Here are 10 things you should know about character actor Frank McHugh, born 122 years ago today. We’ll watch just about any movie he appears in.
Here are 10 things you should know about the wonderful Maxine Sullivan, born 109 years ago today. She’s not as well known today as some other singers of the era, but her understated, gently swinging style makes her a favorite of ours.
We’ll be featuring her music on Cladrite radio for 24 hours so why not tune in right now?
Here are 10 things to know about comedian Ed Wynn, born 133 years ago today. He enjoyed success in vaudeville, on Broadway, in radio, TV and movies.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ethel Waters, born 122 years ago today. Water was a monumental figure in American show business, achieving success in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio, in movies, on television and in the recording industry.
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.