Can You Identify These Classic Hollywood Actors?
By Brad Smith
1. Who is this actress?
Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis was an American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years and 100 acting credits.She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical films. And yes, the “Betty Davis Eyes” song was about her.
2. Who is this actor?
Eugene Curran Kelly was an American actor, dancer, singer, filmmaker, and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likable characters that he played on screen.Kelly made his film debut with Judy Garland, but you probably know him from Singin In The Rain.
3. Who is this actress?
Yep, Miss Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!Her real name was Frances Ethel Gumm and her career spanned 45 years. She attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. She was widely known for her versatility.
4. Who is this actor?
After an impoverished childhood, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films.If he looks familiar, that’s because his was Michael Douglas’ father.
5. Who is this actress?
Redgraves was an English actress and activist. Throughout her career spanning over six decades, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Television Award, as well as two Golden Globe Awards.Murder on the Orient Express, Driving Miss Daisy, and Mission Impossible are some of her more reaching titles.
6. Who is this actor?
Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor from two nominations.His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis’s fiancé in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938).
7. Who is this actress?
McDaniel was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian.For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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9. Who is this actress?
Real name, Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland – she rocketed to stardom during Hollywood’s Golden Age.Her career prospects improved greatly after her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), for which she received her first of three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
10. Who is this actor?
He was a British actor and one of the original Fathers of Horror.If he doesn’t look familiar out of makeup, just imagine him with bolts on the side of his neck or a weathered face and a fez. Yep, he was Frankenstein’s monster and in the Mummy.
11. Who is this actress?
Initially frustrated by the size and quality of her parts, Crawford began a campaign of self-publicity and became nationally known as a flapper by the end of the 1920s.Crawford often played hardworking young women who find romance and financial success. These “rags-to-riches” stories were well received by Depression-era audiences and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood’s most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money and by the end of the 1930s she was labeled “box office poison”.
12. Who is this actor?
Another Father of Horror, Price also worked in other genres and appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films.House on Haunted Hill, the Batman Series, and The Great Mouse Detective are just a few famous works he had a hand in. He was also well known for his very distinct voice – that came from years training as a classical actor.
13. Who is this actress?
“I’ll get you my little pretty! And your little dog too!” Yes, she’s the Wicked Witch form Wizard of Oz.A former schoolteacher, she worked as a character actress in films for seven years before she was offered the role that defined her public image. In later years, Hamilton made frequent cameo appearances on television sitcoms and commercials.
14. Who is this actor?
He was noted for his gruff but relaxed voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows.He also played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1956, for Marty (1955), which also won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Picture.