Here are 10 things you should know about Bebe Daniels, born 119 years ago today. Before she left Hollywood in the mid-’30s, she had appeared in over 270 films, more than 210 of them in the silent era.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ruby Keeler, born 109 years ago today. She was one of the biggest stars of early movie musicals.
Few faces are more familiar to more people than the visage of character actor Charles Lane, born 114 years ago today. Lane was ubiquitous in the movies during the 1930s and ’40s and then kept equally busy working on television through the mid-’90s.
But we wonder how many movie buffs and TV viewers know his name?
In Herman Raucher‘s coming-of-age novel Summer of ’42, his teen-aged protagonist has a big crush not on Lana Turner, Betty Grable, or Rita Hayworth, but on Penny Singleton, best known for portraying Blondie, wife to Arthur Lake‘s Dagwood in a long series of comic B-pictures.
We have a similar little thing for Una Merkel, whose 114th birthday it is today. Una came to specialize in playing second bananas, but she was certainly not without her own charms, not the least of which was her Southern drawl.
Here are 10 things you should know about Una Merkel…