Thursday 16 July 2020

Marion Gray

Born: 1 October 1885, Illinois, USA
Died: 19 October 1975, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)

Marion Gray is seated on the left as George Sanders begins to walk past her.

The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Lady at the Racetrack (uncredited)

Marion Gray is the older lady on the right. Tom Conway is using the binoculars.

State Trooper: Violets on Mt. Rose (1957) (Season 1, Episode 20) as Mae Smith

The younger lady is Joan Vohs.

Although Mae Smith, the character played by Marion Gray, is supposed to be dead, the shot that they use sees her moving her eyelids.

The Apartment (1960) as Miss Finch, Mr. Vanderhoff's Secretary (uncredited)

With Willard Waterman.

Charles Dingle

Born: 28 December 1887, Wabash, Indiana, USA
Died: 19 January 1956, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Danglars

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Doris Lloyd

Born: 3 July 1896, Walton, Liverpool, England, UK
Died: 21 May 1968, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Kettisha

Beatrice Roberts

Born: 7 March 1905, Manhattan, New York, USA
Died: 24 July 1970, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Estela Monteiro's Assistant (uncredited)

Beatrice is holding the luggage on the right. The actress on the left is Ella Raines. The doorman is John Rice.

Monday 13 July 2020

Roy Darmour

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Phantom Lady (1944) as Prison Guard (uncredited)

Roy Darmour is on the left. The lady is Ella Raines.

Jean Stevens

Born: 16 April 1914, Fairland, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 3 March 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Missing Juror (1944) as Tex Tuttle

Jean Stevens is on the left with the darker hair. The other actress is Janis Carter.

Jesse Graves

Born: 11 March 1879, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Died: 4 March 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Beloved Brat (1938) as Butler at Party (uncredited)

The Missing Juror (1944) as Train Porter (uncredited)

Jim Bannon

Born: 9 April 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 28 July 1984, Ventura, California, USA

The Missing Juror (1944) as Joe Keats

Carole Mathews

Born: 13 September 1920, Montgomery, Illinois, USA
Died: 6 November 2014, Murrieta, California, USA

The Missing Juror (1944) as Marcy (uncredited)

Janis Carter

Born: 10 October 1913, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 30 July 1994, Durham, North Carolina, USA

The Missing Juror (1944) as Alice Hill

Cecil Weston

Born: 3 September 1889, Capetown, South Africa
Died: 7 August 1976, Hollywood, California, USA
The Missing Juror (1944) as Mrs. Jackson (uncredited)

Belles on Their Toes (1952) as Emily (uncredited)

William Forrest is on the right.

Nancy Brinckman

Born: 13 August 1922, Hollywood, California, USA
Died: June 1985, Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Missing Juror (1944) as Nurse (uncredited)

Sunday 12 July 2020

Aurora Miranda

Born: 20 April 1915, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 22 December 2005, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Sister of Carmen Miranda.

Phantom Lady (1944) as Estela Monteiro (Credited as Aurora)

Ella Raines

Born: 6 August 1920, Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, USA
Died: 30 May 1988, Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Carol Richman

Roger Moore

Born: 14 October 1927, Stockwell, London, England, UK
Died: 23 May 2017, Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland

The Quest (1996) as Lord Edgar Dobbs

Curtis Railing

Born: 21 May 1877, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Died: 6 May 1952, Haverstraw, New York, USA

Curtis Railing was a character actress of the stage and radio who appeared in a handful of films.

Phantom Lady (1944) as Mrs. Witherspoon (uncredited)

Curtis Railing is seated. Doris Lloyd has a hand on her.

Victoria Horne

Born: 1 November 1911, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 10 October 2003, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Payton (uncredited)

Joe Kirk

Born: 1 October 1903, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 16 April 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Sanders - Stage Manager (uncredited)

Joe Kirk is on the right. The Other actors are Thomas Gomez, Alan Curtis and Aurora Miranda.

Paul Newman

Born: 26 January 1925, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Died: 26 September 2008, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Cool Hand Luke (1967) as Luke

Eva Gabor

Born: 11 February 1919, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 4 July 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Mme. Lucille Maillard

Lenore Aubert

Born: 18 April 1918, Cilli, Austria-Hungary [now Celje, Slovenia]
Died: 31 July 1993, Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA

The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Countess of Monte Cristo Haydée

John Rice

Born: 6 June 1894, Ireland
Died: 4 April 1975, Orange, California, USA

Phantom Lady (1944) as Doorman (uncredited)

John is on the right.

Mildred Boyd

Born: 2 October 1908, Kingston, Tennessee, USA
Died: 22 October 1999, Inglewood, California, USA

Mildred Boyd was a dancer and actress from the 1920s to the 1950s. In films she was mainly given small roles as a maid, as was the way with black actresses in Hollywood at the time, but Mildred also showed a real talent for acting in the 'race films' of the day. Off screen she danced on the stage all over Los Angeles, sometimes as part of the chorus line, and sometimes as part of an act called 'Mildred and Bow' with another female dancer. She also featured in a few 'Soundies' of the era, which were short musical films that were rather like pop videos.

Boogie Woogie (1940s) as a member of Mildred and Bow

This was an appearance in a 'Soundie'.

Mildred and Bow.

Phantom Lady (1944) as Maid to Estela Monteiro (uncredited)

Mildred Boyd is on the left, with Aurora Miranda.

Jimmy Jordan

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Iron Major (1943) as Philip Cavanaugh (uncredited)

Step Lively (1944) as Elevator Operator (uncredited)


Saturday 4 July 2020

Lorin Raker

Born: 8 May 1891, Joplin, Missouri, USA
Died: 25 December 1959, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Killer Dill (1947) as Jury Foreman (uncredited)

Lorin Raker is standing.

Friday 3 July 2020

Will Orlean

Born: 3 February 1909, Switzerland
Died: 3 June 1990, Glendale, California, USA

Killer Dill (1947) as Gangster in Movie (uncredited)

Will Orlean is in the dark suit.

Julie Gibson

Born: 6 September 1913, Grant County, Washington, USA
Died: 2 October 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA

Julie Gibson started out in show business as a singer and dancer in vaudeville. She later became a band singer before entering films. Gibson was under contract with Paramount but broke it because she was dissatisfied with the roles she was getting. Gibson later worked for Fox in France and Italy on the publicity and promotion side and then as a dialect coach for films and television. Julie lived until she was 106 years old.

Killer Dill (1947) as Joan - Model

Julie Gibson is the blonde model on the left, with Dorothy Granger.

Lola Jensen

Born: 16 April 1919, Logan, Utah, USA
Died: 26 October 2001, Camarillo, California, USA
Lola Jensen was a dancer and actress who appeared in a handful of films in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Flat Foot Stooges (1938) as Miss Crickett Kelly

Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939) as Saloon Singer (uncredited)

From left to right: Jean Carmen, Lola Jensen and Suzanne Kaaren.

Killer Dill (1947) as Unconfirmed Role (credit only)
Lola Jensen is credited as being in this film, but is not in it as far as I know. Paula Hill does have a speaking part and may have been a replacement for Lola. Thank you to Stephen B Whatley for pointing this out to me. 
Biography: Stooges: The Men Behind the Mayhem (1994) (Season 6, Episode 23) as Herself
Lola explains how well rehearsed the Three Stooges were before they shot any of their scenes.

Nell Craig

Born: 13 June 1891, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Died: 5 January 1965, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Donegan's Secretary (uncredited)

Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Nurse 'Nosey' Parker
This was a recurring role for Nell Craig in the Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie series of films.