Wrote Whistle Down the Wind (later adapted as a movie starring her daughter, Hayley), wife of Sir John Mills, mother of Juliet and Hayley.
Burke's Law, starred in the first version of War of the Worlds, played the grandfather in the remake, appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles and was nominated for a Tony for that role.
Huge star on radio and in the early days of television, was supposed to have starred in The Sunshine Boys but died just before shooting began, married to frequent co-star Mary Livingstone, IRL very generous with his money.
While not strictly the creator of Nancy Drew, Benson wrote 50 of the early books, wrote newspaper columns for 58 years and was at work the day she died.
Married to and divorced from Angie Dickinson and Carol Bayer Sager.
Famous for writing many pop songs since the '60s, usually with lyricist Hal David, including "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" and "What the World Needs Now" and wrote songs for the musical Promises, Promises.
Actress with many bit parts in movies and on TV, she helped to rescue children from Viet Nam and adopted three of them after the war (The Children of An Lac). One of the first producers to insist on having her show tape recorded, once married to Desi Arnaz, later married to Gary Morton.