Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Cora Shannon

Born: 30 January 1869, Illinois, USA
Died: 27 August 1957, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) as Elderly Woman (uncredited)

Cora Shannon is being helped to the bus by Henry Travers. Bing Crosby watches in his straw hat on the left.

















Edward Coch Jr.

Born: 15 December 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) as Baby Jesus, Jimmy (uncredited)



















Bobby Dolan Jr.

Born: 25 April 1939, USA

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) as Bobby (uncredited)

Bobby Dolan Jr. is being held by Bing Crosby. Ingrid Bergman looks on.















Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Bobby Frasco

Born: 25 November 1931 in Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: 26 December 2015, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) as Tommy Smith


















Unidentified #3

 
 
 
The Big Noise (1944) as Telegram Girl
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 















Unidentified #2

 
 
The Big Noise (1944) as Train Steward/Porter
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Unidentified

 
 
This is a list of unidentified actors I came across, often mistaking them for someone else.
Any suggestions would be appreciated on any of these actors and I will investigate them.
 
Unidentified #1 (Two Weeks to Live (1943), Heavenly Days (1944))
Unidentified #2 (The Big Noise (1944))
Unidentified #3 (The Big Noise (1944))
 
 
 
 
 

Unidentified #1

Born: 
Died: 
 
Mistaken for Robert Dudley, but after careful consideration I don't think it is him.

Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Mr. Stutz (uncredited)





















Heavenly Days (1944) as Average Citizen Who Is Thirsty (uncredited)

















Monday, 23 November 2020

David Janssen

Born: 27 March 1931, Naponee, Nebraska, USA
Died: 13 February 1980, Malibu, California, USA
 
S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV) as John Jacob Astor
 

 











Dorothea Phillips

Born: 5 September 1928, Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV) as Emma Bucknell















Ross Elliott

Born: 18 June 1917, The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 12 August 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) as Dr. Phillips

















Ray Danton

Born: 19 September 1931, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11 February 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Prof. Jack Dunn

















Judson Pratt

Born: 6 December 1916, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 9 February 2002, Northridge, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Bill Travers

















Sunday, 22 November 2020

Than Wyenn

Born: 2 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 30 January 2015, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Man in Shock

















Lou Frizzell

Born: 10 June 1920, Springfield, Missouri, USA
Died: 17 June 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Began his acting career in New York on stage. Lou appeared on Broadway from 1955 and eventually acted on television and later in films.

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Brakeman

















Frank Maxwell

Born: 17 November 1916, The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 4 August 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Chief Dispatcher

















Frank Marth

Born: 29 July 1922, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 January 2014, Rancho Mirage, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) as Dispatcher















Martin Milner

Born: 28 December 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 6 September 2015, Carlsbad, California, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as John Shedd

















Ed Nelson

Born: 21 December 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 9 August 2014, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Nick Staffo

















John McLiam

Born: 24 January 1918, Hayter, Alberta, Canada
Died: 16 April 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
John McLiam was mainly a television actor who first appeared on the screen in the 1950s.

Runaway! (1973) (TV) as Conductor



Sunday, 15 November 2020

Richard Jaeckel

Born: 10 October 1926, Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 14 June 1997, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Starman (1984) as George Fox




















Saturday, 14 November 2020

Betty Miller

Born: 27 March 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 3 May 2004, New York City, New York, USA

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) as Nora

With Kenneth McMillan.



















Geraldine Page

Born: 22 November 1924, Kirksville, Missouri, USA
Died: 13 June 1987, New York City, New York, USA

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) as Mrs. Ritter




















Friday, 13 November 2020

Bert Ambrose

Born: 15 September 1896, London, England, UK
Died: 11 June 1971, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
 
Bert Ambrose was a musician and orchestra leader who is known to have appeared in at least one film.

One Exciting Night (1944) as Band Leader (uncredited)

Vera Lynn has her back to us.

















Jeanette Redgrave

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Jeanette Redgrave is only known to have appeared in one film.

One Exciting Night (1944) as Ellen

Jeanette Redgrave is the dark-haired lady standing next to Vera Lynn.

















On the right, with Peggy Ann Clifford.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


This time Jeanette is on the far right, facing Irene Handl. Mavis Villiers is the blonde.














Peggy Ann Clifford

Born: 23 March 1921, Poole, Dorset, England, UK
Died: 26 May 1986, Kensington, London, England, UK

One Exciting Night (1944) as Bessie (Credited as Peggy Anne)



















Richard Murdoch

Born: 6 April 1907, Kestow, Kent, England, UK
Died: 9 October 1990, Walton, England, UK

One Exciting Night (1944) as Himself - Illusionist



















Thursday, 12 November 2020

Phyllis Stanley

Born: 30 October 1914, London, England, UK
Died: 12 March 1992, San Diego, California, USA

One Exciting Night (1944) as Lucille



Donald Stewart

Born: 14 May 1910, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1 March 1966, Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK

One Exciting Night (1944) as Michael Thorne


















Tuesday, 10 November 2020

George Melford

Born: 19 February 1877, Rochester, New York, USA
Died: 25 April 1961, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
George Melford was a director, producer and actor from the early silent days of film.

The Big Noise (1944) as Mugridge - the Butler (uncredited)

George Melford is standing on the right, serving 'dinner'. The boy is Robert Blake. The other man touching his head is Arthur Space.












Beal Wong

Born: 11 May 1906, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 6 February 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Japanese Officer (uncredited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Louis V. Arco

Born: 24 July 1899, Baden, Austria-Hungary
Died: 3 April 1975, Zurich, Switzerland

The Big Noise (1944) as German Officer (uncredited)

Louis V. Arco is on the right, with Beal Wong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ken Christy

Born: 23 November 1894, Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 23 July 1962, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Train Passenger (uncredited)


















Philip Van Zandt

Born: 4 October 1904, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 15 February 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Dutchy Glassman (uncredited)

Philip Van Zandt is a bad man. With Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Bush

Born: 14 October 1907, Greenfield, Ohio, USA
Died: 9 April 1987, Van Nuys, California, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Hartman



















Doris Merrick

Born: 6 June 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 30 November 2019, Yuma, Arizona, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Evelyn



















Julie Carter

Born: 28 February 1913, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Died: 12 March 1991, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Big Noise (1944) as Cab Driver (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Arthur Space

Born: 12 October 1908, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Died: 13 January 1983, Hollywood, California, USA

The Big Noise (1944) as Alva P. Hartley


















Sunday, 1 November 2020

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Born: 24 March 1887, Smith Center, Kansas, USA
Died: 29 June 1933, New York City, New York, USA

Back Stage (1919) as Stage Manager






































Charles A. Post

Born: 3 November 1897, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 20 December 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA

Back Stage (1919) as Strongman


















Molly Malone

Born: 7 December 1888, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 14 February 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA

Back Stage (1919) as Strongman's Assistant



















Jack Coogan

Born: 21 January 1887, Syracuse, New York, USA
Died: 4 May 1935, San Diego, California, USA
 

Back Stage (1919) as Clarence Marmalade - Eccentric Dancer (Credited as John Coogan)



















Robert Coogan

Born: 13 December 1924, Glendale, California, USA
Died: 12 May 1978

Younger brother of Jackie Coogan.

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) as Tramp (uncredited)





















Dodie Drake

Born: 20 February 1927
Died: 1 January 2009

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) as Waitress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meri Welles

Born: 27 February 1937, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 27 August 1973, Dallas, Texas, USA

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) as Leonora Clyde (Credited as Merri Welles)





















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