Star Spotlight: Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell Born Catherine Rosalind Russell Date of birth: June 4, 1907 Date of death: November 28, 1976 Roles First role: “Mrs. Harrison” in Evelyn Prentice Final big-screen role: “Mrs. Pollifax” in Mrs. Pollifax – Spy Final television role: “Laurita Dorsey” in The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie) TMP’s favorites: It’s a two-way tie between “Sylvia Fowler” in The Women and “Mame Dennis” in Auntie Mame, … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Rosalind Russell

Star Spotlight: Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain Born Jessica Michelle Chastain Date of birth: March 24, 1977 Roles First film role: as the title character in Jolene Most recent film role: as Anna Morales in A Most Violent Year Coming soon: Crimson Peak,  The Martian TMP’s favorites: Take Shelter and The Debt Best known for… …portraying strong, complex characters …her knack for dramatic roles …becoming one of Hollywood’s most well-respected leading … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Jessica Chastain

Star Spotlight: Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland Born Olivia Mary de Havilland Date of Birth: July 1, 1916 Roles First role: Alibi Ike (1935) Most recent role: The Woman He Loved (TV movie, 1988) TMP favorites: It’s Love I’m After (1937) Gone with the Wind (1939) The Heiress (1949) Best known for… …playing vulnerable characters …her feud with her sister, Joan Fontaine …standing up against the studio when they … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Olivia de Havilland

Star Spotlight: Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy Born Myrna Adele Williams Date of Birth: August 2, 1905 Date of Death: December 14, 1993 Roles First film: What Price Beauty? (1925) Last film: Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) Last TV role: Love, Sidney episode – “Sidney and the Actress” (1982) TMP favorites: The Thin Man series Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) Best … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Myrna Loy

Star Spotlight: Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney Born Leonidas Frank Chaney Date of Birth: April 1, 1883 Date of Death: August 26, 1930 Roles First credited film: Poor Jake’s Demise (1913) Final film: The Unholy Three (1930) – His only talkie, and a remake of a 1925 film in which he also starred TMP favorite: He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Best known for… …being nicknamed the “Man of a Thousand … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Lon Chaney

Star Spotlight: Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell Born Rose Joan Blondell Date of birth: August 30, 1906 Date of death: December 25, 1979 Roles First role: Sinner’s Holiday (1930) or The Office Wife (1930) – I was unable to find a straight answer! Final role: The Woman Inside (1981) Best known for… …her trademark blonde hair, bright smile and large eyes. …playing the charming, sassy, wisecracking lady in many of … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Joan Blondell

Star Spotlight: Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan Born Clara Lou Sheridan Date of birth: February 21, 1915 Date of death: January 21, 1967 Roles First role: Ladies Should Listen (1934) Final film role: Woman and the Hunter (1957) Final television role: Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats Best known for… …appearing in almost 100 roles over the span of her three-decade career …being nicknamed ‘The Oomph Girl” …being the heroine of the novel … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Ann Sheridan

Star Spotlight: Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews Born Carver Dana Andrews Date of Birth: January 1, 1909 Date of Death: December 17, 1992 Roles First film: Sailor’s Lady (1940) Final film: Prince Jack (1985) TMP favorites: Laura (1944), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Best known for… …his roles in noir films …acting as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1963 – … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Dana Andrews

Star Spotlight: Anson Mount

Anson Mount Born Anson Adams Mount IV Date of birth: February 25, 1973 Roles First role: A guest spot as Kevin on one episode of Ally McBeal Most recent role: Cullen Bohannon on Hell on Wheels (currently in its fourth season — the finale airs tomorrow, 11/22) Upcoming: Visions, Mr. Right TMP’s favorites: Crossroads (of course) Hell on Wheels (of course) Best known for… …playing … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Anson Mount

Star Spotlight: Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman Born Sarah Jane Mayfield Date of birth: January 5, 1917 Date of death: September 10, 2007 Roles First role: The Kid from Spain (1932) First credited role: Dixie the hatcheck girl in Smart Blonde (1937) Final film role: The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV movie, 1979) Final television role: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (1 episode, 1993) Best known for… …her Golden … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Jane Wyman