Category Archives: Classic Movie Coincidence

Classic Movie Coincidence: Ethel Merman, Katy Jurado and Ernest Borgnine

If we have enough good times together, I’m gonna get down on my knees. I’m gonna beg that girl to marry me. -Ernest Borgnine as Marty Well, here’s something a little different than our usual Classic Movie Coincidences… Both Ethel … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Clark Gable and John Ford

Clark Gable and John Ford share a birthday and a film: Clark Gable starred in Mogambo which was directed by John Ford. Both Gable and Ford were born February 1, seven years apart! Clark Gable and John Ford on the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert

Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert share a birthday and a film: Both Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert appeared in Houseboat — and both were born today December 23 (23 years apart!). Charles Herbert (child in the middle with the blonde … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan

Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan share a birthday, a film — and a marriage! Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan were both born today, May 16 (4 years apart). They starred in one film together, The Moon’s Our Home (1936), — … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Steve McQueen, Norman Fell, Murray Hamilton and Harry Houdini!

A String of Classic Movie Coincidences for March 24… Murray Hamilton appeared in The Graduate with Norman Fell, who appeared in Bullitt with Steve McQueen, who appeared in the Blob which featured scenes shot at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Barry Fitzgerald and Richard Haydn

Barry Fitzgerald and Richard Haydn share a birthday and a film: Both Barry Fitzgerald and Richard Haydn appeared in And Then There Were None — and both were born today March 10 (17 yrs apart!). Richard Haydn as butler Thomas Rogers and Barry Fitzgerald as … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett

  Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett share a birthday and two films: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett starred in Father of the Bride and Father’s Little Dividend — and both were born today February 27 (22 yrs apart!). Elizabeth Taylor … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: John Carradine, Tim Holt and Red Buttons

  John Carradine, Tim Holt and Red Buttons share a birthday and a film (well, sort of): John Carradine and Tim Holt both starred in the John Ford classic, Stagecoach (1939) — and both Carradine and Holt were born today … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Clark Gable and Michael Kanin

  Clark Gable and Michael Kanin share a birthday and a film: Michael Kanin co-wrote the story for Teacher’s Pet which starred Clark Gable — both Kanin and Gable were born today February 1 (9 yrs apart!). Clark Gable and Doris Day … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson

  Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson share a birthday and a film: Both Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson starred in Frank Capra’s A Hole in the Head — and both were born December 12 (22 years apart!). Frank Sinatra and Edward G. … Continue reading

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