Here are 10 things you should know about Sir Alfred Hitchcock, born 120 years ago today. Not many motion pictures directors have inspired an adjective, but the term “Hitchcockian” is still heard frequently.
Here are 10 things you should know about Mary Carlisle, born 105 years ago today. She was never a A-list star, but over a 14-year career, she made her mark on Hollywood. And perhaps most impressive, she lived to be 104.
Here are 10 things you should know about actress Theresa Harris, born 112 (some sources say 109) years ago today. Harris could sing, dance and act and was obviously beautiful, but was extremely restricted in the roles she was allowed to play. The loss was ours every bit as much as hers.
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.