100 Great Character Actors & Actresses
Bea Benaderet (April 4, 1906 – October 13, 1968) is best known for her role of Pearl Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies (23 episodes, 1962-1967), and also for her role of Kate Bradley [Pearl Bodine's sister, who looked an awful lot like Bea Benaderet] in Petticoat Junction (149 episodes, 1963-1968) and in Green Acres (6 episodes, 1965-1966). Her career lasted from 1940 until the end of her life.
Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He is also recognized for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, Brother Bear, Planet of the Apes, and Daredevil. Duncan was a celebrity bodyguard before turning to acting at the age of 30.
Jack Klugman (1922–2012) Actor | Writer | Director As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is Born: Jacob Joachim Klugman April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Died: December 24, 2012 (age 90) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA