Here are 10 things you should know about Ann Harding, born 118 years ago today. Her time in the spotlight was relatively brief, though she worked steadily for 35 years on the stage, in motion pictures and on television. As with Kay Francis, TCM has gone a long way in renewing interest in—and appreciation of—Harding’s movie career.
Here are 10 things you should know about John Gilbert, born 123 years ago today. He was a huge star in the silent era, but his career waned quickly with the ascent of talkies and he died far too young.
Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary (and justifiably so) Judy Garland, born 98 years ago today. Hers was a complicated life and career, not easily summed up in 100 items, much less 10, so we’ve focused on the positives (it’s her birthday, after all) of her early career.
Here are 10 things you should know about Frank Morgan, born 130 years ago today. Few actors are as closely associated with a single role as Morgan is with the Wizard of Oz, but he enjoyed a more varied career in theatre and movies than most casual movie fans might realize.
Here are 10 things you should know about character actor Edgar Kennedy, born 130 years ago today. No one lost his temper on screen quite like he did.