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This portrait of Dan Dailey is from the 1947 20th Century-Fox film, Mother Wore Tights. This was one of the many corny musical films he would make with Betty Grable. They were Technicolor confections that showcased the duo's singing and dancing talents---and delighted audiences for years! Forget the story--just enjoy the team doing their best to entertain us. (c) 20th Century-Fox

DAN DAILEY

This portrait of Dan Dailey is from the 1947 20th Century-Fox film, Mother Wore Tights. This was one of the many corny musical films he would make with Betty Grable. They were Technicolor confections that showcased the duo̵...
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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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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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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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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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Richard Denning in an atmospheric portrait from 1955's Creature with the Atom Brain. (c) Columbia Pictures

RICHARD DENNING

MONSTER HUNTER #1 Richard Denning was never more than a ‘B’ movie actor–and he’d be the first person to tell you that–but he always gave 110% no matter how poverty-row the production was. Denning h...
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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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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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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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A beautiul portrait of Anne Baxter from her days as a contract player at 20th Century-Fox.

ANNE BAXTER

  Beautiful Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923.  She later moved to New York City with her parents, where as a child she began acting in stock productions and later Broadway. 20th Century-Fox ...
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BING CROSBY

BING CROSBY

I suppose there’s no Hollywood celebrity more identified with Christmas than Bing Crosby. His rendition of the Irving Berlin song, White Christmas, is a Holiday staple. As is the constant unspooling of his popular 1954 Pa...
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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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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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