Well, this is it. The final part of my 2013 centennial article. Many cinematic legends are celebrating their 100th year of birth this year. Vivien Leigh, Burt Lancaster, Danny Kaye, Loretta Young, John Garfield, Louisville’s own Victor Mature. The list goes on and on. (Side note: Lancaster and Leigh were born three days apart!) I will see you next year!
Born: November 24, 1913
Died: July 17, 2005
Notable Films: Dark Victory (1939); Wuthering Heights (1939); Watch on the Rhine (1943); The Pawnbroker (1964); Arthur (1981).
Trivia: Childhood friend of Vivien Leigh and Maureen O’Sullivan; had brief affair with Orson Welles and gave birth to this only son, Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Born: December 1, 1913
Died: November 3, 1990
Notable Films: Rhythm on the River (1940); Birth of the Blues (1941); Night and Day (1946).
Trivia: Mother of the late Larry Hagman; earned Tony awards for her performances in Peter Pan and South Pacific.
Born: December 4, 1913
Died: June 20, 1978
Notable Films: The Seventh Victim (1943); Champion (1949); The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954); Peyton Place (1957); Von Ryan’s Express (1965); Valley of the Dolls (1967); Earthquake (1974).
Trivia: Worked as an assistant editor to Robert Wise on Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons; died near the end of production of last film 1979’s Avalanche Express-star Robert Shaw died several weeks after Robson (both men died of a heart attack).
Born: December 11, 1913
Died: November 8, 1998
Notable Films: Beauty and the Beast (1946); Orphee (1949).
Trivia: Made several films with director Jean Cocteau-also was muse and lover of Cocteau.
Born: December 18, 1913
Died: November 20, 1989
Birth Name: Margaret Schuyler Fisher
Notable Films: Blood and Sand (1941); The Magnificent Dope (1942); Orchestra Wives (1942); Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943); The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944).
Trivia: Typecast as the “other woman”; WWII pin-up girl.
Born: December 25, 1913
Died: July 27, 2012
Birth Name: Alvin Morris
Notable Films: Poor Little Rich Girl (1936); Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937); Ziegfeld Girl (1941); Easy to Love (1953).
Trivia: Married singer-actress Alice Faye and dancer-actress Cyd Charisse (Martin and Charisse were married for 60 years until Charisse’s death in 2008)
Born: December 30, 1913
Died: December 15, 1960
Birth Name: Vera Gibson-Amado
Notable Films: The Wages of Fear (1953); Diabolique (1955).
Trivia: Her three films were all directed by husband Henri-Georges Clouzout; had heart condition which resulted in her early death.