Died Today (July 7th): Veronica Lake

veronicalake.jpgVeronica Lake (I) (1922–1973)

Born: November 14, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Died: July 7, 1973 (age 50) in Burlington, Vermont, USA

Married to: Robert Carleton-Munro (29 May 1972 – 7 July 1973) (her death)
Joseph Allen McCarthy (28 August 1955 – 1959) (divorced)
André De Toth (13 December 1944 – 2 June 1952) (divorced) (2 children)
John S. Detlie (25 September 1940 – 2 December 1943) (divorced) (2 children)

QUOTES:

You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.

I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.

I wasn’t a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie.

[1970, reflecting on her career] I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter. I’m no longer interested in doing what’s expected of me. I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.

Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.
[on Alan Ladd] Alan Ladd was a marvelous person in his simplicity. In so many ways we were kindred spirits. We both were professionally conceived through Hollywood’s search for box office and the types to insure the box office. And we were both little people. Alan wasn’t as short as most people believe. It was true that in certain films Alan would climb a small platform or the girl worked in a slit trench. We had no such problems together.

[on Paulette Goddard] It was her honesty I liked.

[on Marlon Brando] Our romance was short but sweet. He was on the dawn of a brilliant film career, and I was in the twilight of one. Of course, my career could never compare with his.

Happy Birthday: Jonathan Dayton

jonathandaytonHappy Birthday director Jonathan Dayton

Born: July 7, 1957 in Alameda County, California, USA

Married to: Valerie Faris

Children, with Valerie Faris: Augusta Forbes Faris Dayton (b. November 16, 1992), and twins James Bailey Dayton and Everett Alfred Dayton (b. September 22, 1995).

 

 

RUBY SPARKS
2012
dir. Jonathan Dayton
Stars:
Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINELittle Miss Sunshine
2006
dir. Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris
Starring
Abigail Breslin
Greg Kinnear

 

Happy Birthday: George Cukor (1899–1983)

georgecukor.jpgHappy Birthday director George Cukor (1899–1983)

Born: July 7, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA

Died: January 24, 1983 (age 83) in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

 

 

 

Dinner at Eight
1933
dir. Cukor
starring
Marie Dressler
Jean Harlow
Lionel Barrymore
MOVIEIT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU
1954
dir. George Cukor
Starring:
Judy Holliday
Peter Lawford
HOLIDAYHoliday
1938
dir. Cukor
Starring
Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn
THE WOMEN MOVIE POSTERThe Women
1939
dir. Cukor
Starring
Norma Shearer
Joan Crawford
Rosalind Russell
Gone with the Wind
1939
dir. Victor Fleming
Cukor (uncredited)
starring
Vivien Leigh
Clark Gable
The Philadelphia StoryThe Philadelphia Story
1940
dir. Cukor
Starring
Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn
James Stewart
Adam's RibAdam’s Rib
1949
dir. Cukor
Starring
Katharine Hepburn
Spencer Tracy
MY FAIR LADYMy Fair Lady
1964
dir. Cukor
starring
Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison
MOVIE POSTERCAMILLE
1936
dir. George Cukor
Stars:
Greta Garbo
Robert Taylor
BORN YESTERDAYBorn Yesterday
1950
dir. George Cukor
Cast
Judy Holliday
Broderick Crawford
MOVIE POSTERA STAR IS BORN
1954
dir. George Cukor
Stars:
Judy Garland
James Mason

Happy Birthday: Ringo Starr

ringostarr.jpgHappy Birthday musician Ringo Starr

Born: July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Married to:
Barbara Bach (27 April 1981 – present)
Maureen Starkey (11 February 1965 – 17 July 1975) (divorced) (3 children)

Drummer with The Beatles (1962-1970).

Leader of “Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band”.

Had three children with Maureen Starkey: Sons Zak Starkey (a featured drummer with The Who) and Jason (born August 19, 1967) and daughter Lee (born November 17, 1970).

QUOTES:

[on his early drumming years with The Beatles] I started to be an engineer but I banged me thumb on the first day. I became a drummer because it was the only thing I could do. But whenever I hear another drummer I know I’m no good. [John Lennon] taught me the song I sing. I can only play on the off beat because John can’t keep up on the rhythm guitar. I’m no good on the technical things but I’m good with all the motions, swinging my head, like. That’s because I love to dance but you can’t do that on the drums. I figure we’re good for another four years. I don’t want to invest me money in stocks or anything. I just want to have it and draw 20 or 30 quid a week. The main thing is, I don’t ever want to go back to work.

[on meeting Elvis Presley in 1965] The saddest part is that, years and years later, we found out that he tried to have us banished from America, because he was very big with the FBI. That’s very sad to me, that he felt so threatened that he thought, like a lot of people, that we were bad for American youth. This is Mr. Hips, the man, and he felt we were a danger. I think that the danger was mainly to him and his career.

I’d like to end up sort of unforgettable.

I don’t like talking. It’s how I’m built. Some people gab all day and some play it smogo. I don’t mind talking or smiling, it’s just I don’t do it very much. I haven’t got a smiling face or a talking mouth.

[on is marriage to Maureen Cox [aka Maureen Starkey] She’s just sort of ordinary, she’s from Liverpool. And the genuine fans wrote in saying, you know, “If you are going with her, good luck and I hope you’re happy”.

Happy Birthday: Joe Spano

joespanoHappy Birthday actor Joe Spano

Born: July 7, 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA

Married to:
Joan Zerrien (26 November 1980 – present) (2 children)

He and his wife Joan, a therapist, adopted two daughters. His credits are often confused with Australian actor Joseph Spano. They are not related.

 

 Best of NCIS
TV SHOW

FRACTUREFracture
2007
dir. Gregory Hoblit
Starring
Anthony Hopkins
Ryan Gosling
Frost/Nixon
2008
dir. Ron Howard
starring
Frank Langella
Michael Sheen
HOLLYWOODLANDHollywoodland
2006
dir. by Allen Coulter
starring
Adrien Brody
Diane Lane

 

Happy Birthday: Kathryn McCormick

kathrynmccormick.jpgHappy Birthday actor Kathryn McCormick

Born: July 7, 1990 in Augusta, Georgia, USA

She moved to Los Angeles at age 18 and landed a non-leading role in the remake of Fame (2009). McCormick has also been featured in the “Jar of Hearts” music video, by Christina Perri. She also played the protagonist in the 4th “Step Up” movie, Step Up 4: Miami Heat (2012).

 

 

MOVIE POSTERSTEP UP 4
dir. Scott Speer
Stars:
Kathryn McCormick
Ryan Guzman

 

Happy Birthday: Troy Garity

troygarity.jpgHappy Birthday actor Troy Garity

Born: July 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Simone Bent (1 September 2007 – present)

Made his film debut as a child opposite his mother Jane Fonda, grandfather Henry Fonda, and Katharine Hepburn. As an adult, he appeared in Bandits (2001) opposite Cate Blanchett, who played Hepburn in The Aviator (2004).

 

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SUNSHINESunshine
2007
dir. Boyle
starring
Cillian Murphy
Rose Byrne
BANDITS
2001
dir. Barry Levinson
Stars:
Bruce Willis
Cate Blanchett

 

Happy Birthday: Jorja Fox

jorjafox.jpgHappy Birthday actor Jorja Fox

Born: July 7, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA

In July 2004, Fox was fired from the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) for refusing to sign documentation stating she would return to work. Her co-worker, George Eads, was fired the day after she was for not showing up to work. Both actors were rehired within the week.

 

 

BEST of THE WEST WING
Over 100 pages of BIOS and PICS
TV POSTERTHE WEST WING season 1
Created by Aaron Sorkin

MEMENTOMemento
2000
dir. Nolan
starring
Guy Pearce
Carrie-Anne Moss

 

Happy Birthday: Hamish Linklater

hamishlinklater.jpgHappy Birthday actor Hamish Linklater

Born: July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

I did try to go to college and try to be an English major.

I’ve never seen anyone handling pans in the streets of New York, and if I did I doubt I’d give them money, unless I needed a pan. I do give money to homeless people, whether they ask or no.

I invested all my money in debt.

THE CRAZY ONES TV SHOW PILOT
2013
Creators: David E. Kelley
MOVIE POSTERMAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
2014
dir. Woody Allen
Stars:
Emma Stone
Colin Firth

MOVIE POSTER42
2013
dir. Brian Helgeland
Stars:
Chadwick Boseman
Harrison Ford
BATTLESHIP
dir. Peter Berg
Stars:
Alexander Skarsgard
Brooklyn Decker
FINAL DRAFTFinal Draft
2007
dir. Jonathan Dueck
Starring
James Van Der Beek
Darryn Lucio
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski

 

Happy Birthday: Mo Collins

mocollinsHappy Birthday actor Mo Collins

Born: July 7, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Married to: Alex Skuby (22 June 2013 – present)
Jimi Englund (17 September 1993 – ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Has a son, Cullen, with Jimi Englund.

Is an alumna of The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis.

Most popular characters on the sketch comedy MADtv (1995) are: “Lorraine” and “Trina”.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 2
2004-2005
Stars
Portia de Rossi
Will Arnett

actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 3
2005-2006
Stars
Alia Shawkat
David Cross
Knocked Up
2007
dir. Apatow
Starring
Seth Rogen
Katherine Heigl
ConstantineThe 40 Year Old Virgin
2005
dir. Apatow
starring
Steve Carell