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.

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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.

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Elaine Waters

Born: 14 May 1908 in Oklahoma, USA
Died: 11 June 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Nurse (uncredited)

Elaine Waters is the dark haired nurse on the left, slightly in shadow and hard to see. The blonde nurse in the centre of the background facing us is Gertrude Messinger. The orderly on the right is Johnny Kascier. Elaine Waters was supposed to play one of the Three Stooges' wives, but the part was recast.
Pleased to Mitt You (1940) as Roadhouse Patron (uncredited)
Elaine Waters is in the background on the right. The actress in the foreground is Doris Donaldson.


Earle D. Bunn

Born: 30 September 1895, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 19 October 1967, Miami, Florida, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Man in Overturned Car (uncredited)

Earle D. Bunn is atop the overturned car. On the far left in the background is Solomon Horwitz.

Ella McKenzie

Born: 9 April 1911, Oregon, USA
Died: 23 April 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ella McKenzie was from an acting family. She was the daughter of Robert McKenzie and Eva McKenzie. Her twin sister was Ida Mae McKenzie and her other sister was Fay McKenzie. Her first husband was Billy Gilbert, whom she married in 1937. They stayed together until his death in 1971.
Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Desk Nurse (uncredited)
Ella McKenzie with The Three Stooges, Moe, Larry and Curly.


A.R. Haysel

Born: 16 December 1887, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died: 28 July 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Dandruff Patient (uncredited)


Friday, 25 September 2020

Solomon Horwitz

Born: 4 November 1872, Kovno, Russian Empire [now Kaunas, Lithuania]
Died: 19 December 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA
Solomon Horwitz is the father of Shemp, Moe and Curly Howard. He was occasionally used as a background extra when he visited his sons on set.

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Bystander (uncredited)

Solomon Horwitz is the highlighted older man in the background on the left watching his sons Moe Howard and Curly Howard do their stuff with Larry Fine.

And here he is again, second from the right in the background. The cop in the foreground is Bert Young.