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.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ann Harding, born 116 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 the legendary (and justifiably so) Judy Garland, born 96 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.