What is that one thing that binds legendary actors like Bruce Willis, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey together? No, it’s not just Hollywood and films, but their penchant for theatre and love for stage. Over the centuries, since the first time theatre rumblings took America by a storm in the Eighteenth Century, it has remained close to the country’s heart. History says that drama was first introduced in this country by the Hallams in the year 1752 when they brought over a company from London and presented The Merchant of Venice at Williamsburg, then the capital of Virginia, in a building arranged for that purpose. However, the truth of this is debatable. Never mind when theatre spread its wings in the nation, what is important is the wad of well authenticated dramatic performances that have been performed in the American soil ever since. Explore this collection of biographies to know the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some of the most famous and successful American theatre personalities.
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei

04 December 1964

Lee PaceLee Pace

25 March 1979

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy

26 March 1931

Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut

01 January 1969

Elizabeth AshleyElizabeth Ashley

30 August 1939

Bob HopeBob Hope

29 May 1903

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander

17 May 1973

Jason RalphJason Ralph

07 April 1986

LaTanya RichardsonLaTanya Richardson

21 October 1949

Glenne HeadlyGlenne Headly

13 March 1955

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Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch

14 July 1960

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift

17 October 1920

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith

10 July 1951

Michael EalyMichael Ealy

03 August 1973

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter

07 May 1923

Ethan EmbryEthan Embry

13 June 1978

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Pernell RobertsPernell Roberts

18 May 1928

Brian KeithBrian Keith

14 November 1921

Elia KazanElia Kazan

07 September 1909

Mike NicholsMike Nichols

06 November 1931

Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell

28 March 1943

Judd HirschJudd Hirsch

15 March 1935

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Lewis ArquetteLewis Arquette

14 December 1935

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley

21 June 1940

Jan HooksJan Hooks

23 April 1957

Yolanda KingYolanda King

17 November 1955

Annie StarkeAnnie Starke

26 April 1988

Dirk BenedictDirk Benedict

01 March 1945

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Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson

11 September 1958

Elaine JoyceElaine Joyce

19 December 1943

Arliss HowardArliss Howard

18 October 1954

Diana HylandDiana Hyland

25 January 1936

Irene DunneIrene Dunne

20 December 1898

Martin BalsamMartin Balsam

04 November 1919

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Helen HayesHelen Hayes

10 October 1900

James MacArthurJames MacArthur

08 December 1937

Alison LohmanAlison Lohman

18 September 1979

Hope DavisHope Davis

23 March 1964

Martin MilnerMartin Milner

28 December 1931

Vincent SchiavelliVincent Schiavelli

11 November 1948

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Hunter ParrishHunter Parrish

13 May 1987

Sharon CaseSharon Case

09 February 1971

Roger BartRoger Bart

29 September 1962

Mo CollinsMo Collins

07 July 1965

George RaftGeorge Raft

26 September 1895

Richard BenjaminRichard Benjamin

22 May 1938

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Robert PastorelliRobert Pastorelli

21 June 1954

Mary MartinMary Martin

01 December 1913

Dan DuryeaDan Duryea

23 January 1907

Irene BedardIrene Bedard

22 July 1967

Scout Taylor-ComptonScout Taylor-Compton

21 February 1989

Harry WarnerHarry Warner

12 December 1881

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Wanda De JesusWanda De Jesus

26 August 1958

Leo PennLeo Penn

27 August 1921

Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins

18 October 1902

Gary MerrillGary Merrill

02 August 1915

Stella AdlerStella Adler

10 February 1901

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Robert Earl JonesRobert Earl Jones

03 February 1910

Luise Rainer Luise Rainer

12 January 1910

Herbert MarshallHerbert Marshall

23 May 1890

Gladys George Gladys George

13 September 1904

Liesel MatthewsLiesel Matthews

14 March 1984

Ann Harding Ann Harding

07 August 1902

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Joshua Lockwood Logan Joshua Logan

05 October 1908

Martin RittMartin Ritt

02 March 1914

Grace MooreGrace Moore

05 December 1898

Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne

06 December 1887

Julie Harris Julie Harris

02 December 1925

John C McGinleyJohn C McGinley

03 August 1959

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Jossie ThackerJossie Thacker

01 January 1970

Hal LindenHal Linden

31 March 1931

Joe BesserJoe Besser

12 August 1907

Ted HealyTed Healy

01 October 1896