Elizabeth June Thornburg isn’t a name that most people would recognize, but Betty Hutton certainly is a recognizable name in entertainment. Born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, Betty was the daughter of a railroad foreman and his wife, a homemaker. The family lived in Battle Creek, Michigan. (And yes, the fact that she’s… Read More Betty Hutton: A tribute
Born on February 20, 1927 was not only one of the most talented actors of the mid-20th century, but also one of the coolest human beings in general: Sidney Poitier. Sidney was born prematurely in Miami while his Bahamian parents were visiting Florida. Though being born on American soil gave him U.S. citizenship, Sidney grew… Read More Sidney Poitier: A tribute
A girl named Ida was born February 4, 1918 to a comedian father and actress mother in England. Though her parents encouraged her to become an entertainer, none of them knew that she would become the Ida Lupino: a Hollywood star, writer and pioneering female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry. Ida’s career began on the stage,… Read More Ida Lupino: A tribute
From frisky pre-codes to a small supporting role in 1978’s Grease, there’s no denying Joan Blondell’s talent and screen presence. And it’s no surprise that she became such a star, with her show biz upbringing. Rose Joan Blondell was born into a family of vaudeville performers on August 30, 1906. Her parents were traveling performers,… Read More Happy birthday, Joan Blondell!
Today is a wonderful day: the 108th anniversary of the birth of Cary Grant. To the left, he is pictured with a puppy in his pocket. If you follow me on tumblr, you know that I have an entire tag dedicated to photos of people with puppies, so this photo was a natural choice for… Read More Happy birthday, Cary Grant!