Saturday, 13 July 2041

5000 Actors in a Blog!

There are now more than 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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Actresses Whose Surname Begins With The Letter...

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Films by Year

1880s  1890s

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1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939

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Films Beginning With The Letter...

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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, whether they have been forgotten or not.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Dean Collins

Born: 29 May 1917, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 1 June 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA
Dean Collins was a swing dancer who appeared in around 20 films in the 1940s.

Sing a Jingle (1944) as Benny

Dean Collins asks Betty Kean to dance.

Betty Kean

Born: 15 December 1914, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 29 September 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sing a Jingle (1944) as Myrtle

In the foreground from left to right are Vivian Austin, Gus Schilling and Betty Kean. Chester Clute stands just behind Gus looking over his left shoulder.

Allan Jones

Born: 14 October 1907, Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 27 June 1992, New York City, New York, USA

Sing a Jingle (1944) as Ray King

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Billy Mauch

Born: 6 July 1921, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 29 September 2006, Palatine, Illinois, USA

Penrod and Sam (1937) as Penrod

Jerry Madden

Born: 9 June 1923, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 23 March 2009, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Penrod and Sam (1937) as Slats Fogarty (uncredited)