Monthly Archives: August 2012

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Fred MacMurray

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Fred MacMurray, born on August 29, 1908!  Fred MacMurray is remembered mostly as the affable, good-natured father figure in the lexicon of  Classic Hollywood. So clean-cut, so moralistic – one can almost say … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Ingrid Bergman

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ingrid Bergman, born on August 29, 1915. Ingrid Bergman was not a Classic Hollywood star. No. To call her that would be limiting to her sphere of influence known as the globe.  Bergman … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Harry Antrim

Born August 27, 1884, Actor Harry Antrim! Appeared in over 90 roles, including Mr. Abeel in The Heiress, Lloyd Crowley in Teacher’s Pet, and my favorite — Mr. R.H. Macy in Miracle on 34th Street! Is it true that you’re … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor James Finlayson

Born August 27, 1887, Character Actor James Finlayson! Over 240 roles and the GREAT Comic Foil to Laurel & Hardy! Known for the double-take-&-squint, the one-eyed stare… and the ORIGINAL “D’oh” !!! “And the next time, I want my payment … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Byron Foulger

  Born August 27, 1899, Character Actor Byron Foulger! Foulger appeared in over 465 roles on film and TV — from storekeepers and hotel clerks to morticians and confidence men. He was equally adept at playing humble, as well as, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Charles Sellon

Born August 24, 1870, Charles Sellon! Appeared in over 100 roles but I love him BEST as Mr Muckle in WC Fields‘ It’s a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod). “Open the door for Mr Muckle!” Poor WC! ….. Annmarie Gatti for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gene Kelly

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gene Kelly, born on August 23, 1912! As mentioned before with James Cagney, a prerequisite for stardom in classic Hollywood cinema was to hold the moniker triple threat. But what about a quadruple … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Cecil Kellaway

Born August 22, 1890, Character Actor Cecil Kellaway! Hollywood’s favorite Leprechaun, Cecil Kellaway, just happened to be Santa Claus’ (Edmund Gwenn‘s) cousin! But on a more serious note: Kellaway played 140+ roles, many times as wise or mischievous characters. He … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Albert Finney Part 3

Where Is He Now? After being relatively quiet for most of the 90′s, Finney entered 2000 with a bang in the Steven Soderbergh directed film Erin Brockovich. Playing the role of Ed Masry, Finney would win several Critics Awards for … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Jack Weston

Born August 21, 1924, Character Actor Jack Weston! Weston appeared in over 100 roles — from bungling friends to terrifying villains. My personal favorite: Cactus Flower (I think I know his dialog by heart!), but there are so many other … Continue reading

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