It’s hard to believe that one of the first (and one of the biggest) child stars in movie history is still with us, but Diana Serra Cary, who was, as Baby Peggy, a bona fide star in the 1920s, celebrates her 100th birthday today. Here are 10 things you should know about Diana “Baby Peggy” Serra Cary.
Here are 10 things you should know about character actress Una O’Connor, born 138 years ago today. She wasn’t subtle, but she got the job done.
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 Margaret Lindsay, born 108 years ago today. She was never an A-list star, but any old-movie buff is familiar with her work. She kept busy in pictures, on the stage and on television.
Here are 10 things you should know about Charles Coburn, born 141 years ago today. He’s one of the few character actors whose presence in a cast is enough to convince us to watch a movie we might otherwise pass on.