Learn About Rajesh Khanna, the First Superstar of Indian Cinema

Rajesh Khanna in Ghatkopar Dahi Handi

Rajesh Khanna (also Jatin Khanna) was an Indian actor born on December 29, 1942, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Aside from being the first superstar of Indian cinema, Khanna was also a politician and film producer during his time. Interestingly, he had an unbroken record of fifteen consecutive hit solo films from the … Read more

Profile of Billie Burke

Black and white photograph of Billie Burke, 1993

We all have seen Billie Burke as one of the characters in the notable film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. In the film, Burke had portrayed the role of Glinda, the good witch of the North, and the most powerful sorceress in the Land of Oz. However, apart … Read more

Profile of Jack Haley

Jack Haley in 1938s Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Jack Haley was an American actor notable for his role as the Tin Man in the film adaptation of the fantasy novel The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. Aside from being a comedian and actor, Haley was also a vaudevillian, radio host, dancer, and singer. Early Life and Career … Read more

Profile of Judy Garland

Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars

Judy Garland was a notable actress, singer, dancer and vaudevillian. Over the course of her forty-five years in show business, Judy Garland had reached the stardom as a performer. She had also won several various awards for her versatile and stunning performances. Some of these awards she had received were Academy Juvenile … Read more

Profile of Margaret Hamilton

Black and white photograph of Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was an actress known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the film titled The Wizard of Oz. In the film, she starred with Judy Garland, Billie Burke, Frank Morgan, and several other actors and actresses. She was a former school teacher that eventually debuted as … Read more

Profile of Frank Morgan

Black and white photograph of Frank Morgan

Frank Phillip Wuppermann, known as Frank Morgan, was born on June 1, 1890. He was an American actor on stage, radio as well in films. He started appearing initially on silent films, then subsequently on several sound films in his 35 years in career. Among these films, he was most notable in … Read more

Profile of Mildred Harris

Black and white photo of Mildred Harris

Early Life and Career Born on November 29, 1901,Mildred Harris was an American actress who started her career in the show business at the age of eleven years old. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Anna Parsons Foote and Harry Harris, a telegraph operator. At an early age, Harris had appeared … Read more

Profile of Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard in the film, A Stranger Came Home

Paulette Goddard was a Broadway performer, a former child fashion model, and a renowned American actress of Paramount Pictures. Two of her notable films were the 1936s Modern Times and The Great Dictatorin the 1940s, wherein she played as Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady. Goddard’s Early Life and Career Marion Levy, also known … Read more

Ava Gardner: The Rags-to-Riches Silver Screen Star

Ava Gardner

During the early times, films were not as high definition as it is today. The word ‘silver screen’ was used as the metonymy of the word “cinema.” Interestingly, movie screens were coated with metallic paint that resulted to a silver surface. At the height of the silver screen films in the 20th … Read more

Lauren Bacall: The Sultry-Voice Star of the Silver Screen

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was an American actress that was notable for her sophisticated-classic look combined with her distinctive sultry voice. She was known as the 20th Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood cinema, awarded by the American Film Institute. In addition, she was also recognized for her central place in the Golden Age … Read more

Marlon Brando: A Silver Screen Star

Marlon Brando A Silver Screen Star

Early Life Marlon Brando Jr. was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 3, 1924. He was the youngest among the three offspring of Marlon Brando and Dorothy Pennebaker, who were both a Christian Scientist. Brando has two older sisters, namely Jocelyn and Frances Brando. Her father was a manufacturer of chemical and … Read more