The life and times of your favorite classic
movie actresses and actors
I remember the first time I watched Gone with the Wind. I was mesmerized
by Vivien Leigh's portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara.
I said to myself at the time that Vivien Leigh will always be "my favorite actress". Things have
changed since then.
While I still love Vivien Leigh, she has some pretty stiff competition for my movie fan affection.
For instance, Barbara
Stanywck, . I can't take my eyes off her. Whether she's making my skin crawl as the coldblooded
and seductive Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity or making me laugh as the "Martha
Stewart-like" Elizabeth Lane in Christmas at Connecticut.
And I have a huge crush on Ann Sheridan. I remember the first time I saw her. I was watching One More
Tomorrow on Turner Classic Movies.
When she first came on to the screen it was like being hit by a bold of lightening. As well as being incredibly
beautiful, she knew how to deliver a wise-crack with the best of them.
There are so many are vying for my affection: Joan Fontaine, Greer Garson, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner...the
list goes on.
As for actors, I've always been a fan of Errol Flynn. It was hard not to love the guy after reading about
his amazing adventures in his autobiography My Wicked Wicked Ways.
My favorite Flynn role was his portrayal of boxer Jim Corbett in the movie Gentlemen
And who among us has not been brought to tears when by the last scene of It's a Wonderful Life when
Stewart as George Bailey gets his wings.
Or marveled at Bogie's performance as he delivers some of the
greatest lines in movie history in the near-perfect Casablanca.
As you I'm sure you've figured out I'm a classic movie fan. But in addition to loving classic movies, I've always
been interested in the lives of the actors and actresses who appeared in them. And that's why I decided to put
together this site.
If you're reading this, more than likely you're a classic movie fan too. What I've tried to do with my "Classic
Movie People" site is give you a bit more information than what might be available from other similar
To provide you with more than just a couple of paragraphs about your favorite actor or actress.
I'll be adding more of your favorite classic movie actors and actresses as time goes by. If you have any requests
or questions, click
here to let me know.