Happy Birthday, Joan Bennett - (February 27th, 1910 - December 7th, 1990) “With all of Constance’s juggling of dates over the years, I started off as the youngest, then became her twin, and finally ended up as the oldest sister.”
Betty Grable....In 1943, she was the number one box office draw in the world and, in 1947, she was the highest-paid entertainer in the United States. Two of her biggest film successes were the musical Mother Wore Tights (1947) and the comedy How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), one of her last films. Grable retired from screen acting in 1955 after she withdrew from her Fox contract, although she continued to perform on the stage and on television.
Greta Garbo - In addition to her film legacy, Garbo sat for a number of stunning portrait photographs by a wide range of photographers, including; Edward Steichen, Ruth Harriet Louise, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Nikolas Muray, Arnold Genthe and Cecil Beaton. (excerpt taken from http://www.gretagarbo.com)
Belle Bennett (1891-1932). American stage and screen actress. She came to Hollywood for the leading role in "Stella Dallas" (1925). The film has been ranked as one of the finest movies of all time. While filming the movie her son,16, died. He had posed as her brother for some time because of her fear that her employers might find out her true age. She was actually thirty-four rather than twenty-four. She appeared in several other silent films before dying of cancer at age 41.
Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was