Keeping it in the Family – PT 2

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RICHARD BECKINSALE

(1947 – 79) – Born in Carlton, Nottingham, England. Acting credits: 22.

He played Lennie Godber in Porridge (1974-78) and in Going Straight (1978).

Tragically, a heart attack claimed him at a young age.

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JUDY LOE

(1947 – ) – Born in Urmstom, Lancashire, England. Acting credits: 47.

Was Dr. Helen Sanders in two seasons of TV’s General Hospital (1978 – 79).

 

THEIR DAUGHTER

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KATE BECKINSALE

(1973 – ) – Born in Finsbury Park, London, England. Acting credits: 47 (thus far).

Played the leading female role, Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson, in Pearl Harbor (2001).

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JAMES BROLIN    

(1940 – ) – Born in Los Angeles, California. Acting credits: 136 (thus far).

Won two Golden Globes portraying Dr. Steven Kiley in TV’s Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-76).

 

HIS SON

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JOSH BROLIN

(1968 – ) – Born in Santa Monica, California. Acting credits: 67 (thus far).

Nominated for an Oscar playing Dan White in Milk (2008).

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JACK CASSIDY

(1927 – 76) – Born in Richmond Hill, New York. Acting credits: 76.

Played the ‘heavy’ Miles Mellough in Clint Eastwood’s The Eiger Sanction (1975).

Burned to death in a fire at his home.

 

HIS SON

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DAVID CASSIDY

(1950 – ) – Born in New York City, New York. Acting credits: 35 (thus far).

Teenage girls loved him as Keith Partridge in TV’s The Partridge Family (1970-74).

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LON CHANEY

(1883 – 1930) – Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Acting credits: 162.

Known as ‘the man with a thousand faces’ in the Silent Era.

 

HIS SON

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LON CHANEY JR.

(1906 – 73) – Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Acting credits: 197.

Responsible for a touching performance as the simple-minded Lennie in Of Mice and Men (1939).

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CHARLES CHAPLIN

(1889 – 1977) – Born in London, England. Acting credits: 88.

As the silent era’s ‘Little Tramp’ he became the most recognizable human being on the face of the Earth.

 

HIS DAUGHTER

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GERALDINE CHAPLIN

(1944 – ) – Born in Santa Monica, California. Acting credits: 153.

Played Tonya, the wife of the title character in Doctor Zhivago (1965).

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ROSEMARY CLOONEY  

(1928 – 2002) – Born in Maysville, Kentucky. Acting credits: 19.

Wonderful songstress of the 50s who played opposite Bing Crosby in White Christmas (1954).

The aunt of super star George Clooney.

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JOSE FERRER

(1912 – 92) – Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Acting credits: 120.

Oscar-winning actor for his portrayal of the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950).

 

THEIR SON

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MIGUEL FERRER

(1955 – 2017) – Born in Santa Monica, California. Acting credits: 123.

Was Dr. Garret Macy in 117 episodes of TV’s Crossing Jordan (2001-07).

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TIMOTHY CARLTON

(1939 – ) – Born in Reading, Berkshire, England. Acting credits: 115 (thus far).

He portrays the father of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series Sherlock (2014-17).

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WANDA VENTHAM

(1935 – ) – Born in Brighton, East Sussex, England. Acting credits: 131 (thus far).

She portrays the mother of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series Sherlock (2014-17).

 

THEIR SON

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH                                                SHERLOCK HOLMES AND PARENTS

(1976 – ) – Born in Hammersmith, London, England. Acting credits: 72 (thus far).

He has portrayed the title character in TV’s Sherlock from 2010 until today.

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SEAN CONNERY

(1930 – ) – Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Acting credits: 93 (thus far).

Leapt to prominence when he played James Bond in Dr. No (1962).

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DIANE CILENTO

(1933 – 2011) – Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Acting credits: 55.

Oscar-nominated for her role as Molly Seagrim in Tom Jones (1963).

 

THEIR SON

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JASON CONNERY

(1963 – ) – Born in London, England. Acting credits: 74 (thus far).

Achieved a modicum of success playing the title character in the 1986 British TV series Robin Hood.

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TONY CURTIS

(1925 – 2010) – Born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Acting credits: 128.

Unsuccessfully Oscar-nominated for his role in The Defiant Ones (1958).

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JANET LEIGH

(1927 – 2004) – Born in Merced, California. Acting credits: 86.

Achieved screen immortality by being butchered in the shower in Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).

 

THEIR DAUGHTERS

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JAMIE LEE CURTIS

(1958 – ) – Born in Los Angeles, California. Acting credits: 71 (thus far).

Most memorable role was as Arnie Schwarzenegger’s wife in True Lies (1994).

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KELLY CURTIS

(1956 – ) – Born in Santa Monica, California. Acting credits: 20 (thus far).

Played the lead in The Devil’s Daughter (1991), but no screen or TV roles since 1999.

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BLYTHE DANNER

(1943 – ) – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Acting credits: 109 (thus far).

Played Robert De Niro’s wife in Meet the Parents (2000).

As Martha Jefferson she sings in the tune, ‘He Plays the Violin’, in the 1972 musical 1776.

                                                           

HER DAUGHTER

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GWYNETH PALTROW

(1972 – ) – Born in Los Angeles, California. Acting credits: 55 (thus far).

Won a Best Actress Academy Award as Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love (1998).

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BRUCE DERN

(1936 – ) – Born in Chicago, Illinois. Acting credits: 163 (thus far).

A fine character actor who has been nominated for two Oscars and 3 Golden Globes without winning.

John Wayne fans were incensed when his character murdered the Duke in The Cowboys (1972).

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DIANE LADD

(1935 – ) – Born in Meridian, Mississippi. Acting credits: 136 (thus far).

Nominated for 3 Oscars without winning and 4 Golden Globes, winning once.

Diane and daughter Laura Dern were both Oscar-nominated for the same film, Rambling Rose, (1991).

 

THEIR DAUGHTER

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LAURA DERN

(1967 – ) – Born in Santa Monica, California. Acting credits: 85 (thus far).

Received worldwide exposure as Ellie in Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

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GEORGE DOLENZ

(1908 – 63) – Born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary. Acting credits: 45.

Played the title character in 39 episodes of TV’s The Count of Monte Cristo (1956).          

 

HIS SON

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MICKEY DOLENZ

(1945 – ) – Born in Los Angeles, California. Acting credits: 39 (thus far).

Billed as Mickey Braddock when he played Corky in 49 episodes of TV’s Circus Boy (1956-7).

Later, as Mickey Dolenz, he was the drummer/vocalist of The Monkees singing/acting group.

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KIRK DOUGLAS

(1916 – ) – Born in Amsterdam, New York. Acting credits: 92.

3 Oscar nominations – Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956). No wins.

In December 1916 he celebrated his 100th birthday.

 

HIS SON

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS

(1944 – ) – Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Acting credits: 59 (thus far).

Won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1997).

First came to prominence as Inspector Steve Keller in 98 episodes of TV’s The Streets of San Francisco (1972-6).

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