Simon Dutton

Simon Dutton was born in 1958 in Buckinghamshire.   He made his debut in 1981 in the TV series “Strangers”.   He went on to make “Harry’s Game”, “The Professionals”, “To the Lighthouse” and featured as ‘Simon Templer’ in a series of “The Saint”. IMDB entry: Simon Dutton was born in 1958 in Buckinghamshire, England. […]

Kathleen O’Regan

Kathleen O’Regan was born in 1903 in Dublin.  In 1929 she starred as ‘Mary Boyle’ in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Juno and the Paycock”.   She also starred in “The Shadow Between” and “The Rose of Tralee”. !The Times” obituary from 1970: Miss Kathleen O’Regan, the actress, who died on Thursday, will be remember for her performances in […]

Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1973 of an Indian father and an Irish mother.   His movies include “East Is East”, “The Guru” and “Blood Diamond”. “Entertainment.ie” article: We still remember him well as that young fella from East is East (look it up, it’s brilliant) but now we’re getting used to […]

Betty White

Now 96, Betty White is the last surviving member of “The Golden Girls” where she played dim nice and kind Rose. She is now starring on TV in “Hot In Cleveland”. Movies include “Lake Placid” with Brendan Gleeson and “The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock. TCM overview: omic actress Betty White was a strong television presence […]

Rudolf Nureyev

The  great Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev was born in 1938 in Irkutsk.   A famed dancer with the Kirov Ballet, he defected from the Soviet Union in 1961 and formed a highly successful ballet duo with Dame Margot Fonteyn.   In the 1970’s be began making movies and hat the title role in Ken Russell’s […]

Rhodes Reason

Rhodes Reason was born in 1930 in Glendale, California.   He made his movie debut in 1955 in “Lady Godiva” which starred Maureen O’Hara.   His other movies include “Crime Against Joe” and “Voodoo Island”. IMDB entry: Rhodes Reason was born in Glendale, California on April 19, 1930. He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. […]

Don Taylor

  Don Taylor was born in 1920 in Freeport.   He starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in “Father of the Bride” and “Father’s Little Dividend”.   He went on to become a respected director of such movies as “Damien : Omen Two” and “Escape From the Planet of the Apes”.   He was married to British […]

Charles Korvin

Charles Korvin was born in 1907 in what is now Slovakia.   He came to Hollywood in 1944 and made “Enter Arsene Lupin”.   Other movies include “This Love Of Ours” with Merle Oberon and “Ship of Fools” in 1965 with Vivien Leigh and Simone Signoret.   He died in 1998 in New York. IMDB […]

Avril Angers

Avril Angers was born in 1918 in Liverpool.   She was a major character actress in films of the 1950’s and 60’s.      One of her major movies was “The Family Way” in 1966.   She died in 2005. Dennis Barker’s obituary in “The Guardian”: Avril Angers, who has died aged 87, was a […]

Fred Feast

Fred Feast was born in 1929 in Scarborough, Yorkshire.   He is best remembered for his role as ‘Fred Gee’ In “Coronation Street”.   He died in 199.