Here are 10 things you should know about Robert Mitchum, born 103 years ago today. He worked in many genres—westerns, war movies, even romantic comedies—but he’s a true icon of film noir.
Here are 10 things you should know about Rudy Vallée, born 119 years ago today. One of the earliest teen idols, he went on to enjoy success as a recording artist, in radio, movies and TV, and on Broadway.
We’re featuring Vallée’s music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so why not tune in right now?
Here are 10 things you should know about Bing Crosby, born 117 years ago today. His personal life was a mixed bag (to put it mildly), but he was a major figure in the popular culture of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.
We’ll be featuring Bing’s music all today, so why not tune in right now?
Here are 10 things you should know about the great Cary Grant, born 115 years ago today. For many, he’s the ultimate Hollywood leading man, and who are we to argue?
In Herman Raucher‘s coming-of-age novel Summer of ’42, his teen-aged protagonist has a big crush not on Lana Turner, Betty Grable, or Rita Hayworth, but on Penny Singleton, best known for portraying Blondie, wife to Arthur Lake‘s Dagwood in a long series of comic B-pictures.
We have a similar little thing for Una Merkel, whose 114th birthday it is today. Una came to specialize in playing second bananas, but she was certainly not without her own charms, not the least of which was her Southern drawl.
Here are 10 things you should know about Una Merkel…