Frances Dee

Frances Dee – photos and quotes

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“I made up my mind after playing my first extra role that I’d give the movies a two-year tryout, or rather, I’d let them give me that long. I promised my parents and myself that I would go back to the university after two years.” — Frances Dee in 1930.   “I am sort of […]

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Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize

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“He was a very small man and he used to touch me and I used to say, ‘Don’t touch me. You are diseased.’ I wasn’t being cruel about his size, it was just that he was a sex maniac. He had a lust for ladies, unnatural.” — Roger Moore Source: Stefan Kyriazis (2016) Photo: The […]

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Ernest Thesiger

Ernest Thesiger

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“Anyone with a modicum of intelligence and the right kind of physique ought to make a film actor, if they are lucky enough to be told exactly what to do, and I cannot see that the actor for the screen deserves any more credit than a schoolboy who is good at dictation should have for […]

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Stymie Beard

Matthew Stymie Beard

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“‘My pappy was a crap-shootin’ fool.’ That don’t rub me too good today.” — Stymie Beard Source: 1981

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Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill – photos and quotes

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“I was never happier or more excited in my life. I finally found the thing I really wanted to do. But just now I’m concerned about reconciling grandmother to the fact that her granddaughter is going to be an actress. I know it’s hard for her to have a Cherrill in the movies, but I’ll […]

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Betty Bronson

Betty Bronson

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“They were testing girls for a flapper-bit and they gave me a cigarette to smoke. It choked me and I blew smoke out of my nose and my mouth — and I guess my ears, too — and I did it so badly they wouldn’t let me be the flapper.” — Betty Bronson in an […]

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Genevieve Tobin

Genevieve Tobin

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“This business is so uncertain that you never know where you are, never know what’s going on, or what is going to happen to you next.” — Genevieve Tobin in 1932. Source: Columnist Robbin Coons: Hollywood Sights & Sounds.

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Mia Slavenska

Mia Slavenska

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“We all need an escape into fantasy. The popularity of the ballet proves that point, and what better way to is there to forget your troubles than through glamour and beauty? It is not – how you say it – ‘appropriate’ for women to go to gala places in anything but their loveliest evening dresses.” […]

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Peter O'Toole

Peter O’Toole

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“I can’t stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another.” — Peter O’Toole

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Roger Moore

Roger Moore

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“The only acting I ever did was trying not to blink because as soon as I pick up a gun, I start blinking.” — Roger Moore

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