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#BOTD 1923 – 1988 Bonita Granville, 65, (Cancer), US actress, producer.

Daughter of vaudevillians, she began on stage, age 3. As a child actress, her film debut Westward Passage (1932)

In, These Three (1936), she was OscarNom, age 14. She later starred Nancy Drew film series.
#BOTD 1923 – 1988 Bonita Granville, 65, US actress.

Westward Passage (1932) * Anne of Green Gables * These Three (OscarNom age 14) * Plough and Stars * Nancy Drew, Detective (1938-39) * Mortal Storm * Escape * Wild Man of Borneo * People v Dr Kildare * HM Pulham Esq * Glass Key
#BOTD 1923 – 1988 Bonita Granville, 65, US actress.

Now, Voyager * Hitler's Children * Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble * Suspense * The Guilty * Guilty of Treason * The Lone Ranger (1956) - The Magic of Lassie (1978, producer) * The Legend of The Lone Ranger (1981 cameo, final film)
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#BOTD 1901 – 1960 Clark Gable, 59, (Heart Attack), US actor.

White Man (1924) * Painted Desert (1931 first credit) * Dance, Fools, Dance (1931 lead) * Night Nurse * Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) * Red Dust * No Man of Her Own (1932 only film with Carol Lombard) * Dancing Lady
#BOTD 1901 – 1960 Clark Gable, 59, US actor.

It Happened One Night * Manhattan Melodrama * Call of the Wild * Mutiny on Bounty * Wife v Secretary * San Francisco * Parnell * Saratoga (1937 Jean Harlow's last film) * Test Pilot * Idiot's Delight * Gone with Wind * Strange Cargo
#BOTD 1901 – 1960 Clark Gable, 59, US actor.

Boom Town * Comrade X * Honky Tonk * Somewhere I'll Find You (1941) He enlisted in US Army Air Corp after Carole Lombard's tragic death in 1942. Show Business at War (1942) Wings Up (Narrator) * Combat America (1945 Narrator/producer)
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#BOTD 1894 – 1973 John Ford, (b. Feeney), 79, US filmmaker.

His father was born in County Galway in 1854. His mother, Barbara Curran, was born in the Aran Islands. The Feeneys emigrated to America in 1872, and John was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, one of eleven children.
#BOTD 1894 – 1973 John Ford, 79, US filmmaker.

He began his career after moving to California in 1914, following his older brother Francis a vaudeville and silent film actor,. Francis eventually created his own production company for Universal and John became an assistant.
#BOTD 1894 – 1973 John Ford, 79, US filmmaker.

He directed his first film Tornado in 1917. In 1920 he left his brother at Universal, to work for Fox Films. In 1928 he directed his first all-talking film short, and the following year his first talkie feature, The Black Watch.
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#BOTD 1929 – 2010 Jean Simmons, 80, English-US actress.

Great Expectations (1946) * Black Narcissus * Hamlet (Oscar Nom) * So Long at the Fair * Trio * Angel Face * Young Bess * The Robe * The Actress * Beautiful but Dangerous * The Egyptian * Désirée * Footsteps in the Fog ImageImageImage
#BOTD 1929 – 2010 Jean Simmons, 80, English-US actress.

Guys and Dolls * This Could Be the Night * The Big Country * Home Before Dark * Elmer Gantry * Spartacus * Rough Night in Jericho * Happy Ending * TV's Thorn Birds * How to Make an American Quilt * Shadows in the Sun (2009) ImageImageImage
#BOTD 1929 – 2010 Jean Simmons
#BOTD 30 Jan 1900 – 1969 Martita Hunt

"He calls the knaves jacks, this boy! What coarse hands he has! You stupid, clumsy labouring boy! She says many hard things of you but you say nothing of her."

Great Expectations (1946)
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#BOTD 1902 – 1968 #TallulahBankhead, 66, US actress.

A stage actress on Broadway and London, she made few films. Who Loved Him Best? (1918) * When Men Betray * Thirty a Week * The Trap (1919) * His House in Order (1928) Tarnished Lady * My Sin * The Cheat * Thunder Below (1932) ImageImageImage
#BOTD 1902 – 1968 Tallulah Bankhead, 66, US actress.

Devil and the Deep (1932) * Faithless (1932) * Hollywood on Parade (1933) * Stage Door Canteen (1943) * #Hitchcock Lifeboat (1944) * Royal Scandal (1945) * Fanatic (Die! Die! My Darling!) (1965) * The Daydreamer (1966 voice) ImageImageImageImage
#BOTD 1902 – 1968 Tallulah Bankhead, 66, US actress.

#Hitchcock was critised for portraying Walter Slezak's character too 'nice'.

"Hitch wanted to teach an important lesson. To show you can't trust a Nazi, no matter how nice he seems to be." - Tallulah Bankhead

Lifeboat (1944)
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#BOTD 1928 – 2017 Jeanne Moreau, 89, French actress.

She made her film debut in 1949, later starring in Louis Malle's Elevator to Gallows (1958) Antonioni's La Notte (1961) Truffaut's Jules et Jim (1962), The Bride Wore Black (1968), and, #OrsonWelles Chimes at Midnight (1965)
#BOTD 1928 – 2017 Jeanne Moreau, 89, French actress.

A Femme Fatale recruits a lover to murder her rich husband in his office, and make it look like suicide. He does the deed but has to return to retrieve evidence he accidentally left."

Louis Malle's Elevator to Gallows (1958)
#BOTD 1928 – 2017 Jeanne Moreau, 89, French actress

Liaisons dangereuses (1959) * Eva * The Victors * Diary of a Chambermaid * The Train * Yellow Rolls-Royce * Great Catherine * The Deep * Monsieur Klein * Querelle * La Truite * Catherine the Great * Le talent de mes amis (2015)
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#BOTD 1898 – 1987 Randolph Scott, 89, US actor.

Born to a wealthy Southern family, privately educated, he served in WW1, age 19-21, from 1917-19, and used his experience and training in his acting career. He appeared in many film genres, but of his films, over 60 were Westerns.
#BOTD 1898 – 1987 Randolph Scott, 89, US actor.

After WW1, his ambition as pro footballer was dashed by a back injury. He tried various jobs, but in 1927 went to LA, armed with his father's letter of introduction to Howard Hughes, which got him a part in Sharp Shooters (1928).
#BOTD 1898 – 1987 Randolph Scott, 89, US actor.

He met Cary Grant in 1932, they soon rented a beach house together in Malibu, not unusual for the time, (Errol Flynn and David Niven shared a house too). But there still remains speculation whether their relationship was romantic?
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#BOTD 1940 – 2017 Sir John Hurt, 77, English actor. Harry Potter's Garrick Ollivander

A Man for All Seasons* Before Winter Comes * 10 Rillington Place * Naked Civil Servant * I, Claudius * Mr Forbush and Penguins * Midnight Express (OscarNom) * Alien * Elephant Man (OscarNom)
#BOTD 1940 – 2017 Sir John Hurt, 77, English actor. Harry Potter's Garrick Ollivander

The Night Crossing * The Plague Dogs * Osterman Weekend * Champion * The Hit * Nineteen Eighty-four * White Mischief * Scandal * The Field * King Ralph * Rob Roy * Love and Death on Long Island
#BOTD 1940 – 2017 Sir John Hurt, 77, English actor. Harry Potter's Garrick Ollivander

Crime and Punishment * Dogville * Hellboy films * The Proposition * Perfume: Story of a Murderer * Indiana Jones and Kingdom of Crystal Skull * New York, I Love You * An Englishman in New York
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#BOTD 1932 – Piper Laurie, (b. Rosetta Jacobs), 90, US actress

Born to poor Polish/Russian Jewish immigrants for periods of her childhood her parents placed her, and her sister in a children's home, although later, her mother did pay for elocution lessons, to combat her shyness.
#BOTD 1932 – Piper Laurie, 90, US actress

In 1949 she signed a contract with Universal Pictures, and made her film debut in Louisa (1950) * Francis Goes to the Races (a film series) * Has Anybody Seen My Gal? * Ain't Misbehavin' * Until They Sail * The Hustler (1961 OscarNom)
#BOTD 1932 – Piper Laurie, 90, US actress

After her Oscar in The Hustler (1961) substantial film roles did not come, so she and her husband moved to New York. She didn't appear in another film until she was offered the role of the Mother in Carrie (1976) relaunching her career.
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#BOTD 1943 – Randy Newman, 78, US singer, composer, pianist.

Mama Told Me Not to Come * I Think It's Going to Rain Today, two of his many great songs. Son of Irving Newman, nephew of Alfred, the most OscarNom family, with a total of 95 nominations, in various music categories.
#BOTD 1943 – Randy Newman, US singer, composer, pianist.

"I've Been Wrong Before * I Don't Want To Hear Anymore * Mama Told Me Not to Come * Sail Away * You Can Leave Your Hat On * Short People * It's a Jungle Out There * We Belong Together" (Oscar)

#BOTD 1943 – Randy Newman, 78, US singer, composer, pianist.

Since 1980s, film scores Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars, James and Giant Peach.

Others: Ragtime (1981) The Natural * Three Amigos * Pleasantville * Meet the Parents * Seabiscuit * Marriage Story (2019)
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#BOTD 1974 – Chloë Sevigny, 47, US actress, director.

Kids (1995) * Trees Lounge * The Last Days of Disco * Boys Don't Cry (OscarNom) * American Psycho * Dogville * Demon lover * Party Monster * Shattered Glass * Melinda and Melinda * Broken Flowers
#BOTD 1974 – Chloë Sevigny, 47, US actress, director.

3 Needles * Sisters * Big Love * Zodiac * My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done * Beautiful Darling * Hit & Miss * American Horror Story * Linda Lovelace * The Wait * #Horror
#BOTD 1974 – Chloë Sevigny, 47, US actress, director.

Kitty (+ director) * Beatriz at Dinner * Lizzie * Love Is Blind * The Dead Don't Die * White Echo (+ Director) * True Adventures of Wolf boy * Queen & Slim * Slow Machine (2020) * Bones & All (TBA)
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#BOTD 1944 – Danny DeVito, 77, US actor, director, and producer

He found fame as taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the TV's Taxi (1978–83) Golden Globe and Emmy. He currently plays Frank Reynolds in the FX and FXX sitcom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, (2006–present)
#BOTD 1944 – Danny DeVito, 77, US actor, director, producer.

One Flew over Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) * Terms of Endearment * Romancing the Stone * Jewel of Nile * Tin Men * Throw Momma from Train (+ Director) * Twins * War of Roses (+ Director) * Batman Returns * Hoffa (+ Director)
#BOTD 1944 – Danny DeVito, 77, US actor, director, producer.

Reality Bites * Junior * Renaissance Man * Get Shorty * Matilda (+ Director) * Space Jam * Mars Attacks * The Rainmaker * LA Confidential * Gattaca * Out of Sight * Erin Brockovich * Big Fish * Deck the Halls * Jumanji
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#BOTD 1942 – Martin Scorsese, 79, US filmmaker, screenwriter.

He's directed 25 films and 16 documentaries. A founding member of the Film Foundation which has restored over 800 films, including Powell, and Pressburger's The Red Shoes (1948) and Renoir's La Grande Illusion (1937)
#BOTD 1942 – Martin Scorsese, 79, US filmmaker, screenwriter.

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)* Boxcar Bertha * Mean Streets * Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore * Taxi Driver * New York, New York * Raging Bull * The King of Comedy (1982)
#BOTD 1942 – Martin Scorsese, 79, US filmmaker, screenwriter.

After Hours (1985) * The Color of Money * The Last Temptation of Christ * Goodfellas * Cape Fear * The Age of Innocence * Casino * Kundun * Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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#BOTD 1928 – 2020 Ennio Morricone, 91, Italian trumpet player, composer.

He entered Saint Cecilia Music Conservatory in 1940, age 12, for a four-year program he completed in six months. He composed his first film score in 1955, his first worldwide hit A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Image
#BOTD 1928 – 2020 Ennio Morricone, 91, Italian trumpet player, composer.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) * For a Few Dollars More * Hollywood: John Huston's The Bible: In the Beginning (1966) * For a Few Extra Dollars * The Good, the Bad and the Ugly * Once Upon a Time in the West ImageImage
#BOTD 1928 – 2020 Ennio Morricone, 91, Italian trumpet player, composer, conductor.

Two Mules for Sister Sara * The Exorcist II: The Heretic * Days of Heaven (OscarNom) * La Cage aux Follies I/II/III * The Thing * Once Upon a Time in America * The Mission (OscarNom) ImageImageImage
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#BOTD 1925 – 1984 Richard Burton, (b. Jenkins), 58, Welsh actor. Oscar nominated seven times, never won.

My Cousin Rachel (1952 OscarNom) * The Robe (OscarNom) * Alexander the Great * Look Back in Anger * Cleopatra * Becket (OscarNom) * Spy Who Came in from the Cold (OscarNom) Image
#BOTD 1925 – 1984 Richard Burton, 58, Welsh actor.

"From the first time I saw you, entering Rome on that monstrous stone beast, shining in the sun like a little gold toy, how I envied Caesar. Not his conquests or his triumphs. Not his titles. I envied him you."

Cleopatra (1963)
#BOTD 1925 – 1984 Richard Burton, 58, Welsh actor.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (OscarNom) * Taming of the Shrew * Where Eagles Dare * Anne of Thousand Days (OscarNom) * Assassination of Trotsky * Massacre in Rome * Equus (OscarNom) * Medusa Touch * Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) ImageImageImage
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#BOTD 1931 – 2014 Mike Nichols, (b. Igor Mikhail Peschkowsky), 83, German-born US performer, filmmaker, writer.

He began his career in 1950s in improvisational comedy, teaming with Elaine May as 'Nichols and May' they were a big hit on Broadway and won Grammy Best Comedy Album.
#BOTD 1931 – 2014 Mike Nichols, 83, German-born US performer, director, writer.

He began directing Broadway plays, his debut, Barefoot in the Park, 1963, with Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. In 2012 he won his 6th Tony for Death of a Salesman, with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
#BOTD 1931 – 2014 Mike Nichols, 83, US director, writer.

In 1966 he directed his first film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Taylor and Burton. It won five Oscars from 13 nominations. For The Graduate (1967) with unknown Dustin Hoffman, Nichols won the Best Director Oscar.
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#BOTD #VivienLeigh 1913-1967 (age 53) Tuberculosis

"Director George Cukor described her as a 'consummate actress, hampered by beauty."

Anna Karenina (1948)
#BOTD #VivienLeigh 1913-1967 (age 53) Tuberculosis

Cleopatra (1945) Anna Karenina (1948) ImageImage
#BOTD #VivienLeigh 1913-1967 (age 53) Tuberculosis

Olivier said critics should 'give her credit for being an actress and not go on forever letting their judgments be distorted by her great beauty.'

But it is hard to forget her beauty.
Cleopatra (1945)
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#BOTD 1913 – 1967 Vivien Leigh, (b. Hartley), 53, (TB), English actress

Fire Over England * Dark Journey * Storm in a Teacup * Three Weeks Together * The First and Last (all 1937) * A Yank at Oxford * Sidewalks of London (both 1938) * Gone with the Wind (1939 Oscar Best Actress)
#BOTD 1913 – 1967 #VivienLeigh

Charlie a London street performer, protects the beautiful Liberty, 'Libby', a runaway and pickpocket, and takes her into his troupe. When Libby is 'discovered' and leaves Charlie to becomes a big star, he is heartbroken.

Sidewalks of London (1938)
#BOTD 1913 – 1967 #VivienLeigh, 53, English actress

"I don't think I will kiss you — although you need kissing badly. You should be kissed, and often, by someone who knows how.

You're a conceited, blackhearted varmint Rhett Butler."

Gone with the Wind (1939 Oscar Best Actress)
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#BOTD 1919 – 1996 Martin Balsam, 76, US actor.

Best known as Detective Arbogast in #Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) Oscar as Best Supporting Actor - A Thousand Clowns (1966) Tony as Best Actor in a Play - You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1968)
#BOTD 1919 – 1996 Martin Balsam, 76, US actor.

Film debut: On the Waterfront (1954 uncredited) * 12 Angry Men (1957) * Marjorie Morningstar * Psycho * Breakfast at Tiffany's * Cape Fear * Seven Days in May * The Carpetbaggers * The Bedford Incident * A Thousand Clowns (Oscar)
#BOTD 1919 – 1996 Martin Balsam, 76, US actor.

Hombre * Catch-22 * Tora! Tora! Tora! * Anderson Tapes * Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 * Murder On Orient Express (1974) * All President's Men * Raid on Entebbe * St Elmo's Fire * Hotel * Cape Fear * Silence of Hams (1994 as Detective)
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#BOTD 1908 – 1997 Stanley Cortez, 89, US cinematographer and photographer.

He filmed over 70 movies #OrsonWelles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Charles Laughton's Night of Hunter (1955) The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Sam Fuller's Shock Corridor (1963) and The Naked Kiss (1964)
#BOTD 1908 – 1997 Stanley Cortez, US cinematographer.

#OrsonWelles adaptation of Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize–winning 1918 novel. "A spoiled heir to the Amberson fortune, comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved."

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
#BOTD 1908 – 1997 Stanley Cortez, US cinematographer.

Black Cat (1941) * Magnificent Ambersons * Since You Went Away * Smash-Up, Story of a Woman * Secret Beyond Door * Underworld Story * Night of Hunter * Three Faces of Eve * Shock Corridor * Naked Kiss * Young Dillinger (1965)
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#BOTD 1933 – 2011 John Barry, English-US composer.

(1962-87) Dr No * From Russia with Love * Goldfinger * Thunderball * You Only Live Twice * On Her Majesty's Secret Service * Diamonds Are Forever * Man with Golden Gun * Moonraker * Octopussy * View to a Kill * Living Daylights
#BOTD 1933 – 2011 John Barry, English-US composer

Oscars Born Free (+ lyrics Don Black) * Lion in Winter * Out of Africa * Dances with Wolves

OscarNom Mary Queen of Scots * Chaplin

Other greats: Zulu * Whisperers * Ipcress File * Quiller Memorandum * Midnight Cowboy * The Deep
#BOTD 1933 – 2011 John Barry, English-US composer.

"Con man Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo and Texan hustler, Joe Buck, form a rough alliance in order to survive the mean streets of New York. As they kick-start Joe’s hustling career, Ratso’s health gets worse."

Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, (b. Buchinsky), 81, US actor.

At the height of his fame, early 1970s, he was world #1 box office, at $1m per film. When he worked as a coal miner he earned $1 a ton of coal. In WW2 with #USArmy he served in Pacific and received a Purple Heart.
#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, (b. Buchinsky), 81, US actor.

After WW2, with the help of GI Bill, he joined a theatre group in Philadelphia. Later moving to NYC, then Hollywood. He made his film debut, uncredited, in The Mob (1951), and The People Against O'Hara (both 1951)
#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, 81, US actor.

Bloodhounds of Broadway * Battle Zone * Pat and Mike * Marrying Kind * Miss Sadie Thompson * House of Wax * Crime Wave * Vera Cruz * Big House, USA * Jubal * Run of the Arrow * Roger Corman's Machine-Gun Kelly (lead role 1958)
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#BOTD 1918 – 2005 Teresa Wright, 86, US actress.

After seeing Helen Hayes on stage in 1936, she began acting in school plays. She later understudied Dorothy McGuire and Martha Scott in Wilder's Our Town. She was OscarNom in her film debut The Little Foxes, 1941 with #BetteDavis
#BOTD 1918 – 2005 Teresa Wright, 86, US actress.

The Little Foxes (1941 OscarNom) * Mrs Miniver* Pride of the Yankees (OscarNom) * #Hitchcock Shadow of a Doubt * Best Years of Our Lives * Pursued * Enchantment * The Men (Marlon Brando's film debut) * Something to Live For
#BOTD 1918 – 2005 Teresa Wright, US actress.

"I know you don't tell people a lot of things. I have the feeling inside you somewhere, there's something nobody knows about - and I'll find it out."

"It's not good to find out too much Charlie."

#Hitchcock Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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#BOTD 1910 – 1963 Jack Carson, 52, (Cancer), Canadian-US actor and singer.

Stage Door (1937) * Bringing Up Baby * Vivacious Lady * Mr Smith Goes to Washington * Destry Rides Again * Queen of the Mob * Lucky Partners * #Hitchcock's Mr & Mrs Smith * Strawberry Blonde * Love Crazy
#BOTD 1910 – 1963 Jack Carson, 52, (Cancer) Canadian-US actor, singer

Bride Came C.O.D. * Blues in Night * Larceny Inc * Gentleman Jim * Arsenic + Old Lace * The Hard Way * Mildred Pierce * Two Guys from Milwaukee * Dangerous When Wet * A Star Is Born * Phffft * Bottom of Bottle
#BOTD 1910 – 1963 Jack Carson, 52, (Cancer), Canadian-US actor, singer.

The Tattered Dress * Cat on a Hot Tin Roof * Rally Round the Flag, Boys! * The Bramble Bush (w. Richard Burton) * Sammy the Way Out Seal (1962 episode, TV Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color - final role)
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