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 […]

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 […]

Dolores Del Rio

Dolores Del Rio. TCM Overview Mexico’s premier actress, Dolores Del Rio had a very long and successful career both in Hollywood and in her hone country.   She made her screen debut in silent films in 1925 in the film “Joanna” and was still making fims in the 1960’s.   Among her later films  was Elvis Presley’s […]

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford’s career is in definite need of reappraisal.   He appeared in many quality movies throughout his years making movies.   He starred in many different genre of film.   His roles in two film noirs “The Big Heat” and “Of Human Desire” contain depths of complexity and ambiguity.   In both  his leading lady was the great Gloria […]

France Nuyen

France Nuyen (Wikipedia) France Nuyen was born in 1939 is a French actress, model, and psychological counselor of Vietnameseancestry. Nuyen was born in Marseille, France. Her mother was French, her father Vietnamese. During World War II, her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Roma. Nuyen was raised in Marseille by a cousin she calls “an Orchidaceae raiser who was the only person […]

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner obituary in “The Los Angeles Times”. Yul Brynner can claim two iconic roles to his credit.   He will forever be associated with the musical “The King and I” where he played King Mongkut of Siam.   He first played the role on Broadway in the early 1950’s and won the Academy Award for Best […]

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 […]

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald Geraldine Fitzgerald started her career with the Gate theatre in the 1930’s in Dublin.   She was soon starring in such British films as “The Mill on the Floss”.   By 1938 she was in Hollywood.   Her first two films !Wuthering Heights” with Laurence Oliver and “Dark Victory” with Bette Davis both released the following […]

Simone Simon

Simone Simon obituary in “The Guardian” in 2005. Almost two decades before Brigitte Bardot, the epithet “sex kitten” could have been applied even more appropriately to Simone Simon, who has died aged 94. Jean Renoir described the character Simon played in La Bête Humaine (1938) thus: “Severine is not a vamp. She’s a cat, a […]