Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne Pearl Beverly Bain was born on November 11, 1893, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Augustus and Jessie Bain. When she was six years old, her family moved briefly to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in Chicago, Illinois. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy DeBorba

Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy DeBorba Dorothy Adelle DeBorba was born on March 28, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Raymond and Lillian DeBorba. Her mother had a background as a singer, dancer, and actress, while her father played the drums … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Bobby Hutchins

Classic Movie Travels: Bobby Hutchins Robert Eugene Hutchins was born on March 29, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, to James and Olga Constance Hutchins. As a child, Hutchins was extremely outgoing and family friends persuaded his parents to take him to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jean Darling

Classic Movie Travels: Jean Darling Dorothy Jean LeVake was born on August 23, 1922, in Santa Monica, California, to Rollin Darling and Dorothy Hamilton. Her name was changed to Jean Darling at five months old when her mother and father … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Harry Spear

Classic Movie Travels: Harry Spear Harry Spear was born Harry Sherman Bonner on December 16, 1921, in Los Angeles, California, to Joseph Bonner and Louise Spear. He was born at French Hospital in Los Angeles and initially resided at 5619 … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Mary Kornman

Classic Movie Travels: Mary Kornman Mary Kornman was born Mary Agnes Evans on December 27, 1915, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her parents were David Lionel Evans, a railroad manager, and Verna Comer. Eugene Kornman, cameraman for Hal Roach, married Verna … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jack Benny

Classic Movie Travels: Jack Benny, from Illinois to California Benjamin Kubelsky was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 14, 1894, to Meyer and Naomi Kubelsky. Meyer worked as a saloon owner and haberdasher, emigrating to the United States from Poland; … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels October: Red Skelton

Classic Movie Travels October: Red Skelton Richard Red Skelton was born on July 18, 1913, in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the fourth son born to Joseph and Ida Skelton. Skelton had three older brothers named Denny, Christopher, and Paul. Skelton’s … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore

Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore Kathleen Morrison, later known as Colleen Moore, was born in Port Huron, Michigan, to Charles and Agnes Kelly Morrison on August 19, 1899. Moore’s family moved frequently, residing in cities like Hillsdale, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jackie Cooper

Classic Movie Travels: Jackie Cooper – from California to New York City John “Jackie” Cooper, Jr., was born on September 15, 1922, in Los Angeles, California, to John George and Mable Cooper. John G. Cooper worked as a lyricist, writing … Continue reading

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