Wednesday 24 July 2019

Henry B. Longhurst

Born: February 1891, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 11 April 1970, Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936) as Man On Quayside Talking to Sweeney Todd
Henry B Longhurst is on the right, with Tod Slaughter.

Lucky Jim (1957) as Professor Hutchinson (Credited as Henry Longhurst)

Jeremy Longhurst

Born: 26 June 1931, Kensington, London, England, UK
Died: 18 February 2001, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Waiter

Robert Brooks Turner

Born: 28 August 1882, Godalming, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 1963, Paddington, London, England, UK
One Exciting Night (1944) as Hotel Security Man (uncredited)
Robert Brooks Turner is wearing a hat. He is facing Frederick Leister.
Hobson's Choice (1954) as Beenstock Worker Who Finds Hobson in Cellar (uncredited)

Lucky Jim (1957) as Gardener (uncredited)

Ian Carmichael is carrying the pot plants.

Mabel Etherington

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Lucky Jim (1957) as University Lecturer (uncredited)

Clive Morton

Born: 16 March 1904, London, England, UK
Died: 24 September 1975, London, England, UK
Here Come the Huggetts (1948) as Mr. Campbell

Lucky Jim (1957) as Sir Hector Gore-Urquhart

Charles Lamb

Born: 20 November 1900, London, England, UK
Died: 19 March 1989, London, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Contractor

Charles Lamb is on the right, with Ian Carmichael.

Eric Thompson

Born: 9 November 1929, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died: 30 November 1982, Camden, London, England, UK

Although Eric Thompson had acted in front of the camera many times, he is probably best remembered for narrating and doing the voices for the English speaking version of the children's television programme The Magic Roundabout (1964). He is the father of actresses Emma Thompson and Sophie Thompson.

Lucky Jim (1957) as Student (uncredited)

Eric Thompson is seated in the background on the left, with a moustache. In the foreground is Jeremy Hawk. Also in this picture are Penny Morrell and John Cairney.

John Cairney

Born: 16 February 1930, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Died: 6 September 2023, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Roberts

John Cairney is on the right.

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Jeremy Hawk

Born: 20 May 1918, Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 15 January 2002, Reading, Berkshire, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Bill Atkinson

Ronald Cardew

Born: 9 September 1886 in Dublin, Ireland
Died: 30 June 1963, Chelsea, London, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Registrar

Ronald Cardew is on the right, with John Welsh. On the far left is Maureen Connell.

Jean Anderson

Born: 12 December 1907, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 1 April 2001, Edenhall, Cumbria, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as Mrs. Welch

With Terry-Thomas.

John Welsh

Born: 7 November 1914, Wexford, Ireland
Died: 21 April 1985, Richmond, London, England, UK

Lucky Jim (1957) as The Principal (Credited as John Welch)

Sharon Acker

Born: 2 April 1935, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sharon Acker was an actress who spent most of her screen time on television as opposed to the cinema.

Lucky Jim (1957) as Christine Callaghan

Friday 19 July 2019

Debbie Reynolds

Born: 1 April 1932, El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: 28 December 2016, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mother (1996) as Beatrice Henderson

Helen Lindsay

Born:  1929, Coimbatore, India

Screen One: Pat and Margaret (1994) (Season 6, Episode 3) as Fan #1

Helen Lindsay is on the right. On the left is Vera Jakob. The other actresses with their backs to us are Julie Walters and Victoria Wood.

Tenniel Evans

Born: 17 May 1926, Nairobi, Kenya
Died: 10 June 2009, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Screen One: Pat and Margaret (1994) (Season 6, Episode 3) as Mr. Lloyd

Gabrielle Blunt

Born: 8 January 1919, Blean, Kent, England, UK
Died: 10 June 2014, Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK

Screen One: Pat and Margaret (1994) (Season 6, Episode 3) as Old Lady in Home

Shirley Stelfox

Born: 11 April 1941, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England, UK
Died: 7 December 2015, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

Screen One: Pat and Margaret (1994) (Season 6, Episode 3) as Vera

Thursday 18 July 2019

Drew Demorest

Born: 31 August 1893, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 21 February 1949, Los Angeles County, California, USA

The Single Standard (1929) as Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)

With Greta Garbo.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Fred Solm

Born: 22 January 1899, Frankfurt, Germany
Died:  1993, Austria

The Single Standard (1929) as Anthony Kendall - Stuart's Chauffeur (uncredited)

Mahlon Hamilton

Born: 15 June 1880, Virginia, USA
Died: 20 June 1960, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Single Standard (1929) as Mr. Glendenning

The Code of Honor (1930) as Jack Cardigan

Katharine Irving

Born: 23 January 1907, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 26 October 1994, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Single Standard (1929) as Mrs. Glendenning's Friend (uncredited)

Katharine Irving is on the right, with Kathlyn Williams.

Saturday 13 July 2019

Albert Gran

Born: 4 August 1862, Bergen, Norway
Died: 16 December 1932, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) as Blake

With Winnie Lightner.

Frank Alexander

Born: 25 May 1879, Olympia, Washington, USA
Died: 8 September 1937, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bakery (1921) as Bakery Owner

Frank Alexander is seated, with Oliver Hardy.

Cheri Rich

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs (1928) as Herself

With Dick Rich.

Dick Rich

Born: unknwon
Died: unknown

Dick Rich was a bandleader and a vocalist.

Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs (1928) as Himself

Eva Thatcher

Born: 14 March 1862, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died: 28 September 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA

Eva Thatcher was on stage for a long time before making her debut in silent comedies. She worked with some of the best in the business, including Harold Lloyd, Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin.

Cook, Papa, Cook (1928) as Mother-in-Law

Lucille Hutton

Born: 15 November 1898, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA
Died: 7 November 1979, Orange, California, USA

Lucille Hutton was a silent screen comedy actress who made over 90 shorts between 1913 and 1931.

Cook, Papa, Cook (1928) as Mama

Henry Murdock

Born: 11 September 1891, St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Died: 15 August 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA

Henry Murdock was a silent screen actor who appeared mainly in comedy shorts. He made over 130 film appearances until his untimely death in 1928 at the age of only 36.

Cook, Papa, Cook (1928) as Papa

Friday 12 July 2019

Fred MacKaye

Born: 1 July 1897, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 5 October 1944, San Bernardino, California, USA

Fred MacKaye only appeared in a handful of films at the end of the 1920s and seemed to disappear from the industry at the birth of the sound era.
Not to be confused with another actor from the US, also called Fred MacKaye, who was born in 1905.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Diana's Party Friend (uncredited)

Fred MacKaye is on the left, with Joan Crawford and Bert Moorhouse.

Kathlyn Williams

Born: 31 May 1879, Butte, Montana, USA
Died: 23 September 1960, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Kathlyn Williams was a stage actress in stock and touring companies. It was with one stock company that Kathlyn went to Hollywood. She stayed and began working for the Biograph Company appearing in many of D. W. Griffth's early work. Whilst acting in silent films, Williams also turned her hand to writing and even directing. By the advent of sound, Kathlyn Williams was still being credited in films, playing older ladies of standing, until her retirement in the mid 1930s.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Ann's Mother

The Single Standard (1929) as Mrs. Glendenning

Kathlyn Williams is in the middle, with Katharine Irving on the right.

Margaret O'Brien

Born: 15 January 1937, San Diego, California, USA

Margaret O'Brien was a child star in films from the early 1940s.

Frankenstein Rising (2010) 

Anita Page

Born: 4 August 1910, Flushing, New York, USA
Died: 6 September 2008, Van Nuys, California, USA
Anita Page was a starlet of the late silent era and early talkies. Towards the end of her life, after more than thirty years away from the film industry, she made a few appearances in low-budget, cult movies. 
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Ann
Soft focus seemed to be all the rage during the late 1920s.
Reducing (1931) as Vivian Truffle


Evelyn Hall

Born: 24 December 1884, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: 22 August 1968, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK

Evelyn Hall was an actress whose film career was mainly centred around the late silent era and the early sound era. Although from England, most of Evelyn Hall's work was in the US. After a while out of the industry, Hall popped up again in British television during the 1950s.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Freddie's Mother

With Sam De Grasse.

Sam De Grasse

Born: 20 June 1875, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: 29 November 1953, Hollywood, California, USA

Sam De Grasse was an actor from the stage who appeared in over 100 silent films. His brother Joseph De Grasse was also an actor and a director, and his nephew Robert De Grasse was a cinematographer.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Freddie's Father (Credited as Sam de Grasse)

Sam De Grasse is on the right, with Edward J. Nugent.

Dorothy Cumming

Born: 12 April 1894, Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 10 December 1983, New York City, New York, USA

Dorothy Cumming worked mainly in silent films in Britain and the USA. When sound films came, Dorothy's career faded and she concenttraed on bringing up her family.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Diana's Mother

Thursday 11 July 2019

Jack Hill

Born: 12 September 1887, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Died: 22 November 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA

Jack Hill was an actor and stunt man who mainly played bit parts for the Hal Roach Studios, including many Laurel and Hardy films.

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Golfer Hit by Mud (uncredited)

I believe that this is Jack Hill. The blurry mass on the left is the mud being thrown at his face.
Free Wheeling (1932) as Police Officer

Cash and Carry (1937) as Vault Guard (uncredited)
Jack Hill is on the far left, with Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard and John Ince in a Three Stooges comedy short.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Frank Rice

Born: 13 May 1892, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Died: 9 January 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA

Terror of the Plains (1934) as Banty, Tom's Sidekick

Murdock MacQuarrie

Born: 25 August 1878, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 22 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA

Murdock MacQuarrie was a character actor on stage and in films who also wrote and directed during the early silent era.
Murdock had three brothers Albert MacQuarrie, Frank MacQuarrie and George MacQuarrie, who were also actors.

Terror of the Plains (1934) as Cole - Foreman (Credited as Murdock McQuarrie)

Robert A. McGowan

Born: 22 May 1901, Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: 20 June 1955, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Robert A. McGowan was a writer for Hal Roach Studios, amongst others. Not to be confused with the director Robert F. McGowan, his uncle.

Free Wheeling (1932) as Man Sleeping by Lamp Post (uncredited)