Celebrity Portraits

Diana Rigg – photos and quotes

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"I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as 'a lady actress.' No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse." -- Diana Rigg (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as ‘a lady actress.’ No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse.” — Diana Rigg   “It’s true, I loved the excitement that went with […]

Forgotten Stars

Janet Munro

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Janet Munro (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“What impresses me the most about America is the friendliness of people and the fine treatment given an artist.” — Janet Munro (or her publicist) in 1959.

Character Actors

Montagu Love

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Montagu Love (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Like many other men who have risen to the top in the profession, Montagu Love was intended by fond parents for other things. His father wished ‘Monty’ Love to become a minister, but ‘Monty’ began his young career as an illustrator for ‘The Daily News’ in London. One day, when Montagu Love dropped into the […]

Forgotten Stars

Dana Wynter

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Dana Wynter (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I think the start I had in television in America is something that never could have happened in England. But I’d rather not go into that matter too deeply. The British take a pretty dim view of such comments. They’ve been sniping at me for years now because I once said how much I loved […]

Forgotten Stars

Elizabeth Allan

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Elizabeth Allan (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Being English, I always find out about American women before I launch into a description of my chief hobby, or shall I say my principal diversion? You see, I am entirely mad about your California, because here I can do what I have always wanted to do – spend all my leisure in the open. […]

Forgotten Stars

Dudley Moore – photos and quotes

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Dudley Moore in "Arthur."

“All comedians seem to have the same boring old story. They were all very unpopular at school. I was bullied, perhaps because I was wary of kids. I was afraid of them. Finally, I decided to do something about it, and, instinctively, I went towards humor….The coward’s way.” — Dudley Moore Source: Dick Schaap   […]

Forgotten Stars

Valerie Hobson

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“It seems that I was destined to act. At the tender age of three I danced across the stage in a sort of vaudeville show at Brighton, one of England’s seaside resorts, faintly related to Atlantic City. In a cunning little skirt of stiff tulle, and wearing tiny silver wings, I was Cupid with a […]

Celebrity Portraits

Bob Hope – photos and quotes

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Bob Hope

“I’ve been in this game long enough to realize there’s no such thing as a new quip….The object is to make a quip sound fresh by giving it a new turn, or tying it up with modern slang or situations in the news.” — Bob Hope Source: Irving Wallace (1940) Photo: 1939   Marlene Dietrich, Bob […]