|Ron Afif recorded more
than 5 albums for the Pablo label. His latest being "Solotude," a solo effort. His Uncle is celebrated guitarist Ron Anthony whom
was singing legend Frank Sinatra's guitarist from 1985-1993. His father
Charlie was a middleweight champion fighter.
Paul Anka born in Ottawa,
Canada in 1941 to Lebanese parents. He was unique among the late
fifties teen idols in that he was also not only a singer, but also
a successful songwriter & composer. Among his many hits: Puppy
Love recorded by Donny Osmond, Frank Sinatras My Way
for which we was the lyricist as well as She's a Lady popularized
by recording star Tom Jones. To date, he has amassed worldwide record
sales in excess of a hundred million copies. He returned to Lebanon
for sell-out performances at the Forum de Beirut in 1999.
acted in the Baywatch
|John Bowab directed the mega television
hits, Soap, Benson, Bosom Buddies, The Facts of Life, and
the last two seasons of the The Cosby Show.
is a famous radio talk show host .
|Don Bustany was the creator and producer
of American Top 40, the American Country Countdown,
and has recently added Casey Kasem's Top 40 and Casey's
|Elie Chaib is a dancer with the famous
Paul Taylor company. In 1992 the New York Times named him the “Dancer
of the Year”.
|Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar.
In 1986 Thirty Years of Rock and Roll named Dale Forefather of Rock
and Roll. In 1989 Dale wasinducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame located
in the Hall of Champions building in San Diego, Ca. He was awarded
the Lifetime Pop Music Culture Award from UC Berkeley with Ice-T,
John Lee Hooker and Mick Fleetwood, and presented the Platinum Record
award for his performance recording of Miserlou. Dale was inducted
into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California in 1996
and in 2000 Congressman “Jerry Lewis” inducted him into
the “White House Congressional Hall of Records”.
|George S. Dibie is an Emmy Award-winning
cinematographer-director. Now President of the International Photographers
|George Durgom through the years managed
Jackie Gleason, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Marilyn Monroe
|Bechara El Khoury is world-renowned
|Rosalind Elias is an opera Prima Donna
who hit the high notes at the Met in New York City.
|Shannon Elizabeth is best known for
her American Pie movie where she plays the sexy Czech student.
|Jamie Farr, born Jameel Farah, is
best known in his role as Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in the classic
TV hit show M*A*S*H. His MASH character was originally set
to appear on one episode, but he proved so popular that he returned
as a day player. Farr was eventually given a contract in year 3 of
the series. Farr graduated from Woodward High School with honors and
was named most outstanding student. In addition to writing and acting
in two variety shows, Jamie was a member of the Drama Society, class
president for three years, feature editor of the school newspaper,
president of the radio class, and manager of the football and basketball
teams and a member of the varsity tennis team.
|Sammy Haggar rock and roll superstar
and former lead vocalist for Van Halen.
|Khrystyne Haje actress is best known
in her role as Simone Foster in the television series Head of
|Jack Hanna is the popular host of
the hit television series, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures,
one of America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers.
|Salma Hayek is a Lebanese-Mexican that was born
in Mexico to a Lebanese Father from the Hayek family and a Mexican
mother. Hayek began her career in Mexican television soap operas in
late 1980's. She traveled to Los Angeles after gaining success inUn
Nuevo Amanecer and Teresa. Hayek acted in several movies
but was most known for her role in Desperado (1990). Later, she played
roles in Fools Rush In,Wild Wild West, Frida
and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. She was the executive producer
of the blockbuster Frida and portrayed the famous Mexican artist Frida
Khalo in the lead role. She worked for eight years to see the role
to its completion. She is considered to be the first Mexican actress
to become a Hollywood movie star since Dolores Del Rio.
|Waleed Howrani is a world-renowned musician, concert
pianist and composer.
|Paul Jabara is an Oscar winning composer of Last
Dance from Thank God It's Friday.
|Mike Joseph has pioneered the concept
of a radio programming consultant in 1958.
|Mario Kassar was the former chairman of Carolco
Pictures, the movie company that produced such blockbusters as Rocky,
Rambo, Terminator 2, and Total Recall. At one time he
ran a billion-dollar industry.
|Casey Kasem is one of the most listened-to
and well recognized DJ's in the world. He hosts America's Weekly
Top 40 and Top 20, and is heard on more than 450 radio
stations worldwide. Kasem is also the host of the daily feature America
Top Hits’. He also playes the voice of cartoon characters
such as Shaggy in the Scooby Doo series.
|Asaad Kelad has done numerous series
like Family Ties and episodes of The Facts of Life, Who's
the Boss? and WKRP in Cincinnati.
|Herbert Khaury is a Lebanese-American folk singer
known to all of his fans as "Tiny Tim." Was famous for his
hit song Tiptoe through the Tulips.
|Callie Khoury was the first woman to receive an
Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Thelma and Louise.
|Emile Kuri was nominated eight times for films
like Mary Poppins. He won the Oscar twice, for The Heiress
and Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
|Wendie Malick is of
Irish and Lebanese heritage. She was a Wilhelmina model in the 70's.
She and her husband are instrumental in helping to construct homes
for poor families in Mexico. Malick is a 1972 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan
University in Delaware, Ohio. She plays Nina Van Horn on NBC's hit
show Just Shoot Me.
|Kristy McNichol is best known for her starring
role Buddy Lawrence on the late 1970s TV show Family. She
is well known for her role as an undercover cop on the TV show Empty
|Michael Nader has acted in many well known television
mini-series as well as a recurring rose in the Dynasty series.
|Michelle Nader is a comedy writer of
the TV Series Spin City.
Kathy Najimy is an actress who
acted in films such as Olive, Veronica's Closet, Sister Act
and Rat Race. Najimy also does the voice of Peggy Hill
on Fox-TV's animated hit, King of the Hill. She is a tireless
advocate and supporter of AIDS research.
Michael Nouri the
leading man who starred in the feature film Flashdance;
later seen in TV's Love and War sitcom. He sang the closing
theme song for CBS's long-running daytime drama Search for Tomorrow
during the 1976 season, on which he played Steve Kazlow and has
appeared in lead roles in many television mini-series
|Harold Ramis wrote and directed over the past twenty
years more than a dozen films, several of which are among the highest
grossing comedies of all time. In 1978, Animal House became
a blockbuster, and Harold began a long, successful string of hits,
including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Back to
School, Groundhog Day, Analyze This and Bedazzled.
|Diane Rehm is the host and executive producer of
The Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio (NPR).
|Fouad Said is the cinematographer who designed
Cinemobile (the first customized van for filming on location) while
working on the TV series I Spy. For this achievement, he
received a Technical Academy Award in 1970.
|Fred Saidy wrote the two classics, Finian's
Rainbow and Bloomer Girl.
|Lucie Salhany is the former chairwoman for Fox
Broadcasting Co. and the former chairwoman for United Paramount (TV)
|Elie Samaha is the producer and owner of Franchise
Pictures; has produced films such as Driven, The Whole Nine Yards,
The Pledge, Battle Field Earth, Heist and Exit Wounds.
|Neil Sedaka actor, composer,singer and entertainer.
He was part of the famous Brill Building stable of writers, which
included Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Neil Diamond and Carole King.
|Shakira (see famous Lebanese-Spanish)
|Tom Shadyac arrived in Hollywood in 1983 and became
what has been said to be the youngest gag writer ever on Bob Hope's
staff. During the 80s he won acting roles on such series as Magnum,
P.I. and Trapper John, M.D. and in the feature film,
Jocks (1986). Shadyac directed such well known movies like
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(1994), The Nutty Professor
(1996), Liar Liar (1997), Patch Adams(1998), Dragonfly
(2002) and Bruce Almighty (2003).
|Tony Shalhoub‘s memorable performance
was in the extended stint as a self-deprecating cabbie on the long-running
series Wings. After winning the Best Supporting Actor award
from the National Society of Film Critics for his well-researched
role in Big Night (1996), he played roles in A Civil
Action (1998) and The Siege (1998), Men in Black
(1997), Star Trek -Galaxy Quest (1999) Imposter
(2001), Spy Kids (2001) and Men in Black 2 (2002).
Recently, Shalhoub started the well-received television series Monk
|G. E. Smith or George Edward Smith, is a soulful
guitarist, composer, singer and bandleader. He is one of the most
in-demand blues/rock guitarists in the world. Millions of TV viewers
know his face in his 10 years (1985-1995) of fronting the Saturday
|Michael Tadross was the unit production manager
for Die Hard II, Devil's Advocate, Jack Frost
and many other movies.
|Julie Taymor was the creative mastermind
behind the Broadway version of Disney's The Lion King (1998)
winning two Tony awards (Direction & Costume Design). She also
directed the powerful films Titus and Frida.
|Danny Thomas was an American comedian legend. During
the early period of his career, Danny was still a struggling entertainer
who could not support a family with his chosen career. . He visited
a church in Detroit and prayed to St. Jude. "Show me my way in
life and I will build you a shrine". A few weeks later, Danny
landed a regular job at a Chicago nightclub. Later, Danny founded
St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, which became the world's premier institution
for the study and treatment of catastrophic childhood diseases. Today,
largely because of discoveries made at St. Jude, more than 70 percent
of children diagnosed with certain forms of leukemia survive compared
to the only 5 percent survival rate before founding St Jude.
|Marlo Thomas is an actress and producer.
Marlo has won Emmy Awards and is best known for her role in That
Girl, where she was instrumental in bringing the new independent
single woman to television for the first time. Since the 1980’s
she has been married to talk show host Phil Donahue. She has had a
recurring role on the television series Friends as the mother
of Rachel Green played by Jennifer Ansiton. Thomas is also an advocate
for women’s rights as well as spokeswoman for St. Jude, founded
by her father Danny Thomas.
|Tony Thomas son of Danny Thomas and only brother
to Marlo Thomas is an Emmy Award winning producer.
|Tiffany, born Tiffany Renee Darwish was the first
teenage singer to have her first two singles both hit number one.
|Amy Yasbeck is a famous actress. She
played in the TV series Wings and played in the movies Problem
Child, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Denial and many others.
|David Yazbeck wrote the lyrics and score for The
|Frank Zappa was a legend in the
world of rock