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On 10/19/2018 at 2:25 AM, KarmaGirl said:

Wild guess---Irene Dunne

Not her, although Irene Dunne had a long career in show business, this actresses career in show business was alot longer.

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51 minutes ago, MilesArcher said:

"Forbidden"  (1932) ?  It was directed by Frank Capra.

Thanks Miles, yes the movie is Forbidden. since karmagirl didn't come back to finish the question, you should take the thread, so it can be in play.

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Barbara Stanwyck was married to actor Frank Fay before she married Robert Taylor.  It was speculated that her marriage to Frank Fay was used as the basis for another well known movie.  What was that movie?  

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11 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

Barbara Stanwyck was married to actor Frank Fay before she married Robert Taylor.  It was speculated that her marriage to Frank Fay was used as the basis for another well known movie.  What was that movie?  

What Price Hollywood? and/or A Star is Born

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Yes, Princess.  It has been speculated that "A Star Is Born" was based somewhat on Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Fay.  Of course, the story is also quite similar to "What Price Hollywood?".  Frank Fay apparently  was an alcoholic who was known as a "mean drunk".  He alienated any friends that the couple had as well as just about anyone that he came in contact with. 

Good work, Princess.  You're up next.  

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This lady's name is not a household word.

But her boss was one of the biggest stars in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

She wrote a best-selling book about her boss.

As this movie star's secretary, she had many tasks; but one of her major jobs was to keep a file on "crazy women".

If you can identify the secretary,  then you'll know the name of the movie star and vice versa.

Brownie points for the name of her famous book.

 

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Hint#1-- The secretary's book has the same title as a Hollywood Golden Age song about the famous movie star.

14 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

This lady's name is not a household word.

But her boss was one of the biggest stars in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

She wrote a best-selling book about her boss.

As this movie star's secretary, she had many tasks; but one of her major jobs was to keep a file on "crazy women".

If you can identify the secretary,  then you'll know the name of the movie star and vice versa.

Brownie points for the name of her famous book.

 

 

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Yes yes yes! This was my first Clark Gable book. I found it in the public library when I was in high school. Ms. Garceau was the epitome of discrete. She was indeed deserving of the Della Street Award. LOL

I knew one of our female gamesters would get this one right.

Congratulations Star,

21 hours ago, starliteyes said:

Is it Dear Mr. G:  The Biography of Clark Gable by Jean Garceau?

it's all yours--

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Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds were both born on April, albeit in different years - ane in 1929 and Debbie in 1932.  They played sisters in Two Weeks with Love (1950)  and Athena (1954).

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Two other actresses that share the same birthday also appeared in a movie together.  The older actress, who was the female star of the movie, snubbed the younger actress by not speaking to her during the making of the film and, in later years, said that she regretted it.

Name the two actresses and the film. 

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10 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth were both born on October 17th.  Would the film be "Only Angels Have Wings"?

You nailed it, Miles!  

Your thread.

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Two real life brothers became a screen writing team and together they co-wrote screenplays for many movies in the thirties and forties.  In the fifties they turned to television and became writer and producer (and sometimes director) for many episodes of a long running western series.  As a matter of fact, westerns were their specialty at the studio where they spent many years.  One of their later movies, that they both wrote and directed, was recently shown on TCM.  Can you name these brothers? 

    

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