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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Dolores Brinkman

Dolores Brinkman

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“A little blond girl with a distinct personality and a beauty of the kind one associates with youth, is about to be recognized at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. Here name is Dolores Brinkman and she has been doing extra work for several years without causing any particular stir. Then she did a bit for Lucien Hubbard in […]

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Shannon Day

Shannon Day

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“I would rather play a part for love than money.” — Shannon Day

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W.S. Van Dyke

W.S. Van Dyke

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“Yep, this business is the biggest gamble. It’s very true here that prosperity is just around the corner. And there are a lot of corners in making pictures.” — W.S. Van Dyke Source: 1937   Posing with his wife, Ruth Mannix, after the birth of Jr., their second of three children together. The Van Dykes’ first […]

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Avonne Taylor

Avonne Taylor

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It’s very probably that I shall not always be as good-looking as I am now. I can’t sing much and I don’t think I was ever intended to be a great actress. So pretty soon I’m going to put some money into a business venture; I don’t know what just yet. Maybe a gown shop […]

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Lila Lee

Lila Lee

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“Emotional debauches sound much less offensive than being temperamental. One frequently hears of this or that player being temperamental. That perhaps, is one of his or her great assets. Perhaps a nuisance at times but invaluable, nevertheless because it makes that person emotionally qualified for his profession. I believe that every actor has temperament to […]

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Audrey Ferris

Audrey Ferris

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Audrey Ferris (1909-1990) * Studied violin * Attended Hollywood High School * Came from a broken home. Her father had deserted the family when she was very young. While it is unclear why her film career didn’t last long (after all, she was signed in 1927 at a time when silents were transitioning to talkies), […]

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Belle Bennett

Belle Bennett

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“One thing has always annoyed me. That is for people to say that I was ‘made overnight,’ that I sprang from nowhere into the fame that ‘Stella Dallas’ brought me. Why, I was a star with Essanay when Gloria Swanson hadn’t yet been heard of. I starred in four stage plays on Broadway. For years […]

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Elinor Fair

Elinor Fair

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“My ideal man is a clean-cut American. He must be well educated. I demand of him that be faultlessly groomed at all times. He must be dark, tall, and willing to talk to anyone. I could not stand a man who was what we on the screen call ‘Upstage.’ It does not make any difference […]

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