Friday, 30 December 2016

Sylvia Sidney

Born: 8 August 1910, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1 July 1999, New York City, New York, USA

Pick-up (1933) as Mary Richards




































Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV) as Dora Bloch















Friday, 23 December 2016

Fay Holden

Born: 26 September 1893, Birmingham, England, UK
Died: 23 June 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Madame. henchwoman (Credited as Gaby Fay)

Fay Holden is on the left, being held up by Lois January.












Charles Delaney

Born: 9 August 1892, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 31 August 1959, Hollywood, California, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Dan (Credited as Chas. Delaney)

With Lois Lindsay.














Gay Sheridan

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Gay Sheridan was a bit part actress and extra who appeared in a handful of films in the 1930s including big hitters like 'King Kong' (1933) and 'Little Caesar' (1931).

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Dorothy's Friend

Gay Sheridan is on the left. The other actress is Lois Lindsay.











Nona Lee

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Band Vocalist

Nona gets close to an unknown victim during her comedy singing routine.












Maury Peck

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Maury Peck only appeared in one film.

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Master of Ceremonies
















Frank Collins

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Frank Collins was a singer who made an appearance in one film.

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Singing Waiter
















Thursday, 22 December 2016

Frank Shannon

Born: 27 July 1874, Ireland
Died: 1 February 1959, Hollywood, California, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Mr. Farley
















Eva McKenzie

Born: 5 November 1889, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Died: 15 September 1967, Hollywood, California, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Mrs. Perkins (uncredited)


Dean Benton

Born: 6 February 1914, Kansas, USA
Died: 28 January 1996, Texas, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Eddie Bradford

With Sheila Bromley.














Noel Madison

Born: 30 April 1897, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 6 January 1975, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Nick, the Pusher
















Lois January

Born: 5 October 1912, McAllen, Texas, USA
Died: 7 August 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Jane Bradford aka Lil




















The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Dorothy's Manicurist (uncredited)

Lois January is on the right, applying a little colour. Judy Garland is seated.










Marilyn Hope

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Fast and Furious (1939) as Miss Hartford (uncredited)

Marilyn Hope is standing just behind the suited Granville Bates. Also in this shot is Ruth Hussey.











Anne Borglum

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Fast and Furious (1939) as Miss Los Angeles (uncredited)

Anne Borglum is on the far left in the background. The lead actors are Ruth Hussey, Granville Bates and Franchot Tone. Yvonne Duval has just turned round to speak to her, third from left.









Yvonne Duval

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Yvonne Duval appeared in several films in the late 1930s, usually in background roles.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Miss Boston (uncredited)

Yvonne Duval is second from the left in the background of this shot. The lead actors are Ruth Hussey, Granville Bates and Franchot Tone. Also in the picture is Claire James on the far left.










Edward Hearn

Born: 6 September 1888, Dayton, Washington, USA
Died: 15 April 1963, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Local Boy Makes Good (1931) as Relay Caller (uncredited)

With Ruth Hall.


















Fast and Furious (1939) as Turnkey (uncredited)

Edward Hearn stands over Franchot Tone, while Ann Sothern waits outside of the cell.












Lois Lindsay

Born: 24 May 1916, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 27 April 1982, Encino, California, USA

Lois Lindsay was a dance teacher before becoming a film actress. She made over 30 appearances in films, mainly uncredited, but occasionally Lois did get featured roles.

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Dorothy Farley

With Charles Delaney.


















Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Lois (uncredited)

Seated on the far right is a character called Lois, probably played by Lois Lindsay.

















Fast and Furious (1939) as Miss Springfield (uncredited)

Lois Lindsay is on the right. Ann Sothern is in the hat.












Eddie Gribbon

Born: 3 January 1890, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 28 September 1965, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Eddie Gribbon is the brother of Harry Gribbon.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Hennessy, a Policeman (uncredited)

Eddie Gribbon is in uniform on the left. The other actors are Granville Bates, Franchot Tone and Arthur Belasco.










Jerry Fletcher

Born: 1 January 1902, Shelby, New York, USA
Died: 21 December 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Porter (uncredited)
















Harold Minjir

Born: 5 October 1895, Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: 16 April 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Director of Pageant (uncredited)

Harold Minjir is at the front of this shot on the right (wearing braces). Also in this shot are Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Allyn Joslyn, Ruth Hussey and Mary Beth Hughes, amongst many extras and bit part players.









Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Jack Chapin

Born: 1909, Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Died: 8 July 1945, Italy

Fast and Furious (1939) as Stagehand (uncredited)

Jack Chapin stands between Franchot Tone and Ruth Hussey.













Patsy Bedell

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Very little is known about the life and career of Patsy Bedell. She was a dancer who appeared in a few films in the late 1930s until the early 1940s. Her roles were mainly walk-ons.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Miss Conshohocken

Patsy Bedell is the girl nearest to us. She is walking with Claire James. The stars of the film, Ann Sothern and Franchot Tone, can be seen in the background.










Arthur Belasco

Born: 14 May 1888, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died: 8 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Detective (uncredited)

Arthur Belasco is second from the right. The other actors are Franchot Tone, Granville Bates and Jack Foss.












Jack Foss

Born: 30 August 1910, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: March 1993, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Railroad Station Clerk (uncredited)

Jack Foss is on the far right, with Franchot Tone, Granville Bates and Arthur Belasco. Jack Foss was not known to have appeared in many films. Here he gets two lines of dialogue.








Ray Turner

Born: 28 October 1895, New Mexico, USA
Died: 18 August 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Porter (uncredited)

Ray Turner is on the left, with Frank Orth.












Clarice Sherry

Born: 23 January 1914, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1 November 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Florabelle Higgins, Miss Tulsa (uncredited)
















Will Stanton

Born: 18 September 1885, London, England, UK
Died: 18 December 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA

I Surrender Dear (1931) as George Dobbs (uncredited)

Will Stanton is in between Arthur Stone and the very tall Blanche Payson.

















Fast and Furious (1939) as Waiter (uncredited)

Will Stanton is the short man, with Franchot Tone.













Claire Owen

Born: 1910, Eureka, Kansas, USA
Died: 24 December 1972, Riverside, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Grace, receptionist (uncredited)

Claire Owen is on the phone. The lady walking in the background is Ruth Hussey.












Bill Cartledge

Born: 4 October 1914, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Died: 11 July 1975, Santa Barbara, California, USA

The Payoff (1935) as Frankie, a jockey (uncredited)



















Fast and Furious (1939) as Page (uncredited)

Bill Cartledge is the shorter man on the left, with Franchot Tone.












Ruth Hussey

Born: 30 October 1911, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 19 April 2005, Newbury Park, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Lily Cole

With John Miljan.












Tom O'Grady

Born: 19 April 1901, Kentucky, USA
Died: 1 September 1942, Hollywood, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Singer at Party (uncredited)

Tom O'Grady is in the white jacket. The other singers are Ernie Alexander, Henry Roquemore, Rube Demarest on piano and James Burke.










Rube Demarest

Born: 26 October 1886, Michigan, USA
Died: 20 September 1962, Hollywood, California, USA

Rube Demarest was the brother of the more famous William Demarest.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Piano Player and Singer at Party (uncredited)

The other singers are Ernie Alexander, Henry Roquemore, Tom O'Grady and James Burke.











Claire James

Born: 23 April 1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 18 January 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Claire James signed to MGM in 1938 around the time she won the Miss California contest. She also finished First Runner-Up in the 1938 Miss America pageant and was once briefly married to Busby Berkeley.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Gladys, Miss Grand Rapids (uncredited)

Claire James is in the centre, with Franchot Tone, George Noisom and Ann Sothern. Patsy Bedell is on the left.














This was Claire James' big solo moment in the film.

















Coney Island (1943) as Girl Friend (uncredited)

Claire James is on the right, with George Montgomery, Trudy Marshall and Phil Silvers.











Allyn Joslyn

Born: 21 July 1901, Milford, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 21 January 1981, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Ted Bentley















Margaret Roach

Born: 15 March 1921, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 22 November 1964, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Margaret Roach was the daughter of Hal Roach.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Emmy Lou















Lee Bowman

Born: 28 December 1914, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 25 December 1979, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Mike Stevens
















Franchot Tone

Born: 27 February 1905, Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Died: 18 September 1968, New York City, New York, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Joel Sloane

Franchot Tone was the third actor to take on the role of Joel Sloane after Melvyn Douglas in 'Fast Company' (1938) and Robert Montgomery in 'Fast and Loose' (1939).












Harry Brown

Born: 22 September 1891, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 26 May 1966, Pacoima, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Second man sweating in elevator (uncredited)

From left to right is Buddy Messinger, Ann Sothern, Tom Herbert and Harry Brown.











Buddy Messinger

Born: 26 October 1907, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 25 October 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA

Buddy Messinger was a child actor in silent comedies for Universal in the 1920s. When sound came in his roles got smaller and he settled for mainly bit parts in many movies.

Fast and Furious (1939) as First elevator boy (uncredited)

From left to right is Buddy Messinger, Ann Sothern, Tom Herbert and Harry Brown.

Tom Herbert

Born: 25 November 1888, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 3 April 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Man sweating in elevator (uncredited)

From left to right is Buddy Messinger, Ann Sothern, Tom Herbert and Harry Brown.