William Phipps, Voice of Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ and Sci-Fi Movie Star, Dies at 96 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
Douglas Fairbanks, one of the most charismatic individuals to ever step foot in front of a movie camera, was born on this day in 1883. Cheers to you, sir!
I’m a bit late, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of her death. She was a singular lady, that one.
Ohio’s own Doris Day is 96 years young today!*
*And a happy birthday to my lovely aunts Lauree and Linda, who share a birthday with Doris.
Robert Osborne, Beloved Host of Turner Classic Movies, Dies at 84 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
As a teenager, I was obsessed with the Ida Lupino films, The Light That Failed (1939) and Moontide (1942). The former had the bonus of Ronald Colman, the latter of Jean Gabin. Ida was magnificent in both.
Ida Lupino enriched cinema with some of the most nuanced performances of the 1940s, only to outdo herself as a pioneering director and writer. She deserves that rarest of titles: One of a Kind.
Here’s to a glamorous and entertaining 2017, with an assist from Alice White…