Happy Birthday Gloria Swanson!
There’s always a fresh start. Remember that. Never ruminate on negative things: age, sickness, death, money trouble. No matter how old you are, act as if you are going to live forever. then life will never cease to be beautiful, challenging adventure.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lucille Fay LeSueur aka Joan Crawford
March 23, 1906 - May 10, 1977
A loyal and generous friend, very thoughtful; dear Joan Crawford, she forgot nothing—-names, dates, obligations. These included the people at Hollywood institutions who had helped make and keep her a star. When it was fashionable to rail against the studio system and the tycoons who had built it, she was always warm in their defense. She spoke of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a family in which she was directed and protected, provided with fine stories and just about every great male star to play opposite; later she built up a similar relationship with Warners. And through it all she was consistently herself, unmistakably Joan Crawford, star.
- George Cukor
Happy Birthday Ronald Charles Colman (February 9, 1891 - May 19, 1958)
“I never knew anybody to have more beautiful manners. He was kind and gentle, very friendly and sweet. - May McAvoy
Ronald Colman knew more about acting for the camera than any actor I worked with. - George Cukor
No one, not even Douglas Fairbanks, could match Ronald Colman’s screen close-ups. They were marvellous because he had a beautiful face, and because he had a deep but gentle masculinity: the ideal of the dark Englishman. - Laurence Olivier
Ronnie became not just an actor for me, but a way of life. - Vincent Price
He doesn’t need cloaks and swords and horses and big old lances or anything to be romantic, he’s just a wonderfully romantic person. - Greer Garson
He was the greatest actor I have ever known. He knew exactly what to do and was letter-perfect when he did it. - John Ford
Happy 106th Birthday, Ray Milland
(January 3, 1907 - March 10, 1986)
“My philosophy is do what you can with what you’ve got.”
Happy Birthday Irene Dunne | December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990
“She was, and is, a real lady. And a great star. They don’t make them like her any more -and her beauty today is still unfaded.”
“I have no regrets, except perhaps one: I should have tried harder to be a better actor.”
Happy Birthday Joel Albert McCrea | November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990
“The only times I’m self-conscious are-when I’m Jean Arthur. In front of the camera I lose my identity completely, and with it I lose my timidity. As a character in a play I feel as if I can be what people expect. As Jean Arthur, I never feel as if I know what people expect.”
Happy Birthday Jean Arthur | 17 October, 1900 - 19 June, 1991
The underlying characteristic of her playing, no matter what the role, was that the world was a funny place, but not fun. Her comic genius was founded in a combination of fear, sadness and sweetness: her eyes flashed in indignation, flooded in dismay or blinked in disbelief; her lips quivered when confronted with injustice; but she could also assume a bold assurance of being believed no matter how blatantly she was lying.