Saturday, March 19, 2022

Betty Compson 125, Glenn Close 75 -- March 19, 2022

Moving Picture World, 15-5eptember-1917

Actress Betty Compson was born 125 years ago today, on 19-March-1897. Al Christie gave her leading roles in many of his short comedies. She went on to star in many dramatic feature films. Her career faded after the early sound era but she continued to appear in small roles, sometimes uncredited, until the late 1940s. She was married to director James Cruze for six years.

Moving Picture World, 13-5eptember-1919

Her most famous feature was George Loane Tucker's The Miracle Man, which also starred Lon Chaney. This movie is believed to be lost.

Actress Glenn Close was born 75 years ago today, on 19-March-1947. She has been in everything from Hamlet to 101 Dalmatians, and was good in everything I have seen.

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