Just because…MARY ASTOR. TCM star of the month.
Happy Birthday, ROBERT CONRAD! I was wild for "The Wild, Wild, West!"
Happy Birthday Oscar winner GALE SONDERGAARD. Dark beauty with a sinister grin and malevolent intensions. The ultimate villainess. I can watch her in anything.
Happy Birthday JAMES DEAN. So sexy in glasses.
Just because…JIMMY. Birthday beefcake.
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN. Such a loss.
Happy 89th birthday DOROTHY MALONE. Beautiful, wry and sad eyed. I love her in "Written On the Wind", "Tarnished Angels", "The Big Sleep", "Too Much, Too Soon","The Last Voyage" and on TV in "Peyton Place".
Happy Birthday, MARY BOLAND! My favorite comic character actress of classic films. From "Ruggles Of Red Gap", to "The Women", to "Pride and Prejudice", she fusses, she cries, she blusters, she guffaws and she always makes me laugh hysterically.
Happy Birthday DONNA REED. The “girl next door” who won an Oscar for playing a hooker in “From Here To Eternity” (1953)
Aggie exits. Humphrey Bogart and Agnes Moorehead square off in the Film Noir classic;"Dark Passage"(1947). Unforgettable.
Happy Birthday CONRAD VEIDT. Fascinating and innovative German actor in silent films and the perfect villian/Nazi in the early 40’s. Died tragically early.
Happy Birthday GUY MADISON. Discovered as a sailor in Los Angeles, he was introduced in David O’. Selznick’s epic tribute to the home front; "Since You Went Away" (1944). Contemporary looking and strikingly handsome, he later married and divorced tragic actress Gail Russell and eventually found fame in TV westerns. Quite a Guy!
If I could sit down and talk with anyone from Classic Films, it would be CARY GRANT. He knew everyone, he did everything and he did it better than anyone. Happy Birthday, Cary!