Monday, June 20, 2011

"It's good to play all types of personalities. Embracing individuality is one of the greatest things you can do."

Most people my age remember the first time they saw Brittany Murphy. She had brown hair, a weird accent, was very short, and awkward in her role as Tai in Clueless in 1995. The next movie I saw her in was the white-trash re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood, Freeway. Murphy was a psychotic teenager in a juvenile facility with Reese Witherspoon's character, Vanessa. She was creepy and pathetic as Rhonda, who befriends Vanessa and continuously attempts to make out with her. (If you haven't watched Freeway, and you love off-kilter and raunchy humor, YOU MUST WATCH IT).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"God forbid you do anything individual or go against the fad. But I did."

What can be said about the iconic Elizabeth Taylor that hasn't already? She began her career at the age of 9 and was a lead actress by 12. Over the course of her life, she would win 2 Academy Awards, marry several times, have children, and create her own perfumes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good."

Rue McClanahan needs no introduction to be recognized, either as a beautiful woman or a talented actress and humanitarian. Rue worked as a file clerk when she moved to New York. She began acting in 1957 in off-Broadway productions before hitting the Great White Way in 1969's production of Jimmy Shine alongside Dustin Hoffman.

Apologies For Lack of Updates

When I started this blog, I did it because a friend had the male version already going. Also, when I started this, I knew next to nothing about blogging. I didn't check pageviews or traffic sources or ANYTHING. I decided to focus on my other blog, Pinky McLadybits Has A Blog , because I thought more people were reading it. I was so very, very wrong. Wrong by about 11,000X.

So, I'll be posting here again more often. Clearly, someone is reading whether they comment or not, so I thought I'd give them something new to read. A sincere thank you from a gal who didn't think anyone would read her ramblings.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"If nothing else, there's waves of love pouring over the footlights."

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana in 1923. Her maternal grandfather was Frank Lloyd Wright, famous and still revered architect. At the age of 11, her family moved to New York City and encouraged her to seek the spotlight of acting. She was acting on Broadway and other stage productions from the age of 13 until 16. It was then that Anne decided to give Hollywood another shot at hiring her. She signed  seven-year contract with Twentieth Century-Fox but made her first film with MGM. She was loaned to the other studio to make 20 Mule Team. The first film in which Anne made top billing was 1943's The North Star. It was a success.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

Anna Maria Louisa Italiano was born September 17, 1931 in the Bronx. Anna graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Actors Studio. In her early television career, Anna adopted the stage name of Anne Marno before being told to take the name Anne Bancroft when she made her film debut. Her film debut was in 1954 in the film Don't Bother to Knock.

Monday, August 23, 2010

You'll Never See Me Again

Jane Wyatt was born to a Wall Street investment banker and a drama critic in New York City. She attended Chapin School, Barnard College, and was courted by John D. Rockafeller III. She chose to pursue a career in Broadway, television and film and began as the understudy in Trade Winds. A few more Broadway roles and Wyatt was under contract with Universal Studios.