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Claude Rains

Born on this day in 1889, in London, England, actor Claude Rains. Rains was one of Warner Brothers Studio’s most reliable actors, with a career that saw him fitting snugly somewhere between character actor and A-list star. He appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, The Invisible Man, and dozens of other feature films.

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Beulah Bondi

Born on this day in 1889, in Chicago, Illinois, character actor, Beulah Bondi. Bondi made a nearly forty-year career out of playing mothers, matronly aunts, grandmothers, spinsters and rooming house owners. Her most famous of the lot, was her role as George Bailey’s mother, in the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Harry Carey, Sr.

Born on this day in The Bronx, New York, actor Harry Carey, Sr. Carey. Carey was a character actor, known for his work in early westerns and adventure films. From 1910 to 1940, he appeared in hundreds of movies, including Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Angel and The Badman and Wagon Trail.