Category Archives: ’30s

Happy Joan Crawford Day!

Enduring film legend Joan Crawford was born anywhere from 110 to 114 years ago today — mystery continues to swirl around her birth year — but she's one of the few Old Hollywood icons whose impact has continued into the 21st century, in spite of the fact that she died in 1977. (more…)
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Lassie Lou Ahern, Child Star of the Silents, Dies @ 97

Lassie Lou Ahern, one of 14 known survivors of the Silent Era, died Thursday, February 15, of flu complications, Extra reports. She was 97. [caption id="attachment_4855" align="aligncenter" width="689"] Ahern worked with Will Rogers (1879-1935), of whom she was considered a protégée[/caption] Ahern, born June 25, 1920, appeared in the silent classics The Call of the…
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Laura La Plante: A Silent Era Star Who Triumphed

During the Silent Era, Laura La Plante (1904-1996) was one of the world's biggest stars, launched after being chosen as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1923 after having begun working as a Christie Comedy Bathing Beauty. (more…)
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