Cecil B. DeMille – From the Beginning

Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille Director Cecil B. Demille started at the beginning of the American film industry. His great directing and draconian style made a great impact on American film, Born: August 12, 1881 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA Died: January 21, 1959 (age 77) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA   Director  1914 Brewster’s Millions  1914 Rose of the…

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James Cagney – Tough Guy, Dancer

One, Two, Three (1961) - James Cagney

The word great is thrown around a lot, but with this guy, it’s true. James Cagney was a real tough guy and a song and dance man as well. James Cagney, of course, was born in New York City in 1899. After high school, he attended Columbia University but left…

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Henry Fonda – One-Take Fonda

Warlock (1959) - Henry Fonda

  Henry Fonda was a soft-spoken man who was born in Grand Island, Nebraska in 1905. Following high school, he attended the University of Minnesota and studied journalism. At the age of 20, Fonda began acting at the Omaha Community Playhouse. After becoming a part of the Cape Cod University…

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Whit Bissell – This Guys is in Everything

Whit Bissell

Whit Bissell was born in New York City in 1909. Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in over 300 movies and TV series. Sometimes it seems like he is in every movie. Just there moving steadily along and never…

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