Here are 10 things you should know about character actor Wallace Ford, born 121 years ago today. Despite a very difficult childhood, Ford achieved success in the theatre, in motion pictures and on television.
Here are 10 things you should know about William Haines, born 119 years ago today. Not widely remembered today, he was a huge star in the late 1920s and ‘early 30s.
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.