On This Day … 07 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Eddie Bracken Edward Vincent Bracken (07 February 1915 to 14 November 2002) was an American actor. Bracken became a Hollywood comedy legend with lead performances in the films Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek both from 1944, both of which have been preserved by the National Film… Read More

On This Day … 05 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) United Artists United Artists Corporation (UA), doing business as United Artists Digital Studios, was an American production and distribution company. Founded in 1919 by D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon… Read More

On This Day … 03 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Michael Cimino Michael Antonio Cimino (03 February 1939 to 02 July 2016) was an American filmmaker. One of the New Hollywood directors, Cimino achieved fame with The Deer Hunter (1978), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in New York City, Cimino began his career filming… Read More

On This Day … 02 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Brent Spiner Brent Jay Spiner (born 02 February 1949) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as four subsequent films. In 2019, he reprised the role for Star Trek: Picard. In 1997,… Read More

On This Day … 01 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) John Ford John Martin Feeney (01 February 1894 to 31 August 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director and naval officer. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford made frequent use of location shooting and wide… Read More

On This Day … 30 January [2023]

People (Births) John Ireland John Benjamin Ireland (30 January 1914 to 21 March 1992) was a Canadian actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King’s Men (1949), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Oscar nomination. Ireland was a supporting actor in several Western films such… Read More

On This Day … 22 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Sergei Eisenstein Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, romanised: Sergey Mikhaylovich Eyzenshteyn; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1898 to 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor and film theorist. He was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for… Read More

On This Day … 18 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Cary Grant Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; 18 January 1904 to 29 November 1986) was an English-American actor. He was known for his Mid-Atlantic accent, debonair demeanour, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men from the 1930s until the… Read More

On This Day … 15 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. (15 January 1913 to 10 March 1998) was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff… Read More

On This Day … 13 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Albert Lamorisse Albert Lamorisse (13 January 1922 to 02 June 1970) was a French filmmaker, film producer, and writer of award-winning short films which he began making in the late 1940s. He also invented the strategic board game Risk in 1957. Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom (born 13 January… Read More