Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan obituary in “The Guardian” in 1999. Frankie Vaughan hailed from Liverpool where he was born in 1928.   He started his career as a pop singer and had such hits as “Green Door”.   In the late 1950’s he was signed to a contract by director Herbert Wilcox and starred in films with Wilcox’s wife […]

Anthony Higgins

Anthony Higgins Anthony Higgins was born in England in 1947 of Irish parentage.   He started his career as Anthony Corlan and worked under this name in his first films which included “Something or Everyone” with Angela Lansbury and Michael York and the Hammer horror classic “Vampire Circus”. Anthony Higgins was born May 9, 1947 in East Northamptonshire, England […]

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury (Wikipedia) Angela Lansbury was born in 1925 and is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television, and film. Her career has spanned eight decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international acclaim. Lansbury was born to Irish actress Moyna Macgill and English politician Edgar Lansbury, an upper-middle-class family […]

Christian Roberts

Christian Roberts (Wikipedia) Christian Roberts made his first big impact on film in “To Sir With Love” with Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson and Lulu in 1967.   Another major credit was “The Anniversay” where he played the son of Bette Davis.   He ceased acting on film and television in 1979.   He was a very underrated actor. […]

Dana Wynter

Dana Wynter obituary in “The Guardian” in 2011. It could be argued that the strikingly beautiful, dark-haired Dana Wynter, who has died aged 79, did not have the film career she deserved. One of the reasons may have been that she was under a seven-year contract to 20th Century Fox, a studio that gave her […]

Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns (Wikipedia) Glynis Johns was born in 1923 is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress, dancer, pianist, and singer. Born in Pretoria, South Africa while her parents were on tour, she is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred […]

Twiggy

Twiggy. IMDB Twiggy was born Lesley Hornby in Neasdon, London in 1949. The 60’s supermodel icon Twiggy made a few films in the 1970’s.   “The Boy Friend” directed by Ken Russelll is of particular interest.   She is now the fashion face of Marks and Spencer department store. Gary Brumburgh’s entry: Top model of the late […]

Sally Whittaker and Michael La Veil

When Sally met Kevin.   These two actors are stalwarts of “Coronation Street” who were forever sending their daughters Rosie and Sally upstairs after a feed of beans on toast.   Occasionally different actresses came downstairs but Sally and Kevin never seemed to notice.

Prunella Ransome

  This actress’s autograph  was one of the most elusive to obtain as she retired from the scene some years before her early death in 2002.   Her film highlights occurred early in her career as the woebegone Fanny Robin abandoned by Terence Stamp for Julie Christie in “Far From the Madding Crowd”.   Her other notable […]

Michael Craig

Michael Craig. IMDB. Michael Craig is a stalwart presence in British Rank films of the 1950’s.   He is particularly noteworthy in “The Angry Silence” with Richard Attenborough and the war film “A Hill in Korea”.   He emigrated to Australia in the 1970’s and continued his career there mainly in television. IMDB entry: A veritable everyman […]