Category Archives: ’40s

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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‘A (Very Familiar) Face in the Crowd’

In honor of January 30's State of the Union, today being Patricia Neal's birth anniversary and today being the one-year anniversary of Trump's swearing-in ... this post written by Rick of Rick's Real/Reel Life: (more…)
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Dorothy Malone, Oscar Winner & ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Dies @ 93

Dorothy Malone, famous as Constance MacKenzie on the TV adaptation of Peyton Place (1964-1968), has died in Dallas of natural causes, Variety reports. She was 93. (Update: Originally thought to be 92, her daughter confirmed her mother was 93, the opposite of a Peyton Place plot point.) (more…)
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