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Shirley MacLaine of Santa Fe, New Mexico
sister of Warren Beatty
browse Shirley MacLaine on DVD • browse books by/about Shirley MacLaine
official website • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

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Martha Mansfield [29 credits, 1917-24]
including John Barrymore's 1920 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"]

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  tied for Best Actor Oscar for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1931]    won Oscar for Best Actor for "The Best Years of Our Lives" [1946]    Fredric March   [1897-1975]
browse Fredric March on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 5 Oscar nominations [1931-1952]; won in 1932 & 1947

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Mae Marsh  [1894-1968]
was born Mary Wayne Marsh in Madrid, New Mexico
browse Mae Marsh on VHS & DVD • IMDb listing [1910-64] • Wikipedia

Her book "Screen Acting" is still an important work well worth reading if you can find a copy

"Ramona" [1910] lead role at age 15
D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of A Nation" [1915]
D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" [1916]
career hiatus to raise a family
"Over The Hill" [1931]
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1932]
"Alice In Wonderland" [1933]
John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" [1940]
John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" [1941]
John Ford's "My Darling Clementine" [1946]
John Ford's "3 Godfathers" [1948]

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Dean Martin  [1917-95]
Dean Martin was famous in four areas: as a singer (especially in Las Vegas), for the Martin & Lewis
comedy films, for the Matt Helm films, and for his television appearances
browse Dean Martin on DVD • Dean Martin recordings • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Dino: The Essential Dean Martin" Special Platinum Edition [] /B0009CTVEA

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Strother Martin  [1919-80]
browse Strother Martin on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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won Oscar for Best Actor for "Cat Ballou" [1966]    Lee Marvin   [1924-87]
browse Lee Marvin on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Virginia Mayo  [1920-2005]
browse Virginia Mayo on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
http://www.virginiamayo.com/
http://www.mayonet.com/virginia.htm

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Mike Mazurki  [1907-90]
browse Mike Mazurki on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Mike Mazurki fansite

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Joel McCrea  [1905-90]
browse Joel McCrea on DVD • Westerns/DVD • Westerns/VHS • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Steve McQueen  [1930-80]
browse Steve McQueen on DVD • Hwd Collxn video • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

RH's U.K. Steve McQueen poster fansite
http://www.amazon.com/McQueens-Machines-Cars-Bikes-Hollywood/dp/0760328668/

"Steve McQueen: The Last Mile" video [12/2008] by DaltonWatson
watch film [6:04] online at YouTube

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Sal Mineo  [1939-76]
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000543/

starred in "Rebel Without A Cause" [1955]

"Sal" [indep 2011?]  
Sal Mineo biopic "Sal" directed by James Franco  Chronicles the final hours of actor Sal Mineo, the failed teen star whose career was gaining momentum; details the very last day of Mineo’s life, on 12 February 1976; filmed in nine days.
Co-produced & co-written by Vince Jolivette; co-written & directed by James Franco; based on the book by Michael Gregg Michaud; starring Val Lauren {as Sal Mineo}, James Franco, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb
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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Robert Mitchum  [1917-97]
browse Robert Mitchum on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Robert Mitchum Signature Collection box set  "Robert Mitchum Signature Collection" [2007]
Warner widescreen DVD [1/2007] 6 disks for $40.99
includes "Angel Face" [1952] directed by Otto Preminger; "Macao" [1952] directed by Josef von Sternberg; "Home From The Hill" [1960] directed by Vincente Minnelli; "The Sundowners" [1960] with Deborah Kerr; "The Good Guys and The Bad Guys" [1969 Western]; and "The Yakuza" [1974] co-starring Ken Takakura
Robert Mitchum   "Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star" [1991]
M.P.I. Hollywood Collection VHS [5/94] for $14.98
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silent movie cowboy star  Tom Mix  [1880-1940] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Marilyn Monroe   [1926-62]
browse Marilyn Monroe on DVD • IMDb listing [1947-62] • Wikipedia

official Marilyn Monroe™ website
Arthur Miller [1915-2005] Page at Spirit of America
Marilyn Monroe info page

Marilyn at the Movies independent documentary  "Marilyn At The Movies" documentary film [indep July 2002]
A detailed chronology of MarilynMonroe’s films, including original trailers from her classic movies: "Niagara" [1953], "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" [1953], "Bus Stop" [1956], "Some Like It Hot" [1959], and "The Misfits" [1961]; bonus features include vintage newsreels, interviews, and "The Legend of Marilyn Monroe" [1964] docufilm narrated by director John Huston • not listed on IMDb
Delta Video color/b&w DVD [7/2002] out of prodn/used
"Niagara" [1953]
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" [1953]
starred in "The Seven Year Itch" [1955] directed by Billy Wilder
"Bus Stop" [1956]
starred in "Some Like It Hot" [1959] directed by Billy Wilder

starred in "The Misfits" [1961] directed by John Huston
"Making The Misfits" [2002] starring Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable & John Huston
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Misfits-Arthur-Miller/dp/B00006LPEA/

"The Legend of Marilyn Monroe" [1964] docufilm narrated by director John Huston

"Blonde" miniseries [CBS-TV 2001] starring Poppy Montgomery

"Blonde" feature film [release in 2015?]  
Announced 6/2013: Joyce Carol Oates’ "Blonde" is set to be adapted by director Andrew Dominik,
possibly starring Naomi Watts • latest info at IMDb

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Robert Montgomery  [1904-81]
browse Robert Montgomery on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

REL's Robert Montgomery fansite

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Colleen Moore  [1899-1988]

"Colleen Moore: A Biography of the Silent Film Star" [2012] by Jeff Codori
http://www.amazon.com/Colleen-Moore-Biography-Silent-Film/dp/0786449691/

"Why Be Good?" silent/sound feature [Warner Bros./First National]
silent version released Feb 1929, sound version released March 1929
color lobby card for 1929 "Wny Be Good?" feature starring Colleen Moore  One of the last silent films, from just before the industry converted fully to sound; the complete Vitaphone discs were found in 2012, and the film is being restored. The jazzy soundtrack is said to feature Jimmy Dorsey, Phil Napoleon, Eddie Lang, and others. A good girl with a wild reputation meets a handsome young man who is the son of the owner of the department store where she works; she is fired but he is smitten and invites her to a party at his parents' home that night . . . Directed by William A. Seiter; script by Carey Wilson; starring Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis, Edward Martindel, Eddie Clayton, Lincoln Stedman, Louis Natheaux, Collette Merton & Dixie Gay, with Jean Harlow in a 'bit part'
restored DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • partial credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

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Zero Mostel  [1915-77]
browse Zero Mostel on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actor for "The Story of Louis Pasteur" [1935]    Paul Muni  [1895-1967]
browse Paul Muni on DVD • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia
received 6 Oscar nominations [1930-1960]; won in 1937

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  J. Carrol Naish  [1897-1973]
browse J. Carrol Naish on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

portrayed Charlie Chan in the 1957 television series

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Nita Naldi []
http://www.nitanaldi.com/

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Pola Negri  [1894-1987]
browse Pola Negri on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

DVD Collector’s Box Set Pola Negri: The Iconic Collection - The Early Films

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Honorary Oscar in 1986  won Oscar for Best Actor for "The Color of Money" [1986]    Paul Newman  [1925-2008]
browse Paul Newman on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 10 Oscar nominations [1959-2003]; won Oscars in 1986 & 1987, Hersholt Award in 1994

Paul Newman Collection DVD box set   "The Paul Newman Collection" DVD box set [2006]
Warner Home Video b&w/color DVD [1/2006] 7 disks for $43.99
contains "Somebody Up There Likes Me" [1956]; "The Left-Handed Gun" [1958] directed by Arthur Penn, based on the play by Gore Vidal; "The Young Philadelphians" [1959]; "Harper" [1966] based on a novel by Ross Macdonald; "Pocket Money" [1972] co-starring Lee Marvin; "The Mackintosh Man" [1973] directed by John Huston; and "The Drowning Pool" [1975] based on the novel by Ross Macdonald
Paul Newman biography by Shawn Levy  "Paul Newman: A Life" biography [2009]
by Shawn Levy

Three Rivers Press 8x5 pb [5/2010] for $10.88
Harmony 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2009] for $19.79
Paul Newman Tribute Collection DVD box set  "Paul Newman Tribute Collection" DVD Box Set [2009]
Fox b&w/color DVD [9/2009] 17 disks for $65.49
contains 13 feature films on 17 disks: "The Long, Hot Summer" [1958] based on stories by William Faulkner, with Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles & Angela Lansbury; "Rally 'Round The Flag, Boys!" [1958] based on the Max Shulman novel, with Joanne Woodward & Joan Collins; "From The Terrace" [1960] based on John O'Hara's 1958 novel; "Exodus" [1960] directed by Otto Preminger; "The Hustler" [1961] with Jackie Gleason; "Adventures of A Young Man" [1962] based on stories by Ernest Hemingway; "What A Way To Go!" [1964] with Shirley MacLaine; "Hombre" [1967 Western]; "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" [1969] directed by George Roy Hill, with Robert Redford; "Towering Inferno" [1974]; "Buffalo Bill and The Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" [1976] directed by Robert Altman; "Quintet" [1979] directed by Robert Altman; "The Verdict" [1982] directed by Sidney Lumet; extras include trailers, featurettes, commentaries, photo gslleries

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Leonard Nimoy [1931-2015]
famous as Star Trek's pointy-eared Mr. Spock, 1966-69
IMDb listing • Wikipedia •

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actor for "Separate Tables" [1958]    David Niven  [1910-83]
browse David Niven on DVD • IMDb listing [1932-83] • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Lloyd Nolan  [1902-85]
browse Lloyd Nolan on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Mary Nolan [37 credits, 1925-33]

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  silent-era star  Mabel Normand  [1892-1930]
browse Mabel Normand on DVD • IMDb listing [1910-27] • Wikipedia

MTS's Mabel Normand fansite
http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/

"Mabel: Hollywood's First I-Don't-Care Girl" [1992] by Betty Harper Fussell
"Mabel Normand: A Source Book To Her Life and Films" [1994] by William Thomas Sherman

"Mickey" silent comedy-drama film [1918] starring Mabel Normand /tt0009369/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_(1918_film)
http://www.archive.org/details/Mickey1918_201305 [1:10:49]

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  silent-era star  Ramón Novarro  [1899-1968]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1917-68] • Wikipedia

ALH's Ramón Novarro fansite

Ramon Novarro The First Latino Hollywood Superstar biography by Frank Javier Garcia Berumen  
"Ramon Novarro: The Life & Films of The First Latino
Hollywood Superstar" [2001]
by Frank Javier Garcia Berumen

Vantage Press pb [5/2001] for $10.63
Beyond Paradise biography of Ramon Novarro by Andre Soares   "Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro" [2002]
by Andre Soares

St. Martin's Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2002] out of print/used
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George O'Brien  [1899-1985]

"George O'Brien: A Man's Man In Hollywood" [BearManor 2010] by David W. Menefee

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Pat O'Brien  [1899-1983]
browse Pat O'Brien on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Warren Oates  [1928-82]
browse Warren Oates on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Warren-Oates-Wild-Screen-Classics/dp/0813125367/

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Warner Oland  [1879-1938]
browse Warner Oland on DVD • IMDb listing [1912-37] • Wikipedia

portrayed Charlie Chan in feature films, 1931-37

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Anita Page  [1910-2008]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1925-2009] • official website • Wikipedia

Robbie's Anita Page fansite

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actor-director  James Parrott  [1898-1939]
known as "The Doodletwit of Screen Comedy”; brother of comedian Charley Chase [1893-1940];
also billed as Paul Parrott & Jimmie Parrott; no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1917-38] • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actor for "To Kill a Mockingbird" [1962]    Gregory Peck  [1916-2003]
browse Gregory Peck on DVD • Westerns on DVD • Westerns on VHS
Hwd Collxn video • IMDb listing 1944-2004] • Wikipedia
received 5 Oscar nominations [1946-1963]; won Oscar in 1963 & Hersholt Award in 1968

Films of Gregory Peck book by John Griggs  
"The Films of Gregory Peck" [1984]
by John Griggs

Citadel Press 11¼x8½ pb [4/87] out of print/used
Citadel Press hardcover [1/84] out of print/used

grandson/actor Ethan Peck

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Nehemiah Persoff  [b. 1919]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1948-99] • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actress for "Coquette" [1929]  won Honorary Oscar in 1976     Magic Lantern's
Mary Pickford  [1892-1979] Page

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Donald Pleasence  [1919-95]
browse Donald Pleasence on DVD • IMDb listing [1948-99] • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  William Powell  [1892-1984]
browse William Powell on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 3 Oscar nominations [1935-1948]; no wins

http://www.amazon.com/William-Powell-Films-Roger-Bryant/dp/0786426020/

"The Thin Man" movie series with Myrna Loy
JS's William Powell fansite

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Marie Prevost  [1898-1937]
browse Marie Prevost on DVD • IMDb listing [120 credits, 1915-36] • Wikipedia

Ernst Lubitsch's "The Marriage Circle" [1924]

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silent-era star  Edna Purviance  [1895-1958]
browse Edna Purviance on DVD • IMDb listing [1915-52] • Wikipedia

LW's Edna Purviance fansite

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  Denver Pyle  [1920-97]
browse Denver Pyle on DVD • IMDb listing [1947-97] • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Viva Zapata!" [1952]  won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Lust For Life" [1956]    Anthony Quinn  [1915-2001]
browse Anthony Quinn on DVD • IMDb listing [1936-2002] • Wikipedia
received 4 Oscar nominations [1953-1965]; won in 1953 & 1957

official Anthony Quinn Trust website

Hwd Collxn video

Viva Zapata! movie  "Viva Zapata!" [Fox 1952]
Directed by Elia Kazan; starring Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn & Joseph Wiseman; won Best Supporting Actor Oscar (AQ), nominated for Best Script (John Steinbeck), Best Actor (Brando), Best Music, Best Art Direction
b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
Fox b&w VHS [6/2001] out of prodn/used
Verese soundtrack CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
John Steinbeck's script in book form, edited by Robert E. Morsberger
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [5/93] for $12.80

"Zorba the Greek" [Fox 1964]
full credits from IMDb | theme music [3min : 44sec]

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  George Raft  [1895-1980]
browse George Raft on DVD • IMDb listing [1929-80] • credits on Broadway • Wikipedia

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silent-era star  Charles Ray  [1891-1943]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1911-44] • Wikipedia

'The Charlie Ray Picture Pages' fansite

still photo from "The Busher" [1919 silent feature]  "The Busher" [Ince/Paramount May 1919]
A young baseball pitcher in the bush leagues is discovered by a team manager and given his chance in the major leagues; he returns home in disgrace, but winning a local game provides a second chance. Produced by Thomas H. Ince; directed by Jerome Storm; starring Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, John Gilbert, Jay Morley & Otto Hoffman
Kino Video DVD set [4/2007] 2 disks for $26.99
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
DVD also includes Babe Ruth starring in "Headin' Home" [1920 silent feature] & a dozen shorts

Just My Luck 1935 comedy starring Charles Ray  "Just My Luck" [indep Dec 1935]
A chemist at a tire factory gets fired, but he is certain that his Durex formula for 'indestructible' rubber is a winner. Protecting his invention is hard work, what with ruthless competitors, industrial espionage, a series of 'accidents', gangsters, and a mob of rioting strikers. Produced, co-written & directed by Ray Heinz; starring Charles Ray, Anne Grey, Edward J. Nugent, Quentin Smith, 'Snub' Pollard, Lee Prather, Matthew Betz, Robert Graves, John Roche, Lillian Elliott, Paul Weigel, Henry Roquemore & Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Alpha Video b&w DVD [11/2011] for $5.98
full credits at IMDb

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star on the Hollywood Walk of  Fame  Ronald Reagan  [1911-2004]
browse Ronald Reagan on DVD • IMDb listing [1937-65] • Wikipedia

served in the USAAF First Motion Picture Unit during World War II
U.S.A.F. Museum page on Reagan's military career
served as Governor of California, 1967-75
served as President of The United States #40, 1981-89

"Kings Row" [1942] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034946/

Ronald Reagan Signature Collection DVD box set  "Ronald Reagan Signature Collection" DVD Box Set [2006]
Warner Home Video DVD [8/2006] 5 disks for $44.99
contains "Knute Rockne, All American" [1940] starring Pat O'Brien; "Kings Row" [1942] co-starring Ann Sheridan & Robert Cummings; "The Hasty Heart" [1949] starring Richard Todd & Patricia Neal; "Storm Warning" [1951] co-starring Ginger Rogers, Doris Day & Steve Cochran; and "The Winning Team" [1952] co-starring Doris Day & Frank Lovejoy; extras include shorts, commentary, trailers, cartoons, radio show
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Wallace Reid  [1892-1923]
browse Wallace Reid on DVD • IMDb listing [1910-23] • Wikipedia

watch Wallace Reid tribute slide show [3:52] free online on YouTube

The True Wallace Reid Story book by David W. Menefee  
"Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story" [2011]
by David W. Menefee, Foreword by Robert Osborne

BearManor Media 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $34.95
watch official book promo video [3:02] on YouTube

portrayed the blacksmith in D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of A Nation" [1915]

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actress Debbie Reynolds [1932-2016]
mother of 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher [1956-2016]

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Magic Lantern's
animal star  Rin Tin Tin Page

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Thelma Ritter  [1902-69]
browse Thelma Ritter on DVD • IMDb listing [1947-68] • Wikipedia
received 6 Oscar nominations [1951-1963]; no wins

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Jason Robards (Sr.)  [1892-1963]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1921-63] • Wikipedia

won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "All the President's Men" [1976]  won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Julia" [1977]    son Jason Robards, Jr.  [1922-2000]
browse Jason Robards, Jr. on DVD • IMDb listing [1946-2001] • Wikipedia

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Cliff Robertson  [1923-2011]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Robertson

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Honorary Oscar in 1973    Edward G. Robinson  [1893-1973]
browse Edward G. Robinson on DVD • IMDb listing [1916-73] • Wikipedia

MM's Edward G. Robinson fansite
Edward G. Robinson fansite by his granddaughter

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star on the Hollywood Walk of  Fame  won Oscar for Best Actress for "Kitty Foyle" [1940]    Ginger Rogers  [1911-95]
browse Ginger Rogers on DVD • IMDb listing [1929-94] • Wikipedia
official Ginger Rogers™ site

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Mickey Rooney  [b. 9/1920]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Rooney
http://www.mickeyrooney.com/
http://www.mickeyrooney.net/

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Zelda Rubinstein  [1933-2010]

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Jane Russell  [1921-2011]

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William Russell  [1884-1929]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Russell_(American_actor)

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Robert Ryan  [1909-73]
browse Robert Ryan on DVD • IMDb listing 1940-73] • Wikipedia

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