Saturday 22 July 2023

Alice Barker

Born: 30 July 1912, New York, New York, USA
Died: 6 April 2016, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Alice Barker was a dancer on stage and screen. She appeared in a few 'Soundies' of the 1940s as well as some other film appearances stretching back to the mid-1930s. In 2015 Alice was featured in a YouTube video watching herself on film for the first time at the age of 102. 

King for a Day (1934) as Dancer (uncredited)

Alice Barker is in the middle of the doorway. With Bill 'Mr. Bojangles' Robinson on the right with the light coloured hat.

Legs Ain't No Good (1942) as Barfly Beauty (uncredited)
A 'Soundie' starring Edna Mae Harris and Bobo 'Slim' Thomas.

Friday 14 July 2023

Ella Lola

Born: 2 September 1883, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: unknown
Ella Lola was a 19th Century dancer who appeared in several short film subjects.
Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1898) as Herself


Wednesday 12 July 2023

Yorke Sherwood

Born: 14 December 1873, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: 27 September 1958, Hollywood, California, USA
The White Angel (1936) as Constable (uncredited)


Bob Kortman

Born: 24 December 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 13 March 1967, Long Beach, California, USA
Private Number (1936) as Policeman in Raid (uncredited)
Tom McGuire is the sergeant leading the raid. Bob Kortman is on the left of him as we look at them.
Bob Kortman is in the middle of this close up.


Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Prince was a 'Great Dane' dog who appeared in a handful of films in the 1930s.
Private Number (1936) as Hamlet (Dog)

Lutra Winslow

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Private Number (1936) as Maid (uncredited)


Tom McGuire

Born: 1 September 1873, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: 6 May 1954, Hollywood, California, USA

Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) as J.J. King

Private Number (1936) as Policeman Arresting Ellen (uncredited)


Monroe Owsley

Born: 11 August 1900, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died: 7 June 1937, Belmont, California, USA
Private Number (1936) as Coakley


Edna Mae Harris

Born: 29 September 1910, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 15 September 1997, New York City, New York, USA
Private Number (1936) as Lulu (uncredited)


Legs Ain't No Good (1942) as Herself
Edna is singing and dancing in this 'Soundie'.

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Robert Taylor

Born: 5 August 1911, Filley, Nebraska, USA
Died: 8 June 1969, Santa Monica, California, USA
Private Number (1936) as Richard Winfield


Frank Dawson

Born: 4 July 1870, Plymouth, England, UK
Died: 11 October 1953, Hollywood, California, USA
Private Number (1936) as Graham

Marjorie Gateson

Born: 17 January 1891, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 17 April 1977, New York City, New York, USA
Private Number (1936) as Mrs. Winfield


Eleanor Fredericks

Born: 3 June 1902, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Died: 17 December 1990

Good Night Nurse (1929) as Nurse

County Hospital (1932) as Nurse with Baby (uncredited)

Wallace Lupino

Born: 23 January 1898, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: 11 October 1961, Ashford, Kent, England, UK
Younger brother of Lupino Lane and often appeared in Lane's short comedies.
Good Night Nurse (1929) as Doctor
Wallace Lupino is on the left, with his brother Lupino Lane.

George Ovey

Born: 13 December 1870, Trenton, Missouri, USA
Died: 23 September 1951, Hollywood, California, USA
Mummy's Nightmare (1922)
Giving flowers to Arby Arly.

A. Guy Frum

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Mummy's Nightmare (1922) as Daddy


Arby Arly

Born: 1 June 1898, Massachusetts, USA
Died: unknown
Mummy's Nightmare (1922) as Love Interest



Lupino Lane

Born: 16 June 1892, London, England, UK
Died: 10 November 1959, London, England, UK
Lupino Lane's younger brother, Wallace Lupino, often appeared with him in his short comedies.
Howdy Duke (1927) as The Duke of Worcestershire / Newsboy White

Good Night Nurse (1929) as Patient


Monday 10 July 2023

Kathryn McGuire

Born: 6 December 1903, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 10 October 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movieland (1926) as Kathryn Mills