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About jdb1

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  1. You certainly have good research skills, karith. I wonder - can someone please ask a question that deals with a *classic* movie, actor, director, writer, producer, clapper loader, key grip, etc.?
  2. Good one, Barlett. Has Hackman been a SAG and Tony nominee?
  3. Dan, I am assuming this may not be an actor/tress from the "classic" period, since they didn't start giving SAG awards until 1994. In which, we could use some more information, since there aren't many actors these days who haven't played killers, lawyers or Santas.
  4. A shot in the dark. I googled "actress +over 130 films" and she came up, along with Judy Davis and Karen Black. I don't suppose it's either of the other two . . . . . ? Are we talking about an ealier time period than Winters?
  5. Are you Shelley Winters?
  6. Time is passing, Dan, and we're not coming up with anything. Got another hint to throw us? I'm intrigued, and would like to know who you are describing.
  7. > Okay. Let's try the Old ****, Fred Clark. Or, Sidney Fields?
  8. Bartlett, can you please give us a little more to work with? For example, a time frame might help us use process of elimination. You don't have to give away too much at a time, just a little nudge. My guesses thus far were pretty much the same as those who posted, and I also thought of: Gale Gordon, but what "classic movie" was he ever in? I can't think of one. Hmmm, "pompous next door neighbor." Larry Keating?
  9. Jerome Cowan is correct. Good work, Ken, but it appears that Bartlett posted the correct answer first. Besides portraying the quickly killed off Miles Archer in "The Maltese Falcon," Cowan was in "Miracle on 34th Street" as the unfortunate district attorney who had to prosecute Kris Kringle. Cowan gave dependable character support in over a hundred films, including as Dagwood Bumstead's irrascible boss in many, if not all, of the movies in the "Blondie" series. Who's on deck?
  10. > How about Pierre Watkin? No, no - I was better known that Watkin. Let's see now -- in one of my more famous films I played a public official who had to argue against one of the world's most popular figures. That film is shown every year, for a good reason. There are two versions of that film, one of which is somewhat controversial, even though the versions are identical in all respects but one.
  11. No, I'm not Mowbray either. I was born in NYC. In my early films I sometimes played gangsters (usually the "dude" kind), but most often I was a professional man - businessman, attorney, editor. Sometimes I was a rejected suitor, and sometimes an opportunistic "other man." I played a choleric boss in a series of films based on popular charcacters from another media source.
  12. Nope, not Qualen either. In one of the most famous films I was in, I started the plot rolling by getting killed. A small part, but a notable one.
  13. Our favorite centenarian. No, I'm not Lane. My screen persona was never quite as prickly as was Lane's. I was always something of a smooth operator. My characters were generally slightly higher on the social scale than Lane's.
  14. Here's another while I have a moment: Do you know me? I always dressed like a gentleman, but didn't always behave like one. I was always a supporting player, generally overshadowed by the charisma of the stars, but always essential to the plot. Maybe I was one of those actors who made audiences say "What's his name again?" but I worked steadily, on the stage, and then in over 200 films and TV shows. I had a small but crucial part in one of cinema's enduring classics, and in another such film I played the kind of thankless and unsympathetic part I played in most of my movies. In th
  15. > Jay Silverheels (Tonto), born on the Six Nations > Reservation in Ontario. Was the spokesperson for > improving the portrayal on Indians on television. Jay Silverheels is the man I was thinking of. Born Harold Smith, he did work tirelessly for the improvement of Indian rights in entertainment and in the real world. He also founded an acting school intended for Indian actors, to help them to break out of casting stereotypes. However, the commercial I was thinking of in this instance was for the Jeep Scout, for which Silverheels did several TV ads (as himself, not as
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