Good Morning Guys and Dolls:
Welcome to a Thursday, that day before Friday or if you are planning a day off from work on Friday, today is your Friday. The weather here in Central Florida has been nice and sunny and still with highs in the lower 90’s. I’ve had enough of the extreme heat and I’m waiting for those upper 70’s and low 80’s to arrive. That’s fall temperatures here like it or not.
I was thinking of character actors last night, you see them in a number of movies but can’t remember their names. I was thinking of a few of my favorites so I’m listing them below for you readers to check out on one of the movie net sites and say “yes that’s who he or she is”:
Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Richard Jaeckle, Lionel Stander (he played Max in the TV show Hart to Hart) they all played in Guadalcanal Diary one of my favorite war movies. William Bendix also starred in this movie plus in various other World War II movies usually just as a Sad Sack soldier. He played lead role in the TV show “The Life of Riley” in the 1950’s. What made me think of him was in the movie Guadalcanal Diary where the soldiers were talking about things they would be doing on a Sunday if they were home. Bendix says, “I’d be out at Ebbets Field watching them Bums play” and Lloyd Nolan replies, “Bums they is.” Just great actors and great lines that will always be remembered.
We had Sydney Greenstreet, Paul Henreid and Peter Lorre starring in Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart along with one of my favorites Claude Rains who starred as that great Captain Renault. Rains also starred in various movies with Errol Flynn and other great character actors such as Alan Hale, S.Z. Sakall, Eugene Pallette, Una O'Connor and Basil Rathbone.
Let’s not forget to mention a few more recent actors Yaphet Kotto, Vincent Schiavella, Walter Brennan, Wilford Brimley, Elisha Cook, Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Dan Hedaya, Charles Durning, Roland Young and the late John Vernon.
So check the faces with the names I have given and you’ll say, “I remember him or her.” Have a great day Speakies.