Fantasia 1941 premiere

by MikeSeravello-233-985397 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public

Wednesday January 29th, Carthay Circle Theatre 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

1. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

2. Gertrude Temple

Ali Baba Goes to Town

Gertrude Amelia Krieger was born on July 15, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1903, her father, German-born Julius Otto Krieger, relocated the family to Los Angeles, California. Because her parents worked long hours and her father died when she was 15, Gertrude spent much of her childhood caring for ...

3. George Temple

Ali Baba Goes to Town

George Francis Temple was born in Fairview, Pennsylvania, in May 1888, to Francis Temple, a doctor, and Cynthia Yaeger Temple. Dr. Temple was devoted to his patients, but long hours and house calls in inclement weather soon took their toll, and he died of pneumonia in June 1896, when he was only 39...

4. Jane Withers

Actress | Giant

During the early times of the Depression when life was more famine than feast, child stars became the blue plate special of the day, served up by Hollywood to help nourish a nation besieged with troubles. Following 20th Century-Fox monumental success with Shirley Temple in the early 1930s, every ...

5. Buddy Pepper

Actor | Seventeen

Buddy Pepper (born Jack R. Starkey) was born in La Grange, Kentucky. At the age of 5 years old, he became a self-taught pianist and, in addition to his abilities to sing and dance, he used his gift for playing songs by ear to entertain audiences both locally and abroad alongside his partner ...

6. James Cagney

Actor | The Roaring Twenties

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

7. Robert Montgomery

Actor | Night Must Fall

Born Henry Montgomery Jr., the elder son of New York businessman Henry Montgomery and his wife, Mary W. (nee Barney) Montgomery (a native of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York), Robert Montgomery had a younger brother, Donald. He was not related to Belinda Montgomery.

As a child, he enjoyed a ...

8. George Murphy

Actor | This Is the Army

After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Starting in 1927, he worked with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway. In 1934, after his wife retired from show business, he worked with Shirley Temple, in Hollywood, as well as Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald ...

9. Lee De Forest

Producer | Phonofilm

Lee De Forest was born on August 26, 1873 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Phonofilm (1923), A Musical Monologue (1923) and Syncopation and Song (1927). He was married to Marie Mosquini, Nora Stanton Blatch, Lucille Sheardown and Mary Mayo (concert singer). He...

10. Edgar Bergen

Actor | Fun & Fancy Free

Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edgar John Berggren. He was an actor, known for Fun & Fancy Free (1947), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Letter of Introduction (1938). He was married to Frances Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

11. Frances Gifford

Actress | Tarzan Triumphs

Frances Gifford had a somewhat unorthodox introduction to the movie business. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she had no ambition to be an actress, and in fact had applied to UCLA when, at age 16, she and a friend got to visit the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, where they watched a movie being ...

12. James Dunn

Actor | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

James Dunn worked on the stage, in vaudeville and as an extra in silent movies before he was signed by Fox in 1931. His first movie with Fox was 1931's Sob Sister (1931). While at Fox, he appeared with Shirley Temple in her first three features: Baby, Take a Bow (1934), Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) ...

13. Sally Blane

Actress | Forbidden Company

Although this lovely, light brown-haired leading lady would wind up better known as one of Loretta Young's three acting sisters, Sally Blane nevertheless enjoyed a lively albeit modest "B" film career during the late '20s and '30s. The resemblance to her "A"-level sister was very strong--the same ...

14. Norman Foster

Director | Letter to Loretta

Norman Foster was born on December 13, 1903 in Richmond, Indiana, USA as Norman Foster Hoeffer. He was a director and actor, known for The Loretta Young Show (1953), I Cover Chinatown (1936) and Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939). He was married to Sally Blane and Claudette Colbert. He died on July 7, ...

15. Cliff Edwards

Actor | His Girl Friday

Becoming popular with playing the ukulele, his unique singing and supplying the voice of animated movies, Cliff Edwards was one of the most popular singers in America.

Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Edwards left school at the age of 14, moved to St. Louis, and started to work as a singer in saloons. ...

16. Irene Coleman

Actress | Tripping Through the Tropics

Irene Coleman was born on August 13, 1913 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. She was an actress, known for Tripping Through the Tropics (1934) and Romance of the Potato (1939). She died on July 19, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

17. Jesse L. Lasky

Producer | Beyond the Rocks

Lasky, one of the first pioneers of the Hollywood film industry and its first genuine 'mogul', was not only a consummate showman and entrepreneur, but a jack-of-all-trades. Born in San Francisco in September 1880, the son of a shoe salesman, he attended high school in San Jose and held down his ...

18. Laraine Day

Actress | Foreign Correspondent

Born into a prominent Mormon family in Utah, Laraine Day's acting career began after her parents moved to Long Beach, California, where she joined the Long Beach Players. She appeared in her first film in 1937 in a bit part, then did leads in several George O'Brien westerns. Signing a contract with...

20. Cecil B. DeMille

Producer | The Ten Commandments

His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New ...

21. Constance Adams

Actress | Where the Trail Divides

Constance Adams was born on April 27, 1874 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Where the Trail Divides (1914) and Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (1923). She was married to Cecil B. DeMille. She died on July 17, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Forrest Tucker

Actor | The Trollenberg Terror

Forrest Tucker, best known to the Baby Boom generation as Sergeant O'Rourke on the classic TV sitcom F Troop (1965), was born on February 12, 1919, in Plainfield, Indiana. He began his performing career at age 14 at the 1933 Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair, pushing big wicker tourists' ...

23. Roy Edward Disney

Producer | Fantasia 2000

Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department....

24. Ernst Lubitsch

Director | To Be or Not to Be

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...

25. Vivian Gaye

Actress | The Frog

Vivian Gaye was born on December 13, 1907 in Highgate, London, England as Sanya Lilian Steinman. She was an actress, known for The Frog (1937) and Gone to the Dogs (1928). She was married to Ernst Lubitsch. She died on July 18, 2010 in Southampton, New York, USA.

26. Mitchell Leisen

Director | Death Takes a Holiday

Mitchell Leisen was born on October 6, 1898 in Menominee, Michigan, USA as James Mitchell Leisen. He was a director and art director, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), The Mating Season (1951) and Hold Back the Dawn (1941). He was married to Sandra Gahle. He died on October 28, 1972 in ...

27. Gail Patrick

Actress | My Man Godfrey

Cold, calculating and hard-as-nails is probably the best definition of Gail Patrick's femmes on the 30s and 40s silver screen, and the actress herself was no softie in real life. The tall, slender, patrician beauty was born with the equally stately-sounding name Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick in ...

28. Barbara Jo Allen

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Comedienne/writer Barbara Jo Allen induced laughs nationwide after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster "Vera Vague," a WWII creation in the late 1930s. She kept the name throughout much of her career and was often billed as such. The ...

29. Norman Krasna

Writer | Princess O'Rourke

Humorist, playwright and screenwriter Norman Krasna went to great lengths planning for a career in law: he attended New York University, Columbia University and St. John's University law school, then abruptly changed his plans and started work as a copy boy at a New York newspaper. He had a brief ...

30. Harry Rapf

Producer | The Bad Man of Brimstone

Harry Rapf was born on October 16, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937), Where the North Begins (1923) and Brown of Harvard (1926). He was married to Clementine Uhlfelder. He died on February 6, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Marie Wilson

Actress | My Friend Irma

Lovely, innocent-looking, well-endowed comedienne Marie Wilson was a featherbrained delight instantly reminiscent of the zany Gracie Allen. Unlike Allen, however, Marie was a knockout--with high cheekbones, a wide slash of a mouth and a figure that wouldn't quit.

She was born Katherine Elizabeth ...

32. Nick Grinde

Director | Girls of the Road

Nick Grinde's career lasted from the late 1920s to the mid-'40s, but his heyday was the mid to late 1930s. Grinde was one of the journeyman directors (such as Lesley Selander, George Sherman, Lew Landers, etc.) who made the "B" pictures that everybody enjoyed at a Saturday matinée, but whose name ...

33. Walter Abel

Actor | 13 Rue Madeleine

A familiar character face in movies and television, Walter Abel was a dedicated stage actor who had studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before moving on to a progression of stage work that culminated in his first appearance on Broadway in the original play "...

34. Ben Bernie

Soundtrack | The Counselor

A composer ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), author, violinist and conductor, he was educated at the NY College of Music, City College of New York, and the Columbia School of Mines. Beginning his vaudeville act while selling violins in a New York department store, he organized his own orchestra in 1922, ...

35. Claire Trevor

Actress | Key Largo

Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchman from Paris who lost his business during the Depression, and his Belfast-born wife, Benjamina, known as "Betty". Young ...

36. Clark Andrews

Writer | Pier 13

Son of Alfred Carpenter Andrews and Adelaide Clark.

37. Mary Martin

Actress | Peter Pan

Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human ...

38. Richard Halliday

The Sound of Music

Richard Halliday was born on April 3, 1905 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Richard Hammond Halliday. He is known for his work on The Sound of Music (1965), Peter Pan (1955) and Annie Get Your Gun (1957). He was married to Mary Martin. He died on March 3, 1973 in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil.

39. Jean Parker

Actress | The Gunfighter

Jean Parker was born Lois Mae Green in 1915. Her father was Lewis Green, a gunsmith and hunter, and her mother was Pearl Melvina Burch (later known professionally as Mildred Brenner), one of 18 children of a pioneer family that came to Montana from Missouri and Iowa. Jean's maternal grandfather was...

40. Douglas Dawson

Assistant_director | A Regular Scout

41. Jeanne Cagney

Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy

Dark-haired beauty Jeanne Carolyn Cagney was born in New York City, New York on March 25, 1919 - just a few months after the end of World War I. She and her four brothers - including James Cagney and William Cagney - were raised by her widowed mother. Jeanne majored in French and German during her ...

42. Art Babbitt

Animation_department | Dumbo

Art Babbitt was born on October 8, 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Harold Babitsky. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Pinocchio (1940). He was married to Barbara Perry, Dinah Gottliebova, Marge Champion and Rose Cohn. He died on March 4, ...

43. Frances Howard

Actress | The Shock Punch

Frances Howard was born on June 4, 1903 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Frances Howard McLaughlin. She was an actress, known for The Shock Punch (1925), Too Many Kisses (1925) and The Swan (1925). She was married to Samuel Goldwyn. She died on July 2, 1976 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Actor | Wings

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Wings (1927), This Way Please (1937) and Fascinating Youth (1926). He was married to Beverly Ricono and Mary Pickford. He died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

45. Sol Lesser

Producer | The Dawn Trail

Sol Lesser entered the film industry as an exhibitor and the owner of a chain of movie theaters. His first "production" had an interesting story behind it. In 1915, while he was living in San Francisco, he learned that the authorities were about to clean out and close down the city's notorious ...

46. Virginia Van Upp

Producer | Gilda

Virginia Van Upp was a producer and screenwriter who worked her way up in the film industry after having been a script reader, script editor, casting director, and agent. She was married with one child when she was named Executive Producer of Columbia Pictures by Harry Cohn in 1945. A woman would ...

47. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

48. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

49. Dorothy Lamour

Actress | Road to Bali

In addition to being Miss New Orleans in 1931, Dorothy Lamour worked as a Chicago elevator operator; band vocalist for her first husband, band leader Herbie Kaye; and radio performer. In 1936 she donned her soon-to-be-famous sarong for her debut at Paramount, The Jungle Princess (1936), and ...

50. Linda Ware

Actress | Paper Bullets

Linda Ware was born on May 29, 1925 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Paper Bullets (1941) and The Star Maker (1939). She died in September 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

51. Jean Parker

Actress | The Gunfighter

Jean Parker was born Lois Mae Green in 1915. Her father was Lewis Green, a gunsmith and hunter, and her mother was Pearl Melvina Burch (later known professionally as Mildred Brenner), one of 18 children of a pioneer family that came to Montana from Missouri and Iowa. Jean's maternal grandfather was...



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