Monday 27 January 2020

Reed Brown Jr.

Born: 3 December 1897, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 26 July 1962, Mount Vernon, New York, USA

The Policy Girl (1934) as Al Potts

Reed Brown Jr. is in the centre. On the right is Donald Novis.

Mitzi Mayfair

Born: 6 June 1914, Fulton, Kentucky, USA
Died: May 1976, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Mitzi Mayfair was a dancer, singer and occasional actress during the 1930s and 1940s. She appeared in a handful of films and also featured on Broadway. During World War II Mitzi joined Kay Francis, Carole Landis, and Martha Raye on a four-month USO tour to entertain the troops. The event was turned into a film called 'Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)' in which Mitzi and the other actresses played themselves.

The Policy Girl (1934) as Jeannie James

Mitzi Mayfair is on the right, with Gracie Worth.

Gracie Worth

Born: 28 August 1906, Rome, New York, USA
Died: 24 January 1967, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA

Gracie Worth was an actress who appeared in a few short films during the 1930s. She was also a songwriter.

The Policy Girl (1934) as Mabel Harris (Credited as Grace Worth)

Gracie Worth is on the left, with Mitzi Mayfair.

Donald Novis

Born: 3 March 1906, Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
Died: 23 July 1966, Norwalk, California, USA

Donald Novis was a singer who appeared in a few films in the 1930s and 1940s. He also was the singing voice for several stars of the day in their movies.

The Policy Girl (1934) as Jack Saunders

Roscoe Ails

Born: 30 January 1890, Vanceburg, Kentucky, USA
Died:  August 1986, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Roscoe Ails was a vaudeville performer who is known to have made three short films.

The Policy Girl (1934) as George

Ruth Tobey

Born: 30 August 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 15 April 2008, California, USA

Four Wives (1939) as Matilda

Friday 24 January 2020

Joe Cunningham

Born: 22 June 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 3 April 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joe Cunningham was a very hard working supporting player in the 1930s. He made appearances in over 15 films in 1938 alone.

Four Daughters (1938) as Waiter (uncredited)

Joe Cunningham waits on, from left to right, Donald Kerr, Eddie Acuff, with his back to us, Tom Dugan, John Garfield and Priscilla Lane.

Thursday 23 January 2020

Lillian Lawrence

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The mainly uncredited actress, Lillian Lawrence, began her film career during the silent era.

Four Daughters (1938) as Mrs. Ridgefield's Friend, Mrs. Cappy (uncredited)

Lillian Lawrence is on the right. The other lady is Vera Lewis. The man is Jeffrey Lynn.

Vera Lewis is whispering.

Four Wives (1939) as Mrs. Ridgefield's Friend (uncredited)

With Vera Lewis.

Tuesday 21 January 2020

May Robson

Born: 19 April 1858, Moama, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 20 October 1942, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Four Daughters (1938) as Aunt Etta

Four Wives (1939) as Aunt Etta

With Gale Page.

Four Mothers (1941) as Aunt Etta

Gale Page

Born: 23 July 1913, Spokane, Washington, USA
Died: 8 January 1983, Santa Monica, California, USA

Four Daughters (1938) as Emma Lemp

Four Wives (1939) as Emma Lemp Talbot

Four Mothers (1941) as Emma Lemp Talbot

With Dick Foran.

Monday 20 January 2020

Hilda Haywood

Born: 1 July 1897, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 8 February 1988, San Francisco, California, USA

Tell No Tales (1939) as Teacher (uncredited)

The lady in the centre of the picture is apparently Hilda Haywood, but with no other references it's difficult to say for sure.

Sunday 12 January 2020

Louise Lorimer

Born: 14 July 1898, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 11 August 1995, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) (TV) as Lady in Park (uncredited)

Saturday 4 January 2020

Russell Thorson

Born: 14 October 1906, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 6 July 1982, Van Nuys, California, USA

Gunfighters of Abilene (1959) as Marshal Wilkinson

Friday 3 January 2020

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Born: 24 May 1925, Aguilares, Texas, USA
Died: 6 February 2006, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Brother of Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez.

The Sheepman (1958) as Angelo

Edgar Buchanan

Born: 20 March 1903, Humansville, Missouri, USA
Died: 4 April 1979, Palm Desert, California, USA
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Dr. Burton

The Sheepman (1958) as Milt Masters
With Glenn Ford.

Lee Tung Foo

Born: 23 April 1875, Alameda, California, USA
Died: 1 May 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Sheepman (1958) as Willie, Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)

With Glenn Ford.

Percy Helton

Born: 31 January 1894, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11 September 1971, Hollywood, California, USA

The Sheepman (1958) as Station Master (uncredited)

Thursday 2 January 2020

Charlotte Rae

Born: 22 April 1926, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 5 August 2018, Los Angeles, California, USA

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) (TV) as Helen

Maureen Stapleton

Born: 21 June 1925, Troy, New York, USA
Died: 13 March 2006, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) (TV) as Bea Asher

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Gustav von Seyffertitz

Born: 4 August 1863, Haimhausen, Dachau, Bavaria [now Bavaria, Germany]
Died: 25 December 1943, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Anything Once! (1927) as Chancellor Gherkin