Saturday, 13 July 2041

5000 Actors in a Blog!

There are now nearly 5000 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. Alternatively you can use the links in the side panel.

Actors Whose Surname Begins With The Letter...

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Films Of A Decade

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(The Films By Letter Links Will Take Longer To Complete)

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.

Monday, 21 June 2021

Helen Forrest

Born: 12 April 1917, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Died: 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA
Helen Forrest was singer who appeared in a few films in the 1940s and some television shows from the 1950s through to the 1970s.

The Ed Wynn Show: Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges (1950) (Season 1, Episode 25) as Herself

With Ed Wynn.

Sunday, 20 June 2021

William H. Tooker

Born: 2 September 1869, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 10 October 1936, Hollywood, California, USA

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Ferguson - Carlson's Lawyer (uncredited)

William H. Tooker is on the left in the hat. Ted Healy is on the right.

Fred Sanborn

Born: 23 November 1899, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 9 March 1961, Cupertino, California, USA

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Mute Fireman

Fred Sanborn is on the left, with Ted Healy. Although credited as the 'Mute Fireman', he is often seen whispering to Ted Healy.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Ginny Simms

Born: 25 May 1913, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: 4 April 1994, Palm Springs, California, USA
Ginny Simms was a singer who sang with the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s, including Kay Kyser's Orchestra. Ginny appeared in a handful of films, often singing, from the late 1930s until the early 1950s.

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 (1941) as Herself

Singing with Kay Kyser's Orchestra.

Amelia Batchelor

Born: 2 February 1908, Springfield, Ohio, USA
Died: 15 April 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA
Amelia Batchelor was a model and a dancer who appeared in a few films in the 1930s. She is best remembered as being the second model used for Columbia Pictures' Lady Liberty. Amelia also took jobs as a stand-in for stars like Nancy Carroll.

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Van's Secretary (uncredited)