Sephardic background and her mother from Russia. She trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Most recently, her chemist father have developed a line of skin care products for babies and adults called "Mayron's Goods". In the mid-1970s, she played Sandy Franks, on three episodes of the sitcom Rhoda. In 1982, she played the photographer, in director Costa-Gavras' political drama Missing. In 1988, she co-produced the comedy film Sticky Fingers. In 1995, Mayron directed 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... She's French, starring Piper Perabo. In 2006, she appeared as a judge in the reality show Looking for Stars on the Starz! channel. "Catching Up With Melanie Mayron," TV Guide. Issue 2701.Melanie Mayron – Mayron at the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) benefit, 1990
57. Joan McCracken – Joan Hume McCracken was an American dancer, actress, comedian who became famous for her role as Sylvie in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma! Though not widely remembered McCracken was a trend-setter in musical comedy dance. In her Oklahoma! role, McCracken became an instant sensation for a carefully choreographed pratfall during the "Many a New Day" dance number. She was one of the real-life person counterparts of Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's novella Breakfast at Tiffany's. By age 11, she was awarded a scholarship for acrobatic work at a Philadelphia gymnasium, later studied dance with Catherine Littlefield. In 1935, McCracken returned to Philadelphia to join the Littlefield Ballet. 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 in what was the first tour of an American ballet company in Europe. This put a strain on her health. McCracken kept a secret throughout her life to prevent damage to her career. The disease made her prone to fainting spells, sometimes during performances, led to medical complications later in her life. In 1940, her new husband Jack Dunphy, also a dancer, moved to New York City. At first, McCracken danced in Radio City Music Hall's ballet company. In McCracken and Dunphy both successfully auditioned for roles in the dance ensemble of the new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Away We Go. Agnes de Mille, who had just staged Aaron Copland's Rodeo for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, was staging the production.Joan McCracken – Joan McCracken
58. Eileen McDonoughEileen McDonough – McDonough in a 1975 episode of Gunsmoke
59. Florence Moore – Florence E. Moore was an American vaudeville, Broadway performer, actress in silent films. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Moore began singing at the age of thirteen. She began touring with the company of her brother Frank Moore. Florence got her first opportunity in Moscow, Idaho, when a male member of the cast failed to appear. Thereafter she was a regular with the company, playing the role of a Chinese without pay. Her first Broadway appearance came as Clorinda Scribblem in Hanky Panky. During the next twenty years she participated in numerous productions. As a comedian she headlined as a vaudeville actress while touring America. They became part of a popular vaudeville team. She divorced married John O. Kerner. Later she was separated from Kerner. Records show that she was also married to Jules I. Schwob. To theatregoers in New York, New York Florence is perhaps best known for being the female emcee at the Palace Theatre. As well as her performance in Parlor, Bedroom and Bath.Florence Moore – Florence E. Moore
60. Mia Park – Mia Park is a Korean-American TV show host, actress, drummer, yoga instructor in based in Chicago. She is the long-time host of co-founder of Chicago's A-Squared Theatre Workshop. Mia Chan Mi Park was born in Philadelphia. She attended Shimer College, graduating with distinction in 1995. Currently located in Chicago, Shimer is a Great Books college with a four-year core curriculum. Park is the host of "a dance show for kids of all ages". Lonely Planet described the show as "a kiddie version of Soul Train." Reviews of the show frequently focus on "always-up rock-n-roll demeanor". She has hosted Chic-A-Go-Go since 1998. Park, who typically moves rapidly from one project to another, has described the show as "the longest thing I've ever done in my life." As the host, Park interviews the musical groups after their performances. Park began performing in bands in 1995. Many of the bands in which she performs are and/or all-Asian, including Kim and Pook Nury. As of 2012, she was a percussionist for the all-female orchestra Girl Group Chicago. Park organizes an annual event of female cover bands performing to benefit the homeless, called "Covers for Cover."Mia Park – Mia Park in 1995.
61. 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. Peete's children's 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 Peete's Sake, documenting the everyday life of her family. Peete was born in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Dolores and Matt Robinson. Her mother was a school teacher, in public relations, later a personal talent manager, her father a producer/writer. She has an older 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, where her classmates included Rob Lowe.Holly Robinson Peete – Holly Robinson Peete
62. Pink (singer) – Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995. The label saw potential in only Pink, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can't 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". 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. She pursued direction for her second album, Missundaztood. Pink's third album, Try This, earned the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 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 a collaborative album, Rose Ave. with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. Noted for having "a strong signature voice and a literally acrobatic ability on stage", Pink has received mostly positive reception from music critics.Pink (singer) – Pink performing live during Truth About Love Tour in April 2013
63. Sue Randall – Philadelphia-born Randall's debut on the small screen came in the 1955 episode "Golden Victory" of the series Star Tonight. She later appeared with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. This second episode entitled "Judgment Day" aired October 1959. Her Leave It to Beaver years spanned from 1958 to 1963, when she was in her twenties. Randall's primary roles were on television in guest-starring roles. In addition, she made three guest appearances in 1961. In 1966, she was cast as Carrie Huntington in the Death Valley Days episode "The Courtship of Carrie Huntington", set in the future Washington State. In the line Jesse Pearson plays Henry Windsor, hired to take Carrie to her sister's wedding after she misses the stagecoach. Dub Taylor was cast in a cameo role as a station agent. A long-time heavy smoker, died of lung cancer in 1984 at the age of forty-nine. She was survived by two sons, Kenneth Powell. Sue Randall at the Internet Movie Database Sue Randall at Find a GraveSue Randall – Randall with Edd Byrnes in 77 Sunset Strip
64. Florence Reed – Florence Reed was an American stage and film actress. She is remembered including The Shanghai Gesture, The Lullaby, The Yellow Ticket and The Wanderer. Role was as Miss Havisham in the 1934 production of Great Expectations. In the 1950s Reed performed such as The Philco Television Playhouse, Kraft Television Theatre and The United States Steel Hour. Reed was born to comedy actor Roland Lewis Reed and his wife, Joanna Reed. Her father died in 1901 when Florence was 18 years old. Afterward her mother came to New York City to seek a career in the theater. She stayed for years honing her craft. She also played Ophelia to E. H. Sothern's Hamlet. Reed appeared with John Barrymore in The Yellow Ticket which proved a popular play of the season. Her biggest success was as Mother Goddam in The Shanghai Gesture. Reed started making movies in the silent era around 1915. Her first movie was The Dancing Girl for Adolph Zukor's Famous Players studio built around her talents. She also made films for different production companies such as Popular Plays & Players, Astra, Arrow, Tribune, Pathé. In all Reed made 15 silent pictures, the last being The Black Panther's Cub.Florence Reed – Theatre Magazine, (February, 1921)
65. Roxy Reynolds – Roxy Reynolds is an American pornographic actress, glamour model of African American descent. Roxy Reynolds was raised in Columbus, Ohio. Her 2007 Roxy's World was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia. Reynolds did more than star in the movie; she did the location as well. RoxyReynoldsxxx.com, launched in July 2006. In 2008 Reynolds won Best Female Performer and Crossover Female at the annual Urban Spice Awards. In 2010, she was named as one of the 12 top female stars in porn. Official website Roxy Reynolds at the Internet Movie Database Roxy Reynolds at the Internet Adult Film Database Roxy Reynolds at the Adult Film DatabaseRoxy Reynolds – Roxy Reynolds
66. Vivian Rich – Vivian Rich was an American silent film actress. Rich spent her early years there. She completed her education at the Boston Latin High School. From high school she played in musical comedy before joining the American film company. She lived in Santa Barbara, California. She starred in almost 200 films. Rich retired in 1931. May 26. 1894. Her first appearance in the dramatic world was in the revival of the "Country Girl," then playing in Herald Square Theatre. New York; following this engagement she joined the Lux Company and came to the Pacific Coast. She joined the Nestor. This was her first appearance before the camera. After remaining with the Nestor for some time she has been with them ever since. Address: American Film Company, Santa Barbara, Cal."Vivian Rich – Vivian Rich
67. Amber Rose – Amber Rose, is an American model, actress, fashion designer. Amber Levonchuck was born on October 21, 1983 to father Michael Levonchuck, her mother, Dorothy Rose. Her mother is of Cape Verdean and maternal Scottish descent from Ayrshire. Rose has one brother named Antonio Hewlett. She grew up in South Philadelphia. At the age of 15, Amber Rose began stripping, under the pseudonym "Paris" to provide after the divorce of her parents. Rose was signed with agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, Rose appeared about his two assistants, "Running Russell Simmons". Rose also starred by NOH8 Campaign. In 2011, Amber Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Rose was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011, Rose appeared in television ads and billboards for the company's new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow. She released her debut single "Fame", which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 2012, followed by a second single, titled "Loaded", released on February 6, 2012. Rose was managed by mother of singer Miley Cyrus, a close friend to Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa. In September 2009, she announced plans to launch her own line.Amber Rose – Rose at the People Magazine awards in December 2014
68. 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. Her father was her mother a first generation American of German parentage. Her last appearance was in the 1911 film Cinderella, starring Florence La Badie and Frank Hall Crane. Following her departure from 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 died in 1966 at the age of 100. Anna Rosemond filmographyAnna Rosemond
69. Jackie Saunders – Jackie Saunders was an American silent screen actress, one of the major players and stars of Balboa Films. Before joining Balboa in 1914 at age 21, she had been Orpheum Stock Company theater player. She starred in many of Balboa's films as a film producing company. She was died in Palm Springs, California. Saunders was buried at the Welwood Murray cemetery in Palm Springs. Her known film credit was in 1925. Saunders was married first to E. D. Horkheimer from 1916 to 1920; a daughter, Jacqueline, was born of the marriage. In 1927 she married J. Ward Cohen. They were wed until his death in 1951. A daughter Mary Ann was born in 1937. Mary Ann is an actress living in New York City. Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio. McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-0496-5. Jackie Saunders at the Internet Movie Database Jackie Saunders, allmovie bioJackie Saunders – Jackie Saunders
70. Jill Scott – Jill Scott is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. After a four-year hiatus from music, she released The Light of the Sun, in 2011. In 2014, Scott starred in the film Get On Up as the second wife of James Brown. Scott also appeared in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. In 2015, Scott released Woman. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, her grandmother. Scott indicated in an interview with Jet Magazine that she was, "very much a loved child". She attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls. After graduating from high school, she attended Temple University while simultaneously working two jobs. Scott studied secondary education for three years and, at one time, planned to become a high school English teacher. She dropped out of college. She began her performing career as a spoken artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work.Jill Scott – Scott performing as part of "Jazz in the Gardens", March 17, 2012
71. Vivienne Segal – Vivienne Sonia Segal was an American actress and singer. Segal was born on April 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pal Joey opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre December 1940, with a cast that included Gene Kelly and June Havoc. She also starred in 1942. One of Lorenz Hart's last songs, "To Keep My Alive", was written specifically for her in this show. Since the 1940 production went unrecorded, a cast was assembled in 1950 to record the musical. She was also a performer on the CBS Radio Accordiana in 1934. She retired from acting in 1966 following a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Pauline Thorsen in "The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara." Segal's first marriage to actor Robert Ames ended in divorce. She then married executive Hubbell Robinson. She died in California of heart failure on December 29, 1992, aged 95. She was interred in Los Angeles. 1915 The Blue Paradise 1917 My Lady's Glove 1917 Miss 1918 Oh, Lady! Lady!! 1952 Pal Joey Broadway revival Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio: 1920-1960.Vivienne Segal – Contents
72. Billie Seward – Billie Seward was a 1930s motion picture actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1934 Seward was linked romantically to actor Lyle Talbot. She married owner of the Trocadero and Ciro's, on September 30, 1935. Wilkerson was also the publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. The couple reconciled. Seward renewed a divorce suit in March 1938 using her legal name Rita Ann Wilkerson. Seward performed in December 1933. She obtained a contract with Columbia Pictures following a three-month stay in Hollywood. Seward starred of Among the Missing. Wallace Ford joined Seward and Cromwell in Hot News, eventually titled Men of the Hour. She was in three western films written by Ford Beebe in 1935. The titles are Law Beyond the Range, Justice of the Range. Colonel Tim McCoy, Ed LeSaint were among her fellow actors. In One Crowded Night Seward plays Gladys. This RKO film is critiqued by Bosley Crowther who called it "a multi-plot melodrama, Grand Hotel reduced to a tourist camp."Billie Seward – Billie Seward and Jeff York in Li'l Abner (1940)
73. Holland Taylor – Holland Virginia Taylor is an American film, stage, television actress, playwright. Taylor is also known as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Taylor's notable television roles include the sitcoms Bosom Buddies and The Powers That Be. Her film appearances include One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, Legally Blonde. She was born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. Taylor attended high school at a Quaker boarding school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Taylor majored at Bennington College graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress. Taylor's long career began in the theatre. The actress's fame, built slowly over many years, led her to roles that made a well-known name in the industry. Taylor proved herself to be equally adept at both drama. In 1985, Taylor co-starred in the ABC detective series Me and Mom. Two years later, Taylor played opposite Alan Arkin in the short-lived ABC sitcom Harry, in which she received "starring" billing. In early 1994, Taylor joined the cast of Saved by the Bell: The College Years as Dean Susan McMann, just episodes before its cancellation. Taylor played Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice. Originally intended to be a one-time appearance, the role lasted to 2003.Holland Taylor – Taylor circa 1994
74. Jean Vander Pyl – Jean Vander Pyl was an American actress on radio, television and movies. Although her career spanned many 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 Kathleen Hale Vander Pyl. Her grandfather had come from the Netherlands. Her father was the district 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. Her husband, Carroll G. O'Meara, 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 later became an advertising executive. She later married Roger Wells DeWitt, who also predeceased her. One of her final TV appearances was in the opening scene of the Season Two Murder, She Wrote episode, "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder". Vander Pyl was the voice of Wilma Flintstone, her best-known character, in the original Flintstones series. "The Flintstones" ran in syndication across the globe for decades. At the time, Vander Pyl lived in San Clemente, California, remarked: "If I got residuals, I wouldn't live in San Clemente. I'd own San Clemente."Jean Vander Pyl – Jean Vander Pyl behind a prop of Wilma
75. Marie Wainwright – Marie Wainwright was an American stage and sometimes screen actress. Achieved bulk of her fame on the Victorian stage. Parents were Maria Wainwright. She made her first stage appearance in 1877 in Romeo and Juliet. She later was leading lady for Edwin Booth, Tommaso Salvini. Acted until the turn of the century then began appearing in more contemporary plays. Later in life made attempt at silent film acting making just three films. Died in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1923. Secret Strings Polly with a Past Marie Wainwright at IBDb.com Marie Wainwright at IMDb.com portraits of Marie Wainwright portraits of Marie Wainwright, photo#1..photo#2 findagrave.com findagrave.comMarie Wainwright – Portrait by Napoleon Sarony
76. Nancy Walker – Nancy Walker was an American actress and comedian of stage, screen, television. Walker was also a film and director. She was born as Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the elder of two daughters of vaudevillian Dewey Barto and Myrtle. Her father both stood 4' 11". Betty Lou, also had a musical career. The sisters were raised "in a trunk" by a vaudeville entertainer with George Mann in the comedic and acrobatic dance act, Barto and Mann. As "Nan Barto", she appeared on the NBC radio programs Coast to Coast On A Bus and Our Barn. Walker made her Broadway debut 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, starring Lucille Ball. In 1943, Walker also appeared in the second film version of Girl Crazy. For the early 1970s revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Walker appeared again opposite Silvers, playing the character of Domina. Because of her T.V. work, Walker was unable to transfer to Broadway. Her appearances in musicals led to record releases. In the 1960-61 season, Walker appeared in two episodes of NBC's The Tab Hunter Show. In 1970, Walker secured a recurring role as Emily Family Affair, which starred Brian Keith.Nancy Walker – from the trailer for Best Foot Forward (1943)
77. Jane Winton – Jane Winton was a film actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, painter. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the 1920s she began her stage career with the Ziegfeld Follies. After coming to the West Coast, Winton became known as "the green-eyed goddess of Hollywood". Winton played the mother of the title character, in Don Juan. The film starred Mary Astor. The movie was billed as the first film made in a new invention which synchronized sound with motion pictures. Modern talking pictures began with the Vitaphone. After leaving Hollywood, Winton performed operatic roles both in the United States and abroad. In 1933 she was for their production of I Pagliacci. She sang Nedda. She starred in the operetta Caviar. In England she became noted in radio. In 1951 Park Avenue Doctor, was published by Frederick Fell. Passion Is her second novel, was released almost a year later.Jane Winton – Jane Winton
78. Dorothea Wolbert – Dorothea Wolbert was an American film actress. She appeared in 147 films between 1957. She appeared on the series I Love Lucy in episode # 137, "Ricky's European Booking". She was died in Hollywood, California. Dorothea Wolbert at the Internet Movie DatabaseDorothea Wolbert – Wolbert from an ad for The Flirt (1922)