Character Actors

Edna May Oliver – Character Star

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Edna May Oliver

“It’s this face of mine. No one can mistake it. If I were a dramatic actress, people wouldn’t dare approach me as they do. Being just a comic, they come up to me wherever I am and ask me anything.” – Edna May Oliver Source: Franc Dillon (1935)   The Penguin Pool Murder (1932). Co-stars […]

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 […]