Category Archives: Mini Tributes

Mini Tribute: Garson Kanin at work

Born November 24, in 1912, Director/Writer Garson Kanin Garson Kanin started his show biz career as a musician, comedian and stage actor, making his Broadway debut in 1933 in the drama Little Ol’Boy. He became assistant to Broadway director George … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Theda Bara and Fort Lee NJ, Classic Movie Travels

Born July 29, 1885 Theda Bara “I have the face of a vampire, but the heart of a feminist.” Silent Screen Siren, Theda Bara, made over 40 films from 1914 through 1926 (all but three from 1914-1919), becoming one of cinema’s … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Moroni Olsen

Born June 27, 1889 Moroni Olsen Moroni Olsen made his professional acting debut on Broadway in 1920 portraying Jason in Medea. He worked on Broadway until 1935 (with an 11 year break between 1922-1933), and then made his feature film … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Cedric Gibbons

Born March 23, 1893 Cedric Gibbons Over the course of his 32-year film career, Cedric Gibbons served as Supervising Art Director for over 1500 MGM films (his contract specified that he receive an art director credit for every MGM film … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Leo McCarey at Work

 Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and An Affair To … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Pinto Colvig

  Born September 11, 1892 Pinto Colvig A quintessential clown, Pinto Colvig was a circus performer, Vaudeville actor and newspaper cartoonist before heading to Hollywood in 1921. There, he found work with comedy-king Mack Sennett, writing story titles, developing gags … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Cliff Edwards Disney Legend

  Born June 14, 1895 Cliff Edwards! Cliff Edwards was a popular Vaudeville, Broadway and singing star, better known as “Ukelele Ike” in his heyday during the 1920s and 1930s.  In 1929, while playing at the Orpheum Theater in LA, … 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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Mini Tribute: Billy Gray

Born March 17, 1904 Billy Gray (and not the one you’re thinking of!) Most of us are very familiar with Billy Gray, the actor who starred as ‘Bud’ in Father Knows Best — but that’s not who we are celebrating … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Star Bobby Driscoll

Born March 3, 1937, Child Actor Bobby Driscoll! In his 22-year career (1943-1965), Bobby Driscoll appeared in over 50 films and television shows, but is probably best known for his Disney roles as Johnny in Song of the South (1946), Jim Hawkins … Continue reading

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