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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Minna Gombell

Minna Gombell

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“I’d probably get an inferiority complex and wither away if it weren’t that the girl friend business is so steady and profitable. Sometimes I like to imagine myself in some leading man’s arms. Then again, that might not be so good, either. I might get typed as a kissable, romantic actress and they are now […]

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Nydia Westman

Nydia Westman

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“I get a little tired of being a Cockney, too, mostly because my mouth is getting crooked from talking out of one side of it all the time. But those are my only complaints. I was a star once on Broadway, and it’s a lot more fun to be an ‘almost ran.’” — Nydia Westman […]

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Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef

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“Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.” — Lee Van Cleef   Sabata (1971)

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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller

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“Aim high, and you won’t shoot your foot off.” — Phyllis Diller

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Una Merkel

Una Merkel

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“No one could call me beautiful, but both the public and I like to see beautiful girls…so it will be better for me if I am cast in comedy roles…where they are not thinking how you look all the time.” — Una Merkel   Artist: Henry Major. Year: pre-1948. 6 ½” x 10 ¼” pencil […]

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Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Belamy – photos and quotes

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“One day in Hollywood, I read a script in which the character was described as ‘charming but dull — a typical Ralph Bellamy type.’ I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts.” — Ralph Bellamy   Surrender (1931). With Warner Baxter and Leila Hyams.   “I always tell the producers, if […]

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Alec B Francis

Alec B. Francis

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“How did I happen to go into picture work? Five years ago, I realized what a future there was before the camera, and I went into picture work while the going was good….But I didn’t go into it as a side issue, as so many stage people do today. I went into it for good […]

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Fred Mace

Fred Mace – photos and quotes

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“When I first started acting up before the camera, I realized that in place of dialogue and effects, worked by the drummer in the orchestra, which I had been used to on the speaking stage, I had to depend on comedy situation and facial expressions. To the uninitiated, let me say it is the hardest […]

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