Ray Milland’s screen career spanned six decades

Ray Milland (January 03, 1907 – March 10, 1986) was a Welsh actor and director whose screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, spanning six decades. Milland is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in “The Lost Weekend” (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in “Reap the Wild Wind” (1942), the murder-plotting husband in “Dial M for Murder” (1954), and as Oliver Barrett III in “Love Story” (1970). Milland, who was at one time Paramount Pictures’ highest paid actor, co-starred alongside many of the most popular actresses of the time including Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, Jane Wyman, Loretta Young, and Veronica Lake.

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland with Jean Arthur in "Easy Living" (1937)

Ray Milland with Jean Arthur in
“Easy Living” (1937)

Ray Milland and Grace Kelly in a promo for "Dial M For Murder" (1954)

Ray Milland and Grace Kelly in a promo
for “Dial M For Murder” (1954)

Ray Milland (center) with Gary Cooper and Robert Preston in "Beau Geste" (1939)

Ray Milland (center) with Gary Cooper and Robert Preston
in “Beau Geste” (1939)

Ray Milland (right) with John Wayne and Paulette Goddard in "Reap The Wild Wind" (1942)

Ray Milland (right) with John Wayne and Paulette Goddard in
“Reap The Wild Wind” (1942)

Ray Milland with Jane Wyman in "The Lost Weekend" (1945)

Ray Milland with Jane Wyman in “The Lost Weekend” (1945)

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Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

 

The lovely Ann Miller wishing everyone a
Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

Ann Miller Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!!

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Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from the Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe‘s bubble bath scene from director Billy Wilder’s film “The Seven Year Itch” (1955). Marilyn is lounging in the bath tub enjoying a bubble bath and stretching her legs when she inadvertently gets her toe stuck in the water faucet. Actor comedian Victor Moore has to come to her rescue.

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from “The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from “The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe bubble bath scene from “The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)

Marilyn Monroe and Victor Moore bubble bath scene from
“The Seven Year Itch” (1955)

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Claire Dodd appeared in sixty films from 1930 – 1942

Claire Dodd (December 29, 1911 – November 23, 1973) was an American film actress who appeared in almost sixty films in twelve years from 1930 to 1942. Her films include “Whoopee!” (1930), “Footlight Parade” (1933), “Roberta” (1935), “Don’t Bet on Blondes” (1935) and “In the Navy” (1941). Dodd also twice played secretary Della Street to Warren William’s Perry Mason, in “The Case of the Curious Bride” (1935) and “The Case of the Velvet Claws” (1936). She retired from acting and married her second husband H. Brand Cooper in 1942. They had four children together, a daughter and three sons. Claire Dodd died at her home in Beverly Hills, California from cancer, aged 61. She is buried in the Brand Family Cemetery on the grounds of the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California.

Claire Dodd (December 29, 1911 – November 23, 1973)

Claire Dodd
(December 29, 1911 – November 23, 1973)

Claire Dodd (1934)

Claire Dodd (1934)

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd in "Whoopee" (1930)

Claire Dodd in “Whoopee” (1930)

Claire Dodd with Warren William in "Don't Bet On Blondes" (1935)

Claire Dodd with Warren William in
“Don’t Bet On Blondes” (1935)

Claire Dodd and Joan Blondell in "Smarty" (1934)

Claire Dodd and Joan Blondell in “Smarty” (1934)

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Frances Drake a Hollywood Film Actress during the 1930s

Frances Drake (October 22, 1912 – January 18, 2000) a Hollywood film actress probably best known for playing Eponine in “Les Misérables” (1935). Other movies include “Ladies Should Listen” (1934), “Mad Love” (1935), “The Invisible Ray” (1936) and “It’s a Wonderful World” (1939). In a career that lasted only nine years Drake appeared in twenty five films. Frances Drake has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard.

Frances Drake (October 22, 1912 – January 18, 2000)

Frances Drake
(October 22, 1912 – January 18, 2000)

Frances Drake

Frances Drake

Frances Drake

Frances Drake

Frances Drake

Frances Drake

Frances Drake with Cary Grant in "Ladies Should Listen" (1934)

Frances Drake with Cary Grant in
“Ladies Should Listen” (1934)

Frances Drake with Colin Clive in "Mad Love" (1935)

Frances Drake with Colin Clive in “Mad Love” (1935)

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