Tuesday 31 March 2015

Burt Lancaster

Born: 2 November 1913, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 20 October 1994, Century City, California, USA

Brute Force (1947) as Joe Collins

Criss Cross (1949) as Steve Thompson

Edmund Penney

Born: 26 July 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 11 September 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA

Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen (1951) as Santa (Credited as Edmund Penny)

Ava Gardner

Born: 24 December 1922, Grabtown, North Carolina, USA
Died: 25 January 1990, Westminster, London, England

My Forbidden Past (1951) as Barbara Beaurevel

Benny Bartlett

Born: 16 August 1924, Independence, Kansas, USA
Died: 26 December 1999, Redding, California, USA

Maid of Salem (1937) as Timothy - Her Son (Credited as Bennie Bartlett)

The Family Next Door (1939) as Rufus

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Joe Scales (uncredited)

Benny Bartlett is holding his hat.

Belles on Their Toes (1952) as 'Bubber' Beasley (uncredited)

With Myrna Loy.

Eddie Quillan

Born: 31 March 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 19 July 1990, Burbank, California, USA

Night Work (1930) as Willie

The Family Next Door (1939) as Sammy

Dark Mountain (1944) as Willie Dinsmire

Eddie Quillan is seated, with Robert Lowery.

Thomas Beck

Born: 29 December 1909, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 23 September 1995, Miami Shores, Florida, USA

The Family Next Door (1939) as Bill Tevis

Joy Hodges

Born: 22 January 1914, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Died: 19 January 2003, Palm Desert, California, USA

Joy Hodges was a singer and actress who appeared on Broadway.

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Peppy

The Family Next Door (1939) as Laura

Beverly Wills

Born: 5 August 1933, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 24 October 1963, Palm Springs, California, USA

Beverly Wills was a comedic actress of film and television. Her mother was actress Joan Davis. Sadly, Beverly died in a house fire at the age of 30.

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Dolores

Beverly Wills, in the middle, crashes the party of Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.

Marian Collier

Born: 23 August 1931, USA

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Olga (uncredited)

Marian Collier, on the left, waits impatiently for the ice from Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis.

Helen Perry

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Too Many Children (1954) (Season 2, Episode 21) as Helen

Helen Perry is on the right, with Harriet Nelson.

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Band Member (uncredited)

With Jack Lemmon.

Monday 30 March 2015

Joan Shawlee

Born: 5 March 1926, Forest Hills, New York, USA
Died: 22 March 1987, Hollywood, California, USA

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Sweet Sue

The Apartment (1960) as Sylvia

Billy Gray

Born: 17 March 1904, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 4 January 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA

Billy Gray was a comedian and actor who only appeared in two films.

Some Like It Hot (1959) as Sig Poliakoff

William Yetter Jr

Born: 28 July 1926, Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 22 July 2003, Jeffersonton, Virginia, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as Young German Sailor (uncredited)

Tallulah Bankhead

Born: 31 January 1902, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Died: 12 December 1968, Morningside Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as Constance 'Connie' Porter

With Henry Hull.

Walter Slezak

Born: 3 May 1902, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: 21 April 1983, Flower Hill, New York, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as Willy

Canada Lee

Born: 3 March 1907, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 9 May 1952, New York City, New York, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as George 'Joe' Spencer

Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) as Stephen Kumalo

Heather Angel

Born: 9 February 1909, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 13 December 1986, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Kitty Foyle (1940) as Wife in Prologue (uncredited)

Lifeboat (1944) as Mrs. Higley

Hume Cronyn

Born: 18 July 1911, London, Ontario, Canada
Died: 15 June 2003, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as Stanley 'Sparks' Garrett

Walter Slezak is on the left.

Marvin's Room (1996) as Marvin

With Diane Keaton.

Mary Anderson

Born: 3 April 1918, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Died: 6 April 2014, Burbank, California, USA

Lifeboat (1944) as Alice MacKenzie

Mary Anderson is on the right, with Heather Angel.

William Bendix

Born: 14 January 1906, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 14 December 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA

China (1943) as Johnny Sparrow

Lifeboat (1944) as Gus Smith

With John Hodiak.

It's in the Bag! (1945) as William Bendix

Tala Birell

Born: 10 September 1907, Bucharest, Romania
Died: 17 February 1958, Landstuhl i.d. Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, German

China (1943) as Blonde Russian

Loretta Young

Born: 6 January 1913, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 12 August 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sister of Polly Ann Young and Sally Blane. Half-sister of Georgiana Young.
Private Number (1936) as Ellen Neal

Second Honeymoon (1937) as Vicky Benton

China (1943) as Carolyn Grant

It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as Jane MacAvoy

Alan Ladd

Born: 3 September 1913, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Died: 29 January 1964, Palm Springs, California, USA

China (1943) as David Jones

Sunday 29 March 2015

Stanley Ross

Born: 14 February 1926, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: unknown

Had a catchphrase later in his career as 'Stan Ross' said in a deadpan tone, 'I'm with you'.

Killer Dill (1947) as Maboose's Henchman

Stanley Ross is in the dark suit, with Milburn Stone.

Just a Gigolo - I Ain't Got Nobody (1985) as Pirate (uncredited)

This was a music video for the David Lee Roth song 'Just a Gigolo - I Ain't Got Nobody'.

Sayre Dearing

Born: 19 September 1899, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 5 July 1979, Los Angeles County, California, USA

The Unfaithful (1947) as Juror (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing is on the back row by the window.

Blackmail (1947) as Roulette Player (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing is on the right.

Killer Dill (1947) as Maboose's Henchman

Sayre Dearing is on the right, with Milburn Stone and Stanley Ross.

Body and Soul (1947) as Bartender (uncredited)

John Garfield has his back to us.

Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Heckler at Ball Game (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing is in the centre of the picture.

Chuck Hamilton

Born: 9 December 1903, Vallejo, California, USA
Died: 24 December 1978, Vallejo, California, USA

Chuck Hamilton was a bit part player and stunt man in over 400 films.

Killer Dill (1947) as Cop (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton, in uniform, eyes up a nervous Stuart Erwin.

Jack Baxley

Born: 4 July 1884, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 10 December 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA

Slightly Honorable (1939) as Detective (uncredited)

Jack Baxley is on the left, with Bernard Nedell.

Killer Dill (1947) as Angus, funeral director (uncredited)

With Charles Knight.