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.


Wednesday 29 May 2024

Helene Stanley

Born: 17 July 1929, Gary, Indiana, USA
Died: 27 December 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Acrobatic Specialty Dancer (Credited as Dolores Diane)

Helene Stanley is the taller girl on the left, standing next to Helen Guthrie.















Patricia Wheeler

Born: 24 June 1931, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 18 August 2015, Los Angeles, California, USA

A member of the Maurie Rubens dancers.

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

Left to right: Helen GuthrieLoree Lee Foxx, Patricia Wheeler, Shirley DobleRae-Nell LaskeyMaretta LightLavonne Battle and Jackie Krenk.














Patricia Wheeler is at the back of this picture.















Here's a close-up.















Helen Guthrie

Born: 8 April 1930, Kern, California, USA
Died: 9 October 1994, Orange, California, USA

A member of the Maurie Rubens dancers.

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

Left to right: Helen Guthrie, Loree Lee Foxx, Patricia Wheeler, Shirley Doble, Rae-Nell Laskey, Maretta Light, Lavonne Battle and Jackie Krenk.














Helen is in the middle of the picture looking to our right.
















A better shot of Helen Guthrie, front and centre, between Helene Stanley on the left and Kay Tapscott.

Jackie Krenk

Born: 20 December 1931, Lincoln, Nebraska

A member of the Maurie Rubens dancers.

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

While the De Zurik sisters perform front and centre, the four young dancers on the left hand side are Maretta LightRae-Nell Laskey, Jackie Krenk and Lavonne Battle.













L-r: Maretta LightRae-Nell Laskey, Jackie Krenk and Lavonne Battle.

Maretta Light

Born: 9 November 1931, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: 9 August 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA

A member of the Maurie Rubens dancers.
There is a possibility that Maretta Light also used the name Patsy Irish, but IMDB have both names down independently with different birth and death dates.

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

While the De Zurik sisters perform front and centre, the four young dancers on the left hand side are Maretta Light, Rae-Nell Laskey, Jackie Krenk and Lavonne Battle.













L-r: Maretta Light, Rae-Nell Laskey, Jackie Krenk and Lavonne Battle.











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