Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Lukas, born 125 years ago (or thereabouts) today. He arrived in Hollywood just at the end of the silent era and had to scramble to adapt to talking pictures.
Former boy genius and Paul Masson wine pitchman Orson Welles was born 105 years ago today. Let’s face it, any of us would be happy to have left a legacy that included Citizen Kane, not to mention The Lady from Shanghai, The Third Man, Touch of Evil and the rest.
Happy birthday, Mr. Welles, wherever you may be!
We love the rapid-fire repartee and lovably shady characters that will forever be associated with Lee Tracy, born 122 years ago today. Tracy’s one of the few actors whose involvement in a picture is sufficient to convince us to watch. Show us his name in the credits, and we’re on board, no questions asked.
Here are 10 things you should know about Gloria Swanson, born 121 years ago today. The oft-wed Swanson was one of the biggest stars of the silent era.