Here are 10 things you should know about Laura La Plante, born 117 years ago today. After making nearly 90 movies from 1919-1935, she retired and lived mostly out of the spotlight for the rest of her life.
Here are 10 things you should know about Tor Johnson, born 118 years ago today. He’s best remembered for his ‘B’ movies of the 1950s, but his film career stretched back to 1934.
Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary Groucho Marx, born 130 years ago today. He is, for our money, the funniest man who ever lived. We loved him while he was still with us, and we miss him dearly today.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis Diller yesterday (though she did live to be 95, which is a nice, long run). Diller was a groundbreaking performer who helped to open doors for so many funny women who followed her.
And to help you get a strong start on the new year, we’re going to share a sweet deal with you (from which we benefit in no way, shape, or form — we’re sharing it with you out of the goodness of our hearts):
A three-disc YOU BET YOUR LIFE (starring Groucho Marx, don’t you know) boxed set can be had at the following URL for just $11.99 (list price is $39.99).
It’s a great deal on a delightful set of DVDs (which is now discontinued, so grab it while it’s hot).