"Give me the longevity of a performer, then he's a star. You're not a star until after 25 years." -- Milton Berle (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Milton Berle

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“Give me the longevity of a performer, then he’s a star. You’re not a star until after 25 years.” — Milton Berle Source: Sue Adolphson (1989)   2

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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney – photos and quotes

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“If one critic says I over-act, and 15,000 fans say it’s okay, I’m gonna study Andy Hardy again so I can keep on muggin’.” – Mickey Rooney Source: Robbin Coons (1938) “How’d I get in pictures? Well, I won a contest for a tough kid. They picked me out as the toughest, but I’m really […]

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Gladys George (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gladys George

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“Gladys George, with seven suitcases, three trunks, a typewriter and a Persian cat, arrived tonight from New York to make her debut on the screen.” — The Los Angeles Times, May 25, 1934 Photographer: Hal Phyfe 2

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"Plump? Don't be polite at the expense of the truth. I'm fat out here [San Francisco] and thin in the East. If I train down to thinness here, I'll be a skeleton to Broadway when I get back." -- Louise Dresser (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Louise Dresser

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“Plump? Don’t be polite at the expense of the truth. I’m fat out here [San Francisco] and thin in the East. If I train down to thinness here, I’ll be a skeleton to Broadway when I get back. Odd, isn’t it, that so few people are satisfied with themselves? The fat people want to be […]

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Joyce Compton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Joyce Compton

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“I was afraid at first of the lights. I had heard so much about Klieg eyes, I thought I’d get them the first day – and I almost did. The novelty of the blue lights fascinated me, and I couldn’t draw my eyes away. After a few days, however, they became accustomed to the glare. […]

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Character actor Guy Kibbee (1934)

Guy Kibbee

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“Free thinking is an American privilege, but when a thing is free you distrust its value.” — Guy Kibbee Source: 1941 Photo: 1934 2

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Jonathan Winters

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“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.” —  Jonathan Winters   “Might make me sound like a hippie or some kind of kook, but OK: You have to tell people you care about them – my kind of comedy does that. I think mostly I’m telling people I love them…And the […]

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Ned Sparks

Ned Sparks

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“There’s a well thought-out reason for Ned Sparks. I met him first years ago in the character of a night clerk at a small mid-western hotel, one of the grouchiest, grumpiest, most inhospitable persons that I have ever seen, inside or outside a hotel. He stared at me belligerently when I went up to the […]

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Ray Bolger Scarecrow Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger – photos and quotes

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“This much I do know. I’m to do ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I’m looking forward to this because I feel it can be a highly amusing and successful picture. I’m not sure whether I will play the Scarecrow or the Tin Woodsman. Both are swell parts and if they keep it in a light vein, […]

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Lon Chaney Jr

Lon Chaney Jr. – photos and quotes

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“I suppose I am the same type as Gable, but why make a comparison? He’s Gable and I’m Chaney, and let the matter end there. I don’t care what sort of pictures they put me in, only I hope I’m to play virile, he-man types. I feel better in a pair of riding pants than […]

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