Category Archives: Posts by Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Clifton Webb

Classic Movie Travels: Clifton Webb Clifton Webb was a gifted actor of Hollywood’s Golden Age, which succeeded in various film genres. He was born Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck on November 19, 1889, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Jacob and Mabel Hollenbeck. His … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Betty Compson

Classic Movie Travels: Betty Compson Betty Compson was born Eleanor Luicime Compson on March 19, 1897, in Beaver, Utah. Her parents were Virgil and Mary Compson. Her father worked as a mining engineer and gold prospector, in addition to owning … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Marcy McGuire

Classic Movie Travels: Marcy McGuire – Iowa and California Marcy McGuire was an actress and singer who was already working in the entertainment industry by her teenage years. She was born on February 22, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, as … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Betty Grable

Classic Movie Travels: Betty Grable Betty Grable was one of World War II’s most celebrated pin-up girls, in addition to being a gifted actress, singer, model, and dancer. A top box office star, she was one of the highest-paid women … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Kay Kyser

Classic Movie Travels: Kay Kyser Bandleader and radio personality James Kern Kyser was born on June 18, 1905, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. His parents, Paul and Emily Kyser, worked as pharmacists. Kyser was one of six children. In the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Hoagy Carmichael

Classic Movie Travels: Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael was a beloved American composer, songwriter, actor, and lawyer. In addition to appearing in films and on television, he composed numerous hit songs, including “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Nearness of You,” … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale Actress and dancer Virginia Dale was born Virginia Paxton in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 1, 1917. Her parents were mechanic Joel Paxton and Lula Helms Paxton. Dale was one of six children: Jay, Frances, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton Percy Helton was a beloved character actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in addition to performing on stage and television. He was born Percy Alfred Helton on January 31, 1894, in Manhattan, New York. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Lola Lane

Classic Movie Travels: Lola Lane Lola Lane was borne Dorothy H. Mulligan on May 21, 1906, in Macy, Indiana, to Lorenzo and Cora Mulligan. Her father worked as a dentist in addition to renting out parts of their 22-room home … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: John Fiedler

Classic Movie Travels: John Fiedler – Wisconsin and New Jersey A longtime actor, John Fiedler made his mark upon the stage, film, and radio, in addition to notably voicing the beloved Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. Fiedler was born … Continue reading

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