The great Fred Astaire was born on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska. He’s been gone nearly 35 years, and if you wanted to make a list of the things that are wrong with the world today, the fact that Mr. Astaire no longer walks—nay, glides—among us would be on that list. We’ll be featuring Astaire’s music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so why not tune in now?
Here are 10 things you should know about Clarence Kolb, born 147 years ago today. After a lengthy career in vaudeville and on the stage, he became an in-demand character actor in pictures.
Here are 10 things you should know about Hattie McDaniel, born 128 years ago today. Her legacy is a lasting one, but one can only wonder what might have been if Hollywood’s systemic racism had not held her back, as it did so many others.
Here are 10 things you should know about John Garfield, born 108 years ago today. He died at 39 and so appeared in fewer than 40 films, but he forged a lasting film legacy.