Here are 10 things you should know about Gary Cooper, born 120 years ago today. Cooper was a surprisingly versatile actor who wasn’t limited by his persona as a strong, silent Everyman.
Here are 10 things you should know about Carole Lombard, born 112 years ago today. Her life and career were cut short, but her legacy still shimmers.
Here are 10 things you should know about the wonderful Myrna Loy, born 115 years ago today. She has long been one of our favorites from the Golden Age of Hollywood and we’ll happily watch any picture with her name in the credits.
Here are 10 things you should know about Franklin Pangborn, born 131 years ago today. One of the busiest—and most memorable—character actors of the 1930s and ’40s, he’s one of our favorites.
Janet Gaynor‘s 112th birthday is timed perfectly, what with the third remake of the film for which she won an Oscar, A Star Is Born (1937), opening this weekend. Here are 10 things you should know about Gaynor, who was a huge star in the late 1920s and into the ’30s.
By the way, Gaynor’s A Star Is Born, in which she stars opposite Fredric March, is available via a number of streaming services: Amazon Prime, FilmStruck, Kanopy, Fandor and (with ads) Tubi TV. You could do much worse in priming yourself for the new remake than to watch the original on Gaynor’s birthday.