Here are 10 things you should know about James Cagney, born 121 years ago today. He was a silver-screen tough guy whom actress Gloria Stuart once described as “an intellectual…very reserved….He wasn’t the gangster type or anything like that.”
Here are 10 things you should know about Toby Wing, born 105 years ago today. She was never a star, but she’s remembered fondly by old-movie buffs for her many memorable small parts and cameos.
Here are 10 things you should know about Patricia Ellis, born 102 years (give or take) ago today. If you’re a fan of 1930s movies, you’re probably familiar with Ellis, but otherwise, perhaps not, as her busy-but-brief career lasted just eight years, from 1932-39.
Here are 10 things to know about Arthur Lake, born 115 years ago today. Few, if any, actors have been so identified with not just a particular role or a memorable line of dialogue, but with a single word, delivered at top volume: “Blondie!”
Here are 10 things you should know about Leslie Howard, born 127 years ago today. Though he amassed just 33 film credits in his too-brief life, his legacy is a lasting one.