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Bette Davis Movies: Danger Ahead

Bette Davis movies: TCM schedule on August 14 (image: Bette Davis in 'Dangerous,' with Franchot Tone) See previous post: “Bette Davis Eyes: They're Watching You Tonight.” 3:00 AM PARACHUTE JUMPER (1933). Dir.: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd, Harold Huber, Leo Carrillo, Thomas […]


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Bette Davis Movies: Danger Ahead



Barbara Payton: Q&A with Biographer John O'Dowd

"Promising careers that don't pan out, I always want to find out what caused it,” John O'Dowd told the Star Ledger. “Superstars [of today in particular] are written about all the time. I find that their [those whose careers were cut short due to tragedy or hardships] stories are more […]


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Barbara Payton: Q&A with Biographer John O'Dowd



Franchot Tone Biographer Discusses Oscar-Nominated Actor & Joan Crawford Husband

If remembered at all, the name Franchot Tone usually comes up only when someone lists Joan Crawford's series of husbands. Never mind the fact that Franchot Tone appeared in about 60 films, countless plays, and dozens of television shows. Though never a major Hollywood star, Franchot Tone (born in Niagara […]


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Franchot Tone Biographer Discusses Oscar-Nominated Actor & Joan Crawford Husband