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Vintage Movie Cards
Vintage movie cards of some character actors, some well known in their era, some known for the roles they played, some for the lines they spoke, or some even to whom they are related. A little history to refresh our memories for when they cross our screens.
Comedians (1920 - 1987) of film, stage and television
Comedians; Joan Caulfield, Edward Francis and Jerry Lester.
Joan Caulfield, (June 1, 1922 to June 18, 1991)
- She started out first as a fashion model, went into film and then television. She worked between the years (1943-1963).
- Quote: “Before 1952, I was just playing myself, then I learned to be an actress.”
- Ms. Caulfield worked with Angela Lansbury on Murder She Wrote.
- Played the role of Annalea Cannon on The High Chaparral 1967 series.
- She left acting and became a business woman.
Edward Francis "Eddie" (Ed) Gardner , (June 29, 1901 - August 17, 1963)
- Mr. Gardner was a comic actor on radio, stage, film and television. He worked in entertainment during the years of (1941 - 1962).
- He worked with Alfred Hitchcock on Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- Quote; “Opera is when a guy get stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings.”
- Quote; "Fate has fickled its finger at me."
Jerry Lester , (February 16, 1910 - March 23, 1995)
- He was a singer who became a comedian on the radio, stage, film and television between the years of (1920 - 1980).
- Mr. Lester’s most memorable film was the 1969 South Pacific where he played a Seabee.
- Quote: “What do you give a man who has everything? Penicillin.”
- Mr. Lester never gave up on a joke and called himself the "Heckler of all hecklers."
- Jerry has an equally famous brother Buddy Lester.
Radio Broadcasters and Radio Stars (1937 - 1989)
Broadcasters; Rosemary DeCamp, Robert "Q" Lewis and Frank Lovejoy.
Rosemary DeCamp, (November 14, 1910 - February 20, 2001)
- During the years of (1937- 1989) Ms. DeCamp was a voice heard on the radio, seen on film, and the television.
- One of her acting jobs was to play Mother to Doris Day’s in By the Light of the Silvery Moon (she was 13 years younger than Doris Day).
- She played opposite Jackie Gleason in The Life of Riley.
- She was the Mother of Shirley Partridge of the Partridge Family and
- Messua in Jungle Book.
Robert “Q” Lewis , (April 25, 1920 - December 11, 1991)
- Mr. Lewis was a broadcaster on the radio and a game show host on the television. His years of service to radio and television were (1940 - 1972).
- He was often asked what the “Q” stood for in his name… “he said, “Q” stands for after he was born his parents decided to call it quits.”
- He worked with Merv Griffin on the radio.
- He was the game show host for 50’s game The Name’s the Same on ABC and others.
Frank Lovejoy , (March 28, 1912 - October 2, 1952)
- Mr. Lovejoy worked on the radio, in the films, and on television between the year of (1948 - 1962).
- He was cast mostly in the roles of detective, soldier and in the area of suspense.
- Best known role was in The Hitch-Hiker.
- In 1958 he was Cole Younger in the film Cole Younger, Gunfighter.
- Starred in the soap opera This Day is Ours.
Singers on Stage, Film and Television from (1910 - 1963)
Singers on stage, film and television; Millicent Edwards, Judson Laire and Peggy Wood.
Millicent “Penny” Edwards , (August 24, 1928 - August 26, 1998)
- She worked as a singer, dancer, film, stage, television and as the Palmolive Girl from the years of (1943- 1960).
- Millicent got the nickname Penny, because Millicent ends with the word cent.
- She was the heroine of the Cowboy B Westerns.
- She worked with big names like; Shirley Temple and Roy and Dale Rogers.
- She was in a relationship with the future Ronald Reagan’s between his two wives. Their relationship ended because of religious differences.
Judson Laire (August 3, 1902 - July 5, 1979)
- He started as a singer, acted in films and later became a television Soap Opera star. His years in acting were (1948 - 1963).
- He starred in the soap operas; Love is a Many Splendored Thing starting in 1967 and The Edge of Night.
Peggy Wood , (February 9, 1892 - March 18, 1978)
- Ms. Wood singer and an actress on stage, film and television. She worked from (1910 - 1960).
- Quote: “I was not attractive in the way one was supposed to be out there - and I think, and the fact that I could act, confused them terribly.”
- Two of her most remembered roles were as Mother Abbes in The Sound of Music and as Dr. Kate Nolen 1969 on soap opera One Life to Live.
Stage and Film Stars from (1936 - 1987)
Stage and Film Stars; John Lund and Patrick Sullivan.
John Lund , (February 6, 1911 - May 10, 1992)
- Mr. Lund worked in stage and film from (1938 - 1962).
- Quote: “Each picture has given me an inferiority complex. I’ve become face conscious. Projection rooms are torture chambers to me,… I refused to look at myself, but I began enjoying the work.”
- He worked with names like; Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Bing Crosby.
Patrick Barry Sullivan, (August 29, 1912 - June 6, 1994)
- Barry Sullivan was first a semi -pro football player. He then went on to stage, film and television. He worked the years of (1936 - 1987).
- He was the seventh son of the seventh son which was magical among the Celtic's.
- He worked with Kirk Douglas, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Raymond Burr, and George Burns.
- His most noted film was The Great Gatsby.
This group of movie cards spans eight decades. The era when these movies were shown has passed and unless our memories are refreshed they would be forgotten.