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.
W. C. Fields, star of vaudeville, Broadway, radio and movies, was born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania, 136 years ago today. You are encouraged to mark the occasion by raising a toast to him. It’s what he would’ve wanted.
The fun begins at 8 p.m. ET with The Bank Dick (1940), followed at 9:30 p.m. by It’s a Gift (1934), You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man at 11 p.m. and at 12:30 a.m., David Copperfield (1935), in which Fields plays Wilkins Micawber, a role that was initially earmarked for Charles Laughton.
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