Category Archives: Actors

Happy Birthday, Moe!

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Today’s is to be celebrated as Moe Howard’s birthday. 🎈 He would have turned 120 years old today.
He was born Moses Harry Horwitz on June 19, 1897, in the Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Bensonhurst to Solomon Horwitz and Jennie Gorovitz, the fourth-born of five brothers of Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. He was named Moe when still very young and later called himself Harry. His parents and brothers, Benjamin and Irving were not involved in show business, but Moe, older brother Shemp Howard, and younger brother Curly Howard all eventually became known as members of The Three Stooges. He loved to read as older brother Jack recalled: “I had many Horatio Alger books, and it was Moe’s greatest pleasure to read them. They started his imaginative mind working and gave him ideas by the dozen. I think they were instrumental in putting thoughts into his head to become a person of good character and to become successful.” This helped him in his acting career in later years, such as in memorizing his lines quickly and easily.

Happy Birthday, Moe 🎂🎁🎉

Happy birthday to Vincent Price

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An American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television. Vincent would have turned 106 years old today. 🎂🎁

Some of my favorite pictures of Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph is now, without any kind of doubt, my favorite actor from the Old Hollywood.

I’ve posted about him few times, but I’ve been gathering more and more information about him, and also looking for his movies and watching as much as I can find about him on YouTube, but what I’m actually doing the most lately is collecting pictures of him and adding to my folder.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of him, and all of them have been my wallpaper on my tablet at some point.

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Rudolph and Natacha Rambova (I believe)

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A rare photograph of Rudolph’s hair falling a little over his face, which I must say… I loved so much finding ❤

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Rudolph checking his fan mail. (This one is currently my tablet’s wallpaper)

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His beautiful face at the fullest.

 

It’s really such a tragedy that he went too soon. Reading Wikipedia, I found out that the day he passed away, he was awake for some time during the morning, and spoke with the doctors about his future before slipping into a coma and passing away hours later.

I believe I have previously said this, but the doctors knew that he would pass away and hid this from him because it was something common during that time, but I don’t know exactly how I feel about this, but really is sad that he was gone so soon and unexpectedly as well, just like happened to so many good actors and actresses.

They really don’t make them like before….

Happy Birthday, Buster Keaton.

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Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname “The Great Stone Face.” Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton’s “extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. His career declined afterward with a dispiriting loss of his artistic independence when he was hired by MGM, which resulted in a crippling alcoholism that ruined his family life. He recovered in the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career to a degree as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Academy Honorary Award in 1959.
Many of Keaton’s films from the 1920s, such as Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), and The Cameraman (1928), remain highly regarded, with the second of these three widely viewed as his masterpiece. Among its strongest admirers was Orson Welles, who stated that The General was cinema’s highest achievement in comedy, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest film director by Entertainment Weekly, and in 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 21st greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema.

Remembering Rudolph Valentino

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Remembering Rudolph Valentino today. He passed away 90 years ago at the age of 31. He was considered one of the most beloved Old Hollywood stars and the day he died, it was dubbed as “The day Hollywood wept”. 🌹

(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), Rudolph was an Italian-born American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the “Latin lover” or simply as “Valentino.” He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death, which occurred at age 31, causing mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelling him into iconic status.