Classic Movie Birthdays, March 22

Trying something a little new today… a tiny tribute to Classic Movie Birthdays…

Classic Movie Birthdays, today March 22 include:

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Chico Marx – Born March 22, 1887:  A Day at the Races, A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup, Horse Feathers…

Chico Marx A Day at the Races Tootsie Fruitsie Ice CreamChico Marx (as Tony) selling Racing Books to Groucho (as Dr. Hackenbush) in the Marx Brothers’ A Day at the Races (1937, Sam Wood director)

“Getta your tootsie-fruitsie ice cream!” -Chico Marx in A Day at the Races

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Karl Malden -  Born March 22, 1912: A Streetcar Named Desire (Best Supporting Actor Oscar), On the Waterfront (Supporting Actor Nomination), How the West Was Won, Nevada Smith -& of course TV’s Lt. Mike Stone on The Streets of San Francisco! Karl Malden as Father Barry in On the WaterfrontKarl Malden as Father Barry in On the Waterfront (1954,  Elia Kazan director)

“You’d better get rid of that gun unless you haven’t got the guts — and  if you don’t you’d better hang on to it!” -Karl Malden in On the Waterfront

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Joseph Schildkraut – Born March 22, 1896: The Life of Emile Zola (Best Sup Actor Oscar), Marie Antoinette, The Shop Around the Corner, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cleopatra 1934…

millie perkins and joseph schildkraut The Diary of Anne FrankMillie Perkins (as Anne Frank) and Joseph Schildkraut (as Anne’s father, Otto) in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959, George Stevens director)

“Always remember this Anna, there are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.” -Joseph Schildkraut in The Diary of Anne Frank

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Marcel Marceau – Born March 22, 1923: “Master of Silence” legendary mime, survived the Nazi occupation, joined the French Underground and saved children during WWII.

Marcel MarceauMarcel Marceau

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Virginia Grey – Born March 22, 1917: All That Heaven Allows, Another Thin Man, The Big Store, The Rose Tattoo, Madame X…

Actress Virginia GreyVirginia Grey

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James Westerfield – Born March 22, 1913: On the Waterfront, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Absent Minded Professor, True Grit…

James Westerfield Character ActorJames Westerfield

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Werner Klemperer – Born March 22, 1920: The Wrong Man, Judgment at Nuremberg – & of course he was Colonel Klink on Hogan’s Heroes!

Werner KlempererWerner Klemperer

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William Shatner – Born March 22, 1931: handful of parts in some Classic Movies (i.e. The Brothers Karamazov 1958 starring Yul Brynner), lots of TV roles – most famously as Sgt. T.J. Hooker AND of course Star Trek’s Captain Kirk!

Wiliiam Shatner as Captain KirkWiliiam Shatner as Captain Kirk

“I drink Labatt’s, not Romulan ale!” -William Shatner

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Herbert Rudley – Born March 22, 1910: The Seventh Cross, A Walk in the Sun, The Silver Chalice -& Eve Arden’s husband in The Mothers-in-Law!

Herbert Rudley Character ActorHerbert Rudley

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Wilfrid Brambell – Born March, 22 1912: I know him best as Paul’s Grandfather in A Hard Day’s Night! :)

Wilfrid Brambell A Hard Day's Night Paul's GrandfatherWilfrid Brambell as Paul’s Grandfather in The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night (1964, Richard Lester director)

“I’ve been in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room.” -Wilfrid Brambell in  A Hard Day’s Night

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TO SEE WHO’S BORN ON YOUR BIRTHDAY (or any given day) check out the CMH Birthday Database

Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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