Here are 10 things you should know about Veronica Lake, born 98 years ago today. Troubled and at times difficult, Lake had no shortage of both supporters and detractors during her time in the spotlight, and the debate over her career continues among old-movie buffs to this day.
Here are 10 things you should know about Joel McCrea, born 115 years ago today. Though he later appeared mostly in westerns, early in his career he starred in everything from screwball and romantic comedies to thrillers and dramas.
Here are 10 things you should know about Claudette Colbert, born 117 years ago today.
We saw her perform on Broadway 35 years ago opposite Rex Harrison in a drawing room comedy called Aren’t We All? and it remains among our greatest regrets that we didn’t play Stage-Door Johnny after the show to tell her how we admired her.
Here are 10 things you should know about Sylvia Sidney, born 110 years ago today. Her movie career peaked in the 1930s, but she continued to work in films, on television and on the stage into the 1990s.
Here are 10 things you should know about William Lundigan, born 106 years ago today. Though never a big star, his is a familiar face, though one can’t be sure it’s not Joel McCrea we’re thinking of when we see him.