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Edward Everett Horton

Born on this day in 1886, actor Edward Everett Horton. Horton had a lengthy career, which began in the silent era. He was a character actor of the highest caliber, appearing in the films; Arsenic & Old Lace, Ziegfeld Girl, Springtime In The Rockies, Cinderella Jones and Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

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Burt Lancaster

Born on this day in 1913, in New York City, actor Burt Lancaster. Lancaster. Lancaster enjoyed a lengthy career, starring in the now-classic, From Here To Eternity, Gunfight At The OK Corral, Elmer Gantry, and Judgment At Nuremberg.

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Fay Holden

Born on this day in 1893, in Birmingham, England, actress Fay Holden. Holden appeared in dozens of films during Hollywood’s Golden Era, but is perhaps best known for playing Emily Hardy in the Andy Hardy series, starring Mickey Rooney.

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Joan Crawford & …..?

In our quest for look-a-likes, we came across this pic of Joan Crawford with her stand-in. Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to track down the lady’s name or any info about her. We’re sure you’ll agree, though, she almost looks more like Joan Crawford than Joan Crawford!

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Russell Hicks

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.

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Patric Knowles & Erol Flynn

Knowles (L) and Flynn (R)

Golden-era actor Patric Knowles had more than a passing resemblance to Warner Bros. Studio star Erol Flynn. The two were friends in real life, and made four films together; Charge Of The Light Brigade in 1936, and Robin Hood, Four’s A Crowd and The Sisters, all in 1938. 

While he was probably often thought of as Warner’s  B-movie Erol Flynn, he starred in numerous A-list movies, alongside Bette Davis, Abbott & Costello, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Lucille Ball, to name a few. 

Knowles with Olivia De Havilland & Flynn.