Here are 10 things you should know about the indispensable Margaret Dumont. born 135 years ago today. She’s best remembered (and rightfully so) as a straight woman nonpareil for the Marx Brothers (Groucho, in particular), but that doesn’t begin to tell her story.
Here are 10 things you should know about Jimmy Conlin, born 136 years ago today. The prolific character actor transitioned from vaudeville to motion pictures in the early 1930s.
Here are 10 things you should know about Frank Morgan, born 130 years ago today. Few actors are as closely associated with a single role as Morgan is with the Wizard of Oz, but he enjoyed a more varied career in theatre and movies than most casual movie fans might realize.
Here are 10 things you should know about Franklin Pangborn, born 131 years ago today. One of the busiest—and most memorable—character actors of the 1930s and ’40s, he’s one of our favorites.
Here are 10 things you should know about character actress Jessie Ralph, born 149 years ago today. Her Hollywood career lasted just nine years, but she made the most of it.