Thursday 31 December 2020

Johnny Carpenter

Born: 25 June 1914, Dardanelle, Arkansas, USA
Died: 27 February 2003, Burbank, California, USA

The Fighting Stallion (1950) as Chuck (Credited as John Carpenter)

Johnny Carpenter is in the black shirt, in between Merrill McCormick, on the left, and Gene Alsace.

Concha Ybarra

Born: 2 December 1901, Mexico
Died: 11 June 1986, Richland, Washington, USA

The Fighting Stallion (1950) as Nantee

Wednesday 30 December 2020

Peggy Mount

Born: 2 May 1915, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Died: 13 November 2001, Northwood, London, England, UK

Inn for Trouble (1960) as Ada Larkins

Thursday 24 December 2020

Henrietta Vincent

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Henrietta Vincent was the niece of Celia Johnson. For her only film appearance she plays the daughter of Celia Johnson's character.

Brief Encounter (1945) as Margaret Jesson (uncredited)

Richard Thomas

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Richard Thomas made a few appearances in films of the 1940s.

Brief Encounter (1945) as Bobby Jesson (uncredited)

Tuesday 22 December 2020

George V. Sheldon

Born: 9 September 1886, Nebraska, USA
Died: 23 November 1969, Butte, California, USA

Brief Encounter (1945) as Clergyman - Train Passenger (uncredited)

Edward Hodge

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Brief Encounter (1945) as Bill - First Soldier (uncredited)

Edward Hodge is on the left, with Sydney Bromley. Joyce Carey is the lady receiving abuse from the two of them.

Wallace Bosco

Born: 31 January 1880, Pancras, London, England, UK
Died: 1973, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Doctor at the Jesson's House (uncredited)

Just a quick glimpse of Wallace Bosco in this film.

Nuna Davey

Born: 19 December 1902, Kanpur, India
Died: 11 December 1977, London, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Herminie Rolandson - Mary's Friend (uncredited)

Nuna Davey is on the left of this picture, with Marjorie Mars and Celia Johnson.

Marjorie Mars

Born: 31 January 1903, Hampstead, London, England, UK
Died: 22 December 1991, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Brief Encounter (1945) as Mary Norton
Marjorie is in the centre of the picture, with Nuna Davey on the left and Celia Johnson on the right.


Wilfred Babbage

Born: 2 May 1900, Bridgwater, Somerset, England, UK
Died: 15 September 1984, Kensington, London, England, UK
Wilfred Babbage was a stage actor who made sporadic appearances in films and on television.

Brief Enconter (1945) as Policeman at War Memorial (uncredited)

Cyril Raymond

Born: 13 February 1899, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, UK
Died: 20 March 1973, Ripe, Sussex, England, UK
The Spy in Black (1939) as The Rev. John Harris


Brief Encounter (1945) as Fred Jesson

Friday 18 December 2020

Margaret Barton

Born: 27 May 1926, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Beryl Walters - Tea Room Assistant

Henry's Cafe (1998) as The Old Woman

ITV News (2018) as Herself

A news item about her marriage at the age of 92.

Valentine Dyall

Born: 7 May 1908, London, England, UK
Died: 24 June 1985, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Stephen Lynn (uncredited)

Dennis Harkin

Born: 23 August 1918, London, England, UK
Died: 28 November 1991, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Stanley - Beryl's Man (uncredited)

Here Come the Huggetts (1948) as Waiter (uncredited)

Dennis Harkin, on the left, is about to serve John Blythe and Diana Dors.

Celia Johnson

Born: 18 December 1908, Ellerker Gate, Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 26 April 1982, Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Brief Encounter (1945) as Laura Jesson

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) as Miss Mackay

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Jack May

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Jack May was an extra in British films from the 1930s until the 1960s. 
Not to be confused with another British actor of the same name who appeared in films and on television from the 1940s through to 1990s.

Brief Encounter (1945) as Boat Rental Man (uncredited)


Thursday 10 December 2020

George Renna

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Carib Gold (1956) as Bartender

George Renna is on the left, with Coley Wallace.

Ruth Sawyer

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Ruth Sawyer may have only made one film appearance with very little dialogue, but she was on screen with singer Ethel Waters and former heavyweight boxer Coley Wallace.

Carib Gold (1956) as Baby

Ruth Sawyer is on the right, with Ethel Waters and Coley Wallace.

Henry Hayward

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Carib Gold (1956) as Willie

Richard Ward

Born: 15 March 1915, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1 July 1979, Coxsackie, New York, USA
Richard Ward was a former prizefighter, police detective and soldier who went on to become an actor of stage, television and films. 

Carib Gold (1956) as Lechock

On the right is Cecil Cunningham.

Cicely Tyson

Born: 19 December 1924, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 28 January 2021

Carib Gold (1956) as Dottie

Sitting opposite Cecil Cunningham in her first film role.

Peter Dawson

Born: 16 May 1915, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Died: 16 February 1989, Watauga, North Carolina, USA

Carib Gold (1956) as Neely

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Cecil Cunningham

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Cecil Cunningham was only known to have been in one film.

Carib Gold (1956) as Barb

William T. Hill

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
William T. Hill appeared in only one film.

Carib Gold (1956) as Cap

Geoffrey Holder

Born: 1 August 1930, Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
Died: 5 October 2014, New York City, New York, USA

Carib Gold (1956) as Vodoo Dancer (Credited as Geoffery Holder)

Coley Wallace

Born: 5 April 1927, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Died: 30 January 2005, New York City, New York, USA
Coley Wallace was a professional boxer. He was the only person ever to beat future heavweight champion of the world Rocky Marciano in a boxing match when they were both amateurs. He acted in several films, portraying boxer Joe Louis three times on screen.

Carib Gold (1956) as Ryan

Emilio Rojas

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Emilio Rojas was a musician who appeared in several films of the 1950s and 1960s. He played clarinet, saxophone, flute and percussion.

Carib Gold (1956) as Clarinet and Conga Player (uncredited)

Ethel Waters is the singer. The bass player is Eduardo 'Bebo' Henriquez and the piano player is Johnny Pritchard. The guitarist is unidentified. Emilio is in the centre of the musicians, holding the clarinet.

Emilio Rojas is on the right. The other drummer is Arturo Henriquez.

Escape from Hell Island (1963) as Flute Player (uncredited)

Emilio Rojas can just be seen on the far right.

Ethel Waters

Born: 31 October 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1 September 1977, Chatsworth, California, USA

Carib Gold (1956) as Mom