Frances Farmer - Actress. A figure in the theater and in motion pictures during the 1930s and 1940s, she appeared in eighteen films, three Broadway plays, thirty major radio shows and seven stock company productions all by the age of 27. Her troubled life was depicted in the motion picture "Frances" in 1982.
Al Martino - Vocalist. A popular singer, he enjoyed a successful recording career in the United States and Europe from the early 1950's into the mid-1970's. He is best known for the top twenty hits "I Love You Because" (1963), "I Love You More and More Every Day" (1964) and "Spanish Eyes" (1965).
Jackie Gleason - American comedian, actor, and musician who developed a style and characters in his career from growing up in Brooklyn, New York. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in the television series The Honeymooners.
Will Geer - Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Zebulon "Grandpa" Walton’ on the television series, "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981; his death was written into the drama in a special two hour episode, "The Empty Nest").
William Frawley - American stage entertainer, screen and television actor. Frawley is best known for starring as the landlord, Fred Mertz, in the famous American television sitcom I Love Lucy. He is also known for playing "Bub" in the television comedy series, My Three Sons.
Mister Ed - Animal Actor. Mister Ed was a Palomino horse officially named Bamboo Harvester and trained by Lester Hilton who also worked with the mules in the "Francis the Talking Mule" movies. Due to old-age ailments, Bamboo Harvester was put to sleep in 1970. The producer of the Mister Ed series never would answer the question of how the horse's lips were made to move. There have been many theories over the years, including the use of peanut butter, but none have been authenticated.
Sir Laurence Olivier - Academy Award Winning Actor. For six decades he performed in, directed, and produced Shakespearian plays, eventually being regarded as one of the foremost Shakespeare interpreters of the 20th century, and also played significant roles in film and television productions.
Dennis Lee Hopper - Actor, filmmaker, photographer and artist. He made his first television appearance in 1954 and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. During the next ten years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in Easy Rider, winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.