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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…