Category Archives: All in the Family (Family Connections)

Happy National Adoption Day! Nine Classic Movie Parents and Their Adopted Kids

Happy National Adoption Day! An Ode to Adoptive Parents in Classic Hollywood You may not know this, but every Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption Day. And, in case you’re wondering, yes, that means today. Adoption is a wonderful thing … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Larry Hagman and Mary Martin

  Mother and Son, “Maria Von Trapp” and “Major Anthony Nelson”…  The legendary Mary Martin, famous for originating the roles of Maria Von Trapp, Nellie Forbush and Peter Pan on Broadway, is mother of Classic TV star, Larry Hagman known … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Harry Stockwell

Born April 27, 1902 Harry Stockwell! Singer/actor Harry Stockwell was a noted Broadway performer who made his feature film debut in 1935 in a film called Here Comes the Band. His most notable film ‘appearance’ however was as The Prince … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Cecil Kellaway and Edmund Gwenn

Cousins Cecil Kellaway and Edmund Gwenn… Yes, Hollywood’s favorite Leprechaun, Cecil Kellaway, was Santa Claus’ (Edmund Gwenn’s) cousin! Cecil and his elder cousin Edmund Cecil Kellaway was born Cecil Lauriston Kellaway on August 22, 1890 (or 1893?) in Cape Town, South … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Character Actor Grant Mitchell, Civil War General John Grant Mitchell and President Rutherford B. Hayes

Grant Mitchell’s Family: a Quick American History Lesson Veteran Character Actor Grant Mitchell appeared in over 120 films throughout the 1930s and 1940s playing his share of husbands, dads, businessmen, bank clerks and school principals. Some of his most memorable … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold

A Musical Connection: Mother and Son, Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold Soprano Marni Nixon, who dubbed the singing voices for some of the most iconic songs in musical film history — including My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland

Joan and Olivia: Sibling Rivalry Aside… It’s pretty well-known that sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine were feuding on-and-off since childhood. That said, putting sibling rivalry aside — here are some fun pictures of Fontaine and de Havilland enjoying … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett

Sisters Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett… Constance Bennett was born Constance Campbell Bennett on October 22, 1904 in New York City. Her elder sister, actress Joan Bennett, was born Joan Geraldine Bennett on February 27, 1910 in Palisades, New Jersey.  Middle sister, actress Barbara Bennett was a little-known silent … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland

Sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland… Joan Fontaine was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917 to British parents Walter Augustus de Havilland (patent attorney) and Lilian Augusta (former stage actress). Olivia de Havilland, her elder sister,was born Olivia … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Ruby Keeler, Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira

Ruby Keeler and Nephews Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira Actress/singer/dancer Ruby Keeler was most famously paired with Dick Powell in the iconic Warner Brothers’ Busby Berkeley musicals — including 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade and Dames. Keeler also happens to be the aunt of … Continue reading

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