Born Jane Alice Peters
Date of birth: October 6, 1908
Date of death: January 16, 1942
First role: A Perfect Crime (1921)
Final role: To Be or Not to Be (1942)
TMP’s favorite Lombard film: True Confession (1937)
Best known for…
…being the queen of screwball comedy!
…her athletic prowess and “tomboyish” hobbies
…socializing with and enjoying the company of the crew on set of her films, rather than hiding away in a dressing room during downtime
- Nominated for an Oscar for her role in My Man Godfrey
- Honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
More Carole on TMP:
- Carole Lombard: a tribute
- Favorite things about… To Be or Not to Be
- Hollywood’s 14 Most Exciting Females (from Screen Album Magazine, Winter 1954-55)
- Hands Across the Table review
- Love Before Breakfast review
- Man of the World review
- Nothing Sacred review
- The Princess Comes Across review
- True Confession review
- We’re Not Dressing review
Fabulous! From my hometown Fort Wayne
I love to hear stories of actors and actresses who hang out with the crew, and treat them well. I’d heard that once about Barbara Stanwyck, too. I’ve worked with a few ‘stars’ who were pretty cool on film and TV shoots: James Brolin, Candy Clark, and even Rick Springfield!
I always love those stories, too. James Brolin is a surprise! I wouldn’t have assumed he’d be friendly, haha.
A lot of stuff shoots in my area but I’ve never worked on a set or had any encounters. I did have a surprise run-in with Jerry Springer at an ice cream shop on my recent camping trip, though haha!
I only worked with James Brolin on a few episodes of a TV series, and he was easy to talk to and work with. So maybe ‘friendly’ is too strong a word in this instance!
And by ‘run-in’ with Jerry Springer, are we talking about an argument or tussle in the ice cream shop (“I get that last scoop of Cherry Garcia!”), or a short chat, or merely a nod of the head in passing?
I didn’t bug him, though I was tempted to get a photo. My sister and I watched Jerry religiously after school when we were tweens, haha. The ice cream shop had tables out front and he sat at the table next to ours. I thought it was a lookalike until I heard the voice!