Friday 29 November 2019

Edna Marion

Born: 12 December 1906, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 2 December 1957, Hollywood, California, USA

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Blonde Golfer

Edna Marion is wearing the hat. Viola Richard is on the left. Sam Lufkin is in the background on the right.

Viola Richard

Born: 6 January 1904, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Died: 28 December 1973, Riverside, California, USA

Most of Viola Richard's film appearances were in Hal Roach comedy shorts, often starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Brunette Golfer

The Line-Up (1929) as Alyce Vernon

With William Black. This was Viola Richard's only leading role in a sound film.

John Aasen

Born: 5 March 1890, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 1 August 1938, Mendocino, California, USA

John Aasen was of Norwegian descent. He was very tall, measuring 7 feet 2 and a half inches in height. Aasen was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey Circus around 1913. He signed a contract with Hal Roach Studios on 29th December 1922 and his big break in films came when he was given a main role in the 1923 Harold Lloyd feature 'Why Worry?'.

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Very Tall Golfer (uncredited)

Thursday 21 November 2019

Jack Kenny

Born: 16 November 1886, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 26 May 1964, Hollywood, California, USA

A Perilous Journey (1953) as Bearded Miner (uncredited)

Jack Kenney

Born: 5 December 1902, Vladimir, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Died: 27 January 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA

Jack Kenney was a film actor who later found work in television. He made over 150 films dating back to the silent era. Not to be confused with Jack Kenny the Westerns actor of the 1950s.

Midnight Phantom (1935) as Inspector Silverstein (Credited as Jack Kenny)

Nancy Drew...Reporter (1939) as Gym Spectator with Cigar (uncredited)

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Cab Driver (uncredited)

Jack Kenney is wearing the white hat. Others in this scene are James C. Morton and a seated Tim Ryan.

Friday 15 November 2019

Leslie Phillips

Born: 20 April 1924, Tottenham, London, England, UK
Died: 7 November 2022
Out of Africa (1985) as Sir Joseph
Leslie Phillips is on the right.
The Canterville Ghost (1996) (TV) as George, Lord Canterville
Donald Sinden looks over Leslie Phillips' shoulder.

Caught in the Act (1997) (V) as Sydney Fisher

Sunday 10 November 2019

Walter Young

Born: 13 September 1879, Queens, New York, USA
Died: 18 April 1957, New York City, New York, USA
The Patient in Room 18 (1938) as Coroner

Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Wayne Morris' back dominates this picture.

Charles Sherlock

Born: 9 July 1900, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1 May 1983, North Hollywood, California, USA
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Ship's Steward (uncredited)

In Old Oklahoma (aka War of the Wildcats) (1943) as Scared Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Flamingo Road (1949) as Bartender at Lute Mae's (uncredited)

Charles Sherlock is in the background centre screen. M.A. Bogue is playing the slot machine.

John Harron

Born: 31 March 1903, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 24 November 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA
Brother of silent screen star Robert Harron. 
The Beloved Brat (1938) as Second Cab Driver (uncredited)

Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Tony Bellamy (uncredited)
John Harron is seated on the left watching Wayne Morris leave. On the right is Johnnie Davis and Penny Singleton.

Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939) as Greenhouse Clerk

John Harron is on the left, with John Litel.
Slapsie Maxie (1939) as Fight Announcer (uncredited)
Bob Perry is behind John Harron against the ropes.

Saturday 2 November 2019

Vincent Graeff

Born: 14 September 1931, San Diego, California, USA
Died: 8 February 2011, Henderson, Nevada, USA

Mokey (1942) as Boy (uncredited)

Vincent is the smaller boy, with his real-life brother Paul Graeff.

Vincent Graeff is seated in the middle of Cordell Hickman and Marcella Moreland

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Mailman with Special Delivery Letter (uncredited)

With Myrna Loy.

Paul Graeff

Born: 22 October 1928, San Diego, California, USA
Died: 27 February 2010, Redding, California, USA

Mokey (1942) as Boy (uncredited)

Paul is the taller boy on the left, with his real-life brother Vincent Graeff.

With Robert Blake and Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas.

Billy Engle

Born: 26 May 1889, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Austria
Died: 28 November 1966, Hollywood, California, USA
Billy Engle worked in burlesque before becoming a film actor in the silent era, making dozens of short comedies. During the 1930s Billy continued to work in short comedies whilst also taking mainly uncredited roles in features. He appeared in several Best Picture Winners at the Academy Awards.
Soup to Nuts (1930) as Revolutionary (uncredited)
Billy Engle is the shortest one at the front and centre of this picture. Billy Bletcher is on the far left and Bobby Barber is on the far right.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Tramp Comic (uncredited)
Billy Engle is smiling on the far right of the picture, with Melvyn Douglas and Florence George.

Mokey (1942) as Janitor (uncredited)

With a young Robert Blake.

Bob Lawson

Born: 6 August 1910, Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Died: 11 May 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mokey (1942) as Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Dan Dailey has his back to us.

Cleo Desmond

Born: 25 April 1880, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 6 October 1958, San Diego, California, USA

Mokey (1942) as Aunt Deedy

Friday 1 November 2019

Margaret Bert

Born: 4 June 1896, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: 1 May 1971, Sacramento, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Mrs. Mary W. Hotchkinson (uncredited)
Margaret Bert looks up to Lee Bowman. Field Norton is seated on the left.
Mokey (1942) as Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
Margaret Bert is in the background on the far right. In the foreground are Donna Reed and a young Robert Blake.

This time in the background on the left.
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Maid (uncredited)
Margaret Bert on the left takes Margaret Lindsay's coat.

Alonzo Price

Born: 4 February 1884, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 4 June 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA

Alonzo Price was an actor, writer, lyricist and director of the stage with a long association with Broadway. He made occasional appearances in films in small, often uncredited roles.

Mokey (1942) as Mr. Autry (uncredited)

With Rose Langdon.

Rose Langdon

Born: 4 September 1882, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 27 January 1962, Hollywood, California, USA

Rose Langdon was a bit part player in occasional films. She was married to Harry Langdon for over 20 years. They divorced in 1929.

Mokey (1942) as Mrs. Autry (uncredited)

With Alonzo Price.