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This is a new thread. It works the opposite of 'What Do They Have in Common,' and I will try to make sure the subjects are different than that game. 

 

For example, the main idea of each round will be stated up front. Like if I said the category was 'Married to Liz Taylor,' then we would list all her husbands. Bonus points could be earned if someone mentioned people she was engaged to but did not marry. That sort of thing.

 

Categories will focus on marriages and divorces; actor-director collaborations; home towns or home countries; children and grandchildren of the stars; movie release dates; and any other category relevant to classic Hollywood we can think of discussing!

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first category

 

ACTORS OR ACTRESSES THAT APPEARED IN MORE THAN ONE DEANNA DURBIN FILM

 

Alice Brady 

Nan Grey 

Robert Stack 

Charles Laughton 

S.Z. Sakall 

Evelyn Ankers 

Iris Adrian 

William Frawley 

Helen Broderick 

Adolphe Menjou 

Ray Collins 

Edmond O'Brien 

Clara Blandick 

Mischa Auer 

Eugene Pallette 

Marcia Mae Jones 

Robert Cummings 

Anne Gwynne 

Franchot Tone 

David Bruce 

Nella Walker 

Gus Schilling 

Charles Winninger 

Charles Coleman 

 

Did I miss any? Which one appeared in the most films with Durbin?

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Here are a few that you missed:

 

Arthur Treacher

Helen Parrish

Irving Bacon

Harry Davenport

Grant Mitchell

Frank Jenks

Franklin Pangborn

Walter Catlett

Elisabeth Risdon

Nana Bryant

 

As for who appeared in the most films with Deanna, I would think that it would be Charles Coleman, who played butlers in countless films.  He appeared with Deanna in:

 

Three Smart Girls

One Hundred Men and a Girl

That Certain Age

Three Smart Girls Grow Up

First Love

It Started with Eve

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Here are a few that you missed:

 

Arthur Treacher

Helen Parrish

Irving Bacon

Harry Davenport

Grant Mitchell

Frank Jenks

Franklin Pangborn

Walter Catlett

Elisabeth Risdon

Nana Bryant

 

As for who appeared in the most films with Deanna, I would think that it would be Charles Coleman, who played butlers in countless films.  He appeared with Deanna in:

 

Three Smart Girls

One Hundred Men and a Girl

That Certain Age

Three Smart Girls Grow Up

First Love

It Started with Eve

You're right...Charles Coleman did make six films with Deanna, more than anyone else. 

 

Another person we both missed-- Robert Paige. He has an uncredited role as a party-goer in one of Deanna's very first films, then five years later, he's her leading man in CAN'T HELP SINGING.

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ACTORS OR ACTRESSES THAT HAD BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN AFTER AGE 40


 


Lucille Ball


Olivia de Havilland


Tony Randall


Anthony Quinn


 


I am sure there must be quite a few more...


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ACTORS OR ACTRESSES BORN IN SCOTLAND


 


Donald Meek


Sean Connery


Ewan McGregor


Eileen Herlie


Deborah Kerr


Frieda Inescort


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You're right...Charles Coleman did make six films with Deanna, more than anyone else. 

 

Another person we both missed-- Robert Paige. He has an uncredited role as a party-goer in one of Deanna's very first films, then five years later, he's her leading man in CAN"T HELP SINGING.

And don't forget...

 

John Hamilton (Later "Perry White" on THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) (THREE SMART GIRLS, IT STARTED WITH EVE, I'LL BE YOURS)

 

Mary Treen (THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP, FIRST LOVE)

 

Lewis Howard (FIRST LOVE, IT'S A DATE)

 

Christian Rub (ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL, MAD ABOUT MUISIC)

 

Thurston Hall (THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP, FIRST LOVE, LADY ON A TRAIN)

 

Samuel S. Hinds (FIRST LOVE, IT'S A DATE, SPRING PARADE, HERS TO HOLD, LADY ON A TRAIN)

 

Henry Stephenson (IT'S A DATE, SPRING PARADE)

 

Kathleen Howard (THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP, FIRST LOVE)

 

Jack Mulhall (ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL, MAD ABOUT MUSIC, THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP, FIRST LOVE, HERS TO HOLD)

 

All I can think of right now.

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Thanks markus-- good job! I love Kathleen Howard. Deanna's films had some of the best character actors in the biz.

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ACTORS OR ACTRESSES WITH THE SAME NAME (NOT RELATED) IN THE SAME FILM


 


Robert Taylor & Elizabeth Taylor-- CONSPIRATOR and IVANHOE


 


Robert Young, Robert Ryan & Robert Mitchum-- CROSSFIRE


 


Lucille Ball & Lucille Bremer-- ZIEGFELD FOLLIES


 


John Wayne & John Carradine-- STAGECOACH; REUNION IN FRANCE; THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE and THE SHOOTIST


 


Van Heflin & Van Johnson-- TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY


 


Shirley Booth & Shirley MacLaine-- THE MATCHMAKER and HOT SPELL


 


Slightly different spellings:


 


Gene Kelly & Jean Hagen-- SINGIN' IN THE RAIN


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Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

 

Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - Starlift

 

Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - She's Back on Broadway

 

Virginia Weidler & Virginia Grey - The Women

 

Joan Crawford & Joan Fontaine - The Women

 

Joan Collins & Joan Blondell - The Opposite Sex

 

Ann Sheridan & Ann Miller - The Opposite Sex

 

Jean Harlow & Jean Hersholt - The Beast of the City

 

Jean Harlow & Jean Hersholt - Dinner at Eight

 

Jackie Cooper & Jackie Searle - Peck's Bad Boy

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Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

 

Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - Starlift

 

Virginia Mayo & Virginia Gibson - She's Back on Broadway

 

Virginia Weidler & Virginia Grey - The Women

 

Joan Crawford & Joan Fontaine - The Women

 

Joan Collins & Joan Blondell - The Opposite Sex

 

Ann Sheridan & Ann Miller - The Opposite Sex

 

Jean Harlow & Jean Hersholt - The Beast of the City

 

Jean Harlow & Jean Hersholt - Dinner at Eight

 

Jackie Cooper & Jackie Searle - Peck's Bad Boy

Interesting that THE WOMEN and its remake THE OPPOSITE SEX had two pairs of actresses with the same first name! What are the odds...

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fifth category


 


ACTORS OR ACTRESSES THAT MARRIED THE SAME PERSON AGAIN


 


Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton


Robert Wagner & Natalie Wood


 


Honorable mention:


 


George Sanders married two Gabor sisters (Zsa Zsa & Magda)

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third category

 

ACTORS OR ACTRESSES BORN IN SCOTLAND

 

Donald Meek

Sean Connery

Ewan McGregor

Eileen Herlie

Deborah Kerr

Frieda Inescort

 

David Tennant

Peter Capaldi

Craig Ferguson

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fourth category

 

ACTORS OR ACTRESSES WITH THE SAME NAME (NOT RELATED) IN THE SAME FILM

 

 

 

Here's a few more:

 

Barbara Stanwyck & Barbara O'Neil - Stella Dallas

 

Anne Shirley & Ann Shoemaker - Stella Dallas

 

Mickey Rooney & Mickey Rentschler - Boys Town

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sixth category


 


STARS THAT HAD THEIR OWN RADIO SERIES


 


Don Ameche & Frances Langford-- The Bickersons (1946-1951)


Bud Abbott & Lou Costello-- The Abbott & Costello Show (1942-1951)


Ann Sothern-- The Adventures of Maisie (1945-1947; 1949-1952)


Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard-- The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1944-1954)


Howard Duff-- The Adventures of Sam Spade (1946-1950)


Fanny Brice-- The Baby Snooks Show (1944-1951)


William Bendix-- The Life of Riley (1944-1951)


Jack Webb-- Dragnet (1949-1957)


Jean Hersholt-- Dr. Christian (1937-1954)


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second category

 

ACTORS OR ACTRESSES THAT HAD BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN AFTER AGE 40

 

Lucille Ball

Olivia de Havilland

Tony Randall

Anthony Quinn

 

I am sure there must be quite a few more...

 

Also Anthony Perkins & James Stewart

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seventh category

 

Films from the 1930s with at least one surviving cast member

 

GONE WITH THE WIND (Olivia de Havilland)

 

Are there any others...?

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Jamaica Inn and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Maureen O'Hara)

That's right...how did I forget Maureen O'Hara! Thank you!

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Jane Withers is someone who fits the 'surviving cast members from a movie made in the 1930s.' I see her first credit in a bit part was in 1932 when she was six years old. By 1940 she had made 28 films.

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Donnie Dunagan from Son of Frankenstein and Tower of London also appears to be still with us.

Thanks Liam. I figured there were a few still around.

 

Also, Jean Rouverol who was in IT'S A GIFT and STAGE DOOR is with us.

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eighth category


 


Actors that directed one feature film


 


Lew Ayres...HEARTS IN BONDAGE


James Cagney..SHORT CUT TO HELL


 


Honorable Mention:


 


James Garner directed one episode of The Rockford Files in 1975 (the only time he ever directed).


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