Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from Nancy Carroll -- December 31. 2014
I wish everyone a happy and peaceful New Year. 

Nancy Carroll started acting in silent movies, became a big star in early musicals, and developed into a strong dramatic actress. Personality conflicts with Hollywood producers shortened her career on film, but she spent the rest of her life working on the stage and in television.


I hate to close the year on this note, but two people died late in the month. 

Luise Rainer died at 104 years old.  She won best actress two years in a row.  If she wasn't the last pre-war Hollywood star, she was close. 

Edward Herrmann was most famous for playing FDR.  He narrated many Ken Burns documentaries.  He was good at playing old-fashioned East coast patricians. 

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