Character Actors

Warner Oland – photos and quotes

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Warner Oland

“When I was ten years old, my father apparently decided that he had had enough of the frozen north, and brought his family to America. Even at that age, my ambitions were definitely formed – I decided to be an operatic star. But, contrary to to the general reports circulated in Sweden concerning the Western […]

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Will Rogers – photos and quotes

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Will Rogers

“Live your life so that whenever you lose it, you’re ahead.” — Will Rogers   “Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.” — Will Rogers     “I belong to no […]

Forgotten Stars

Mae Clarke – photos and quotes

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Mae Clarke

“I believe it pays to be poor because then you have to put up with disagreeable things. You can’t run away, so you stay and fight them.” —Mae Clarke Source: Alice L. Tildesley in 1933   “It’s trite to say, ‘I always wanted to go on the stage.’ People who read and write about stage […]

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Marian Marsh – photos and quotes

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Marian Marsh

“The mind is all that actually counts. It can rule your heart and your body. I believe I can develop two distinct personalities. One, Marian Marsh, the actress. The other my private, off-screen self. Each will have its own sphere of action.” — Marian Marsh Source: Ben Maddox (1932) Photographer: Scotty Welbourne (1931)   “They […]

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Lilyan Tashman – photos and quotes

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Lilyan Tashman 1931

“I’m not impressed by anyone who is known as a ‘great person,’ in films or out of them. I might find a stocking salesman more interesting.” — Lilyan Tashman Source: Edward Churchill (1930) Photo: Eugene Robert Richee (1931)   “I’d feel perfectly well dressed if I’d put on somebody else’s clothes in the dark in […]