Rosalind Russell was born 113 years ago today in Waterbury, Connecticut. A terrific actress, she also strikes us as having been a decent, down-to-earth person—the kind of gal it’d be fun to meet for a couple of drinks at a favorite watering hole.
Katharine Hepburn was born, well, Katharine Houghton Hepburn (what, you expected her to resort to the artifice of a screen name?) 113 years ago today in Hartford, Connecticut. It’s almost startling to be reminded on such occasions that Ms. Hepburn passed on in 2003, as it’s difficult to imagine any malady or even the passing of time itself prevailing over her strong will. We’re fully prepared to believe that she left us then, at age 96, only because she was ready to go and gave the okay.
Here are 10 things you should know about the delightful character actress May Robson, born 162 years ago today.
Here are 10 things you should know about Robert Ryan, born 110 years ago today. He occasionally expressed discomfort at being asked to play so many bad guys in pictures.
Here are 10 things you should know about Billie Burke, born 135 years ago today. It’s rare that an actress achieves as long a career as she did and ends up so closely associated with a single role.