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FAIRBANKS

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR.

  Douglas Elton Ulman Fairbanks Junior was born December 9, 1909. Junior was born into Hollywood Royalty, the son of silent film super-star Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and heiress Beth Sully. It was only natural that Fairbanks ...
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JUNE HAVOC

  June Havoc (1912-20010) achieved theatrical immortality without even appearing in a play. She was the pint-sized vaudevillian, ‘Dainty June,’ whose character was featured in the 1959 smash Broadway musical Gy...
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LOUIS HAYWARD

  Only the most passionate of movie fans will remember actor Louis Hayward. In the 1930s the suave British actor was noted for his swashbuckling appearances in such escapist Hollywood fare as The Son of Monte Cristo, The M...
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CAROLYN JONES

  She’s creepy and she’s kooky….she’s mysterious and spooky…. She’s Carolyn Jones and today she’s also The Funhouse’s Portrait of the Week! Carolyn was born April 28,  1930 ...
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CARMEN MIRANDA

None other than the Brazilian Bombshell herself, Carmen Miranda, is the Funhouse’s Portrait of the Week. Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha was born February 9, 1909. She was already a star in South America, appearing in sev...
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Barbara Hale

BARBARA HALE

    Well, we sure love actress Barbara Hale here at The Funhouse! Hale had a full career in movies during the 1940s. She never was a huge star, but Barbara worked constantly and was popular with World War II audienc...
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LAIRD CREGAR

  Only the most devoted film fan knows the name Laird Cregar. He was a screen character actor who rivaled Karloff and Lugosi for creepy cinematic portrayals. Samuel Laird Cregar was born July 28, 1913 in Philadelphia.  He...
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OZZIE NELSON

  Oswald George Nelson was born March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ozzie Nelson began his career studying law, but soon formed a dance band in the 1920s that became hugely popular. He took on Harriet Hilliard as a ...
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RUSSELL

ROSALIND RUSSELL

    Rosalind Russell was one of the greatest screen actresses–and personalities–in Hollywood history. There didn’t seem to be much that she could not do. Ms. Russell started out as a ‘second-le...
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RENNIE

MICHAEL RENNIE — KLAATU WITHOUT HIS SPACE SUIT

  Eric Alexander Rennie was born on August 29, 1909 in Idle near Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. After graduation from school, Rennie toiled as a car salesman and manager of his uncle’s rope factory. He was alway...
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This glamorous portrait of Claire is from 1939's 'Stagecoach', co-starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford.

CLAIRE TREVOR

  Claire Trevor was born March 8, 1910 in Bensonhurst, New York. As a teen-ager, she enrolled in the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. She starred in a few of the Vitaphone short-subjects that were filmed in New York at t...
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PAUL MUNI

PAUL MUNI

    He was the original Scarface. Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austria. After moving to New York, Muni became active in Yiddish theater, a road which ultimately lead him to Broadway. Signed by Warner...
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MIRIAM HOPKINS

MIRIAM HOPKINS

    We’ve missed a Portrait of the Week or two here at the Funhouse, while we’ve been busy convention-going and redesigning our site.  We’re back on track now with this week’s tribute to actre...
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One of Amanda's first studio portraits at MGM. They tried to promote her as a new Greer Garson. (c) MGM

MISS KITTY OF THE LONG BRANCH

  Actress  Amanda Blake, best known as ‘Miss Kitty Russell’ from the long-running TV series, Gunsmoke, was born on this day in 1929. So its appropriate we make the red-haired personality the Funhouse’s P...
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ORSON WELLES

ORSON WELLES

  Many contemporary fans will be surprised by this dashing portrait of Orson Welles. Most remember him as the overweight, bearded bufoon who cavorted on cheesy TV variety shows in the 1970s and was a pitchman for low-grade...
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