Sunday, 22 January 2017

Harry Langdon

Born: 15 June 1884, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Died: 22 December 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA

Tramp Tramp Tramp (1926) as Harry Logan




















Skirt Shy (1929) as Dobbs, the butler
















Tom Ricketts

Born: 15 January 1853, London, England, UK
Died: 20 January 1939, Hollywood, California, USA

Tom Ricketts was an actor, writer and director of silent films and a mainly bit-part player during the sound era. He was said to have directed the first film to be made in Hollywood and was a very well respected Shakespearean actor on stage.

Skirt Shy (1929) as Edgar, the old beau
















Friday, 20 January 2017

George Kennedy

Born: 18 February 1925, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 28 February 2016, Middleton, Idaho, USA

Lonely are the Brave (1962) as Deputy Sheriff Gutierrez

















Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) as Red Leary


















Dom DeLuise

Born: 1 August 1933, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 4 May 2009, Santa Monica, California, USA

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Aunt Kate

With Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner.















Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as Don Giovanni


















Gene Wilder

Born: 11 June 1933, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 29 August 2016, Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Young Frankenstein (1974) as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein















Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Larry Abbot

Gene Wilder is on the right, with Bryan Pringle.










Ann Way

Born: 14 November 1915, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England, UK
Died: 13 March 1993, London, England, UK

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Rachel













Paul L. Smith

Born: 24 June 1936, Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 25 April 2012, Ra'anana, Israel

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Dr. Paul Abbot

Paul L. Smith is on the left, with Peter Vaughan.










Bryan Pringle

Born: 19 January 1935, Glascote, Staffordshire, England, UK
Died: 15 May 2002, London, England, UK

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Pfister















Thursday, 19 January 2017

Beryl Reid

Born: 17 June 1919, Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK
Died: 13 October 1996, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Spare a Copper (1940) as Singer from the audience (uncredited)

With George Formby.














Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Laurence Kitchin

Born: 21 July 1913, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: September 1997, Sussex, England, UK

Spare a Copper (1940) as Hiker (uncredited)
















Ellen Pollock

Born: 29 June 1902, Heidelberg, Germany
Died: 29 March 1997, London, England, UK

Spare a Copper (1940) as Lady Hardstaff















Warburton Gamble

Born: 16 December 1882, London, England, UK
Died: 27 August 1945, London, England, UK

Spare a Copper (1940) as Sir Robert
















Dorothy Hyson

Born: 24 December 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 23 May 1996, London, England, UK

Spare a Copper (1940) as Jane Gray















Sunday, 15 January 2017

Judith Barrett

Born: 2 February 1909, Arlington, Texas, USA
Died: 10 March 2000, Palm Desert, California, USA

Skirt Shy (1929) as Nancy, the maid (Credited as Nancy Dover)
















Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Douglass Montgomery

Born: 29 October 1907, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 23 July 1966, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

A House Divided (1931) as Matt Law (Credited as Kent Douglass)















Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Eddie Cantor

Born: 31 January 1892, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 10 October 1964, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (1929) as Himself



















Getting a Ticket (1930) as Eddie Cantor

With an unidentified actress.

A good example of Eddie Cantor's comedic and singing talents can be seen in this short.







Monday, 9 January 2017

Mitchell Lewis

Born: 26 June 1880, Syracuse, New York, USA
Died: 24 August 1956, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Captain of the Winkie Guard (uncredited)















Dorothy Barrett

Born: 3 February 1917, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 8 March 2018, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Emerald City Manicurist (uncredited)

Dorothy Barrett is on the far left, in the open doorway.

















Dorothy is on the steps this time, second nearest to the camera.

















On the far left again, near to Bert Lahr as the 'Cowardly Lion'.

Margaret Hamilton

Born: 9 December 1902, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 16 May 1985, Salisbury, Connecticut, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West

With Judy Garland.



































Dishonored Lady (1947) as Mrs. Geiger



















Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) Aunt Huddy


















Bert Lahr

Born: 13 August 1895, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 4 December 1967, New York City, New York, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Zeke / The Cowardly Lion















Sunday, 8 January 2017

Olga Baclanova

Born: 19 August 1893, Russia
Died: 6 September 1974, Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Freaks (1932) as Cleopatra

With Daisy Earles.













Daisy Earles

Born: 29 April 1907, Stolpen, Germany
Died: 15 March 1980, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Freaks (1932) as Frieda



















With Olga Baclanova.














Harry Earles

Born: 3 April 1902, Stolpen, Germany
Died: 4 May 1985, Sarasota, Florida, USA

The Unholy Three (1925) as Tweedledee




















The Unholy Three (1930) as Midget

Still being a 'fake' baby in the sound remake.

















Freaks (1932) as Hans



















The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited)

From left to right is Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Harry Earles.

Harry Earles' sisters Daisy Earles, Gracie Doll and Tiny Doll were also in this classic movie as Munchkins.








Jackie Gerlich

Born: 21 September 1917, Vienna, Austria
Died: 27 December 1960, Sarasota, Florida, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited)

From left to right is Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Harry Earles.












Jerry Maren

Born: 24 January 1920, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 24 May 2018, San Diego, California, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited)

From left to right is Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Harry Earles.











Judy Garland

Born: 10 June 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Died: 22 June 1969, Chelsea, London, England, UK

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Dorothy















Billie Burke

Born: 7 August 1884, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 14 May 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Glinda














Lyle Bettger

Born: 13 February 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 24 September 2003, Atascadero, California, USA

Union Station (1950) as Joe Beacom

















William Meader

Born: 4 July 1904, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 15 April 1979, Riverside County, California, USA

William Meader was a bit part player in over 150 films.

Union Station (1950) as Police projectionist (uncredited)

William Meader is on the right, with the film projector. Barry Fitzgerald is standing in front of the screen.













Parley Baer

Born: 5 August 1914, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 22 November 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA

Union Station (1950) as Detective Gottschalk (Credited as Parley E. Baer)

Parley Baer is on the right in the light coloured overcoat. Ralph Sanford is on the left.













George Lynn

Born: 28 January 1906, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Died: 3 December 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA

Union Station (1950) as Detective Moreno (uncredited)

George Lynn is on the right, with Richard Barron.













Richard Barron

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Union Station (1950) as Detective Halloran (uncredited)

Richard Barron is on the left, with George Lynn.


















Other works

Stage

1947 Heads or Tails as Humperdinck. Cort Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.
Other cast members include: Jed Prouty

Richard Karlan

Born: 24 April 1919, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 10 September 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA

Union Station (1950) as Detective George Stein

Richard Karlan is on the right, with James Seay.


















Other Works

Stage

1941 Brother Cain as Mr. Tyler. John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.
Other cast members include: Jack Lambert
1942 Johnny on a Spot as Chronicle Reporter. Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.
Other cast members include: Will Geer, Arthur Marlowe, Keenan Wynn
1942 Comes the Revelation as William Garrett. Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York. Richard Karlan also produced this play.
Other cast members include: Will Geer, Wendell Corey
1946 The Song of Bernadette as Jacomet. Belasco Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.

Bigelow Sayre

Born: 5 June 1908, South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: 14 September 1975, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Bigelow Sayre was predominantly a stage actor who worked on Broadway. He made only a few appearances on screen.

Union Station (1950) as Detective Ross




















Other Works

Stage

1934 Roll, Sweet Chariot as Second Guard. Cort Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York
1934 Hipper's Holiday as A salesman. Maxine Elliott's Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York
Other cast members include: Burgess Meredith, Hume Cronyn
1935 Let Freedom Ring as George. Broadhurst Theatre and Civic Repertory Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York
Other cast members include: Tom Ewell, Will Geer  
1936 Mimie Scheller as Len Shay. Ritz Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York
Other cast members include: Morgan Conway  
1937 Susan and God as Leeds. Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York
Other cast members include: Gertrude Lawrence, Vera Allen, Frank Fenton, Nancy Kelly

Jack Roberts

Born: 3 February 1912, Toronto, Canada
Died: 13 March 1980, Palm Springs, California, USA

Union Station (1950) as Freddie (uncredited)

Jack Roberts is on the phone in the background. In this scene he gets a few words of dialogue, talking to William Holden, who has his back to us. Nancy Olson is the worried young lady.










Saturday, 7 January 2017

Howard Negley

Born: 16 April 1898, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 7 November 1983, Kerrville, Texas, USA

Union Station (1950) as Conductor (uncredited)

William Holden is on the left.


















Other Works

Stage

1935 Them's the Reporters as Reiley. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.
Other cast members include: Dave Burns, Nat Burns, Helen Kingsley, John Neill, Cledge Roberts, Frederick Sherman. 6 performances.
1935 Mulatto as Undertaker. Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway, New York, New York.
373 performances.