Monday 26 May 2014

June Gittelson

Born: 6 May 1910, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 28 November 1993, Northridge, California, USA
Two Seconds (1932) as Blind Date (uncredited)

Three on a Match (1932) as Prisoner at checkers table (uncredited)

June Gittelson on the left is playing checkers with Glenda Farrell.

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Moe's Wife (uncredited)

Glenda Farrell

Born: 30 June 1901, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1 May 1971, New York City, New York, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Prisoner at checkers table (uncredited)

Blonde Glenda Farrell plays checkers with June Gittelson.

Mary Stenes, M. D. (1933) as Glenda Carroll

I've Got Your Number (1934) as Bonnie aka Madame Francis

Heat Lightning (1934) as Mrs. Tifton

Glenda Farrell is on the left, with Ruth Donnelly.

Junior Johnson

Born: 23 April 1919, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 21 September 1977, San Diego, California, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Max (uncredited)

Junior Johnson is on the right, with Sidney Miller in the glasses.

Herman Bing

Born: 30 March 1889, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: 9 January 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Prof. Irving Finklestein (uncredited)

Virginia Davis

Born: 31 December 1918, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 15 August 2009, Corona, California, USA
Virginia Davis starred in a series of silent 'Alice' films directed by Walt Disney. The films were animations with live action superimposed onto them.
Alice Gets in Dutch (1924) as Alice

Three on a Match (1932) as Mary Keaton as a child

Grant Mitchell

Born: 17 June 1874, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Died: 1 May 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA
Three on a Match (1932) as Mr. Gilmore

One More Spring (1935) as Mr. Sheridan

6,000 Enemies (1939) as Warden Parkhurst

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Reverend Harper

Clara Blandick

Born: 4 June 1880, on board an American ship, Hong Kong
Died: 15 April 1962, Hollywood, California, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Mrs. Keaton (uncredited)

Blanche Friderici

Born: 21 January 1878, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 23 December 1933, Visalia, California, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Miss Blazer (uncredited)

Sidney Miller

Born: 22 October 1916, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 10 January 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sidney Miller had an acting career that lasted until the 1990s. Miller also became a director for television series like The Donald O'Connor Show (1954) and The Mickey Mouse Club (1955).

Three on a Match (1932) as Willie Goldberg (uncredited)

Sidney Miller, the boy, makes a speech while Grant Mitchell looks on.

Knockout Drops (1935) as Sidney

20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Irving Glassman

Front row left to right: Victor Sen Yung, Sidney Miller and Maxie Rosenbloom.

City for Conquest (1940) as Bandleader and Emcee (uncredited)

Sidney is in full swing.

Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) as Benny (uncredited)

Jack Carr is on the left.

Adele Watson

Born: 3 January 1890, Morris, Minnesota, USA
Died: 27 March 1933, Los Angeles, California, USA

Three on a Match (1932) as Ship's nurse (uncredited)

Saturday 24 May 2014

Darren McGavin

Born: 7 May 1922, Spokane, Washington, USA
Died: 25 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA

Darren McGavin began appearing in films in the mid 1940s.

Turk 182! (1985) as Det. Kowalski

Sunday 18 May 2014

Fred MacMurray

Born: 30 August 1908, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Died: 5 November 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA

One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Dwight Houston

The Forest Rangers (1942) as Don Stuart

Flight for Freedom (1943) as Randy Britton

Double Indemnity (1944) as Walter Neff

Practically Yours (1944) as Daniel Bellamy

The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Tom Keefer (Credited as Fred Mac Murray)

With Robert Francis and Jerry Paris.

The Apartment (1960) as Jeff D. Sheldrake

With Shirley MacLaine.

Joan Bennett

Born: 27 February 1910, Palisades, New Jersey, USA
Died: 7 December 1990, Scarsdale, New York, USA

Green Hell (1940) as Stephanie Richardson

Saturday 17 May 2014

Nick Stewart

Born: 15 March 1910, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 18 December 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944) as Chauncey, Haley's chauffeur (Credited as Nicodemus Stewart)

With Lillian Randolph.

Zombies on Broadway (1945) as Worthington (uncredited)

Paulette Goddard

Born: 3 June 1910, Whitestone Landing, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 23 April 1990, Ronco, Switzerland

The Forest Rangers (1942) as Celia Huston Stuart

Jimmy Durante

Born: 10 February 1893, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 29 January 1980, Santa Monica, California, USA

Beau James (1957) as Himself (uncredited)

Vera Miles

Born: 23 August 1929, Boise City, Oklahoma, USA

Wichita (1955) as Laurie McCoy

Beau James (1957) as Betty Compton

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Hallie Stoddard

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Ellen Staffo

Alexis Smith

Born: 8 June 1921, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 9 June 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Elizabeth

Beau James (1957) as Allie Walker
With Bob Hope.

Joy Harrington

Born: 22 February 1914, London, England
Died: 22 October 1991, Bristol, England

Madness of the Heart (1949) as Sister Agnes

Gordon Griffith

Born: 4 July 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 12 October 1958, Hollywood, California, USA

Gordon Griffith was the first person to appear in film as Tarzan.

Tarzan of the Apes (1918) as Tarzan - Younger

Jack Dean

Born: 15 September 1874, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died: 23 June 1950, New York City, New York, USA

The Cheat (1915) as Richard Hardy

Fannie Ward

Born: 22 February 1871, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 27 January 1952, New York City, New York, USA

Fannie Ward was a silent movie star who had also starred on Broadway and in vaudeville.

The Cheat (1915) as Edith Hardy

Friday 16 May 2014

Kay Kendall

Born: 21 May 1926, Withernsea, Yorkshire, England
Died: 6 September 1959, London, England

Simon and Laura (1955) as Laura Foster

Thursday 15 May 2014

Olga Lindo

Born: 13 July 1899, London, England
Died: 7 May 1968, London, England

The Extra Day (1956) as Mrs. Bliss

With Philip Ray.

Yield to the Night (1956) as Senior Matron Hill

With Diana Dors.