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  • Hi


    On this day the 21st January:


    It was a very busy date


    139 years ago the actor James A Marcus was born he was in The Lonely Trail.


    109 years ago the actor J. Carroll Naish was born. Famous as one of the actors to play Charlie Chan he also appeared with John Wayne in Rio Grande.


    106 years ago Bill Nagy was born he had a small role in The Longest Day.


    85 years ago John Doucette was born. A very underated actor he appeared as the undertaker in The Sons of Katie Elder.


    82 years ago Telly Savalas saw the light of day. Famous as Kojac and the Dirty Dozen, he appeared in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    74 years ago Tom Irish was born he played the lieutenent in Hondo.


    70 years ago the actor James Bradbury jnr committed suicide at the age of 41 he had featured in the serial Shadow of the Eagle.


    66 years ago the actor Otis harlan died aged74 he was in The Telegraph Trail.


    51 years ago Island in the Sky was released in Sweden.


    47 years ago the director Cecil B DeMille died aged 77.
    The director of The Ten Commandments, The Plainsman and Reap The Wild Wind. John Wayne approached DeMille when he was desperately looking for work asking for a role in The Plainsman. DeMille refused him reminding him of his appearance in the Big Trail. Later when casting Northwest Mounted Police and at a time when Wayne was becoming well known, DeMille approached him to play the second lead. Wayne turned him down reminding him of his earlier interview. Luckily the men got together to do Reap the Wild Wind. Both found the experience enjoyable but only worked with each other once.


    and on that same day 47 years ago the actor Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer died aged 31. One of the original member of the Our Gang series of pictures he also appeared in The High and the Mighty. Later falling on hard times he became involved in an arguement over an unpaid debt and was shot.


    43 years ago the veteran actor Al 'Fuzzy' St John died aged 69. During his career he appeared in 313 pictures often playing the heroes sidekick, but in Riders of Destiny he appeared as a henchman, and in His Private Secretary he was the owner of a garage.


    18 years ago the actorAbraham Sofaer died aged 91. Born in Rangoon Burma he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the judge in the British film A Matter of Life and Death starring David Niven. He also played Joseph of Aramtheia in |The Greatest Story Ever Told and the Indian Chief White Buffalo in his final film Chisum.


    9 years ago the actress Polly Ann Young died aged 88 she had played the romantic lead in The Man From Utah.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Arthur,


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    and on that same day 47 years ago the actor Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer died aged 31. One of the original member of the Our Gang series of pictures he also appeared in The High and the Mighty. Later falling on hard times he became involved in an arguement over an unpaid debt and was shot.


    He also appeared in Island in the Sky. I didn't know that he was in The High and the Mighty, so I looked him up and realized he was in both.


    Cheers B)



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    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

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  • Hi


    On this day 22nd January it wasn't so busy as yesterday but :-


    59 years ago Tall in The Saddle was released in Denmark.


    63 years ago Re-Union in France was released in Sweden.


    72 years ago The Lucky Texan was released in the US.


    92 years ago Lee Dixon was born. Never a prolific actor after making his screen debut in 1932 he only appeared in nine pictures including his last one playing John Wayne's partner in Angel and the Badman.


    88 years ago the Chinese actor H.W.Gim was born he didn't make his screen debut until he arrived in the United States at the age of forty-three and made a total of seven pictures.


    12 years ago the actor Telly Savalas died aged 70 the day after his birthday.


    and on the same day the French actor director and producer Jean Louis Barroult d aged 83 he was in the Longest Day.


    24 years ago Ray Hyke died aged 64. He was a regular with Ford appearing in Fort Apache and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, for Hawks in Red River and also in Operation Pacific.




    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 23rd January


    118 years ago the actor Franklin Pangborne was born, he played a professor in Cheer Up and Smile.


    108 years ago Randolph Scott was born see him in Pitsburgh and The Spoilers.


    99 years ago the actor and son of Robert Bradbury Bob Steele was born among the many films he appeared in was Rio Lobo.


    87 years ago Ernie Kovacs was born he was the villain of the piece in North to Alaska.


    68 years ago Don Epperson was born he was the saloon bully in Big Jake.


    68 years ago the actor Eddie Shubert died aged 38 he played a reporter in College Coach.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 24th January


    35 years ago part one of In Harms Way was shown on ABC it received a 27.1 rating with a 41% audience.


    51 years ago Ira Hayes was found dead having drowned in a 2" puddle of water. A sad end .


    109 years ago the actor Earl Seaman was born he played Teddy Roosevelt in The lawless Ninties.


    46 years ago John Miljan died aged 67 he was in back to Bataan.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 25th January


    35 years ago the second part of In Harm's Way was shown on ABC it had a 28.6 rating and a 42% audience.
    I find that strange in that it was 1% up from the previous night, a bit like coming in the cinema half way through the picture and leaving at the end.


    72 years agothe actress Elizabeth Allen was born she featured as the romantic lead in Donovan's Reef.


    79 years ago Gregg Palmer was born he appeared in such films as Rio Lobo, Big Jake and The Shootist.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi



    On this day 26th January:-


    79 years ago the actor William Redfield was born he played a lift operator in I Married A Woman.


    88 years ago William Barnes was born he was a sherrif in Cahill.


    91 years ago William de Wolf Hopper was born. Husband of Hedda Hopper he appeared in numerous films among which was The High and the Mighty.


    28 years ago the actor Leo Genn died aged 72 he was in The Longest Day.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 27th January


    76 years ago Salute was released in the UK.


    55 years ago Operatiopn Pacific was released in the US


    34 years ago The Cowboys was released in West Germany.


    85 years ago Donna Reed was born she was the romantic lead in Trouble Along the Way.


    110 years ago the actor Milton Kibbee was born he appeared in Flying Leathernecks.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Milton Kibbee, Guy Kibbee's brother, also appeared with Duke in In Old California as Ezra Tompkins. Even with the character name I still haven't picked him out. If someone could point him out to me in either movie I would greatly appreciate it!


    -ncb

    My heroes have always been cowboys.

  • Hi


    On this day 29th January


    66 years ago the actress Katharine Ross was born. She came to the fore in The Graduate and also played John Wayne's daughter Tish in Hellfighters.


    89 years ago Lloyd Perryman was born. One of the Sons of the Pioneers he was in Rio Grande and The Searchers.


    115 years ago the director Archie Mayo was born. Among the many pictures he directed was The Life of Jimmy Dolan.


    28 years ago Tim McCoy died. A famous cowboy actor he was in Two Fisted Law.


    33 years ago the actor Ludwig stossel died aged 89. Born in Austria he made his living playig fat lovable elderly gentlemen. He featured in Pitsburgh.


    46 years ago the supporting actor Jean Louis Hedt died aged 54 he was in The Wings of Eagles.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 30th January:


    92 years ago John Ireland was born, he played Cherry Valance in Red River.


    24 years ago the British comic actor Stanley Holloway died aged 91 he was in In Harm's Way.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Jan 29 2006, 03:49 AM
    33 years ago the actor Ludwig stossel died aged 89. Born in Austria he made his living playig fat lovable elderly gentlemen. He featured in Pitsburgh.

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    I could be mistaken, but wasn't he the one that did the wine commercials and ended with "... That little old winemaker - Me!"
    Cheers - Jay :D

    Cheers - Jay:beer:
    "Not hardly!!!"

  • Hi Jay


    Apparently he was


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    He also worked on TV in the 1950s and is best remembered for his long series of commercials for Italian Swiss Colony wine as "the little old winemaker, me!". Married to actress Eleanore Stossel, he died in 1983 at age 89 in Beverly Hills, California.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Jan 29 2006, 12:49 AM
    . . . he made his living playig fat lovable elderly gentlemen.

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    and is best remembered for his long series of commercials for Italian Swiss Colony wine as "the little old winemaker, me!".


    Hm-m-m-m-m, that job is sounding better and better! :D


    Chester :newyear:

  • Hi


    On this day 31st January_-


    76 years ago saw the New York premiere of the Film Men Without Women


    82 years ago William Bryant was born he played Sgt Stan Boyle in McQ.


    84 years ago the actress Joanne Dru was born.


    85 years ago John Agar saw the light of day.


    97 years ago Walter Coy - Ethan's brother in The Searchers, died.


    48 years ago Wheaton Chambers died aged 70, he appeared in a supporting role in Tall in the Saddle.




    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 1st February


    1 year ago the actor John Vernon died aged 72 he was the villain of the piece in Brannigan.


    40 years ago the actress and columnist Hedda Hopper died aged 80. Renowned or notorious - whichever way you look at it- for her work in conjunction with Louella Parsons, she was originally an actress and appeared in DeMilles Reap the Wild Wind.



    71 years ago Texas Terror was released in the US.


    80 years ago Stuart Whitman was born he appeared in The Comancheros and The Longest Day in which he should have been listed in alphabetical order and would therefore had come above John Wayne who would have consequently been listed second bottom. However the order was changed and an and added to give Duke his proper billing.


    90 years ago the actress Helen Chandler was born she appeared in one of John Wayne's early pictures Rough Romance.


    111 years ago Little Billy Rhodes was born he appeared in The Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin and with John Wayne in the serial Shadow of the Eagle.


    112 years ago John Ford was born in Portland Maine.

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  • Hi


    On this day 2nd February


    103 years ago the actor Frank McGrath was born. Known as Charlie Wooster in Wagon Train his last film with John Wayne was in The War Wagon.


    42 years ago Bud Osborne died aged 79. Billed as one of the greatest teamsters in Hollywood history he drove buckboards wagons and stagecoaches in numerous westerns from the 1920s through to the 1950s. He also played one of the villains henchman in many pictures.He appeared in Flame of the Barbary Coast.


    11 years ago the British actor Donald Pleasance died aged 75 he was in the Greatest Story Ever Told.


    50 years ago the actor Charlie Grapewin died aged 86 he was in one of John Wayne's early pictures Lady and Gent.



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low