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  • Hi


    On this day 26 November


    122 years ago the actors Gordon Hart and Hughie Mack were born the first appeared in Overland Stage Raiders, the second played the innkeeper in John Fords picture Four Sons in which John Wayne was an extra.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 27th November


    81 years ago the actor Michael Tolan was born . he played Lazarus in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
    From IMDB

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    Stage-trained actor Michael Tolan was born Seymour Tuchow on November 27, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan. During and following graduation from Wayne State University, he appeared in radio serials and in such classic theater productions as "Uncle Vanya," "Candida," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Oedipus," "Coriolanus" and "The Grass Is Always Greener." He made his debut on Broadway in the 1955 hit George Axelrod comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" This, in turn, led to a rise in stature with strong assignments in "A Hatful of Rain," "Romanoff and Juliet," "A Majority of One" and "The Far Country." He began on film with several bit roles between the years 1951 and 1953, but was not given the breaks to rise to feature status and quickly left the medium.
    Tolan instead focused on TV as a utility player, playing a wide range of roles over a long period of time. His strong voice also proved capable for narrative projects. Following a year's stint on both "The Nurses" (1962), his momentum started to pick up. He played Lazarus in the all-star biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), appeared in support of Dustin Hoffman on stage with "The Journey of the Fifth Horse" and in the film John and Mary (1969), and was a regular on "The Bold Ones: The Senator" (1970). He essayed a number of authoritative/professional roles (doctors, psychiatrists, military brass, etc.) throughout the 1970s and narrated the successful miniseries "The Adams Chronicles" (1976) (mini). Although his acting load has tapered off into the 1980s, he can still be seen from time to time in guest parts. He was once married to actress Rosemary Forsyth


    28 years ago the actor Richard Kelton died aged 35 he was a radical in McQ.
    From IMDB


    8 years ago the actor Richard LaPore died aged 71 he had featured in In Harms Way.


    64 years ago Lana Turner married Fred May he was her fifth husband and the marriage lasted 2 years


    57 years ago the actor Ralph Bellamy married Alice Murphy she was his fourth and final wife the marriage lasting until Bellamy's death in 1991.



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    Arthur

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  • Hi


    Even in adversity I suppo0se the best way to answer these people s to show that life goes on . So a day late:


    On this day 28th November



    118 years ago the actress Jane cCawley was born she appeared in The Long Voyage Home & They Were Expendable.


    97 years ago the director David Miller was born he directed Flying Tigers


    95 years ago the minor actress Carmen d'Antonio was born she also appeared in The Long Voyage Home.


    29 years ago the actor Trevor Bardette died aged 75 he was in Dark Command


    6 years ago the actor Gregg Barton died aged 88 an MP in Jet Pilot and a pilot in Flying Tigers




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    Arthur

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  • Hi


    On this day 29th November


    97 years ago the actor and stunt man Dale van Sickel was born he appeared in The Wings of Eagles Reap the Wild Wind and the Fighting Kentukian and as an un-credited stunt man in The Searchers.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 30th November


    132 years Winston Churchill was born while he never appeared in a John Wayne movies Churchill was one of Dukes favourite characters. The reason I mentiopn this is not because I'm struggling to find someone, but on the same day the actor Lloyd Ingraham was also born, and he apppeared in seven John Waynes films included among them The Spoilers Winds of the Wasteland and Dark Command.


    53 years ago the director Mack D'Agastino died aged 53 he directed Duke in The Voice of Hollywood No 13.


    11 years ago Til Kiwe died aged 80 he was in The Longest Day.



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    Arthur

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    On this day 1st December


    122 years ago the actor Tobin Meyer was born he played a scribe in The Conqueror.


    116 years ago Etta mcDaniel was born she appeared in The Lonely Trail and The Lawless Nineties


    115 years ago James Bell was born he was in The Flying Leathernecks


    114 years ago the editor Otho Lovering was born he worked on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Green Berets


    105 years ago the cinematographer William H Daniels was born He worked on Bardleys the Magnificent and shot the plains section of How the West was Won.


    104 years ago the actor Harold Goodwin was born he played swede in Island in the Sky


    89 years ago the actor William Tracey was born he was in The Wings of Eagles
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    Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military school "plebe" Misto Bottome in the hit Broadway show "Brother Rat." The following year he recreated the role in the film version of Brother Rat (1938) that had him in good standing company alongside up-and-coming Warner Bros. actors 'Wayne Morris' (I) , Priscilla Lane, Eddie Albert (also from the Broadway show) and both Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, who would marry a short time later. William's second film assignment for Warners was playing 'Pat O'Brien' (I) 's as a young adult in the classic yarn Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).



    84 years ago the actor Paul Picerni was born he was in Operation Pacific.


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    Arthur

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    On this day 2nd December


    97 years ago the actress June Clyde was born she starred in Arizona.


    85 years ago the actress Marjorie Maine married Stanley LeFevre Krebs.
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    Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in "A House Divided" (1931). She repeated her stage role in "Dead End" (1937) as Baby Face Martin (Humphrey Bogart)'s mother, which led to a number of slum mother parts. She played very strong role of Lucy, the dude ranch operator in "The Women" (1939). She achieved popularity as a comedienne in six 1940s movies made with Wallace Beery e.g., "Barnacle Bill" (1941). The character which would dominate her remaining career was established when she played Ma Kettle in "The Egg and I" (1947), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. She began her co-starring series with Percy Kilbride the following year in "Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'" and continued through seven more. Her last movie was a "Kettles", though without Kilbride: "The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm" (1957).


    and for Vera
    52 years ago the Senator mcCarthy witchhunts came to an end when he was declared unfit to hold the office of a United Staes Senator.


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    Arthur

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    On this day December 3


    127 years ago the writer Marion Jackson was born she wrote the filmography for The Big Stampede.


    122 years ago the actress Jessie arnold was born she appeared in nearly 150 pictures including In Old California.


    37years ago the actress Ruth White died aged 55 she had been in Cast A Giant Shadow.
    From IMDB


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 4th December


    72 years ago Victor French was born, as well as the Little house on the Prairie and H
    Highway to Heaven he was also Ketchum in Rio Lobo.


    14 years ago William Cabane died aged 72 he was in Reap The Wild Wind


    56 years ago the writer James Kevin McGuiness died. He worked closely with John Ford writing the screenplays for Rio Grande salute and Men Without Women.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 5th December


    128 yuears ago the actor Frank LaRue was born he was in Overland Stage Raiders and Westward Ho.


    48 years ago the Stunt Man Fred Kennedy died from a broken neck following a mistimed stunt whilst making The Horse Soldiers.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 6th December


    113 years ago the actor Edward Brady was born in his career he appeared in 303 films and was still working at the time of his death. Amont the John Wayne Films he appeared in were In Old California, The Spoilers, Reap the Wild Wind and Stagecoach.


    103 years ago the actor Millard Webb was born never a great star he onl made 20 pictures one of which was The Drop Kick.


    99 years ago Frank Melto was born he was in Stand Up & Cheer and A Lady Takes A Chance.


    90 years ago Judson Pratt Sgt Maj Kirby in The Horse Soldiers was born


    98 years ago the writer William P McGivern was born he did the filmography for Brannigan.


    and


    14 years ago the actor Hank Worden died aged 97.


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    Arthur

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  • Hi


    On this day 7th December we remember those who passed on rather than those who came into the world.


    50 years ago the actor Huntley Gordon died aged 69 he was in Idol of the Crowds


    57 years ago the writer Rex Beach committed suicide he was the writer on the Spoilers.


    25 years ago William Edmonds died aged 95 he was in 90 pictures including Re-Union in France.


    10 years ago the actor Phillip Reed died aged 88 he appeared in College Coach.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 8th December


    107 years ago the actor John Qualen was born. One of John Ford's 'Stock Company' he appeared in a number of films with the Duke.


    101 years ago the actor Frank Faylen appeared of reddish/ ginger hair he normally appeared in gangster pictures playing policemen etc, but occasionally he made the foray into westerns and was in North to Alaska.


    95 years ago Lee J Cobb was born, often a heavy he was in How The West Was Won.


    73 years ago the actor Flip Wilson was born he appeared in Cancel My Reservation.


    68 years ago Jose Ferrer of the Greatest Story Ever Told married Uta Hagen


    57 years ago Red Buttons of Hatari and The Longest Day married Helayne McNorton


    22 years ago the actor Luther Adler died aged 81, prominent in The Wake of The Red Witch he was also in Cast A Giant Shadow.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 9th December


    95 years ago the actor Broderick Crawford was born, best known for his role in Highway patrol he made many fine pictures and was in Seven Sinners with John Wayne and Marlene Dietrich.


    31 years ago the director William Wellman died aged 79 he made The high and the Mighty, Island in the Sky and Blood Alley.
    From IMDB


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 10th December


    132 years ago the actor Alphonz Ethiers was born he appeared in Baby Face.


    117 years ago the actor Arthur Vinton was born he only made 38 pictures and was in The Life of Jimmy Dolan and Central Airport.


    66 years ago the actor William V Mong died aged 65 he was in The Big Trail


    27 years ago the actress Ann Dvorak died aged 67 she starred in Flame of the Barbary Coast.




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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 11th December


    123 years ago the actor and director Moward M Mitchell was born. He entered films in 1910 and went on to appear in 243 pictures until 1952. Included among these was Lady For a Night. He also directed 36 pictures.


    87 years ago Marie Windsor was born
    she appeared in The Fighting Kentuckian and Cahill.
    From IMDB

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    A product of Marysvale, Utah, Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. Her best work was in the "film noir" category, most notably her role as the manipulative, double-crossing wife of Elisha Cook Jr. in The Killing (1956) (which earned her "Look" magazine's Best Supporting Actress award). Her favorites among her own films, in addition to "The Killing", are The Narrow Margin (1952) and Hellfire (1949).




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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 12th December


    125 years ago the actor Charles Murphy was born during his career he made 81 pictures included among which were New Frontier and Santa Fe Stampede.


    112 years ago the director D. Ross Lederman was born he directed John Wayne in two westerns Two Fisted Law and Range Feud


    106 years ago the actor and stunt man Eddie Parker was born he appeared in 249 films and television programes as an actor and almost as many as a stunt man. Among the films he appeared in with John Wayne were Flame of the Barbary Coast The New Frontier Raibow Valley The Lucky Texan and The Hurricane Express.



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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    A day late but on this day 13th December


    136 years ago the actor Ed Le Saint was born he appeared in 305 pictures as an actor and directed 92 films. He appeared with John Wayne in The Oregon Trail and Baby Face.


    104 years ago the actor Harry strang was born he appeared in Without Reservations and A Man Betrayed during his career he appeared in 441 film and television credits.


    104 years ago Jack Gardner was born he was in Pitsburgh


    96 years ago Van Heflin was born, a star of many pictures he was in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    80 years ago the actor and stunt man Don Nagel was born. he didn't appear in many films and as was the case in She Wore A Yellow Ribbon he was an un-credited stuntman.


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    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi


    On this day 14th December


    105 years ago te actor Jack Raymond was born he made 100pictures including In Old Okahoma, Lady From Louisiana and A Man Betrayed.


    93 years ago the actor singer and dancer Dan Dailey was born he was in Wings of Eagles.



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    Arthur

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