Saturday, 23 January 2016

Willard Kent

Born: 17 March 1882, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 5 September 1968, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Death in the Air (1936) as Inspector Gallagher
















Reed Howes

Born: 5 July 1900, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 6 August 1964, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Taming the Wild (1936) as Chuck



















Death in the Air (1936) as Lt. John Ives




















State Fair (1945) as Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)

Reed Howes is in the centre of this picture, behind Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain.











Pat Somerset

Born: 28 February 1897, London, England
Died: 20 April 1974, Apple Valley, California, USA

Death in the Air (1936) as Capt. Roland Saunders
















Gaston Glass

Born: 31 December 1899, Paris, France
Died: 11 November 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA

Gaston Glass had a varied career. Beginning as a stage actor, he appeared with Sarah Bernhardt in her farewell tour. Glass was a silent screen star in Hollywood from around 1917 and moved into sound roles seemlessly. His acting career all but dried up by 1940. During the late 1930s, though, Gaston had cleverly taken more of an interest in roles behind the camera and became a regular assistant director by the 1940s. He later also became a production manager and found regular work in television up until his death in 1965.

Desire (1936) as Second Jewellery Clerk (uncredited)

Gaston Glass is on the right, with Ernest Cossart.

















Death in the Air (1936) as Lt. Rene La Rue
















Hans Joby

Born: 3 August 1884, Kronstadt (Brasso), Austria-Hungary [now Brasov, Romania]
Died: 1 May 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA

Death in the Air (1936) as Lt. Baron von Guttard (Credited as John S. Peters)
















John Carroll

Born: 17 July 1906, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 24 April 1979, Hollywood, California, USA

Death in the Air (1936) as Jerry Blackwood




















Swingtime in the Movies (1938) as Chick Arden












Leon Ames

Born: 20 January 1902, Portland, Indiana, USA
Died: 12 October 1993, Laguna Beach, California, USA

Death in the Air (1936) as Carl Goering
















Thursday, 21 January 2016

Tom Tyler

Born: 9 August 1903, Port Henry, New York, USA
Died: 3 May 1954, Hamtramck, Michigan, USA

Mystery Ranch (1934) as Bob Morris
















Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Lew Meehan

Born: 7 September 1890, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 10 August 1951, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mystery Ranch (1934) as Bill (uncredited)

Lew Meehan is in the centre of the picture in the big hat, with Jimmy Aubrey.












Jack Perrin

Born: 25 July 1896, Three Rivers, Michigan, USA
Died: 17 December 1967, Hollywood, California, USA

Mystery Ranch (1934) as George Andrews (Credited as Jack Gable)



















Identity Unknown (1945) as Counterman (uncredited)

Jack Perrin is on the left, facing Richard Arlen.












Louise Cabo

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Mystery Ranch (1934) as Mrs. Henderson

A poor performance in Louise Cabo's only sound film.













Roberta Gale

Born: 18 October 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 29 January 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Secretary (uncredited)

A minor part for Roberta Gale. This is the best shot of her in this film.

















Mystery Ranch (1934) as Mary Henderson



















Terror of the Plains (1934) as Bess Roberts

















Catherine Dale Owen

Born: 28 July 1900, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: 7 September 1965, New York City, New York, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Ellen May Robinson


































Monday, 18 January 2016

Edna Murphy

Born: 17 November 1899, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 3 August 1974, Santa Monica, California, USA

45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as Em, Hotel Detective's Wife





































Behind Office Doors (1931) as Daisy Presby















Robert Ames

Born: 23 March 1889, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 27 November 1931, New York City, New York, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as James Duneen



















Smart Woman (1931) as Donald 'Don' 'Donnie' Gibson

With Mary Astor.














William Morris

Born: 1 January 1861, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 11 January 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Banker Charles H. Robinson
















Charles Sellon

Born: 24 August 1870, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 26 June 1937, La Crescenta, California, USA

Honey (1930) as Randolph Weeks

















Behind Office Doors (1931) as John Ritter
















Kitty Kelly

Born: 27 April 1902, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 29 June 1968, Hollywood, California, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Dolores Kogan

















Mary Astor

Born: 3 May 1906, Quincy, Illinois, USA
Died: 25 September 1987, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Behind Office Doors (1931) as Mary Linden



















Smart Woman (1931) as Mrs. Nancy Gibson

With John Halliday.














Saturday, 16 January 2016

George Mitchell

Born: 21 February 1905, Larchmont, New York, USA
Died: 18 January 1972, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Bartender

Sheridan Comerate is on the right.










Woody Chambliss

Born: 14 October 1914, Texas, USA
Died: 8 January 1981, Ojai, California, USA

3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Blacksmith (uncredited)












Sheridan Comerate

Born: 11 April 1928
Died: 16 April 1973

3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Bob Moons




















Dorothy Adams

Born: 8 January 1900, Hannah, North Dakota, USA
Died: 16 March 1988, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lucky Partners (1940) as Maid at Ethel's (uncredited)

Dorothy Adams, on the right, tells Ginger Rogers to sit down.


















The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Hotel maid (uncredited)

With Edward Brophy.

















The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Mrs. Cameron

Dorothy Adams is on the left, with Cathy O'Donnell.
















3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Mrs. Potter (uncredited)











Leon Belasco

Born: 11 October 1902, Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Died: 1 June 1988, Orange, California, USA

Beauty for the Asking (1939) as Beauty shop owner (uncredited)

With Lucille Ball.

















Lucky Partners (1940) as Nick #1

















Saturday, 9 January 2016

Nella Walker

Born: 6 March 1886, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 22 March 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA

Air Raid Wardens (1943) as Millicent Norton

Nella Walker has just been splatted with paste.










Friday, 8 January 2016

Jane Bryan

Born: 11 June 1918, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 8 April 2009, Pebble Beach, California, USA

Confession (1937) as Lisa



















Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Joyce



















Invisible Sripes (1939) as Peggy















John Wray

Born: 13 February 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 5 April 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA

Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Pete Kassock
















Thursday, 7 January 2016

William B. Davidson

Born: 16 June 1888, Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Died: 28 September 1947, Santa Monica, California, USA

For the Defense (1930) as District Attorney Herbert L. Stone




















Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Bill Mason (Credited as William Davidson)



















Invisible Stripes (1939) as McGovern (uncredited)

With George Raft.













George Raft

Born: 26 September 1901, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 24 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA

Night After Night (1932) as Joe Anton

With Constance Cummings.


















Pick-up (1933) as Harry Glynn




















Each Dawn I Die (1939) as 'Hood' Stacey



















Invisible Stripes (1939) as Cliff Taylor



















Johnny Angel (1945) as Johnny Angel

With Chili Williams.