Thursday, 30 May 2013

Spring Byington

Born: 17 October 1886, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Died: 7 September 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

It's Love I'm After (1937) as Aunt Ella
















Dragonwyck (1946) as Magda















Wednesday, 29 May 2013

E. E. Clive

Born: 28 August 1883, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: 6 June 1940, North Hollywood, California, USA

It's Love I'm After (1937) as First butler

With Eric Blore.










George Barbier

Born: 19 November 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 19 July 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA

It's Love I'm After (1937) as William West
















Tarzan's Revenge (1938) as Roger Reed

George Barbier is on the left, with Joe Sawyer.













Eric Blore

Born: 23 December 1887, London, England
Died: 2 March 1959, Hollywood, California, USA

Smartest Girl in Town (1936) as Lucius Philbean, Dick's Valet



















It's Love I'm After (1937) as Digges
















Submarine Base (1943) as Spike, Morgan's aide




















Holy Matrimony (1943) as Henry Leek

Monty Woolley is seated.












Patric Knowles

Born: 11 November 1911, Horsforth, Yorkshire, England
Died: 23 December 1995, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Patric Knowles made several films in England before moving to Hollywood and becoming a second lead.

It's Love I'm After (1937) as Henry Grant
















Beauty for the Asking (1939) as Denny Williams



















Five Came Back (1939) as Judson Ellis

With Wendy Barrie.














Veda Ann Borg

Born: 11 January 1915, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 16 August 1973, Hollywood, California, USA

Veda Ann Borg was a former model who was already too old to be a star by the time she entered films, but still managed to have a solid career as a supporting actress in many films of the 1930's for Paramount and Warner Brothers. After a car crash in 1939 she required extensive plastic surgery on her face before resuming her career for smaller studios.

It's Love I'm After (1937) as Elsie, a maid

With Leslie Howard.














The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Billie Atkins

With Tom Conway.
















 
Fog Island (1945) as Sylvia














Lionel Belmore

Born: 12 May 1867, Wimbledon, London, England
Died: 30 January 1953, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

A supporting actor of the stage and films from the silent and sound eras.

It's Love I'm After (1937) as Friar Lawrence in stage performance (uncredited)

With Bette Davis.












Paul Irving

Born: 24 August 1877, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 8 May 1959, Hollywood, California, USA

Paul Irving was a character actor whose first appearance on film was during the silent era.

It's Love I'm After (1937) as House manager

Paul Irving is in between quarreling lovers Bette Davis and Leslie Howard.













Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Dr. Williamson (uncredited)

Paul Irving is on the left, Eddie Conrad is on the right.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Allan Cavan

Born: 25 March 1880, Concord, California, USA
Died: 19 January 1941, Hollywood, California, USA

Monkey Business (1926) as Man watering lawn
















Harry Bowen

Born: 4 October 1888, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 5 December 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA

Monkey Business (1926) as Man repairing car




















Night Work (1930) as Cab Driver (uncredited)


































Jay R. Smith

Born: 29 August 1915, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 5 October 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Monkey Business (1926) as Jay (uncredited)

Jay R. Smith is on the far right of this picture. The other Rascals (Our Gang) in this picture (Left to right) are Johnny Downs, Mary Kornman and Jackie Condon, with Joe Cobb at the front.
















Blood and Thunder (1931) as Boy throwing water (uncredited)

Jay R. Smith is on the right, waiting to throw water on Grady Sutton who is running into shot from the left.

















Inside the Clubhouse: Our Gang (1984) as Himself (Credited as J. R. Smith)















Mary Kornman

Born: 27 December 1915, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
Died: 1 June 1973, Glendale, California, USA

One of the earliest members of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era.

Monkey Business (1926) as Mary

With Johnny Downs on the left and an unknown boy.

















Blood and Thunder (1931) as Mary



















Call a Cop! (1931) as Mary
















Johnny Downs

Born: 10 October 1913, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 6 June 1994, Coronado, California, USA

One of the earliest members of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era.

Monkey Business (1926) as Johnny

Johnny Downs is in the centre with Mary Kornman and Mickey Daniels.

















The High School Hoofer (1931) as Student (uncredited)




















Harvest Melody (1943) as Tommy Nelson
















Jackie Condon

Born: 25 March 1918, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 13 October 1977, Inglewood, California, USA

Jackie Condon was one of the earliest members of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era.

Monkey Business (1926) as Jackie

Jackie Condon is on the left with Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Robert A. McGowan as the police officer.













Mickey Daniels

Born: 11 October 1914, Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
Died: 20 August 1970, San Diego, California, USA

One of the earliest members of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era.

Monkey Business (1926) as Mickey



















Blood and Thunder (1931) as Mickey (uncredited)



















Call a Cop! (1931) as Mickey


















Joe Cobb

Born: 7 November 1916, Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 21 May 2002, Santa Ana, California, USA

Joe Cobb was a short chubby boy who was a member of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era..

Monkey Business (1926) as Joe

Joe is at the front.















Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Born: 9 August 1920, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 26 July 1980, Oakland, California, USA

Allen 'Farina' Hoskins was on screen from the age of 2 as one of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang).

Monkey Business (1926) as Farina



















Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Farinacus (Credited as Hal Roach's Rascals)

















Winterset (1936) as Hambone (uncredited)

















Jannie Hoskins

Born: 19 March 1923, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 11 January 1996, San Francisco, California, USA

Sister of Allen 'Farina' Hoskins. Jannie was in films from a baby and was a member of Hal Roach's Rascals (Our Gang) of the silent era.

Monkey Business (1926) as Mango

Jannie is on the left with her brother Allen 'Farina' Hoskins.














Ed Brandenburg

Born: 15 May 1896, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Died: 21 January 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA

An actor and stunt man mainly associated with the Roach Studios from silent days. Ed, like his brother Chet Brandenburg, was never given a character with a name. He made his career out of playing bit parts, walk-ons and crowd extras as well as doing stunts for bigger stars.

Monkey Business (1926) as Patrol wagon driver



















The Second Hundred Years (1927) as Driver (uncredited)

With Bob O'Connor.
















Monday, 27 May 2013

George Irving

Born: 5 October 1874, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11 September 1961, Hollywood, California, USA

George Irving was an actor and director.

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Doctor (uncredited)

George Irving gives Charles Sellon the bad news.

















Damaged Lives (1933) as Donald Bradley Sr.


















Magic Town (1947) as Senator Wilton

This is George Irving's last credited role in a film.









Kent Smith

Born: 19 March 1907, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 23 April 1985, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Kent Smith was a leading man in the 1940's whose star didn't shine as brightly as some of his contemporaries, like James Stewart or Gary Cooper.

The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Dr. Parry



















Magic Town (1947) as Hoopendecker
















Percy Parsons

Born: 12 June 1878, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: 3 October 1944, London, England

Blackmail (1929) as Crook (uncredited)


















Love on Wheels (1932) as American Crook

















Betty Lou Gerson

Born: 20 April 1914, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died: 12 January 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA

Will forever be remembered as the original voice of Cruella De Vil in the animated version of '101 Dalmations (1961)'

The Fly (1958) as Nurse Andersone

With Vincent Price.










Hollywood Kids: Episode unknown (1990's) as Herself