Here are 10 things you should know about Robert Young, born 112 years ago today. Young is best remembered nowadays for his television roles on Father Knows Best and Marcus Welby, M.D., but he also enjoyed a successful movie career in the 1930s and ’40s.
Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary Jack Benny, born 125 years ago today. Benny was a show business icon who was said to be the very opposite of the parsimonious, vain and persnickety figure he portrayed for so long. We suspect the American public knew it all along.
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.
Here are 10 things you should know about Benny Goodman, born on May 30, 1909. One of the icons of the swing era, Goodman still inspires folks around the world to cut a rug whenever they hear one of his recordings.
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