James Garner (7 April 1928 - 19 July 2014) was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, OK. He starred in more than 50 films and several tv shows. He’s been married to Lois Fleishman Clarke since 1956. He was an avid golfer and football enthusiast, as well as an owner of a racing team. James received several awards, along with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
R.I.P. James “Maverick” “Rockford” Garner!! You’ll be missed and there’s nobody like you!!
Happy Birthday, Marion Robert Morrison (26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)!! Better known as John Wayne the actor, producer, director, and Academy Award winner.
This year, 2014, one of America’s greatest patriots celebrates his birthday on the day that we celebrate America’s greatest heroes. Happy Memorial Day and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice!!
Dennis Morgan, circa 1955
Happy Birthday, Frederick Austerlitz (10 May 1899 - 22 June 1987)!! This dancer is better known as Fred Astaire and he was also a choreographer, singer, musician, and dancer.
Gene Kelly once said, “the history of dance on film begins with Astaire”.
Happy Birthday George Orson Welles (6 May 1915 - 10 October 1985)!! Orson worked in theater, radio, and movies that included writer, director, producer, and actor. He’s best known for his radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and the film, Citizen Kane.
George Eads as Nick Stokes with his smile that just makes you melt.
Robert Taylor circa 1930’s.
Tyrone Power (circa early-1940’s)
Happy Birthday, David Daniel Kaminsky!! Better known as Danny Kaye, he was born 18 January 1913 in Brooklyn, New York.
RIP Peter Seamus O’Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013)!!
Peter was an Irish actor that made his film debut in 1959. He gained stardom in 1962 with his role in Lawrence of Arabia, for which he got an Academy Award nomination. He got 7 more nominations to include his roles in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, My Favorite Year, and The Lion in Winter. O’Toole was married once, but they divorced and he had 3 children (2 from his marriage and 1 from a girlfriend).
He had incredible striking eyes and will be missed!!
John Wayne with 2 of his kids, Marisa and Ethan.
Image from John Wayne page on Facebook.