Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary Jack Benny, born 125 years ago today. Benny was a show business icon who was said to be the very opposite of the parsimonious, vain and persnickety figure he portrayed for so long. We suspect the American public knew it all along.
Here are 10 things you should know about Harold Huber, born 109 years ago today. If you’ve seen even a half-dozen movies from the 1930s, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen this prolific character actor at work.
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.
Legendary character actor Sydney Greenstreet was born 138 years ago today. His film career was brief, but the impression he made was a lasting one.
Here are 10 things you should know about Sydney Greenstreet…
Bob Hope, whose 112th birthday it is today, might have overstayed his show-biz welcome by a decade or two, but he was pretty darned funny for much of his career.
And he made it to the century mark, passing away just over a month after his 100th birthday, a feat that always deserves a tip of the ol’ fedora.
Happy birthday, Mr. Hope, and thanks for the memories!