Here’s wishing many happy returns of the day to June Lockhart, who is celebrating her 98th birthday today. Her career, which has seen her work in the theatre, radio, pictures, television and even video games, has so far spanned an amazing 89 years.
Here are 18 things you should know about Humphrey Bogart, born 121 years ago today. A true icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Bogart is as recognizable and, arguably, as popular today as when his career was in its prime.
Here are 10 things you should know about the luminous Ingrid Bergman, born 105 years ago today. Few actresses have brightened the screen as she did, and she was as talented as she was beautiful.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Henreid, born 112 years ago today. He left Austria and found success in Hollywood as an actor and director.
Today marks the centennial of Ingrid Bergman‘s birth.
Back in our college days, we attended a campus screening of Casablanca that was held in one of the larger lecture halls on campus. We’d seen that classic picture two or three times already by then—via broadcast television and on videotape.
But, as always, it’s an entirely different experience to see a movie on a large(ish) screen and with an appreciative audience.
But the thing we’ll always recall about our first projected viewing of Casablanca, easily one of our favorite pictures (perhaps our very favorite), was the audible gasp that was heard throughout the house when Ms. Bergman was first seen in close-up onscreen. We’re not sure a more beautiful presence has ever been seen on the silver screen than Ms. Bergman as she appeared in that classic picture.
Today marks her 100th birthday, and for movie buffs, it’s truly cause to celebrate. Ilsa Lund might be our favorite among her roles, but she gave us so many memorable performances in a legendary career.
Happy birthday, Ms. Bergman, wherever you may be.