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Re: CANDIDS II

Posted: March 17th, 2017, 6:45 pm
by mongoII
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MICHAEL O'SHEA (1906 - 1973)

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Posted: March 17th, 2017, 8:48 pm
by mongoII
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Birthday boy Michael O'Shea with wife Virginia Mayo on New Year's Eve long, long ago

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Posted: March 18th, 2017, 8:30 pm
by mongoII
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EDWARD EVERETT HORTON (1886 - 1970)

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Posted: March 19th, 2017, 3:43 am
by Lomm
Vecchiolarry wrote:Hello Joe,

A very nice picture of Mercedes McCambridge - thank you.
Next month, while in LA for TCM FF, I will again clean (Windex) her stars on the Blvd.
As you know it was my promise to her!!

Larry

Larry, would you mind sharing this story with us? As you know, I'm fascinated by your tales of the golden age stars and love hearing every bit of history I can drag out of you. :)

Re: CANDIDS II

Posted: March 19th, 2017, 12:28 pm
by mongoII
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PATRICIA MORISON is 102 today

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Posted: March 19th, 2017, 3:15 pm
by mongoII
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Birthday girl Patricia Morison still looking good

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Posted: March 19th, 2017, 4:04 pm
by Vecchiolarry
Hi Lomm,

I knew Mercedes McCambridge through her son, who was a (semi) friend of mine. He had the same history tutor as me; and Lawrence was his second name, the same as my first. He was a strange, unruly kid, and "Mercy" thought that I would be a good influence on him.
She sometimes 'baby-sat' me with him too and we used to play cowboys & Indians together. I can safely say that I'm the only person who's ever tied her up to the kitchen chair - - she played the maiden in distress and we rescued her!!! She was lots of fun and had a wicked sense of humour.

Whenever we were misbehaving or needed to settle down, she would threaten to sing, if we didn't behave... And, she'd say, "You don't ever want to hear that, Now be good!!!!"

She took me as her date to the Oscars in 1954 - where she awarded Frank Sinatra his Oscar. Since I had no seat down front, I was taken in hand by Dale Robertson, sitting in the balconey. Phil Carey sat on the other side of me.

Mercy always cleaned her stars on the boulevard (she has 2) and I promised to clean them when she was gone.

She had had a stroke in her later years. If you watch the 70th Oscars, when lots of them are introduced; you will wonder what the delay and commotion behind the curtain was. It was Mercy, who became dishevelled and afraid and in shock; and it was Cher who calmed her down and soothed her nerves. I never was much of a Cher fan, but now I am - kind lady.

Larry

Re: CANDIDS II

Posted: March 20th, 2017, 3:26 am
by sterling
A touching and nice story, thanks :-) reminds me to my contacts to Jan Sterling.

nice week to all SSO members
Georges

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Posted: March 20th, 2017, 2:19 pm
by mongoII
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WENDELL COREY (1914 - 1968)

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Posted: March 21st, 2017, 11:55 am
by mongoII
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VIRGINIA WEIDLER (1927 - 1968)

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Posted: March 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm
by mongoII
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VIRGINIA WEIDLER (1927 - 1968)

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Posted: March 21st, 2017, 7:31 pm
by mongoII
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According to actress/best friend Jean Porter, birthday girl Virginia Weidler was a Christian Scientist and would not seek medical help for the symptoms of cardiac disease she had experienced over the years.
She was only 41 when she passed away.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2017, 7:55 pm
by mongoII
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VIRGINIA GREY (1917 - 2004)

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Posted: March 22nd, 2017, 9:46 pm
by mongoII
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Birthday girl Virginia Grey and the love of her life Clark Gable.
She never married.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2017, 11:59 am
by mongoII
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JOAN CRAWFORD (1906 - 1977)