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  • Hi


    On this day 2nd June


    38 years ago the actor James Crane died aged 78. Between 1919 and 1939 he appeared in only 13 pictures including Lady and Gent.


    53 years ago the actor Burr Caruth died aged 87 he asppeared in 52 pictures many of which were B westerns and included in his repetoire Dark Command, New Frontier Red River Range and Overland Stage Raiders. Apart from that I know very little about either of them.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    No matter how many times I tried yesterday I could't get on to the site yesterday as it kept coming up error and saying it wasn't connected to the server whatever that means.


    So anyway albeit a day late


    On this day 3rd June


    103 years ago the actor Eddie Acuff was born he was in Flame of the Barbary Coast.


    On the same day:-


    another actor Ted Tetzlaf was born. He appeared in Arizona (the film not the place).


    96 years ago the actress Paulette Goddard was born she appeared in Reap the Wild Wind


    From IMDB


    Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in pictures for a number of studios. A stunning natural beauty, Paulette could mesmerize any man she met, a fact she was well aware of. One of her bigger roles in that period was as a blond "Goldwyn Girl" in the Eddie Cantor film The Kid from Spain (1932). In 1932 she met Charles Chaplin, and they soon became an item around town. He cast her in Modern Times (1936), which was a big hit, but her movie career was not going anywhere due to her relationship with Chaplin. They were secretly married in 1936, but the marriage failed and they were separated by 1940. It was her role as Miriam Aarons in The Women (1939), however, that got her a contract with Paramount. Paulette was one of the many actresses tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), but lost the part to Vivien Leigh, and instead appeared with Bob Hope in The Cat and the Canary (1939), a good film but hardly in the same league as GWTW. The 1940s was Paulette's busiest period. She worked with Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940), Cecil B. DeMille in Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and Burgess Meredith in The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in So Proudly We Hail! (1943). In the early 1940s she was one of Paramount's top stars. Tat star faded in the late 1940s, however, and she was dropped by Paramount in 1949. After a couple of "B" movies, she left films and went to live in Europe, where she married German novelist Erich Maria Remarque in the late 1950s. She was coaxed back to the screen once more, although it was the small screen, for the 1972 television movie The Snoop Sisters (1972) (TV).


    Mini biography
    Pauline Marion Goddard Levy was born in Whitestone Landing, New York on June 3, 1910. She was a beautiful child who began to model for local department stores before she made her debut with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies at the age of 13. For three years she astounded audiences with her talent. She married Edgar James when she was 15 but the union was doomed to failure and was dissolved in 1930. By then Paulette had begun to make her mark on Hollywood with a small bit appearance in the film BERTH MARKS in 1929. Her age of 15 didn't help her in getting better parts. She would continue in bit roles in films such as THE GIRL HABIT (1931), THE MOUTHPIECE, and YOUNG IRONSIDES both in 1932. For the next four years she searched for parts but came up empty handed. It wasn't until 1936 that Paulette would, again, appear in a motion picture in MODERN TIMES. Once again she found herself with a bit part. Finally, after ten years, she gained a decent part in 1939's THE WOMEN. Paulette thought that maybe her career was finally taking off. Her next film she played Joyce Norman in THE CAT AND THE CANARY which was intended to be a send off vehicle for Bob Hope. It did not only that but established Paulette as a genuine star. Her performance won her a ten year contract with Paramount Studios which was one of the premier studios of the day. Her next feature film was with the great Fred Astaire in the acclaimed musical SECOND CHORUS in 1940. Later that year she once again teamed up with Bob Hope with the film THE GHOST BREAKERS. And once again the movie was a huge hit. This was just the beginning because the 1940's was the decade that kept her busy and in the public eye of America's movie going public. Motion pictures such as THE GREAT DICTATOR in 1940 with future husband Charlie Chaplin, POT O' GOLD (1941), and THE LADY HAS PLANS (1942) were added to her already sparkling resume. In 1943, Paulette was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the film SO PROUDLY WE HAIL! She didn't win but it solidified her as a top draw. Although the 1944 film, STANDING ROOM ONLY, didn't bring in the crowds at the box-office, the production is still remembered as a delightful comedy with Fred McMurray, a must see for any film buff. Paulette reached the pinnacle of her career in Mitchell Liesen's KITTY in 1945. The film was a hit with moviegoers as Paulette played an ordinary English woman transformed into a duchess. The film was filled with plenty of comedy, dramatic and romantic scenes that appealed to virtually everyone. As Abby Hale in 1947's UNCONQUERED, Paulette, once more, found herself with a profit making flick. This Cecil B. DeMille film paired her with Gary Cooper in the 18th century romatic drama. The critics weren't to keen on it but the public could have cared less. They loved this long running(146 minutes) movie. The 1950's were not to good on Paulette's career as she appeared in only six feature films, the last being CHARGE OF THE LANCERS in 1954. She would not be seen again on the silver screen until 1964 in TIME OF INDIFFERENCE. Her career was just about finished although she did appear in a made for TV film called THE SNOOP SISTERS as Norma Treet. That one was forgettable. Paulette retired from the film world for good. On April 23, 1990 she died of massive heart failure in Ronco, Switzerland at the age of 78.


    90 years ago the actor John Kellogg was born he played a reporter in Without Reservations.


    88 years ago the film editor Robert swink was born he worked on Rooster Cogburn and The Cowboys.


    and finally 16 years ago the actor Tom Brown died aged 75 he was in Central Airport.



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    Arthur

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    On this day 4th June


    111 years ago the actor Russell Hicks (insert) was born he was in A Man Betrayed, Flame of the Barbary Coast and Seven Sinners


    107 years ago the actor Lane Chandler was born he appeared in 345 pictures including In Old Oklahoma, Red River and Reap the Wild Wind


    this is what IMDB has to say about his career:-

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    American actor who had a brief flirtation with stardom before settling into character roles and bit parts. Born in rural South Dakota (according to government records, though some sources say Walsh County, North Dakota) as Robert C. Oakes, the son of a horse rancher, he moved with his family to Culbertson, Montana (not his birthplace as some sources have it), where he grew up. The family moved again and he graduated from high school in Helena. A brief attendance at Montana Wesleyan College was interrupted by the offer of a job driving a tour bus in Yellowstone National Park.


    Drifting down to Los Angeles in the early 1920s, he got work as an auto mechanic, but his ranch-honed cowboy skills got him bit parts in pictures at Paramount when director John Waters offered him work in a series of Westerns. Paramount recognized possibilities in the tall, rugged, handsome cowboy and put him (with a new name, Lane Chandler) into leading roles, first in Westerns, then in contemporary films opposite some of the biggest star actresses of the time, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Betty Bronson, and Esther Ralston. As silent films were phased out, Chandler found his stock slipping at Paramount. He began appearing in lower-budgeted Westerns, first in leads, then as second leads to stars such as John Wayne and Jack Hoxie.


    A favorite of director Cecil B. DeMille, Chandler worked in many DeMille films, often in tiny bit parts, though he claimed these were his favorite parts. Eventually Chandler no longer commanded roles of any substance and he spent the remaining 35 years of his career in small supporting parts, playing in hundreds of films, often uncredited. A stalwart of television Westerns of the 1950s, he was a familiar face to movie fans for nearly fifty years. An astute businessman with industrial and property holdings, he died in Los Angeles in 1971 at 72.


    70 years ago the actor Bruce Dern (2nd insert) was born. In the two pictures he was in with John Wayne he was killed in the War Wagon in a gunfight with Wayne and Kirk Douglas, but in the Cowboys he was responsible as Long Hair for shooting Wayne in the back.


    55 years ago Tony curtis (who never appeared with John Wayne on screen) married Janet Lee=igh (who did) Incidentally Janet Leigh's maiden name was Morrison.


    40 years ago Lucien Littlefield died aged 64 he featured in Born to the West.



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    Arthur

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    On this day the 5th June


    114 years ago the actor Jerry Mandy was born he was in Girls Demand Excitement


    104 years ago the costume designer Walter Plunkett was born he did the costume for The Wings of Eagle and How the West Was Won


    101 years ago John Abbott was born, with wide starring eyes he appeared in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    96 years ago Herb Vigran was born he was in Cancel My Reservation.


    94 years ago Gregg Barton was born he appeared in Jet Pilot and Flying Tigers


    92 years ago the composer and actor Stan Jones was born. A former Ranger he wrote Ghost Riders in the Sky, he worked on Rio Grande and The Horse Soldiers.


    75 years ago Jarma Lewis was born she appeared as the girl in the bath in The Conqueror.


    53 years ago William Farnum died aged 76 he was in The Spoilers.


    33 years ago Max Terhune died aged 82 he was in a number of the Three Mesquiteer pictures.


    25 years ago the actor Philo McCullough died aged 87. One of the original Tarzans he also played the outlaw leader in The Lawless Nineties.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 6th June


    It should be remembered that 62 years ago the greatest invasion force the world had ever seen were swarming over the Normandy beaches marking the beginning of the end for the Axis powers and bringing freedom to Europe in what would be The Longest Day.


    108 years ago the actor Walter Able was born a star of both silent and sound he was a founder member and one time president of the Screen Actors Guild. He was also Colonel Fuller in Island in the Sky.
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    88 years ago the actor Richard Crane was born he appeared in Flying Tigers


    106 years ago the actor Lester Matthews was born in Nottingham he appeared as the cardinal in Trouble Along the Way and
    31 years ago he died aged 75.
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    44 years ago Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams died aged 63 among many films he was in The Alamo and The Comancheros.
    The son of a rancher-turned-politician, Guinn Williams was given the nickname "Big Boy" (and he was, too - 6' 2" of mostly solid muscle from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and pro baseball) by Will Rogers, with whom he made one of his first films, in 1919. Although his father wanted him to attend West Point (he had been an officer in the Army during World War I), Williams had always wanted to act and made his way to Hollywood in 1919. His experience as a cowboy and rodeo rider got him work as a stuntman, and he gradually worked his way up to acting. He became friends with Rogers and together they made around 15 films together. Williams starred in his own series of silent westerns and easily made the transition from silents to talkies. Although he also starred in a series of low-budget westerns in the early and mid-1930s, he really came into his own as a supporting player in the late 1930s and early 1940s, especially at Warner Bros., where he made such resoundingly successful westerns as Dodge City (1939) and Santa Fe Trail (1940) with his friends Errol Flynn and Alan Hale. Williams specialized in the somewhat dim and quick-tempered but basically decent sidekick, a role he would play for the next 20 years or so. He also made films other than westerns, and was in, for example, A Star Is Born (1937) and played strongly against type as a vicious, sadistic killer in The Glass Key (1935). In the early 1960s Williams' health began to deteriorate, which was noticeable in his last film, The Comancheros (1961), in which he had a small part and, sadly, did not look well at all. He died of uremic poisoning shortly afterwards.


    32 years ago Blance Yorka died aged 86 she was in Lady For A Night.


    30 years ago the actor Victor Varconi dies aged 85. He was in Dakota and Reap the Wild Wind.
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    From IMDB


    27 years ago the actor James Nusser died aged 74 he had appeared in Cahill U.S. Marshall


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    Arthur

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    On this day after yesterdays marathon time has to mean I will be brief.


    But on this day June 7th


    91 years ago the German actor Til Kiwe was born he was in The Longest Day


    89 years ago Dean Martin was born he appeared in Rio Bravo and the Sons of Katie Eder.


    33 years ago Lane Bradford died he was a chieftan in The conqueror.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    As the year goes on and I began to research this subect more thouroughly I put more people on last years list so I am now picking up the remnants that I missed originally. The format of 'On this day' will probably be limited in future to one or two people at most until it reaches the time when I have included almost everyone and it will cease.


    But until then -


    On this day 9th June


    39 years ago the supporting actor George Bruggerman died aged 62. He played Clem in Rio Bravo.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this Day10th June


    116 years ago the director William A Sieter was born he directed The First Rebel.


    After trawling the IMDB searching for someone who had a connection with John Wayne it like waiting for a bus - you wait an hour and then two come at once for lo and behold the very next entry gives us


    117 years ago the actor Cliff Cark was born, he appeared in 206 pictures including Fort Apache and Operation Pacific.


    21 years ago the veteran actor George Chandler died aged 86. One of the many actors of the 20s 30s and 40s who were always on screen but you couldn't put a name to, he appeared in 430 films including The High and the Mighty, Island in the Sky Tall In The Saddle In Old Oklahoma and The Life of Jimmy Dolan.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 11th June


    116 years ago the art directer James Basevi was born. One of John Fords favourites he worked with the director on a number of pictures including Three Godfathers, Fort Apache She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and his last picture The Searchers.


    123 years ago the actress Virginia Brissac was born. A veteran of 142 pictures, she appeared in Idol of the Crowds and Operation Pacific.


    137 years ago the actor Frank Sheriden was born he was in Conflict.


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    Arthur

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    On this day 12th June:-


    85 years ago the actress Vera Ralston was born. Formerly a Chezoslovakian ice dancer she came to the United States and married Herb Yates the head of Republic Studios. She made two films with John Wayne The Fighting Kentuckian and Dakota an experience he was not prepared to repeat a third time.


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    99 years ago the supporting actor Jack Lee was born he was in They Were Expendable


    104 years ago the actor Lee Morgan was born he played an uncredited role in Rio Grande.


    116 years ago Junius Matthews was born he was a porter in Without Reservations.


    117 years ago the actress Grace Goodall was born she was in California Straight Ahead.


    and on this day we said farewell to


    25 years ago Evelyn Knapp died aged 72 she starred with John Wayne in His Private Secretary.


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    3 years ago Gregory Peck died aged 87 he was in How the The West Was Won.


    44 years ago John Ireland died aged 82. Married to Joanne Dru he played Cherry Valance in Red River.



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    Arthur

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    On this day June 13th


    87 years ago the actor Richard Collier was born he played Skinny Sourdough in North to Alaska.


    118 years ago Harry tyler was born, a veteran supporting actor he appeared in 342 pictures including In Old California, he was a waiter in Big Jim McLaine and Pat Cohan in The Quiet Man.


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    19 years ago the actress Geralding Page died aged 62 she was John Wayne's love interest in Hondo although off camera he disliked her with a passion.


    Here is what IMDB has to say about her.





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    Arthur

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    On this day June 14th


    79 years ago Robert L Jacks was born he produced The Undefeated.


    86 years ago Robert 'Bob' Anderson was born he played the Radio Announcer in Without Reservations.


    117 years ago the actor Eddie Waller was born he played the Stagecoach Driver in the 1945 picture Dakota.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi On this day 15th June


    17 years ago Victor French died aged 54 Seen on television in Little House on the Prarie and Highway to Heaven , he was also Ketcham in Rio Lobo.


    31 years ago William Austin died aged 91 he played a newspaper man in College Coach.


    56 years ago the actress Nan Grey married the singer Frankie Laine.


    69 years ago the German actor Curd Jurgens married Lulu Baslar



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 16th June


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    39 years ago the British actor Reginald Denny died aged 75 he had appeared in Seven Sinners.


    27 years ago the director Nicholas Ray died aged 67 he directed Flying Leathernecks


    15 years ago John Wayne's friend Rueben Padilla died aged 81 he had played Santa Anna in The Alamo. A business man rather than an actor he appeared in only two pictures.


    103 years ago the actress Ona Munsen bas born.She only appeared in twenty-two pictures two of them Dakota and Lady From Louisiana with John Wayne. Perhaps her most famous role was that of the tart with a heart Belle in Gone With The Wind.


    90 years ago the actor Phil Chambers was born. He made his screen debut playing a Bishop in Trouble Along the Way.




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    Arthur

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    On this day 17th June


    140 years ago the actor Reginald Barlow was born. He appeared in 85 pictures including His Private Secretary and New Frontier.


    132 years ago Grant Mitchell was born he featured in Central Airport.


    110 years ago the supporting actor Art Mix was born. A veteran of the screen between 1924 and 1946 he appeared in nearly two hundred pictures nearly all of which were westerns and in nearly all of which he played a villain of one description or another. Included amongst these were In Old California, Winds of the Wasteland and Sagebrush Trail.


    Coming into the 20th Century 95 years ago Edmund Glover was born his career spanned twenty-four years between 1940-1964 and during this time he only amassed 46 pictures and television works. He was un-credited in Back To Bataan.


    46 years ago the director Arthur Rosson died aged 73. He was co-director on Red River his first screen credit. I thought that Howard Hawks worked alone on the picture, we all learn something new every day.


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    Arthur

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    On this day 18th June:-


    135 years ago the actor Edmund Breese was born. Between 1914-1935 he appeared in 129 pictures including the part of Frank Stratton in The Hurricane Express.


    123 years ago the actress Mary Alden was born. She played Tom Brown's mother in Brown of Harvard.


    111 years agothe actor Ivan Lebedeff was born he appeared in two early John Wayne pictures Men Without Women and Hollywood Handicap.


    59 years ago Sam Appel jnr died aged 75 he appeared in 47 pictures included the minor role of a juror in Reap the Wild Wind.


    39 years ago the actor William Tracy died aged 49 he was in Wings of Eagles.
    This is what IMDB has to record about his career.




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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 19th June:-


    89 years ago the supporting actor Ray Hyke was born he appeared in red River and Operation Pacific.


    1960 the stuntman and horse trainer Bert Dillard died he had appeared in A Lady Takes A Chance.


    and by coincidence


    15 years ago the star of that picture Jean Arthur (insert) died aged 90.
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    Now back into sequence:-


    40 years ago the comedian Ed Wynn died aged 79 he had played old Abin in The Greatest Story Ever Told.



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    Arthur

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    On this day June 20th


    59 years ago theactor Aldo Ray married Shirley Green.


    43 years ago the actor Gordon Jones died aged 52 a big man he played Matt Douglas in McLintock.


    29 years ago the actor Abner Bibberman died aged 68. Born in Milwaulkee he looked asian and made a good living playing Japanese soldiers, Chinese and Hawaiian characters. true to type he was the Japanese Officer in the school room in Back to Bataan. Later he became an acting coach.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 21st June:-


    89 years ago the actor Russell Wade was born he appeared in Tall in the Saddle


    127 years ago the actor De Witt Jenning was born he was in The Big Trail and The Deciever.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low