Here are 10 things you should know about character actor Joseph Calleia, born 122 years ago today. His is a face that is surely familiar to every old-movie buff.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 129 years ago today. Known as the King of Jazz during his heyday, Whiteman isn’t afforded that level of respect by many today, but his influence is undeniable. His music may have leaned to the pop side, but in that era, jazz was dance music, so it was pop, in a sense, and Whiteman helped to bring the new sounds to a wider audience.
Here are 10 things you should know about Lewis Stone, born 139 years ago today. He had a prolific and successful career long before he portrayed Judge James K. Hardy.
Here are 10 things you should know about Bela Lugosi, born 136 years ago today, in what is now Lugoj, Romania. He was frustrated at being typecast in sinister roles, expressing the desire to “play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.”