Born on this day in 1874, in Northumberland, England, actor Henry Travers. Travers was one of Hollywood’s most reliable character actors, and usually played doctors, fathers and other similar types. He is lovingly remembered by million, as the angel, Clarence Odbody, in the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.
Character actor Russell Hicks was born on this day in 1895. He is credited with appearing in 300+ films, alongside such luminaries as The Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello, and W.C. Fields.