Here are 10 things you should know about John Gilbert, born 123 years ago today. He was a huge star in the silent era, but his career waned quickly with the ascent of talkies and he died far too young.
Here are 10 things you should know about Phil Harris, born 116 years ago today. He wore many hats—drummer, band leader, singer, comedian, actor and voice-over artist—and enjoyed success in the recording industry, radio, movies and television.
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Here are 10 things you should know about Elisha Cook, Jr., born 116 years ago today. The prolific, if diminutive, Cook was known as “Hollywood’s lightest heavy.”
Few faces are more familiar to more people than the visage of character actor Charles Lane, born 114 years ago today. Lane was ubiquitous in the movies during the 1930s and ’40s and then kept equally busy working on television through the mid-’90s.
But we wonder how many movie buffs and TV viewers know his name?
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.