Wednesday, 30 June 2021

'Ducky' Louie

Born: 22 July 1931, Berkeley, California, USA

Back to Bataan (1945) as Maximo Cuenca
















Vladimir Sokoloff

Born: 26 December 1889, Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Died: 15 February 1962, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Back to Bataan (1945) as Señor Buenaventura J. Bello
















Fely Franquelli

Born: 11 November 1916, Manila, Philippines
Died: 8 January 2002, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Back to Bataan (1945) as Dalisay Delgado















Alex Havier

Born: 10 January 1911, Manila, Philippines
Died: 18 December 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA

Back to Bataan (1945) as Sgt. Bernessa (Credited as J. Alex Havier)














Anthony Quinn

Born: 21 April 1915, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: 3 June 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Back to Bataan (1945) as Capt. Andrés Bonifácio
















Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Kenneth Craig

Born: 7 December 1914
Died: 12 July 1994, San Joaquin, California, USA
 
May have only appeared in one film, 'Reefer Madness' in 1936.
 
Tell Your Children (Reefer Madness) (1936) as Bill
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dorothy Short

Born: 29 June 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 4 June 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Dorothy Short had a seven year contract with MGM from 1933. In 1936 Short married actor Dave O'Brien and appeared in several film with him including a series of 'Pete Smith Shorts' in which O'Brien was starring. They divorced in 1954.

Tell Your Children (aka Reefer Madness) (1936) as Mary Lane



















Sunday, 27 June 2021

Joseph Garry

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Line-Up (1929) as Inspector



Charles Slattery

Born: 4 January 1885, New York, USA
Died: 17 April 1943, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

The Line-Up (1929) as Detective Parks / Johnson



















Jack Irvin

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
The Line-Up (1929) as Bum Chiggers
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Golf Specialist (1930) as Deep Sea McGuirk (uncredited)

Jack Irvin is on the right, with Johnny Kane.














Friday, 25 June 2021

Helen Westley

Born: 28 March 1875, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12 December 1942, Middlebush, New Jersey, USA

Anne of Green Gables (1934) as Marilla Cuthbert



















Robert Milasch

Born: 18 April 1885, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 14 November 1954, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Revolutionary (uncredited)

Robert Milasch stands tall over the other revolutionaries in this picture. Bobby Barber is on the left. Jimmy Aubrey is on the right.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lois Moran

Born: 1 March 1909, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 13 July 1990, Sedona, Arizona, USA
 
Stella Dallas (1925) as Laurel Dallas
 
Lois Moran is seated, with Belle Bennett.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just Suppose (1926) as Linda Lee Stafford
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Belle of Samoa (1929) as The Belle of Samoa
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Words and Music (1929) as Mary Brown
 
A blonde Lois Moran with John Wayne, 2nd left, in his first credited role. This is a studio still of a film that is probably lost.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Beauty (uncredited)

Lois Moran, I believe, is on the far left. It looks like her and she was a contract player at Fox when this was made.


















West of Broadway (1931) as Dot Stevens





































Rube Goldberg

Born: 4 July 1883, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 7 December 1970, New York City, New York, USA
 
Rube Goldberg was a writer and a cartoonist who appeared on screen only once. He appeared as himself in a film for which he wrote the screenplay, Soup to Nuts (1930) starring Ted Healy with His Stooges.

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Himself (uncredited)





















Monday, 21 June 2021

Helen Forrest

Born: 12 April 1917, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Died: 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Helen Forrest was singer who appeared in a few films in the 1940s and some television shows from the 1950s through to the 1970s.

The Ed Wynn Show: Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges (1950) (Season 1, Episode 25) as Herself

With Ed Wynn.



































Sunday, 20 June 2021

William H. Tooker

Born: 2 September 1869, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 10 October 1936, Hollywood, California, USA

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Ferguson - Carlson's Lawyer (uncredited)

William H. Tooker is on the left in the hat. Ted Healy is on the right.

















Fred Sanborn

Born: 23 November 1899, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 9 March 1961, Cupertino, California, USA
 
Fred Sanborn was a musician and comic performer who at one time was a member of Ted Healy's Stooges with Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard.

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Mute Fireman

Fred Sanborn is on the left, with Ted Healy. Although credited as the 'Mute Fireman', he is often seen whispering to Ted Healy.















Thursday, 17 June 2021

Ginny Simms

Born: 25 May 1913, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: 4 April 1994, Palm Springs, California, USA
 
Ginny Simms was a singer who sang with the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s, including Kay Kyser's Orchestra. Ginny appeared in a handful of films, often singing, from the late 1930s until the early 1950s.

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 (1941) as Herself

Singing with Kay Kyser's Orchestra.















Amelia Batchelor

Born: 2 February 1908, Springfield, Ohio, USA
Died: 15 April 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA
 
Amelia Batchelor was a model and a dancer who appeared in a few films in the 1930s. She is best remembered as being the second model used for Columbia Pictures' Lady Liberty. Amelia also took jobs as a stand-in for stars like Nancy Carroll.

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Van's Secretary (uncredited)



















Hazel Forbes

Born: 26 November 1910, Gettysburg, South Dakota, USA
Died: 19 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Margery the Receptionist (uncredited)

Hazel Forbes is seeated on the left. The other actors are Rochelle Hudson and 'Skeets' Gallagher.














Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Lee Moran

Born: 23 June 1888, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 24 April 1961, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Lee Moran was an actor and writer who appeared in over 480 films, many of them from the silent era.

Pardon My Gun (1930) as Jeff Potter

Lee Moran is on the right, with Tom Keene.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bernard Cribbins

Born: 29 December 1928, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

The Railway Children (1970) as Albert Perks (Credited as Mr. Bernard Cribbins)

With Jenny Agutter.












Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Born: 28 July 1891, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Died: 22 May 1955, Santa Monica, California, USA

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Bramwell Van Dusen (Credited as 'Skeets' Gallagher)

Stuart Erwin is on the left.

















Monday, 14 June 2021

Don Gallaher

Born: 2 July 1917, Washington, USA
Died: 22 February 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA

Swing Fever (1943) as Dancer in Soldier Uniform, One Girl and Two Boys Number (uncredited)

Don Gallaher is on the right, with Lennie Smith on the left. Jean Veloz, who was then Jeanne Phelps, has her back to us.

















Jive Junction (1943) as Dancer (uncredited)

Don Gallaher is briefly in the centre of the screen.













Lennie Smith

Born: unknown
Died: 1967

Swing Fever (1943) as Dancer in Sailor's Uniform, One Girl and Two Boys Number (uncredited)

Lennie Smith is on the left, with Don Gallaher on the right. Jean Veloz, who was then Jeanne Phelps, has her back to us.
















Jive Junction (1943) as Dancer (uncredited)

Lennie Smith is on the far right of the picture dancing with the blonde Kay Smith. Don Gallaher is on the far left.


















I believe this is Lennie Smith on the left sweeping the floor before the dance.















Jean Veloz

Born: 1 March 1924, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Born as Jeanne Phelps. Phelps was a dancer who appeared in more than 20 films in the 1940s. Jeanne won a swing dance competition in Hollywood in 1943 and the prize was membership of the Screen Actors' Guild and a part in Swing Fever. In 1963 she married the famed ballroom dancer Frank Veloz.

Swing Fever (1943) as Girl Dancer, One Girl and Two Boys Number (uncredited)




















Dancing with Lennie Smith, on the right as the sailor, and Don Gallaher as the soldier. Bandleader Kay Kyser and singer Marilyn Maxwell are standing on the stage.
















Jive Junction (1943) as Dancer (uncredited)

A blonde Jeanne Phelps (Jean Veloz) with a dancer I haven't yet identified.

















Marilyn Maxwell

Born: 3 August 1920, Clarinda, Iowa, USA
Died: 20 March 1972, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Marilyn Maxwell was a radio singer who signed to MGM to appear in films with the likes of Kay Kyser, Van Johnson and Judy Garland. Often given scenes in which could sing, she was most notable for introducing the film-watching public to the Christmas standard 'Silver Bells' in the 1951 Bob Hope feature 'The Lemon Drop Kid'.

Swing Fever (1943) as Ginger Gray
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Rochelle Hudson

Born: 6 March 1916, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 17 January 1972, Palm Desert, California, USA

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Cynthia Douglas



















Dick Winslow

Born: 25 March 1915, Jennings, Louisiana, USA
Died: 7 February 1991, North Hollywood, California, USA

Bachelor Bait (1934) as Lionel Pierpont Wells Jr. - Marriage License Applicant (uncredited)





































William Augustin

Born: 3 June 1891, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: July 1934, Eaton, Ohio, USA
 
An actor of stage and screen who only appeared in a handful of films before his untimely death as a result of an automobile accident in 1934 at the age of 43.
 
Bachelor Bait (1934) as Man wanting match (uncredited) 



















Monday, 7 June 2021

Albin Robeling

Born: 25 June 1901, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: 10 April 1953, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Killer Dill (1947) as Waiter (uncredited)

Ben Welden is seated.

















Friday, 4 June 2021

John Dunsmuir

Born: 17 February 1876, Argyll, Scotland, UK
Died: 1953, Chatham, Kent, England, UK

The Golf Specialist (1930) as House Detective (uncredited)

John Dunsmuir is on the right, with Johnny Kane.















William Black

Born: 1871, Irvington, New York, USA
Died: unknown
 
William Black first appeared on a Broadway stage in 1899. His first film appearance was in 1916 in 'Vanity'. 

The Line-Up (1929) as Edward Farron

William Black is on the left. The other actor playing a character called 'Benny' is unidentified.


































The Golf Specialist (1930) as Guest in Lobby with Letter (uncredited)

William Black is on the right. W.C. Fields is wearing the hat. The lady with back to us is Shirley Grey and the little girl is Naomi Casey. Johnny Kane is behind the counter.













Harriet E. MacGibbon

Born: 5 October 1905, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 8 February 1987, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Golf Specialist (1930) as Lady Walking Dog (uncredited)



















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