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Do you know me? I was in a movie that featured the Glenn Miller Orchestra and later I was in one about the Glenn Miller orchestra. I was also in a whole lot of movies in supporting roles and literally hundreds of TV shows. You may remember me from a popular medical-themed show or maybe a show about Los Angeles police detectives. Somewhere along the way in my career, I made a little change to my name. Do you know me?

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Yes, Henry Morgan changed his name to Harry Morgan to avoid confusion with the panelist on the "I've Got a Secret" TV show, whose name was Henry Morgan. Harry had a small role in "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. That movie featured Glenn Miller and his orchestra. In 1954 he had a more substantial role in "The Glenn Miller Story" with James Stewart. TV viewers remember him as Colonel Potter on "M*A*S*H", Detective Bill Gannon on "Dragnet", and Pete on "Pete And Gladys" and "December Bride". OK, lavender, you're up next.

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She was born in NY, but schooled in London and Paris. She had a British accent when she returned to America. She was 17 when she appeared in a Broadway production. She shed her ladylike image when she started appearing in films. She often played floosies and schemers. Some of the films this actress appeared in starred Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Joan Crawford. She was once married to a well known actor. She appeared in many TV shows thru the 80's. Do you know her?

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Yes, I am! What a change in images. Jan Sterling, an actress so familiar to baby boomers. She was married to Paul Douglas at one time. In her later years, she was a philanthropist, raising money and giving her time to many causes and was honored by Jewish organizations for her work. Very good Lana, it's your thread.

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"Born in 1919 in Maine, the daughter of a Supreme Court judge, I made my film debut in a war film, was seen in a prison film where the warden tried to harden me, was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” where my deceased mother-in-law had a hold on my husband , appeared nine times on the Hitchcock show, acted on more tv shows in the 50s, 60s, and 70s that can be mentioned here, and, late in my career, was quite a good mother to “a son of mine,” who went on to be very important. Some of my costars were Robert Ryan, Robert Preston, Walter Pidgeon, Gary Cooper, Ronald Reagan, and Burt Lancaster. Yeah! I’ve been very fortunate. Do you know me?" {font}

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I'm a great comedian, especially known for my ability to ad lib.

 

But I've sung and danced in the movies with movie musical legends and never missed a beat. They were:Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Carmen Miranda and Rita Hayworth, just to name a few.

 

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I worked in the silent era in the teens but suddenly died at the age of twenty-seven. I worked for a famous director and my co-stars include Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, and even Colleen Moore. Do you know me?

(This is the same person as the last one...sorry for the mistake)

 

Edited by: NormaShearerGirl on Nov 6, 2011 7:37 PM

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[Robert Harron|http://pro.imdb.com/rg/bio-title/nconst-pro-header-link/name/nm0366008/]

h5. Date of Birth
[12 April|http://www.imdb.com/date/04-12/] [1893|http://www.imdb.com/search/name?birth_year=1893], [New York City, New York, USA|http://www.imdb.com/search/name?birth_place=New%20York%20City,%20New%20York,%20USA]

h5. Date of Death
[5 September|http://www.imdb.com/date/09-05/] [1920|http://www.imdb.com/search/name?death_date=1920], Manhattan, New York, USA (accidental gunshot wound)

h5. Birth Name
Robert Emmett Harron

h5. Nickname
Bobby



h5. Height
5' 9½" (1.77 m)

h5. Mini Biography
Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his day, Bobby had everything going for him but died too young to make the longstanding impression he certainly deserved. He was born in New York City to an impoverished Irish-American family. In order to put food on the table, Bobby started out quite young looking for work. At age 13 he found a job working for the American Biograph Studio on East 14th Street as a messenger boy and was given a couple of film bits for added measure. Within the next year director [D.W. Griffith|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000428/] had joined the company and the sensitive, photogenic Bobby caught the legendary director's eye almost immediately.

Bobby subsequently had leading roles in many of Griffith's classic silents, usually playing characters that were much younger and much more naive. He appeared opposite other legendary female stars who also played "young-ish" roles, notably [Mae Marsh|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0550615/] and [Lillian Gish|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001273/]. Bobby made indelible impressions in [The Birth of a Nation|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972/] (1915), (1916), [An Old Fashioned Young Man|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0008379/] (1917), [Hearts of the World|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009150/] (1918), [A Romance of Happy Valley|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009559/] (1919) and [True Heart Susie|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010806/] (1919).

Bobby had become such a sensation that in 1920 he entertained thoughts about leaving the Griffith fold and forming his own company. A fatal, self-inflicted bullet wound to the left lung in September of 1920 ended those dreams before they ever got off the ground. Although it was listed as an "accidental" death, Hollywood rumor has it that a despondent Bobby killed himself in a New York hotel room on the eve of the premiere of Griffith's new film [Way Down East|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011841/] (1920). It seems Bobby was devastated after being passed over by Griffith for the lead role in favor of the director's new protégé, [Richard Barthelmess|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001932/]. Whatever the truth may be, Bobby's death remains a tragic mystery. Ironically, Bobby had two lesser known sibling actors who also died quite young. [Tessie Harron|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0366001/] (1896-1918) died at age 22 of Spanish influenza, and [John Harron|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0366002/] (1903-1939), nicknamed Johnnie, suffered a fatal heart attack at age 36. Both appeared unbilled in [Hearts of the World|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009150/] (1918) with Bobby.

Edited by: mudskipper on Nov 6, 2011 9:05 PM
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{font:Times New Roman}"There were things about my childhood that I didn’t really want to share or for anybody to know, so I shaded a few things to my liking. But I admit that my father was a stinker. He left my mother and I when before I was 10, and when she became ill with tuberculosis, I was forced to make money for our survival. We went to New York, where I lied about my age to join the Ziegfeld Follies. Long story short, I was discovered by Hollywood and, despite the fact some people may say who, when you say my name, I made 60 pictures in 12 years in my career. But I got married (to my second husband) and retired, leaving it all behind me, and loving it, raising 4 children. You may have seen me in movies with Bette Davis, Warren William, Kay Francis, Irene Dunne, Bing Crosby, and Dick Powell. Do you know me?"{font}

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Nov 11, 2011 3:40 AM

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