Richard Burton  The legendary Welsh actor was James Bond author Ian Fleming's choice to essay 007 when a movie adaptation was first suggested in the late '50s. In a letter Fleming penned in 1959 the writer declared that ''Richard Burton would be by far the best James Bond.''

Richard Burton The legendary Welsh actor was James Bond author Ian Fleming's choice to essay 007 when a movie adaptation was first suggested in the late '50s. In a letter Fleming penned in 1959 the writer declared that ''Richard Burton would be by far the best James Bond.''

Born Burton Stephen Lancaster on Nov. 2,  1913 in New York, NY.  Died Oct. 20, 1994 of heart attack in Century City, Calif.

Born Burton Stephen Lancaster on Nov. 2, 1913 in New York, NY. Died Oct. 20, 1994 of heart attack in Century City, Calif.

Howard Terbell McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969)

Howard Terbell McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969)

James Garner (American film and television actor) The first actor to make a successful transition from film to television. Known for his movie roles in The Children's Hour, Grand Prix, Victor Victoria, Murphy's Romanov . . . .  His television roles were Maverick and The Rockford Files.

James Garner (American film and television actor) The first actor to make a successful transition from film to television. Known for his movie roles in The Children's Hour, Grand Prix, Victor Victoria, Murphy's Romanov . . . . His television roles were Maverick and The Rockford Files.

Comedian and Academy Award winning actor Red Buttons was born today 2-5 in 1919. Some of his credits include his Academy Award winning role in Sayonara, The Poseidon Adventure, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, The Longest Day and many TV appearances. He passed in 2006.

Comedian and Academy Award winning actor Red Buttons was born today 2-5 in 1919. Some of his credits include his Academy Award winning role in Sayonara, The Poseidon Adventure, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, The Longest Day and many TV appearances. He passed in 2006.

Sadly, Veronique Peck died this week. #RIP The striking French-born patron of the arts was married to the legendary actor, Gregory Peck, for 48 years. #Gorgeous

Sadly, Veronique Peck died this week. #RIP The striking French-born patron of the arts was married to the legendary actor, Gregory Peck, for 48 years. #Gorgeous

Anthony Hopkins (1937) - Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. Photo by Robert Ascroft

Anthony Hopkins (1937) - Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. Photo by Robert Ascroft

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