Here are 10 things you should know about the delightful Louise Beavers, born 117 years ago today. Beavers made the most of the extremely limited opportunities Hollywood offered African-American performers in her day.
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?
Here are 10 things you should know about character actor John Qualen, born 119 years ago today. He played many a character who had an accent, but Scandinavians were his bread-and-butter.
Here are 10 things you should know about Dickie Moore, born 93 years ago today. Some years ago, we were lucky enough to attend a special event at NYC’s Film Forum: a Q&A with Moore and his wife, actress Jane Powell.
It was a delight to see these two Hollywood veterans in tandem that night. They couldn’t have been more charming, and their mutual affection and respect was readily apparent—in short, they were darned cute together—as they delighted those assembled with insider tales of Hollywood’s glory days.
Moore was darned cute in the movies back in the day, too. He’s one of our favorite child actors of the 1930s.
Here are 10 things you should know about aquatic actress Esther Williams, born 97 years ago today. She’s one gal who quickly made a big splash in Hollywood.
We interviewed Ms. Williams some years ago, so after viewing the video, you might want to check out what we think is a pretty entertaining Q&A.