Category Archives: ’40s

100-Year-Old Marsha Hunt on FDR, John Wayne & the Blacklist

Golden Age of Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt will turn 101 this fall, but like Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916) — who won the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind right out from under her — Hunt is a true survivor, and isn't voluntarily going away any time soon! (more…)
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Carole Cook Is ‘Back Where She Belongs’

Carole Cook is becoming forgetful — oh, she remembers everything that ever happened to her in her 94 years, and she remembered all the snappy one-liners in her wildly successful, two-night run at 54 Below in NYC June 19-20, but there is no arguing that the woman has simply forgotten to age. (more…)
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The Final Journey of a Film Star in Decline

Tiny American actress Mildred Shay (1911-2005), busy in the '30s both on the screen and between the sheets (wink!), peaked in the '30s, winding up in poverty, forgotten and without any of the things that once made her so fabulous. (She's pictured above with Nelson Eddy (1901-1967). (more…)
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