#BornThisDay: Mamie Van Doren

February 6, 1931- Mamie Van Doren: “I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow's footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have.” It is unfair to lump Van Doren into a convenient little ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Jeff Chandler

December 14, 1918- Jeff Chandler In that last era of true studio power in the 1950s, Universal Pictures had the strongest group of male contract players including Tony ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Rock Hudson

  November 17, 1925- Rock Hudson was blessed with the desirability, dashing good looks, & the driving virile masculinity of Hollywood's classic matinee idol ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Laurence Harvey

October 1, 1928- Laurence Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Hirsh Skikne in Joniškis, Lithuania. Thin, dry, Harvey was one of film history’s strangest success stories. ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Roddy McDowall

September 17, 1928- I ran into Roddy McDowall twice. The first time was at the 50th Anniversary of MGM Ball at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel in 1973, which I had successfully ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tom Drake

August 5, 1918- He was born as Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn. At some point in his stage career & after several other name changes, he landed on Tom Drake as his ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tab Hunter

July 11, 1931- Arthur Andrew Kelm Gelien was a champion equestrian & figure skater before an agent, Henry Willson, turned him into Tab Hunter (the same agent ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: TV Host, Merv Griffin

July 6, 1925- When Mervyn Edward Griffin died, he left behind: Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy  (both game shows invented & produced) & its ... See the Rest