Sunday 30 October 2016

Armand Kaliz

Born: 23 October 1887, Paris, France
Died: 1 February 1941, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Desire (1936) as Jewellery Clerk (uncredited)

Miracles for Sale (1939) as François (uncredited)

Saturday 29 October 2016

Gary Cooper

Born: 7 May 1901, Helena, Montana, USA
Died: 3 May 1961, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Desire (1936) as Tom Bradley

With William Frawley.

William Frawley

Born: 26 February 1887, Burlington, Iowa, USA
Died: 3 March 1966, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
William Frawley was the first person to perform on film the Christmas standard 'Silver Bells' in the 1951 Bob Hope feature 'The Lemon Drop Kid'. This was then followed by a more elaborate version sung by Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope.
Desire (1936) as Mr. Gibson
Looking up to Gary Cooper.

Alan Curtis

Born: 24 July 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 2 February 1953, New York City, New York, USA

Winterset (1936) as Sailor (uncredited)

With Margo.

Phantom Lady (1944) as Scott Henderson

Regis Toomey is on the right.

Renegade Girl (1946) as Capt. Fred Raymond

Friday 28 October 2016

Maurice Moscovitch

Born: 23 November 1871, Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Died: 18 June 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA

Maurice Moscovitch entered films only a few years before his death in 1940.

Winterset (1936) as Esdras

Burgess Meredith

Born: 16 November 1907, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 9 September 1997, Malibu, California, USA

Later in Burgess Meredith's career he became a household name once more with two iconic roles. In the 1960's Batman series he made the character of 'The Penguin' his own and then in 1976 he played the part of Mickey, the boxing trainer who helps Rocky to become a great boxer. Both these parts maintained what was already a steady career and brought Burgess Meredith into the lives of a new generation.

Winterset (1936) as Mio Romagna

This was Burgess Meredith's first starring role in a film.

John Tringali

Born: 1912, Sicily, Italy
Died: 18 September 2008, Granada Hills, California, USA

Winterset (1936) as Hairdresser (uncredited)

John Tringali attemds to the hair of Eduardo Ciannelli.

Bobby Caldwell

Born: 28 February 1928, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 11 April 1982, Los Angeles, California, USA

Winterset (1936) as Mio as a boy (uncredited)

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Ken Mayer

Born: 25 June 1918, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 30 January 1985, North Hollywood, California, USA

Space Patrol: The Trap on Planet X (1953) (Season 3, Episode 36) as Maj. Robbie Robertson

With Nina Bara.

Bela Kovacs

Born: 1 August 1915, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Died: 20 November 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Space Patrol: The Trap On Planet X (1953) (Season 3, Episode 36) as Prince Baccarratti

Peter Hansen

Born: 5 December 1921, Oakland, California, USA

Space Patrol: Danger Radiation (1954) (Season 4, Episode 37) as Dr. Paul Yates

With Jean Howell.

Jean Howell

Born: 21 November 1927, Pomona, California, USA
Died: 23 July 1996, Santa Monica, California, USA

Space Patrol: Danger Radiation (1954) (Season 4, Episode 37) as Nurse

With Peter Hansen.

Nina Bara

Born: 3 May 1920, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died:15 August 1990, Glendale, California, USA

Appeared in over 100 episodes of the TV series 'Space Patrol' (1951) as 'Tonga'.

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Young cajun woman in cafe (uncredited)

Space Patrol: Trap on Planet X (1953) (Season 3, Episode 36) as Tonga

With Ken Mayer.

Tony Santoro

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Ulysses

Tony Santoro is second right in this picture. Kurt Katch, Ann Codee and Charles Stevens are also in this shot. The man at the back of the picture is unknown to me.

Charles Stevens

Born: 26 May 1893, Solomonsville, Arizona, USA
Died: 22 August 1964, Hollywood, California, USA
Marked Trails (1944) as Denver - Henchman


The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Achilles

Charles Stevens is on the left. Martin Kosleck is watching him.

Ann Codee

Born: 5 March 1890, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 18 May 1961, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Ann Codee had a vaudeville act with her husband Frank Orth called Codee and Orth.

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Tante Berthe (uncredited)

With Ann Codee is Kurt Katch on the left, Tony Santoro behind the bar and Charles Stevens.

Kurt Katch

Born: 28 January 1896, Grodno, Poland, Russian Empire [now Hrodna, Belarus]
Died: 14 August 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Cajun Joe

Napoleon Simpson

Born: 12 May 1902, Elk Township, Illinois, USA
Died: 27 June 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Goobie

Kay Harding

Born: 5 January 1924, Cushing, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 15 March 1984, Santa Clara, California, USA

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Betty

Peter Coe

Born: 11 November 1918, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Died: 9 June 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Ilzor

Peter Coe is on the left, with Dennis Moore.

Gloria Petroff

Born: 25 October 1939, California, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Screaming woman

Tor Johnson is scaring Gloria Petroff. This is all we see of Gloria and although she is credited it is not clear what she looks like from this picture. Gloria is the daughter of Boris Petroff who directed this film.

Raymond Guth

Born: 29 May 1924, Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Police Officer Miller (Credited as Raymond Guta)

Raymond Guth is on the far right. The other actors are Myron Healey, Allison Hayes and Guy Prescott.

Paul McWilliams

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Unearthly (1957) as Police Officer Ed

Paul McWilliams is on the right, with Guy Prescott.

Sunday 23 October 2016

Marilyn Buferd

Born: 30 January 1925, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 27 March 1990, Austin, Texas, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Dr. Sharon Gilchrist (Credited as Marylyn Buferd)

With John Carradine.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Arthur Batanides

Born: 9 April 1923, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: 10 January 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Danny Green

The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday (1959) (Season 1, Episode 3) as Leader

Arthur Batanides is on the left.

Sally Todd

Born: 7 June 1934, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Natalie Andries

Harry Fleer

Born: 26 March 1916, Quincy, Illinois, USA
Died: 14 October 1994, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Harry Jedrow

Tor Johnson

Born: 19 October 1903, Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden
Died: 12 May 1971, San Fernando, California, USA

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) as Inspector Daniel Clay

The Unearthly (1957) as Lobo II

Allison Hayes

Born: 6 March 1930, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Died: 27 February 1977, La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA

The Unearthly (1957) as Grace Thomas

Celia Lipton

Born: 25 December 1923, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: 11 March 2011, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Calling Paul Temple (1948) as Norma Rice

Hugh Pryse

Born: 11 November 1910, London, England, UK
Died: 11 August 1955, England, UK

Calling Paul Temple (1948) as Wilfred Davies

George Merritt

Born: 10 December 1890, Clapton, London, England, UK
Died: 27 August 1977, Parliament Hill, Hampstead, London, England, UK
Spare a Copper (1940) as Brewster

I'll Walk Beside You (1943) as Hancock

Calling Paul Temple (1948) as Ticket inspector

Margaretta Scott

Born: 13 February 1912, London, England, UK
Died: 15 April 2005, London, England, UK

Town on Trial (1957) as Helen Dixon

With Geoffrey Keen.

Totti Truman Taylor

Born: 7 September 1915, London, England, UK
Died: 5 March 1981, London, England, UK

Town on Trial (1957) as Club committee member

Totti Truman Taylor is on the left, with Grace Arnold.

Avalanche (1969) as Miss Dion

The BFI website says that this film is from 1967, but it also says that it is a documentary, which it is not.

Oscar Quitak

Born: 10 March 1926, Kensington, London, England, UK

Town on Trial (1957) as David

Vivienne Martin

Born: 28 December 1936, Kaitaia, New Zealand

Town on Trial (1957) as Agnes, the maid (uncredited)

Elizabeth Seal

Born: 28 August 1933, Genoa, Italy

Although seldom seen on the big screen, Elizabeth Seal did have a long career on the stage, winning a Tony award in 1961 for Lead Actress in the musical 'Irma La Douce'.

Town on Trial (1957) as Fiona Dixon

Friday 21 October 2016

Newton Blick

Born: 10 June 1899, Bristol, England, UK
Died: 14 October 1965, Dublin, Ireland

Town on Trial (1957) as Asst. Commissioner Beckett

With John Mills.

Alec McCowen

Born: 26 May 1925, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK

Town on Trial (1957) as Peter Crowley (Credited as Alec Mc Cowen)