Sunday, 25 December 2022

Denise Becker

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
It is assumed that Denise Becker was a French actress who appeared in silent films at the beginning of the 20th Century.
 
Esmeralda (1905) as Esmeralda
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Nan Grey

Born: 25 July 1918, Houston, Texas, USA
Died: 25 July 1993, San Diego, California, USA
 
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Lili (Credited as Nan Gray)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

John Arledge

Born: 12 May 1907, Crockett, Texas, USA
Died: 15 May 1947, Hollywood, California, USA
 
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Phil Donegan
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rita Johnson

Born: 13 August 1913, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 31 October 1965, Hollywood, California, USA

6,000 Enemies (1939) as Anne Barry



















Monday, 5 December 2022

Robert Shaw

Born: 15 September 1915, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 3 January 2005, Austin, Texas, USA
 
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Tommy Howell
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















Iva Stewart

Born: 5 January 1914, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
Died: 6 March 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Stewardess (uncredited)
 
Difficult to see in the darkness as Iva Stewart talks to Selmer Jackson.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

George Ernest

Born: 20 November 1921, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 25 June 2009, Whittier, California, USA
 
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Skip Rogers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paul Stanton

Born: 21 December 1884, Sterling, Illinois, USA
Died: 9 October 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Gerald Grant
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Hartley

Born: 21 September 1912, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 8 October 2000, Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
 
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Bill Anders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Martha Raye

Born: 27 August 1916, Butte, Montana, USA
Died: 19 October 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Martha Madison
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ernest Torrence

Born: 26 June 1878, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: 15 May 1933, New York City, New York, USA
 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) as Clopin (Credited as Ernest Torrance)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winifred Bryson

Born: 20 December 1892, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 20 August 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) as Fleur de Lys
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kate Lester

Born: 12 June 1857, Souldham Trope, England, UK
Died: 12 October 1924, Hollywood, California, USA
 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) as Madame de Gondelaurier
 

















Eulalie Jensen

Born: 24 December 1884, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 7 October 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) as Marie, Queen of the Gypsies
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Charles Becker

Born: 24 November 1887, Muschenheim, Germany
Died: 28 December 1968, Elk Grove, California, USA
 
Spangles (1926) as Little Tommy Tumtack - Dwarf
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Conly

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Sometimes credited as James Conley.
 
Spangles (1926) as Biff, the Halfwit
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jay Emmett

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Spangles (1926) as Jack Milford (Credited as Jay Emmet)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marian Nixon

Born: 20 October 1904, Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 13 February 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Spangles (1926) as 'Spangles' Delancy
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

















Nicholas Soussanin

Born: 3 January 1889, Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire [now Crimea, Ukraine]
Died: 27 April 1975, New York City, New York, USA
 
The Woman Disputed (1928) as Count
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gladys Brockwell

Born: 26 September 1894, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2 July 1929, Hollywood, California, USA
 
The Darling of New York (1923) as Light-Fingered Kitty
 
The red tinting technique in this film was used during the fire scene. This is a mostly lost film.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spangles (1926) as Mademoiselle Dazie
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twinkletoes (1926) as Cissie Lightfoot
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Woman Disputed (1928) as Countess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baby Peggy Montgomery

Born: 29 October 1918, San Diego, California, USA
Died: 24 February 2020, Gustine, California, USA
 
The Darling of New York (1923) as Santussa
 
The red tinting technique in this film was used during the fire scene. This is a mostly lost film.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James T. Kelley

Born: 10 July 1854, Castlebar, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland]
Died: 12 November 1933, New York City, New York, USA
 
Among Those Present (1921) as Her Father (Credited as James Kelly)



















Saturday, 3 December 2022

Hal Roach

Born: 14 January 1892, Elmira, New York, USA
Died: 2 November 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Hal Roach was a film producer, director and studio owner. His Hal Roach Studios was famous for producing the films of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Our Gang and many others.
 
Number, Please? (1920) as Sailor (uncredited)
 
This is a rare appearance on film for Hal Roach in the opening montage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mark Jones

Born: 9 December 1889, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 14 April 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Number, Please? (1920) as Thief on Bench Stealing Purse (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Floyce Brown

Born: 2 May 1879, Webster City, Iowa, USA
Died: 13 April 1957, Signal Hill, California, USA
 
Number, Please? (1920) as Rollercoaster Passenger (uncredited)
 
With Harold Lloyd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roy Brooks

Born: 1 January 1901, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: 30 January 1976, Santa Monica, California, USA
 
Number, Please? (1920) as The Rival
 
The much taller Roy Brooks is with Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frank Terry

Born: 3 May 1871, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK
Died: 26 October 1948, Burbank, California, USA
 
Get Down and Get Under (1920) as Neighbour in Garden (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

T. Roy Barnes

Born: 11 August 1880, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died: 30 March 1937, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
A Blonde for a Night (1928) as George Mason
 
Harrison Ford is on the right.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marie Prevost

Born: 8 November 1896, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died: 23 January 1937, Hollywood, California, USA
 
A Blonde for a Night (1928) as Marcia Webster



















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