Thursday, 30 June 2022

George Holdcroft

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 
Although James Villiers and Katya Douglas dominate the foreground of this picture, George Holdcroft can be seen on the far left in the background.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bess Rogers

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 
Bess Rogers claps in between Margaret Rutherford and Robert Morley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Joyce Carpenter

Born: 4 October 1924, Wandsworth, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 21 May 1990, Kensington, London, England, UK
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

James Villiers

Born: 29 September 1933, London, England, UK
Died: 18 January 1998, Arundel, Sussex, England, UK
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Michael Shane
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Katya Douglas

Born: 14 February 1938, Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Rosamund Shane
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Urquhart

Born: 16 October 1921, Ullapool, Scotland, UK
Died: 21 March 1995, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as George Crossfield
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Dunbar

Born: 10 July 1914, Liverpool, England, UK
Died: 24 April 2001, Torquay, Devon, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Train Passenger Eating Sandwich (uncredited)
 
Nosey Margaret Rutherford watches John Dunbar attempt to eat his sandwich.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 














Aileen Lewis

Born: 9 April 1914, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Died: 12 February 2014, Felpham, West Sussex, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Train Passenger (uncredited)
 
Margaret Rutherford watches passengers in a passing train. Aileen Lewis is on the left, reading the paper.
 










While Nadia Pavlova is being strangled, Aileen Lewis sits in another compartment. This means that Aileen is in two places at once in the same scene to save on paying another extra.








Ned Lynch

Born: 1909
Died: 16 June 2000
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Detective (uncredited)
 
Ned Lynch is on the far left, with Gordon Harris, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell and Margaret Rutherford.
 









Robert Vossler

Born: 24 April 1918, Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Died: 29 February 2000, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Police Constable (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vincent Harding

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Police Constable (uncredited)
 
Vincent Harding is on the far right. Gordon Harris is seated and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell is turning to talk to Vincent.
 








Gordon Harris

Born: 1918
Died: 28 October 1965, London, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Sgt. Bacon
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Charles 'Bud' Tingwell is on the right.














Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Sergeant Bacon















Gerald Cross

Born: 20 February 1912, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Died: 26 February 1981, Camden, London, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Albert
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thorley Walters

Born: 12 May 1913, Teigngrace, Devon, England, UK
Died: 6 July 1991, Hendon, London, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Cedric
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 27 June 2022

Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Born: 3 January 1923, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 15 May 2009, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Inspector Craddock (Credited as Charles Tingwell)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Inspector Craddock (Credited as Charles Tingwell)
 
With Gordon Harris behind him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arthur Kennedy

Born: 17 February 1914, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 5 January 1990, Branford, Connecticut, USA
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Dr. Quimper
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Barbara Leake

Born: 14 May 1903, Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: 18 August 1991, Chichester, Sussex, England, UK
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Mrs. Hilda Stainton
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ronnie Raymond

Born: 20 June 1946
Died: 26 January 2015
 
Ronnie Raymond was a juvenile actor of stage and screen who retired at the age of 16. He later became an undertaker.
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Alexander
 
With Margaret Rutherford. In this film Ronnie was dubbed by another child actor owing to his voice breaking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Richard Briers

Born: 14 January 1934, Merton, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 17 February 2013, London, England, UK
 
In the 1970s, Richard Briers played probably his most famous role as Tom Good in 'The Good Life (1975)' a British television sit-com.
 
Murder She Said (1961) as 'Mrs. Binster'
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nadia Pavlova

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Don't know anything else about Nadia Pavlova. I'm just adding her because other websites have included her in the cast list.
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Murder Victim (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Butterworth

Born: 4 February 1915, Bramhall, Cheshire, England, UK
Died: 16 January 1979, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
 
Peter Butterworth was most famous for his appearances in the 'Carry On' series of films.
 
Murder She Said (1961) as Ticket Collector
 











Saturday, 25 June 2022

Michael J. Pollard

Born: 30 May 1939, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Died: 20 November 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Michael J. Pollard's on-screen career began in the late 1950s.
 
Melvin and Howard (1980) as Little Red
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charlene Holt

Born: 28 April 1928, Snyder, Texas, USA
Died: 5 April 1996, Williamson, Tennessee, USA
 
Charlene Holt was probably most famous for playing the female lead in the John Wayne film 'El Dorado (1966)'.
 
Melvin and Howard (1980) as Mrs. Worth

Charlene asks Paul Le Mat in for coffee.













Jason Robards Jr.

Born: 26 July 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 26 December 2000, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
 
Melvin and Howard (1980) as Howard Hughes
 
Quite a dark picture of Jason in this one.
 

Herbie Faye

Born: 2 February 1899, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 28 June 1980, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
 
Herbie Faye appeared on television for the first time at the age of 51 in 1950. He went on to make more than one hundred film and television appearances.
 
Melvin and Howard (1980) as Man Witness
 
With Naida Reynolds. This was Herbie's last film and apparently Naida's only film.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Joan Benham

Born: 17 May 1918, Fulham, London, England, UK
Died: 13 June 1981, Westminster, London, England, UK
 
Murder Ahoy (1964) as Matron Alice Fanbraid
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Identified by Forgotten Actors Blog

The following is a list of actors and actresses that I have identified in certain films and that were at the time not listed anywhere else on the Internet or any books that I have read. This is to me the most interesting part of doing this blog, finding something new that has not been documented before.

Joy Hallward in Magic Town (1947)
Harley Wood in Knockout Drops (1935)
Lillian Harmer in Hard Guy (1941)
Charles Halton in Midnight (1934)
Lois Moran in Too Many Kisses (1926)
Clara Guiol in 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)
Danny Jackson in Mutiny in the County (1940)
Mary Halsey in Bombardier (1943)
Hazel Boyne in Magic Town (1947)
Lester Dorr in Everything's on Ice (1939)
Lester Dorr in Harvest Melody (1943)
Dorothy Vernon in Magic Town (1947) 
Charles McAvoy in The Big Street (1942)
Edmund Mortimer in Honeymoon Deferred (1940)
Chester Clute in Invisible Stripes (1939)
 
 

 

 
 


Billy Quirk

Born: 27 March 1873, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died: 20 April 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Gibson Goddess (1909) as An Admirer/Masher
 
George Nichols watches Billy Quirk, in the hat, walk away.
 














Jeanie Macpherson

Born: 18 May 1886, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 26 August 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Her First Biscuits (1909) as Secretary
 
Jeanie Macpherson is seated on the left.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gertrude Robinson

Born: 7 October 1890, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 19 March 1962, Hollywood, California, USA
 
The Gibson Goddess (1909) as Lady on Sidewalk
 
The ladies in the background from left to right are: Kate Bruce, Gertrude Robinson and Mary Pickford.

 
 











Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Adele DeGarde

Born: 3 May 1899, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 7 January 1966, Valley Stream, New York, USA
 
The Country Doctor (1909) as The Poor Mother's Sick Daughter

Adele DeGarde lies in bed, attended to by Frank Powell. Mary Pickford and Kate Bruce look on.

















Kate Bruce

Born: 17 February 1860, Columbus, Indiana, USA
Died: 2 April 1946, New York City, New York, USA
 
The Country Doctor (1909) as The Poor Mother
 
Kate Bruce is in between Frank Powell and Mary Pickford. Adele DeGarde lies in bed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



The Gibson Goddess (1909) as Lady on Sidewalk

The ladies in the background from left to right are: Kate Bruce, Gertrude Robinson and Mary Pickford.















Rose King

Born: 22 February 1884, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July, 1967, USA
 
The Country Doctor (1909) as The Maid
 
Rose King on the left reaches out to the doctor, Frank Powell. On the right is Mary Pickford and Kate Bruce. Adele DeGarde lies in bed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John R. Cumpson

Born: 30 August 1866, Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 15 March 1913, New York City, New York, USA
 
Her First Biscuits (1909) as Mr. Jones




















Anthony O'Sullivan

Born: 1855, Ireland
Died: 5 July 1920, The Bronx, New York, USA
 
Her Fist Biscuits (1909) as Workman
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Gibson Goddess (1909) as Commodore FItzmaurice
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dorothy West

Born: 29 August 1891, Griffin, Georgia, USA
Died: 11 December 1980, Davenport, Florida, USA
 
The Gibson Goddess (1909) as A Maid
 
Dorothy West is on the left, with Marion Leonard.
 












Marion Leonard

Born: 9 June 1881, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 9 January 1956, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Gibson Goddess (1909) as Nanette Ranfrea
 
Marion Leonard is on the right, with Dorothy West.
 













Bob Minford

Born: 27 March 1895, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died: 21 September 1959, Sacramento County, California, USA
 
Another Fine Mess (1930) as Policeman (uncredited)

Bob Minford is on the left. The other actors are James Finlayson, Harry Bernard and Bill Knight.















Here he is close up.
















Beverly Crane

Born: 11 April 1917, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 9 December 2006, Columbus, Ohio, USA
 
Identical twin sisters Beverly and Bettymae Crane were used for an idea by Hal Roach Studios to film a spoken introduction to their short comedies. They would walk on screen at the beginning of the respective film. The sisters made at least 12 of these appearances.
 
Another Fine Mess (1930) as Talking Titles (uncredited)

Beverly is on the left, with her twin sister Bettymae.

Bettymae Crane

Born: 11 April 1917, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 15 April 1983, Conyers, Georgia, USA
 
Identical twin sisters Beverly and Bettymae Crane were used for an idea by Hal Roach Studios to film a spoken introduction to their short comedies. They would walk on screen at the beginning of the respective film. The sisters made at least 12 of these appearances.
 
Another Fine Mess (1930) as Talking Titles (uncredited)
 
Bettymae is on the right, with her twin sister Beverly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Knight

Born: 1 April 1888, Colorado, USA
Died: 29 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Bill Knight later became a make-up artist.
 
Another Fine Mess (1930) as Kelly, a Policeman (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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