For old movie buffs, July 16 is a very special day indeed. A pair of memorable stars were born on this day, and so special were they, we couldn’t choose one over the other in deciding which to pay tribute to. So today you get a double dip.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ralph Morgan, born 138 years ago today. A leading man on Broadway, he was primarily a character actor in pictures.
Here are 10 things you should know about Rosalind Russell, born 114 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.
The great Fred Astaire was born on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska. He’s been gone nearly 34 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 George Brent, born 117 years ago today. It’s remarkable how many of the most iconic actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood he worked with.