Diane Carol Baker is an American actress and producer who has appeared in motion pictures and on television since 1959. Baker was born and raised in Hollywood and she is the daughter of Dorothy Helen Harrington, who had appeared in several early Marx Brothers movies, and Clyde L. Baker. Baker has two sisters and Sheri. At the age of 18, Baker moved to New York to study acting with Charles Conrad and ballet with Nina Fonaroff. After securing a contract with 20th Century Fox, Baker made her debut when she was chosen by director George Stevens to play Margot Frank in the 1959 motion picture The Diary of Anne Frank. In the same year, she starred in Journey to the Center of the Earth with James Mason and in The Best of Everything with Hope Lange and Joan Crawford. Other Fox films in which Baker appeared include the assassination thriller Nine Hours to Rama, Hemingways Adventures of a Young Man and The 300 Spartans. Her television work in the late 1950s and 1960s includes appearances on Follow the Sun, Bus Stop, Adventures in Paradise, The Lloyd Bridges Show, The Nurses, The Invaders, from 1963 to 1966, Baker had a recurring role on the medical drama Dr.
Kildare. In 1964, she co-starred with Joan Crawford in both Strait-Jacket, the William Castle-directed thriller about an axe murderess, and a television pilot Royal Bay. Alfred Hitchcock cast her in his film Marnie as Lil Mainwaring and she co-starred with Gregory Peck and Walter Matthau in the thriller Mirage, directed by Edward Dmytryk, and in Krakatoa, East of Java with Maximilian Schell. In the TV movie Western The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones, in 1968, she co-starred with Dean Jones in the Disney film The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit. In January 1970, she had the lead guest-starring female role as Princess Francesca in the only mission of Mission. In 1973, Baker co-starred in ABC sitcom Here We Go Again, the series was canceled after one season. In 1976, she played the daughter of the title character of the Columbo episode Last Salute to the Commodore. She reemerged on the big screen in The Silence of the Lambs as Senator Ruth Martin, Baker appeared in the films The Joy Luck Club, The Cable Guy, The Net and A Mighty Wind.
She guest starred in four episodes of House in 2005,2008 and twice in 2012 as Blythe House, since August 2004, Baker has been the director of the Motion Pictures and Television major at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Official website Diane Baker at the Internet Movie Database Diane Baker at AllMovie
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. She began her career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in 2004, she had a supporting role in the film Spartan and received praise for her first leading performance in Gracies Choice. Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars. For her performance she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television and she reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 film continuation of the series. During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell appeared as Mary Lane in the film Reefer Madness, The Movie Musical, in 2007, Bell joined the cast of the sci-fi series Heroes, playing the character Elle Bishop, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award. In 2008, she had her film role as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She has since appeared in a number of films, such as Couples Retreat, When in Rome, You Again.
Bell garnered further recognition for voicing Princess Anna in the Disney film Frozen, the short film Frozen Fever, and she starred as the female lead on the Showtime series House of Lies. Since 2016, she has starred in the role of Eleanor Shellstrop on the NBC comedy series The Good Place. Bell married actor Dax Shepard in 2013, with whom she has two daughters, Kristen Anne Bell was born on July 18,1980, and was raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Her mother, Lorelei, is a nurse, and her father, Tom Bell. Her parents divorced when she was two old, and she has two half-sisters from her fathers second marriage. She has two stepsisters and two stepbrothers from her mothers second marriage and her mother is of Polish descent and her father has German and Irish ancestry. Bell stated that she did not like her first name at the age of four, Bells mother convinced her to go by her middle name of Anne instead, she used the name Annie until high school. Bell once broke both her wrists at the time playing street hockey with friends.
Just before her year of high school, Bells parents decided to pull her from the public school system. She attended Shrine Catholic High School in nearby Royal Oak, in 1998, the year she graduated, Bell was named the yearbooks Best Looking Girl by senior class vote
Claude Marion Akins was an American actor with a long career on stage and television. Powerful in appearance and voice, Akins could be counted on to play the tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies. He is remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s television series B. J. and the Bear, and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Akins was born in Nelson, but he grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He served with the U. S. Army Signal Corps in World War II in Burma, after the war, he graduated in 1949 from Northwestern University, where he had majored in Theatre and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. As a film actor, Akins first appeared in 1953s From Here to Eternity and he appeared as a seaman and shipmate of Lee Marvin in the 1954 The Caine Mutiny. He portrayed prisoner Joe Burdette in Rio Bravo, Naval Lt. Commander Farber in Dont Give Up the Ship, Sgt Kolowicz in Merrills Marauders and he had a tiny part in the movie The Sea Chase with John Wayne. He appeared with Yul Brynner and Robert Fuller in the film Return of the Seven, Akins was cast in a large number of television series, including The Adventures of Superman, in which he plays a villainous conspirator, and I Love Lucy.
He appeared once on Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Laredo, the series, Pony Express. He was cast as Jarret Sutton in Escape to Memphis and as Beaudry Rawlins in Duel on the River in Darren McGavins NBC series, the episode was broadcast on the regular series as Rodeo Rough House. Beverly Garland appeared in the episode as Nellie Austin, a sharpshooter and Garland much appeared together in the 1963 episode The Chooser of the Slain on the ABC/Warner Bros. western series, The Dakotas. Dark had foiled a robbery by the Reeves brothers, one of whom was killed, but his hand was severely injured. June avoided her husband for his own protection when the outlaw brothers pursued them, clem Reeves was portrayed by Tony Young, cast as Cord in the short-lived Gunslinger series on CBS. Ultimately, the gang was captured, and the Darks were reconciled, Akins was featured in two episodes of the original CBS series The Twilight Zone. He guest-starred in three each of Combat. and The Untouchables. He appeared on Rod Camerons early syndicated series, City Detective, Meet McGraw with Frank Lovejoy, the ABC/WB drama, The Roaring 20s, Akins other early appearances included a role as a policeman on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in Place of Shadows and Reward to Finder.
Akins played another television cop, good-natured Sheriffs Detective Phillip Dix and he was in a first-season episode of Maverick titled Burial Ground of the Gods that starred Jack Kelly. In 1965 Akins played El Supremo in The Man from U. N. C. L. E, The Very Important Zombie Affair. In 1967 Akins played Lt. Finch in The Lucy Show episode, Lucy Meets the Law, Lucy is eventually cleared of the crime when the actual redhead confesses to it
Phil Arnold was an American screen, stage and vaudeville actor. He appeared in approximately 150 films and television shows between 1939 and 1968, probably his best-known role was off-camera, as the voice of Peeping Tom in The Ghost Talks and as Sir Tom in its remake Creeps. Arnold made appearances is such films as Good Times, Blackbeards Ghost, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, zebra in the Kitchen and Robin and the 7 Hoods. His television work includes Cowboy G-Men, Maverick, I Love Lucy, Arnold died of a heart attack on May 9,1968
Edie Adams was an American businesswoman, Broadway and film actress, and comedian. Adams was an Emmy and Tony Award winner and she was well known for her impersonations of sexy stars on stage and television, especially Marilyn Monroe. She was the wife and frequent television partner of Ernie Kovacs until his death in a 1962 car accident, Adams was born as Edith Elizabeth Enke in Kingston, the only daughter of Sheldon Alonzo Enke and his wife, Ada Dorothy. She had a brother, Sheldon Adams Enke. The family moved to areas such as Shavertown, Grove City and Trucksville and spent a year in New York City before settling in Tenafly, New Jersey. Ada Enke taught her singing and piano and daughter were members of the Grove City Presbyterian church choir. Adams grandmother, a seamstress, taught her how to sew and she made her own clothing beginning in the sixth grade and Adams would have her own designer line of clothing, called Bonham, Inc. She earned a degree from Juilliard, graduated from Columbia School of Drama.
She studied at the Actors Studio in New York and at the Traphagen School of Fashion Design, Adams could not decide whether to pursue a career in fashion design or music, so she tossed a coin, and music won. In 1949-50, she appeared in the live television show Bonnie Maids Versatile Varieties as one of the original Bonnie Maids doing live commercials for the sponsor. In 1950, she won the Miss U. S, Television beauty contest, which led to an appearance with Milton Berle on his television show. Her earliest television work billed her as Edith Adams, one of her early appearances was on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts. She was seen by the producer of the Ernie Kovacs show Three To Get Ready, who was well-trained in classical music, had very little experience with popular music and could perform only three songs. She stated, I sang them all during the audition and she became part of the show in July 1951. Adams had never seen the program she was hired for, when he saw his daughter on the show, Adams father was upset to find her role involved trying to avoid pies in the face.
In one of his last interviews, Ernie Kovacs looked back on the days, saying, I wish I could say I was the big shot that hired her. Later on I did have something to say and I said it, Adams began working regularly on television with comedian Ernie Kovacs and talk show pioneer Jack Paar. After a courtship that included mariachi bands and a diamond engagement ring and Ernie Kovacs eloped, they were married on September 12,1954
Orson Bean is an American film and stage actor. He appeared frequently on televised shows in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Bean was born Dallas Frederick Burrows in Burlington, the son of Marian Ainsworth and his father was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union, a fund-raiser for the Scottsboro Boys defense, and a 20-year member of the campus police of Harvard College. Orson graduated from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and he is a first cousin twice removed of Calvin Coolidge, who was President of the United States at the time of Beans birth. Orson Bean is a member of The Sons of the Desert. Bean served for two years in the United States Army stationed in Japan, in 1952, Bean made a guest appearance on NBC Radios weekly hot-jazz series The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. His vocal mannerisms were ideal for the tone of the show. Bean was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, and appeared on game shows originating from New York and he was a regular panelist on To Tell the Truth in versions from the late 1950s through 1991.
During this time, his father appeared as a subject of the panel, apparently no one knew his real name was Burrows. He appeared on Super Password and Match Game, among other game shows and he hosted a pilot for a revamped version of Concentration in 1985 which was picked up on in 1987 as Classic Concentration with Alex Trebek. He played the character in the 1960 Twilight Zone episode Mr. Bevis. In 1961, for the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson, he starred as John Monroe in The Secret Life of James Thurber, on Broadway, he was the star of the original cast of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. And was featured in Subways Are For Sleeping, for which he received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical and he starred in Illya Darling, the 1967 musical adaptation of the film Never on Sunday. In 1964 he produced the Obie Award winning Home Movies and appeared on Broadway in I Was Dancing and he played John Goodmans homophobic father on the sitcom Normal, Ohio.
He played the main characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in the 1977 and 1980 Rankin/Bass animated adaptations of J. R. R, tolkiens The Hobbit, and The Return of the King. He played Dr. Lester in Spike Jonzes 1999 film, Bean appeared in the last two episodes of Season 7 of 2003 in 7th Heaven as a patient. In 2005, Bean appeared in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, playing a former playboy whose conquests included actresses Tuesday Weld and Anne Francis. He appeared in the 2007 How I Met Your Mother episode Slapsgiving as Robin Scherbatskys 41-year-old boyfriend, in 2009, he was cast in the recurring role of Roy Bender, a steak salesman, who is Karen McCluskeys love interest on the ABC series Desperate Housewives
Astin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his directorial debut, a comedic short film entitled Prelude. Astin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Margaret Linnie and Dr. Allen Varley Astin, at that time and his family resided on Battery Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College and he studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson and drama at Johns Hopkins, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Johns Hopkins. Astin started in theater, making his first Broadway appearance as an understudy in Major Barbara and his first big break in film came with a small part in West Side Story in 1961. In 1961, he appeared in the episode of the ABC police drama The Asphalt Jungle. In 1962–1963, Astin starred with Marty Ingels in the unusual ABC sitcom Im Dickens, Hes Fenster, from 1964 to 1966, he starred in The Addams Family as Gomez Addams, the head of the macabre family.
He appeared in the TV show The New Addams Family as Grandpapa Addams in 1998, Astin joined the retooled The Pruitts of Southampton for the second half of the 1966–1967 season, playing Dillers brother-in-law, Angus Pruitt. He played the Riddler in the season of Batman He played submarine commander Matthew Sherman in the 1970s TV series Operation Petticoat. He made a appearance in the popular mystery show Murder, She Wrote. He had a role on the sitcom Night Court as Buddy, eccentric former mental patient. He played the role of Ed LaSalle in the short-lived Mary Tyler Moore sitcom Mary during the 1985–86 television season. Astin received an Academy Award nomination for Prelude, a film that he wrote, produced. He was nominated for an Ace Award for his work on Tales from the Crypt and he voiced the character Bull Gator on the animated series Taz-Mania. Astin served for four years on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America and he has continued to work in acting, appearing in a string of Killer Tomatoes films as Professor Gangreen and as Professor Wickwire in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
He has toured the one-man play Edgar Allan Poe, Once Upon a Midnight, written by Paul Day Clemens, commenting on his dual career, he said in 2007, I dont know one major university that has a known actor teaching every day. He hopes to re-establish a drama major at the university, noting that he is one of only a handful to earn a degree from Hopkins. Astin can be seen singing and playing cowbell in a video from JHU released in December 2009. Astin has five sons, three with his first wife, Suzanne Hahn, two with his wife, actress Patty Duke – one adopted and one biological
Nancy Allen (actress)
Nancy Anne Allen is an American actress and cancer activist best known for her roles in the films Carrie, RoboCop, and Dressed to Kill, the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. A pivotal supporting role in Carrie brought her recognition, and after marrying the director Brian De Palma, she appeared in several of his films, including Dressed to Kill and Blow Out. Her subsequent films include Strange Invaders, The Philadelphia Experiment, Poltergeist III, Limit Up, Out of Sight, Nancy Anne Allen was born on Saturday, June 24,1950, in New York City, the youngest of three children of Eugene and Florence Allen. Her father was a lieutenant in Yonkers, where she was raised. Allen was very shy as a child, so her mother enrolled her in dance classes when she was four and she attended the High School of Performing Arts, where she trained for a dancing career, and attended Jose Quintanos School for Young Professionals. Allens first major role was very small, playing Nancy, Jack Nicholsons nervous date.
This inspired her to move to Los Angeles and try for larger parts, Allen next appeared in the role of Pam Mitchell in Steven Spielbergs production of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which was director Robert Zemeckiss first feature film. She played Donna Stratton in another Spielberg film, the high-profile comedy 1941 opposite Tim Matheson, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and she married Brian De Palma on January 12,1979, and for the next few years appeared in his films. She starred as Kristina in Home Movies with Kirk Douglas, as Liz Blake in Dressed to Kill with Michael Caine, in filming the latter, she had to overcome a lifelong fear of being trapped in a submerged car filling with water. In 1983, Allen starred as supermarket tabloid reporter Betty Walker in Strange Invaders, written by Bill Condon and co-starring Paul LeMat and she and De Palma divorced in 1984. That same year, two of Allens films were released, The Buddy System opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon, for her role in the latter, Allen was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress.
She hosted the documentary Terror in the Aisles, which clips from various horror features, including Dressed to Kill. Paul Bartels Not for Publication and Sweet Revenge, an action caper about white slavery with Gina Gershon and Martin Landau, Allen played police officer Anne Lewis in the science fiction/action classic RoboCop opposite Peter Weller in the title role. The film, which was the Hollywood debut of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, Allen was nominated for another Saturn Award for Best Actress. Allen reprised her role as Officer Lewis in RoboCop 2 alongside Weller, to make her character tougher and more involved in the physical action, she studied martial arts and participated in police training. That same year, Allen top-lined Richard Martinis Limit Up, as commodities trader Casey Falls, Allen showcased her comedic abilities. The lighthearted romp featured Danitra Vance and blues icon Ray Charles, in 1990, Allen had the distinction of starring in the first ever original film made for the Lifetime television network, the highly rated Memories of Murder.
She married comedian Craig Shoemaker on September 6,1992, Allen played Officer Lewis a third time in RoboCop 3 and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Richard Norman Anderson is an American film and television actor. Anderson was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, the son of Olga, Anderson served a tour of duty in the United States Army. He was Don Diego De La Vegas joke-playing best friend and romantic rival, Ricardo Del Amo and he was the object of the unrequited love of Clara Varner in The Long, Hot Summer and a suspicious military officer in Seven Days in May. He appeared on The Untouchables, Stagecoach West, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, The Eleventh Hour, twelve OClock High, I Spy, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. The Fugitive, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, in 1961–62, Anderson co-starred with Marilyn Maxwell in an ABC production of Bus Stop. He guest-starred in the last episode of season 1 of Mission Impossible as Judge Wilson Chase, Anderson first appeared as Oscar Goldman in episode 2 of The Six Million Dollar Man in 1974. He would portray the character through the end in 1978 as well as on the spinoff series The Bionic Woman for its entire run from 1976 to 1978.
In addition, Anderson guest-starred on other TV series in the 1970s, including Hawaii Five-O, Ironside, Columbo and he appeared in the television movie, The Night Strangler as the villain, Dr. Richard Malcolm. Anderson was just as busy in the 1980s on Charlies Angels, Matt Houston, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Cover Up, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, and Murder, She Wrote. In 1985, he played murderer Ken Braddock in the first two-hour episode of Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr, Anderson had a recurring role as Senator Buck Fallmont on Dynasty from 1986 to 1987. He portrayed President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1987 miniseries, in the 1990s, he served as narrator and a recurring guest star for Kung Fu, The Legend Continues. He served as a spokesperson for the Shell Oil Company in the United States known as The Shell Answer Man. The Shell Answer Man appeared in commercials from 1976-82, in 2007, Anderson was honored with a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Richard Anderson at the Internet Movie Database Richard Anderson at AllMovie Interview, The Spectrum, August 13,2015 An hour-long video interview with Retro Rewind covering his career
Baldwin appeared as lead detective Brian Albert in the Lifetime Original Movie The Craigslist Killer. In 2013, he joined the cast of BBC Americas Copper for two episodes of season 2, prior to the series being cancelled, Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. His father was a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach and he is the brother of actors Alec and Stephen, sometimes collectively known as the Baldwin brothers, and of sisters Beth and Jane, all together known as the Baldwin family. Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family, and has English, Scottish, French-Canadian, a graduate of Alfred G. Berner High School and Binghamton University, where he was a varsity wrestler, he has a degree in political science. Before starting his career, Baldwin was a fashion model for Calvin Klein. His first starring role was in a TV movie as Robert Chambers, alongside Danny Aiello and Lara Flynn Boyle in The Preppie Murder, Baldwins first featured film is Internal Affairs, where he starred alongside Richard Gere and Andy García.
He starred in films like Flatliners with stars like Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland. He portrayed Chicago firefighter Brian McCaffrey in Backdraft alongside Kurt Russell and his role in 1993 film Sliver along with Sharon Stone earned him the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male. In 1998, he appeared in Warren Beattys film Bulworth as Constance Bulworths lover, in 1999, Baldwin teamed up with Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Sutherland for the science fiction thriller Virus, and alongside Peter Gallagher in the Showtime original movie, Brotherhood of Murder. In 2001, Baldwin played a role in the television film Double Bang which aired on HBO. Since then, Baldwin has played in other such as Red Rover in 2003, Park and Lenexa,1 Mile in 2006, Adrift in Manhattan, A Plumm Summer, Noise. His 2004 film Art Heist received much attentions when its released on DVD, Baldwin has continued to act in films and on television, but has not taken many leading roles. He was well received in a role in the 2005 film The Squid.
He co-starred in ABCs Dirty Sexy Money as Donald Sutherlands oldest son, Patrick Darling IV, in 2008, he appeared in the comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall which stars Jason Segel and Kristen Bell, as Detective Hunter Rush. In February 2010, audiences got to hear his first time playing Batman in Justice League, Crisis on Two Earths, a loose adaptation of Grant Morrisons JLA, Earth 2 story. In 2010, Baldwin portrayed Dr. Willam van der Woodsen, father of Serena and Eric van der Woodsen, on the third, Baldwin was featured with his brother Daniel in UniGlobe Entertainments breast cancer docu-drama,1 a Minute. Baldwin was cast in the season of Parenthood to play a boss. Baldwin joined Parenthood for an arc that aired in fall 2010 as Gordon Flint, the wealthy, charismatic boss of Adam
Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, traveling salesman Ali Hakim in the musical Oklahoma. And the sadistic prison warden in 1974s The Longest Yard and he starred as Oliver Wendell Douglas in the 1960s television sitcom Green Acres and as Frank MacBride in the 1970s crime drama Switch. He had a role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest. Edward Albert Heimberger was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 22,1906, the oldest of the five children of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor and his year of birth is often given as 1908, but this is incorrect. His parents were not married when Albert was born, and his mother altered his birth certificate after her marriage, when he was one year old, his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Young Edward secured his first job as a boy when he was only six.
During World War I, his German name led to taunts as the enemy by his classmates and he studied at Central High School in Minneapolis and joined the drama club. His schoolmate Harriet Lake graduated in the same class, finishing high school in 1926, he entered the University of Minnesota, where he majored in business. When he graduated, he embarked on a business career, the stock market crash in 1929 left him essentially unemployed. He took odd jobs, working as a performer, an insurance salesman. Albert stopped using his last name professionally, since it invariably was mispronounced as Hamburger and he moved to New York City in 1933, where he co-hosted a radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years. At the shows end, he was offered a contract by Warner Bros. In the 1930s, Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat and he had lead roles in Room Service and The Boys from Syracuse. Performing regularly on television, Albert wrote and performed in the first teleplay, The Love Nest.
Hosted by Betty Goodwin, The Love Nest starred Albert, The Ink Spots, Ed Wynn, before this time, television productions were adaptations of stage plays. In 1938, he made his debut in the Hollywood version of Brother Rat with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. The next year, he starred in On Your Toes, adapted for the screen from the Broadway smash by Rodgers and Hart