Thursday 23 April 2015

Annette Hanshaw

Born: 18 October 1901, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 13 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA

A popular singer who appeared many times on radio shows, but only once on film.

Captain Henry's Radio Show (1933) as Herself

Annette's only appearance on film.

Other Works


1932 - 1934 Maxwell House Show Boat NBC Radio

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Esma Cannon

Born: 27 December 1905, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 18 October 1972, Camden, London, England
The Spy in Black (1939) as Maggie (uncredited)

Holiday Camp (1947) as Elsie Dawson

Here Come the Huggetts (1948) as Youth Leader

Crow Hollow (1952) as Aunt Judith

With Natasha Parry.

Inn for Trouble (1960) as Dolly (Credited as Esme Cannon)

Carry On Cruising (1962) as Bridget Madderley

Flora Robson

Born: 28 March 1902, South Shields, Durham, England
Died: 7 July 1984, Brighton, East Sussex, England
Smith (1939) as Mary Smith

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Mrs. Taylor

Holiday Camp (1947) as Esther Harman

Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Miss Milchrest

Phyllis Coates

Born: 15 January 1927, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Died: 11 October 2023, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950) as Alice McDoakes/Baby McDoakes (uncredited)

Monday 13 April 2015

Bernadette O'Farrell

Born: 30 January 1924, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
Died: 26 September 1999, Monaco

The Adventures of Robin Hood: Trial by Battle (1956) (S01E27) as Maid Marian

With Nicholas Parsons.

Sunday 12 April 2015

Nicholas Parsons

Born: 10 October 1923, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died: 28 January 2020, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
The Adventures of Robin Hood: Trial by Battle (1956) (S01E27) as Sir Walter of the Glen

Other Works


1967 - 2019 Presented Just a Minute - BBC Radio 4 (UK)

John Hamilton

Born: 16 January 1887, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 15 October 1958, Glendale, California, USA
The Cole Case (1932) as Inspector Carr
Donald Meek is on the right.
Murder is News (1937) as David Corning

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Captain Johnson (uncredited)

John Gallaudet

Born: 23 August 1903, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 5 November 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA
Murder is News (1937) as Jerry Tracy

Flamingo Road (1949) as John Shelton (uncredited)

William Bailey is on the left.

Doreen MacGregor

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Murder is News (1937) as Hat-check girl (uncredited)

With John Gallaudet.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Cecil Cunningham

Born: 2 August 1888, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 17 April 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Family Next Door (1939) as Cora Stewart

In Old Oklahoma (aka War of the Wildcats) (1943) as Mrs. Ames

Cecil is on the far left. Anne O'Neal is just behind her. Pearl Early is in the dark hat on the right.

Dorothy Arnold

Born: 21 November 1917, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Died: 13 November 1984, Palm Springs, California, USA

Married famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio in 1939.

The Family Next Door (1939) as Cashier

Dorothy Arnold is in the centre, between Ruth Donnelly, left, and Joy Hodges.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Mary Field

Born: 10 June 1909, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 June 1996, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

The Family Next Door (1939) as Secretary, Miss Jessup (uncredited)

Mary Field watches as Hugh Herbert and Eddie Quillan leave in a hurry.

The Bank Dick (1940) as Woman With Cherries On Her Hat (uncredited)

Mokey (1942) as Mrs. Graham

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Miss Ethel, Music Teacher (uncredited)

Jeanne Crain is on the right.

Lillian Yarbo

Born: 1905, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 12 Jun 1996, Seattle, King, Washington, USA

The Family Next Door (1939) as Blossom

'This one's for Blossom!'

Destry Rides Again (1939) as Clara

Honeymoon Deferred (1940) as Hortense, Janet's Maid (uncredited)

Thursday 2 April 2015

Valeene Calkins

Born: Dec 1927, California, USA
Died: unknown

Love, Honor and Behave (1938) as Little girl (uncredited)

Other Works


Bundle of Joy (1956). Starring Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.