Here are 10 things you should know about Rosalind Russell, born 112 years ago today. A terrific actress, she also strikes us as having been a decent, down-to-earth person—the kind of gal it’d be fun to have a couple of drinks with at a favorite watering hole.
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.
Here are 10 things you should know about William Haines, born 119 years ago today. Not widely remembered today, he was a huge star in the late 1920s and ‘early 30s.
Here are 10 things you should know about the lovely Claudette Colbert, born 115 years ago today.
We saw her perform on Broadway 33 years ago opposite Rex Harrison in a drawing room comedy called Aren’t We All? and it remains among our greatest regrets that we didn’t play Stage-Door Johnny after the show to tell her how we admired her. In fact, we try very hard not to think about it, so much does it torment us.
Here are 10 things you should know about Fred MacMurray, born 110 years ago today. We can’t think of another actor as widely underestimated as MacMurray. He is most remembered today for the latter phase of his career—his Disney movies and his television work—but in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, he exhibited a wider range than most My Three Sons fan might ever imagine.