Saturday 13 July 2041

5800 Actors in a Blog!

There are now more than 5800 actors and actresses featured in this blog. Here are some links to help you navigate and find the one that you are looking for. As always, this is a work in constant progress so a little time will be needed to complete these links. You can also use the links in the side panel.

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Bloopers (Coming Soon)

The word 'Forgotten' has been used in this blog to represent the thousands of actors who rarely get recognised for their work beyond their peers. Without websites and blogs like this one they could easily be forgotten altogether. As new generations discover films, how many will venture into the obscure world of second features and independent productions to discover the layers of talent behind the stars of the day? When you last watched a classic film, did you notice the maid, the train conductor, the woman selling flowers, the elevator operator, or any of the passers-by in the background? Or were your eyes transfixed on the main actors, as they are supposed to be. Sometimes watching a film several times will give you the full appreciation of what it takes to create an atmosphere in a scene. I hope when you look at this blog you will go and watch the films for yourself, maybe several times and look beyond the foreground action to the bit-part actors, each one with a life, a career and a story of their own. More famous actors are included in this blog for the sake of completion and to help you research the less famous ones.

Qualifying actors and actresses for this blog are those who have appeared on screen before 1970, whether they have been forgotten or not.

Friday 24 May 2024

Ralph Gilliam

Born: 29 August 1926, Waco, Texas, USA
Died: 24 November 1995, San Gabriel, California, USA

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Orphan (uncredited)

Ralph Gilliam is top left of this picture. Also in the picture are Shirley Coates (with glasses), Darwood Kaye (with glasses) and Anita Gordon (top right).

Anita Gordon

Born: 21 December 1929, Corsicana, Texas, USA
Died: 10 May 2015, Newhall, California, USA 

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Darleena (uncredited)

Anita Gordon is top right of this picture. The girl with the glasses is Shirley Coates. The Boy with the glasses is Darwood Kaye. Top left is Ralph Gilliam.

Loree Lee Foxx

Born: 1929, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 1972, Arizona, USA

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Orphan / Dancer (uncredited)

Loree Lee Foxx is on the right, holding the hand of Shirley Doble.

Shirley Doble

Born: 30 March 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 31 January 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Orphan / Dancer (uncredited)

Shirley Doble is the blonde girl in the middle of the picture. She is holding the hand of Loree Lee Foxx.

Thursday 23 May 2024

Kay Tapscott

Born: 27 June 1933, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died: 8 August 2001

Waldo's Last Stand (1940) as Featured Tap Dancer (Credited as Marilyn Kay)

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Orphan / Tap Dancer (uncredited)