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Douglas Fairbanks biography 2022

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Douglas Fairbanks biography Douglas Fairbanks, 1883-1939, was an American actor and producer. Fairbanks debuted in 1902 on Broadway, and with his devilish charm and physical prowess, he was a worshiped stage idol when in 1915, he got a contract with the film company Triangel. He became the silent film's unrivaled adventurer in almost 50 flicks up to 1934, such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), and The Black Pirate (1926). In 1919 he formed the film company United Artists with Charlie Chaplin , D.W. Griffith, and Mary Pickford. He married the latter in 1920. Son Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000) was also an actor and had leading roles in films such as Gunga Din (1939) and Sinbad the Sailor (1947). last updated October 2022

Dorothy Lamour biography 2022

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Dorothy Lamour biography Dorothy Lamour (Dorothy Kaumeyer), 1914-1996, American actress. The former Miss New Orleans (1931) became a movie star as a dark-skinned South Sea island heroine in films such as The Jungle Princess (1936) but gained particular popularity parodies of the type in a series of Bob Hope  and Bing Crosby comedies with Road to Singapore (1940) as the first. Later, Dorothy Lamour was a frequent singing guest star on Bob Hope's television shows. last updated October 2022

Debra Winger biography 2022

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Debra Winger biography  Debra Winger (Mary Debra Winger) was born in 1955. She is an American film actress. Debra Winger showed her talent for playing very different types in, e.g., Cannery Row (1982) and one of the successful romantic dramas of the 1980s, An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), in collaboration with Richard Gere . She has since shown her versatile characterization skills, among other things. Terms of Endearment (1983), The Sheltering Sky (1990), and Shadowlands (1993). After a break from acting in the mid-1990s, she has, among other things, seen again in Rachel Getting Married (2008) and the TV series In Treatment (2010). last updated October 2022

Dorothy Dandridge biography 2022

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Dorothy Dandridge biography Dorothy Dandridge (Dorothy Jean Dandrige) was born November 9, 1922, and was an American film actress. As a child, Dorothy Dandridge performed with her sister Vivian (1921-91) in song and dance. An ambitious, profit-oriented mother pulled the strings and cut the daughters off from regular schooling. Later, the trio The Dandridge Sisters, which also featured the later jazz singer Etta Jones (1928-2001), became one of many famous acts at the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Alone and with the other two, Dorothy is seen in minor roles as a nimble and cute dancing girl in musicals on films that were primarily intended for a black audience. Some tracks with Jimmie Lunceford and Louis Armstrong were released on record. After several alternative candidates and many misgivings, Otto Preminger chose to cast Dorothy Dandridge in the title role of Carmen Jones (1954), originally a 1943 theater musical by Oscar Hammerstein II, updating the Spanish

Dorothy Arzner biography 2022

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Dorothy Arzner biography Dorothy Arzner was born on January 3, 1897. She was an American film director. Especially in the 1930s, Arzner made a series of films about independent women torn between work and love. She directed i.a. Katharine Hepburn as a daring aviator who falls in love with a married man in Christopher Strong (1933). In Dance, Girl, Dance (1940), she delivered a critique of the variety show world's often derogatory attitude towards women and anticipated several themes in 1970s women's films. Dorothy Arzner was then also rediscovered by female film critics from this period. Died October 1, 1979 last updated October 2022

Dean Martin biography 2022

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Dean Martin biography Dean Martin (Dino Paul Crocetti) was born June 7, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio, USA. He was an American actor, singer, and entertainer. After a series of farces with Jerry Lewis , Martin became the epitome of the relaxed Hollywood comedy star in, for example, Bells Are Ringing (1960) and What a Way to Go! (1964), but he also showed character talent in, e.g., Rio Bravo (1959) and Some Came Running (1959). On television, he was very successful with The Dean Martin Show (1965-74), where he was rarely seen without a glass of whiskey. His greatest hits are Memories Are Made of This (1956), and Everybody Loves Somebody (1964). Died December 25, 1995, in Beverly Hills, California, USA. last updated October 2022 last updated October 2022

Deborah Kerr biography 2022

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Deborah Kerr biography Deborah Kerr, 1921-2007, British actress. After young girl roles in British films, she came to Hollywood in 1947. She played a beautiful heroine with British nobility in adventure and equipment films such as King Solomon's Mines (1950) and The Prisoner of Zenda (1952). With From Here To Eternity (1953,) she had a breakthrough as a character actor; it was followed up in i.a. The King and I (1956) and The Night of the Iguana (1964). last updated October 2022

Danny Kaye biography 2022

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Danny Kaye biography Danny Kaye was an American comedian and actor. He began as a stand-up comedian and appeared on Broadway in 1939. His sporadic film career began in 1944, and highlights were Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and especially seen through Danish eyes by Hans Christian Andersen (1952). Danny Kaye incurred general outrage when, during a PR visit to Odense in 1952, at the request of the press photographers, he laid down in H.C. Andersen's bed with the poet's open umbrella in his hand. He was able to reverse this disillusionment with his disarming charm, and over the years, his relationship with Denmark and the Danes were characterized by mutual cordiality. The linguistic equilibrist and musical Danny Kaye achieved enormous popularity; he received 1954 a unique Oscar for his work and 1963 an Emmy for the television series The Danny Kaye Show (1963-67). He devoted most of his later life to charity work for UNICEF. last updated October 2022

David Bowie biography 2022

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David Bowie biography David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, London, UK. He was an English rock musician and actor.  Died: January 10, 2016, New York City, New York, USA last updated October 2022

Debby Ryan biography 2022

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Debby Ryan biography Debby Ryan was born May 13, 1993, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. She is an American actress best known for her role in the American Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life on Deck as Bailey Pickett and 16 Wishes as Abby Jensen. She has been with Josh Dun since May 2013.  last updated October 2022

Dedee Pfeiffer biography 2022

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Dedee Pfeiffer biography Dedee Pfeiffer (Dorothy Diane "Dedee" Pfeiffer) was born January 1, 1964, in Midway City, California, USA. She is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing Cybill's daughter, Rachel, in the sitcom Cybill, Sheri in the sitcom For Your Love, and her film appearance as Val in The Allnighter.  last updated October 2022

Denise Crosby biography 2022

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Denise Crosby biography Denise Crosby (Denise Michelle Crosby) was born November 24, 1957, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an American actress and model known for portraying security chief Tasha Yar mainly in season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Yar's daughter, the half-Romulan Commander Sela, in subsequent seasons. last updated October 2022

Don Cheadle biography 2022

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Don Cheadle biography Don Cheadle (Donald Frank Cheadle) was born November 29, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his work in films such as Traffic, Crash, and Hotel Rwanda, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.  last updated biography 2022

Danny Glover biography 2022

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Danny Glover biography Danny Glover (Daniel Lebern Glover) was born on 22 July 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as police officer Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series and his role as Whoopi Goldberg 's oppressive husband in The Color Purple.  last updated October 2022

Donald Sutherland biography 2022

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Biography of Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland, born July 17, 1935, is a Canadian-American film actor. He is the father of Kiefer Sutherland . Donald Sutherland broke through in darkly humorous roles in the war films The Dirty Dozen (1967) and M.A.S.H. (1970). He then developed a talent for playing demonic, often unsympathetic supporting characters in, e.g., Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 (1976), Lock Up (1989), and Disclosure (1994). He has also cultivated more quietly intrusive characters with excellent performances in Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Ordinary People (1980), A Dry White Season (1989), and as the painter Paul Gauguin in Henning Carlsen's Oviri (1986). In recent years, Donald Sutherland has given solid supporting role performances in, e.g., The Italian Job (2003) and in the Jane Austen film adaptation Pride & Prejudice (2005) as well as in the TV series Commander in Chief 2005-06, Dirty Sexy Money 2007 -09 and The Pillars of the Earth 2010. last updat

Dianne Wiest biography 2022

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Dianne Wiest biography Dianne Wiest, born March 28, 1948, is an American actress primarily known for portraits of neurotic, vulnerable women with Woody Allen , i.a., in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994), for which she both won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Diane Wiest has also shown her incredible acting talent in several central theater roles on Broadway. Also, in films such as Tim Burton 's Edward Scissorhands (1990), Robert Redford 's The Horse Whisperer (1998), and the drama I am Sam (2001). She has also appeared in TV series such as The 10th Kingdom 2000, Law & Order 2000-02, and In Treatment 2008-09. last updated October 2022

Diane Keaton biography 2022

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Diane Keaton biography Diane Keaton was born as an American actress and director on January 5, 1946. Diane Keaton had her breakthrough on Broadway in Hair (1968) and the following year starred opposite Woody Allen in Play It Again, Sam. In 1972, she reprised the role in the films (Me and Bogart) and then became Allen's muse in, among others, Sleeper (1973), Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), and again in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). Diane Keaton has also had character roles in the Godfather trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990) and in, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), and, for example, in the historical dramas Reds (1981) and Mrs. Soffel (1984). In the latter half of her career, she had several comedic roles, such as Something's Gotta Give (2003) and Because I Said So (2007). As a director, she has mainly worked in television. last updated October 2022

Dennis Quaid biography 2022

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Dennis Quaid biography Dennis Quaid was born on April 9, 1954, an American film actor; he married Meg Ryan 1991-2001, brother of actor Randy Quaid (b. 1950). Dennis Quaid played i.a. alongside his brother in Walter Hill's western The Long Riders (1980) before making his breakthrough in Philip Kaufman's depiction of the birth of the US space program, The Right Stuff (1983). Dennis Quaid was then at home as a shrill Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire (1989), and his talent for tarnished charm was also utilized in The Big Easy (1987), Suspect (1987), and Something to Talk About (1995). In recent years, he has switched between dramatic roles, e.g., as a gay husband in Far from Heaven (2002), the hero in the large-scale disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), and a secret agent in the thriller Vantage Point (2008). last updated October 2022

Dennis Hopper biography 2022

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Biography of Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper (Dennis Lee Hopper) was born May 17, 1936, an American actor and director. Dennis Hopper began his long career, which included over 200 films, by taking on supporting roles alongside, e.g., James Dean and here cultivated an image as an erratic rebel. In 1969, Dennis Hopper broke through as a director with the generational film Easy Rider, in which he also starred, but since then had only sporadic but essential roles in the 1970s, for example,  as the manic photographer in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979). In the 1980s and 1990s, Dennis Hopper had a new breakthrough in the role profession as a psychopathic villain, e.g., David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986) and the action hit Speed ​​(1994). In the latter part of his career, he also appeared in TV series such as 24 Hours (24 hours) 2002, E-Ring 2005-2006, and Crash 2008-2009. Dennis Hopper also directed some hit entertainment films, such as the police film Colors (1988) and the So

Danny DeVito biography 2022

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Danny DeVito biography Danny DeVito is an American actor. Danny DeVito got his first significant film role in MiloŇ° Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), one of the pivotal films of the 1970s, but a real breakthrough came only with the TV series Taxi (1978-1983). The role of the choleric boss in Taxi secured Danny DeVito a series of significant film roles.  All of these played on his short stature (152 cm) and sharp lines, including the adventure comedy Romancing the Stone (1984) and Batman Returns back (1992). He has since been a regular supporting actor in Hollywood, for example, in getting Shorty (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), and Big Fish (2003). He also made his mark in the television world in the comedy program Saturday Night Live from 1980-1987 and the series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2006-2010). As a director, Danny DeVito has, among other things, been behind War of the Roses (1989) and the large-scale drama Hoffa (1992) about the American tra