Tuesday 29 January 2019

Valerie Leon

Born: 12 November 1943, Islington, London, England, UK

Smashing Time (1967) as Tove's secretary

With Jeremy Lloyd.

John Kitzmiller

Born: 4 December 1913, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Died: 23 February 1965, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Fought in WWII in Italy and fell in love with the country. He made a career in Italian films.

To Live in Peace (1947) as Joe (Credited as Jonny Kitzmiller)

Bernard Gorcey

Born: 9 January 1886, Russia
Died: 11 September 1955, Hollywood, California, USA

Bernard Gorcey was an entertainer, actor and father to the more famous Leo Gorcey and David Gorcey. He appeared in 44 films with them, but also maintained a career on the stage. He was only 4'10" tall.

Jinx Money (1948) as Louie Dumbrowski

Betty Caldwell

Born: 9 January 1923, Mason City, Iowa, USA
Died: 26 July 2002, Toluca Lake, California, USA

Appeared in only a handful of films in the 1940s.

Jinx Money (1948) as Candy McGill

Monday 28 January 2019

Joss Ackland

Born: 29 February 1928, North Kensington, London, England, UK

Screen Two: Deadly Voyage (1996) (Season 14, Episode 2) as Captain

Saturday 26 January 2019

Jan Rubes

Born: 6 June 1920, Volyne, Czechoslovakia [now Volyne, Czech Republic]
Died: 29 June 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Never Too Late (1996) as Joseph

Olympia Dukakis

Born: 20 June 1931, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1 May 2021, New York City, New York, USA
Never Too Late (1996) as Rose

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Lillian Roth

Born: 13 December 1910, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 12 May 1980, New York City, New York, USA
Lillian Roth was an actress and singer from the 1930s who briefly re-appeared on television in the 1950s and again in the 1970s when she made a handful of film appearances before her death in 1980.
Honey (1930) as Cora Falkner

Take a Chance (1933) as Wanda Hill

Jobyna Howland

Born: 31 March 1880, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Died: 7 June 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA

Honey (1930) as Mrs. Falkner

Friday 11 January 2019

Sam Balter

Born: 8 November 1909, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 8 August 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sam Balter was a basketball player who played guard in the gold medal winning 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team. After the end of his career he became a sports commentator and occasionally appeared in films as one.

Kill the Umpire (1950) as Television Announcer (uncredited)

Joyce Grenfell

Born: 10 February 1910, Knightsbridge, London, England, UK
Died: 30 November 1979, Chelsea, London, England, UK

Joyce Grenfell was a comedienne and actress of the stage, radio, films and later television.

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Miss Gossage

Joyce Grenfell is on the right, with Margaret Rutherford.