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A Bushel and a Peck

A Bushel and a Peck

You would have to be living under a rock not to know who Gregory Peck was. The five-time Oscar Nominee was one of the most popular leading men from the 1940s to the 1960s, thanks in part to movies like Roman Holiday, Twelve O’Clock High, and of course, as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ethan Peck is busy blazing his way across the silver screen with roles in the movies Twelve and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. His biggest role to date as Spock in the TV series reboot Star Trek has everyone looking for more Peck. Ethan shares his grandfather’s good looks and talent.

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Silent Thrones

Silent Thrones

One of the biggest silent film stars, Charlie Chaplin, commanded the screen with his mere presence. As an English comic, Chaplin rose to fame as The Tramp, which is widely considered one of the most iconic figures in film history. Chaplin married four times and sired 11 children.

The beautiful Oona Castilla Chaplin, named for Charlie’s wife Oona O’Neill played Talisa Maegyr in Game of Thrones. Oona was born in Madrid and also shares the distinction of being the great-granddaughter of American playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill. Oona is currently filming Avatar 2 & 3.

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Fonda for Days

Fonda for Days

Henry Fonda is the patriarch of one of the best-known acting families in America. Henry’s career spanned five decades in Hollywood and garnered him five Academy Award Nominations and an Oscar for his role in On Golden Pond as the aging father to his well-known daughter, Jane Fonda. Henry sired three children: Jane, Peter, and Frances (non-actress). Henry starred in classics like 12 Angry Men and The Grapes of Wrath.

Granddaughter Bridget Fonda, daughter of Peter, is no slouch in the acting department. She’s had an illustrious career, including The Godfather 3 and Single White Female; but her best known role is opposite Nicolas Cage in It Can Happen to You. Bridget married Oingo Boingo front man Danny Elfman (composer) and they have three children.

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Three Generations of Oscars

Three Generations of Oscars

Walter Huston was a household name before many folks could even afford to attend the movies. Born in Canada, Walter won an Oscar for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was directed by his famous son, John Huston. Married three times, John’s legacy spanned four decades.

Anjelica Huston is an actress, director, producer, author and former model. She also holds the distinction of being the third generation in her family to win an Oscar for her role in Prizzi’s Honor. Anjelica’s portrayal of Morticia Addams as the matriarch of The Addams Family was incredibly wry, creepy and loveable. She spent years on the arm of boyfriend and Lakers fan, Jack Nicholson. Sadly, Anjelica doesn’t have children, so the Huston reign ends with her.

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Everyone Loves a Redhead

Everyone Loves a Redhead

Rance Howard was an American actor-director who appears in several famous films such as Cool Hand Luke, Chinatown, Independence Day, and A Beautiful Mind. Born in rural Oklahoma, he began his acting career in 1948 in NYC and soon starred with Henry Fonda. Rance had two sons who are also famous actors in their own right: Ron “Opie” Howard and Clint Howard.

Bryce Dallas Howard is a gorgeous redhead who definitely inherited the acting bug from her famous father and grandfather. Her breakout role was in Spider-Man 3, where she played fan favorite Gwen Stacy. She’s got a wide repertoire of characters—from a vampire in the Twilight series to a Jurassic World operations manager.

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Come On, Get Happy

Come On, Get Happy

Jack Cassidy was an American actor and singer who worked on Broadway, in feature films, and in TV. His career spanned only 20 years, dying early in a house fire. His two sons, David and Shaun, were teen idols in the late '70s and '80s.

Katie Cassidy planted a stake as a scream queen in horror films of the mid-2000s. Her breakthrough role came in the CW series Arrow as Laurel Lance/ Black Canary. In 2016, she portrayed a character loosely based on the late actress Sharon Tate in a horror film Wolves at the Door.

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Fifty Shades of Talent

Fifty Shades of Talent

Long before '90s scream queens were a thing, Tippi Hendren was the blonde bombshell gracing the screen. Discovered by the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi starred two of his movies: The Birds and Marnie. She later confirmed that The Birds was one of the most dangerous sets she ever worked on. Hedren stared with giants Sean Connery, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren. She had one daughter, Melanie Griffith (a famous actress with one heckuva story).

Growing up on film sets with famous parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson experienced every nuance of filmmaking as a child. She made her film debut in 1999 in the film Crazy in Alabama, where she the daughter to real life mom Melanie, directed by stepfather Antonio Banderas. But it’s her cover-your-eyes role as Anastasia Steele in the film trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey that slingshot her to fame and kicked in the door for new roles.

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Groundbreaking Actresses

Groundbreaking Actresses

Roxie Roker broke cultural norms when she starred as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons as half of the first interracial couple to be shown on television. She starred in several shows over two decades, including Hangin with Mr Cooper, “he Love Boat and Roots. Roxie had one son, musician and groove-master Lenny Kravitz.

Zoe Kravitz is the daughter of Lisa Bonet (Denise Huxtable, The Cosby Show) and rocker Lenny Kravitz—and stepdaughter of Aquaman star, Jason Momoa. Zoe, who is a mere 31, has already been acting for almost 20 years; getting a wand in the fabulous “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” as well as becoming a Dauntless in the Divergent trilogy. Zoe’s next big role is as Selina Kyle in Catwoman.

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All Hail the Burtons

All Hail the Burtons

Richard Burton is the most famous Hollywood actor never to receive an actual Oscar. A Brit by birth, Richard was a natural star for several Shakespeare productions, including Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew. However, what Richard is often most remembered for are his drunken rages and messy marriages with the violet siren, Elizabeth Taylor.

Kate Burton is the most un-Burton actor ever. Starting on the great white way, Kate cut her teeth on Doonesbury and Hedda Gabler before making her move to the small screen. Her body of work in television is where the lion share of her celebrity is known, most notably as Dr. Ellis Grey on Grey’s Anatomy and as VP Sally Langston on Veep. Fun fact: Kate is also a celeb narrator for audio books by authors Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Iris Johansen and Dean Koontz.

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Northern Neighbors

Northern Neighbors

Canadian acting great Donald Sutherland has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning seven decades. Rising to fame in the '70s with M*A*S*H (the film) and continuing through the '80s and '90s as bad guys in A Time to Kill and most recently in Dirty Sexy Money. His portrayal of President Snow in The Hunger Games trilogy endeared him to a new generation of fans.

Sarah Sutherland is the daughter of Kiefer Sutherland, '80s brat pack and Jack Bauer fame. As a teen, she studied at the Crossroads Conservatory in LA before heading east to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her first major roll is Catherine Meyer in the HBO series Veep.

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How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

American comedian and actor Jackie Gleason was best known for his character Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners, which employed his brash comedy. With a mouth like a sailor and an attitude like your best friend, people flocked to work with Jackie on numerous comedy projects. Most audiences these days may remember his as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and The Bandit series in the '70s.

Smoldering Jason Patric got his start in The Lost Boys and continued his career into the 90s in Rush, Speed 2: Cruise Control” and Expired. He appeared on Broadway opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan.

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Striking Gold: The Goldwyn Gang

Striking Gold: The Goldwyn Gang

Find a larger name in the motion picture industry than Samuel Goldwyn. Yes, THAT Samuel. Born in Warsaw, 1879, he went on to create the most profitable motion picture studio in the 1950’s. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) featured a roaring lion as its trademark and things only went up from there. Samuel was a genius at finding talent and developed an eye for making films.

Samuel’s grandchildren are no slouches either in the giant shadow of their grandfather and several have very successful lives in business and the arts. The grandson you know stared as Fitzgerald Grant on the hit series Scandal—the fabulous Tony Goldwyn. Tony has a resume longer than Samuel’s, including the Divergent series, Nixon, and The Pelican Brief. These days, Tony is following in Grandpa Sam’s footsteps as a producer.

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Kung Fu Fighting

Kung Fu Fighting

Character actor John Carradine isn’t a household name to many. In fact, you may only think of him as Robert, Kung Fu Master Keith or David’s dad. However, John was one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood history with 351 film and TV credits, spending more than 30 years in backup roles in the business. Married four times, John fathered five children (four are actors), and his legacy continues strongly today through his grandchildren.

Ever Carradine (Robert’s daughter) currently stars in The Handmaid’s Tale and pals around with BFF Meredith Salenger. Martha Plimpton (Keith’s daughter) hauls around a pretty hefty resume that includes The Goonies, The Good Wife and Raising Hope. Sorel (age 35) is up and coming with roles in The Good Doctor and Marvel’s Runaways.

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Ain't No Hound Dogs Here

Ain't No Hound Dogs Here

Priscilla Ann Presley (Elvis’s wife) is a successful businesswoman and actress. She’s best known for her roles on Dallas and the Naked Gun trilogy with Leslie Neilsen. Priscilla was only 14 when she first met Elvis and was banned from seeing him again. Fate intervened, however, and she married her crooner in 1966. The stork dropped daughter Lisa Marie in February 1968. Priscilla divorced Elvis in 1973 and dated several famous men, including Robert Kardashian, Julio Iglesias, and Richard Gere.

Riley Keough is a model, noted scream queen, and oldest grandchild of Elvis. Debuting in the musical biopic The Runaways opposite Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, Riley quickly showed she’s way more than a pretty face. Riley was most recently featured in Logan Lucky and The House that Jack Built. Her brother, Benjamin, sadly committed suicide in July 2020.

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Growing Up Barrymore

Growing Up Barrymore

What began as a move in 1874 from England to New York City for Broadway, Maurice Barrymore had no idea that his family would be Hollywood Royalty almost 150 years later. Maurice’s three children created pathways to fame as actors, directors, and artists.

So, its no surprise that three full generations later, Drew Barrymore achieved fame at the age of 7 with her role in “E.T.” and has been a powerhouse ever since. As the granddaughter of John Barrymore and great-granddaughter of Maurice, Drew has more than 50 film credits to her name at the ripe old age of 45. As the mother of two, we can’t wait to see what’s next for when The Drew Barrymore Show debuts later this year.

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Violet Eyes, They're Watching You

Violet Eyes, They're Watching You

One of the grandest dames of Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor, also started as a child actress and became of one the most recognizable women on the planet. With her curves and violet eyes, Elizabeth found herself not only starring in several films; she also starred in several marriages and scandals.

Quinn Tivey is an officer for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. One look at this handsome devil and you know instantly where his bloodlines lay—he shares his grandmother's famous violet eyes. As Trustee of his grandmother's estate, he oversaw one of the largest celebrity auctions in history—more than $156,756,576 in proceeds with every single item sold.

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Kings of Cool

Kings of Cool

Steve McQueen was the epitome of rugged good looks and nicknamed the ‘King of Cool”. Every man wanted to be him, and every woman wanted to date him. The number of starring roles he turned down is almost as long as the number of films he starred in. His on-set power struggles often led to entire films being recast and production delays.

Steven McQueen inherited his acting creds and good looks from Grandpa Steve. In this case, women wanted to be “read” by his leading character, Jeremy Gilbert (a medium) in the CW hit series The Vampire Diaries. Steven also had a recurring role in both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

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Ritter Me This

Ritter Me This

Country musician Tex Ritter started his career as a musician and ended up in with several westerns film credits, including Deep in the Heart of Texas and Marshall of Gunsmoke. This double threat also was the father of the wickedly funny, John Ritter—best known as the bumbling Jack Tripper on Three’s Company.

Jason Ritter got his first acting scene at the age of 3 in his father’s smash hit Three’s Company. No stranger to Hollywood success, Jason’s easy-going attitude and good looks have netted him more than 50 film and television credits, including the NBC critically acclaimed hit Parenthood as well as numerous web and voice performances (Gravity Falls and Frozen II).

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Swashbuckling and Suave

Swashbuckling and Suave

Errol Flynn was a household name in the entertainment industry with famous roles in Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood in the 1930s. Often partnered with the beautiful Olivia De Havilland (who just died at the age of 104), they continued to light up the screen through the 1940s. Flynn was a hard living womanizer and considered to be an honorary member of L. Ron Hubbard’s family, even though he never joined Scientology.

Sean Flynn shares Papaw Flynn’s devastating smile and eyes. Acting is in his roots and he started his career on the popular series Zoey 101. His portrayal of Chase Matthews garnered several Young Acting Awards and recently reunited with his Zoey 101 cast for a ‘Where are they now’ segment on Entertainment Tonight. Currently, Sean works as a producer for an entertainment company.

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Live From New York

Live From New York

Bob Elliott was an American comedian and actor who stared as one half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray. Beginning as a radio show in the '40s, it eventually transferred to TV in the 1950s. Bob also had scores of appearances on comedy shows including Happy Days, Saturday Night Live, and Newhart. He also authored articles for Mad Magazine. Bob is the father of comedy giant, Chris Elliott.

Abby Elliott honed her funny bone at The Groundlings and eventually worked in various shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her career on SNL cemented her as enormously talented with celebrity impersonations of Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, and Kate Middleton. Starring in Odd Mom Out, Abby is now working on the show Indebted.

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It All Started With Ozzie

It All Started With Ozzie

Ozzie Nelson, famed musician, originated and starred in a radio and television series called The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1944. The show featured his actual family, including sons Ricky and David. Although he played the most loveable dad in American living rooms weekly, his on-screen persona was far different from the father who monitored and managed every aspect of his kids' lives.

Skipping ahead to the '90s, Nelson was a band founded by twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. They sang their hit "(Can’t Live without Your) Love and Affection” while rocking waist length blonde hair. Nelson was the first unsigned band to play on SNL after Lorne Michael agreed to have them on a year after the death of their famous father, Rick.

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Take the Cannoli: The Coppola Legacy

Take the Cannoli: The Coppola Legacy

In the world of Hollywood dynasties, it seems only fitting to note the sprawling Coppola family. All hailing from American composer Carmine Coppola, the family is waist deep in talent.

Spanning the gamut of Hollywood careers, Francis Ford Coppola, Talia Shire, Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman continue to amaze and thrill with their acting and directing gifts.

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For Whom the Bells Toll

For Whom the Bells Toll

Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway was a journalist before he became a novelist. Serving in World War I, Ernest was seriously wounded which shaped his narrative for the rest of his life. Known for literary masterpieces such as The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and The Old Man and the Sea; Ernest struggled with the demons of war, mental illness and disillusionment. Suffering from a rare blood disorder and a familial history of suicide, Ernest shot himself in 1961.

Margaux and Mariel were models and actresses in the seventies, these sisters starred in Lipstick together. Margaux, a supermodel and regular at Studio 54, developed drug and alcohol addictions. She succumbed to suicide by drug overdose in 1996, making her the sixth Hemingway to commit suicide in the family tree. Mariel starred as Dorothy Stratten in Star 80, a film about the Playboy’s model life and murder. Mariel is the mother of two daughters and resides in California, where she has produced videos about yoga and holistic living.

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The Royal Women of Hollywood

The Royal Women of Hollywood

Debbie Reynolds hailed from El Paso, Texas, and her career spanned six decades. With her breakout role in Singin’ in the Rain opposite Gene Kelly, Debbie showed she had the pipes and the chops to cement her place in Hollywood royalty. However, she was caught up in one of the most famous Hollywood love triangles in history when her husband, Eddie Fisher, was exposed for having an affair with her good friend Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie suffered a fatal medical emergency on a transatlantic flight in 2016 when she was returning home for the funeral of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Billie Lourd is an actress, daughter of Carrie and granddaughter of Debbie. Her acting roots run deep; at 28, she’s easily recognizable as a rising star in Hollywood with her successful roles in American Horror Story and with a Star Wars film on her resume. She uncannily looks so much like her grandmother that you may forget her mom was Princess Leia.

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