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  • Debbie Reynolds: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer singing and dancing star. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown,’ sweetness and light in phony ‘The Singing Nun’ Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars” star on Aug. 23. An MGM contract player from 1950…

  • Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial ‘Gone with the Wind,’ little-seen ’21 Days Together’ on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies’ star today, Aug. 18, ’15, as TCM’s “Summer Under the Stars” series continues. Mostly a stage actress, Leigh was…

  • Rex Ingram in The Thief of Bagdad 1940 with tiny Sabu. An Alexander Korda production. Actor Rex Ingram movies: Early black Hollywood performer It’s somewhat unusual for two well-known film celebrities, whether past or present, to share the same name.[1] One such rarity is –…

  • Robert Walker: Actor played box-next-door types in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1940s and was at his best as the gay psychopathic murderer in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train. Robert Walker: Actor who conveyed boy-next-door charms, psychoses At least on screen, I’ve always…

  • Teresa Wright The Men publicity shot: Her career was derailed following a nasty, public fight with independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn. Teresa Wright & Samuel Goldwyn association comes to a nasty, public end (See preceding post: “Career Highlight: Teresa Wright in The Best Years of Our…

  • Honorary Award non-recipient Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy ‘snubbed’ Gloria Swanson & Rita Hayworth + Marlene Dietrich & dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day & Danielle Darrieux ‘Snubbed.’”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the…

  • Mary Anderson: Gone with the Wind actress. ‘Gone with the Wind’ actress Mary Anderson dead at 96; also featured in Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘Lifeboat’ Mary Anderson, an actress featured in both Gone with the Wind and Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure thriller Lifeboat, died following a series…

  • Marta Heflin in A Perfect Couple. Broadway actress Marta Heflin dead at 68: Featured in several Robert Altman movies Stage actress Marta Heflin, who was featured in a handful of movies in the 1970s and early 1980s, including three Robert Altman efforts, died on Sept.…

  • Gregory Peck. Gregory Peck movies: Memorable miscasting in David O. Selznick’s Western Gregory Peck is Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars” star on Aug. 15. TCM is currently showing Raoul Walsh’s good-looking but not too exciting Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951), with Peck in the…

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