Here are 10 things you should know about Dorothy Mackaill, born 117 years ago today. She made 65 pictures before the age of 35 and then retired to a life outside the spotlight.
Here are 10 things you should know about Will Rogers, born 129 years ago today. He was a hugely influential figure in American culture: stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator. Few have ever matched what he accomplished in such a relatively short time. We could use wry sanity and common sense today, that’s for sure.