Monthly Archives: October 2012

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Teresa Wright

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Teresa Wright, born on October 27, 1918! One thing that I’ve always liked about Teresa Wright was her integrity and control over her own image. Although the height of her career was during WWII, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Star Jackie Coogan

Born October 26, 1914 Child Actor, Jackie Coogan! Couldn’t resist this one! Jackie Coogan — ADORABLE as a kid and kinda ‘cute’ as Uncle Fester too!!! Coogan appeared in over 140 film and TV roles — most famously as The … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia: the 4K Experience

  Remember when I posted about two weeks ago that I’d never seen Lawrence Arabia? Well, call that post obsolete because two weeks later I have seen, and thoroughly enjoyed, all 228 minutes of it.  As I said in my … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Margaret Dumont

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Margaret Dumont, born on October 20, 1882! I must say that Margaret Dumont is one of my favorite Character Actresses of all time! And, although she has appeared in over 55 films, I just … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jean Arthur

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jean Arthur, born October 17, 1900. How do you do it, Jean Arthur? How do make comedy look so effortless? This is what I think every time I watch a Jean Arthur movie. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Montgomery Clift

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Montgomery Clift, born on October 17, 1920! When the words “1950’s” and “method actor” are mentioned, most people tend to think of Marlon Brando. Well, with all due respect to Mr. Brando — … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Angela Lansbury

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Angela Lansbury, born on October 16, 1925! I have a confession: I am Angela Lansbury’s biggest fan. Ok. Maybe not biggest fan, but I am in at least in the 10 percent of Lansbury … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Melville Cooper

Born October 15, 1896 Character Actor Melville Cooper! Plump-faced, droopy-eyed, Character Actor, Melville Cooper, appeared in over 100 film and TV roles — playing pompous ineffectual types — blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants, snobs. Most notably, he played the High … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Lillian Gish

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend Lillian Gish, born October 14 in 1893! Lillian Gish has a particularly important role, not only is the realm of Classic Hollywood Cinema, but in the world of Hollywood Cinema as a whole. And … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Jerome Cowan

Born October 6, 1897 Character Actor Jerome Cowan! The dapper and moustachioed Character Actor, Jerome Cowan, played over 200 roles including Dagwood’s boss in the Blondie films and Arthur Miller in the Astaire/Rogers film, Shall We Dance — but he … Continue reading

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