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Movie Stars of the 1930s Still Alive: Oscar Winners Luise Rainer, Olivia de Havilland

Movie stars of the 1930s still alive include Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer (image: Best Actress Oscar winners Luise Rainer, Olivia de Havilland, Jennifer Jones, Barbra Streisand, and Meryl Streep, and other Oscar-winning actors and actresses at the 2003 Academy Awards) With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, as of May 7, '13, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood “movie stars of the 1930s,” in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. (Death dates updated as needed.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The […]


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Movie Stars of the 1930s Still Alive: Oscar Winners Luise Rainer, Olivia de Havilland



Gay Marriage Debate Gets Classic Hollywood Support: Marsha Hunt Composes Song

Marsha Hunt actress with Roger C. Memos. Gay marriage debate gets a song: Veteran MGM actress Marsha Hunt 'inspired' by U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality debate Gay marriage is a divisive issue, leading to all kinds of different responses. It's a fact of life in Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, Vermont, and Iowa, but it's all but unthinkable (for now) in Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Iran, South Dakota, and Arizona. Angelina Jolie's father (that's Midnight Cowboy's Jon Voight) and Brad Pitt's mother are adamantly against it, while Dirty Harry's Clint Eastwood couldn't care less about who gets married to whom. Unlike Eastwood, former MGM actress Marsha Hunt (scroll down for more information on Hunt's movies) and a social activist in the last […]


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Gay Marriage Debate Gets Classic Hollywood Support: Marsha Hunt Composes Song



Marsha Hunt Actress Turns 95

Marsha Hunt: Former MGM actress and social activist turns 95 Note from the editor: “Marsha Hunt: On Making Lemonade When Life Handed Her Lemons” was originally published on Dec. 7, '07. The five-part Marsha Hunt article is being reposted in honor of Marsha Hunt's 95th birthday yesterday, Oct. 17. Producer Roger C. Memos is currently raising funds for the documentary Marsha Hunt: Sweet Adversity, about the former MGM actress' life, film career, and humanistic social and political activism. You can contribute to Sweet Adversity at indiegogo.com. (Image: Marsha Hunt publicity photo ca. early '40s.) Marsha Hunt: On Making Lemonade When Life Handed Her Lemons This past October 17, my dear friend, actress and social activist Marsha Hunt turned 90 years […]


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Marsha Hunt Actress Turns 95