Well said Jim....
Today would have been the 100th Birthday of Alice Faye. I saw her when she was interviewed by David Shipman at the NFT on this day 1993. Alice was celebrating her 81st birthday, and it also happened to be my 56th.
Alice was very friendly, and in the question and answer session insisted, "Please call me Alice!"
I took this photo when she was signing a photo for a friend, but forgot to hand him the camera, so I didn't get me photo taken with Alice. When I told her that we shared the same birthday she signed this photo for me.
Incidentally, Tyrone Power, one of Alice's favourite leading men was also born on May 5th, he would have been 98 today.
Marius Goring was born 100 years ago today. Thinking of you and your tremendous work Marius. RIP.
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Yes, a great centennial for the great Marius Goring. Watching some of his tremendous work today. Wish I could've seen his stage work. Happy 100th Mr. Goring!
It's not just the Jubilee celebrations today. Actress Sheila Sim is a fantastic 90 today !
Best known as the wife of Richard Attenborough she had a brief but notable 10 year career before her premature retirement which includes A Canterbury Tale, The Magic Box and The Guinea Pig as well as the original production of The Mousetrap.
As I reported recently, Sheila has now entered the actors home, Denville Hall. May she have a special day and a happy and safe life in a home she and her husband have done so much for.
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Hard to believe, but June 10th would have been Judy Garland's 90th birthday.
Wow, I didn't realise Judy and I shared a birthday (where have I been) however, I find it even stranger that she was only 28 years older than me, and yet as as an adolescent watching re runs of old black and white movies, (Andy Hardy etc..) I thought there were ions between us. All a bit hard to come to grips with reality.
Happy Birthday to Olivia de Havilland who is a wonderful 96 today. Watched her in 'Murder is Easy'. Her younger sister by a year is Joan Fontaine and her cousin designed the De Havilland Mosquito. She lives quietly in Paris, France. Always remember her on Sunday television with Errol Flynn in They Died with Their Boots On and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
Joanie will be furious that Livvy has beaten her to a Grauniad editorialIn praise of … Olivia de Havilland
It is a pleasure to discover that, for de Havilland and a few other Manderley and Tara veterans, tomorrow is still another day
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 1 July 2012 23.11 A careless reader of the obituaries of the actress Ann Rutherford, who died last month aged 94, might have supposed her the final survivor of the cast of the 1939 film classic Gone With the Wind, in which Miss Rutherford played Scarlett O'Hara's sister Carreen. Happily, however, several of the movie's other stars are still alive 73 years on, as the striking presence on the Guardian's list of weekend birthdays of Olivia de Havilland, who played Melanie Hamilton and who was 96 on Sunday, confirms. Miss de Havilland's longevity is remarkable in other ways too, since her equally distinguished sister Joan Fontaine, star of Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 Rebecca, is also still alive at 94. To claim that a famous feud between the two sisters may have helped fuel their mutual survival would be speculation, but it is a pleasure to discover that, for the de Havilland sisters and for a few other select Manderley and Tara veterans, tomorrow is indeed still another day.
Today, July 16th was the birthday of Barbara Stanwyck born 1907, and Ginger Rogers born 1911.
Great photo, Ray.
Two immortals nicely captured, not to mention the chapperone - Willian Holden?
Real star quality.
And Ginger Rogers too.
Makes me wanna get up and dance!
Here is William Holden, Barbara's beloved Golden Boy, I took this photo as they arrived at The Lincoln Centre, April 13th 1981. This was my first glimpse of her in the flesh, and I was shaking so much it was a miracle that the photo came out so well. Little did I know that I would meet her a few hours later and actually have my photo taken with my arm around her, it really was an unforgettable evening.
Amazing turn of events on that evening and one which you rightly cherish.
Your "shakey photo" is rather striking. Barbrara Stanwyck looks almost pre-occupied, a nice change from the usual smile-for-the camera template.