Sunday 22 October 2017

George Kotsonaros

Born: 16 October 1892, Nauplie, Greece
Died: 13 July 1933, Eutaw, Alabama, USA

George Kotsonaros was a former prize-fighter, boxer and wrestler when he began his film career in silent films around the mid 1920s. He continued his boxing and wrestling careers whilst making appearances in a handful of films. Most of George Kotsonaros' film appearances are now considered lost. Sadly, George died in an automobile accident in 1933.

King of the Jungle (1927) as ?

This picture is from the trailer, which is the only thing that survives of this film serial.

The Wizard (1927) as The Gorilla

This film is considered lost.

The Fifty-Fifty Girl (1928) as Buck (the Gorilla Man)

This film is probably lost.

We Faw Down (1928) as One-Round Kelly (uncredited)

Kay Deslys

Born: 28 September 1899, London, England, UK
Died: 15 August 1974, West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA

Kay Deslys was a British stage actress who began working in films in the USA around 1923. Deslys worked for the Hal Roach studio and appeared in several Laurel and Hardy shorts.

Should Married Me Go Home? (1928) as Mrs. Hardy

With Oliver Hardy.

We Faw Down (1928) as Kelly's Girlfriend

With Stan Laurel.

Vera White

Born: 13 September 1893, Melbourne, Australia (Some sources state 20 August 1893)
Died: 11 November 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA (Some sources state 16 June 1956)
Vera White was a silent screen supporting actress. Before entering films, Vera and her husband Joe had a successful acrobatic vaudeville act which toured Australia, New Zealand and the USA. When sound films became popular, Vera appears to have retired and only made one more known appearance as a background player in the film 'Swiss Miss (1938)'.
For more information take a look at the extensive research done on the lordheath website. 
Among Those Present (1921) as Society Pilot

We Faw Down (1928) as Kay's Friend 
Vera White is in the centre of the picture with dark hair. The others in this scene are Oliver Hardy, Kay Deslys and Stan Laurel.

Vera White is on the right, with Kay Deslys.

With Oliver Hardy.

Sunday 8 October 2017

Bob Jellison

Born: 21 August 1908, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Died: 21 April 1980, Los Angeles County, California, USA

The Sound of Fury (1950) as Man Mailing Letters (uncredited)

Thursday 5 October 2017

Robert Cabal

Born: 7 April 1917, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died: 11 May 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA

Forbidden Jungle (1950) as Tawa

With Alyce Lewis.

Alyce Lewis

Born: 1925, Hawaii, USA
Died: 1998, Hawaii, USA

Alyce Lewis was an actress and singer who appeared in a handful of fims during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Forbidden Jungle (1950) as Nita (Credited as Alyce Louis)

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Bette Midler

Born: 1 December 1945, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Hawaii (1966) as Passenger (uncredited)

Bette Midler is highlighted on the left side of this picture.