Thursday, April 3, 2014

C for Ronald Colman



BORN: February 9, 1891

DIED: May 19, 1958

AGED: 67 yrs from a lung infection

MARRIED: Twice-the 2nd to Benita Hume

FAMOUS PARTNER: Vilma Banky (silent days-A beautiful Hungarian actress)

OSCAR: A Double Life

He fought at the battle of Ypres and was wounded and  tried to hide a limp he had afterwards. Became famous in the silent era but even more in sound films. His voice was Ooh-La-La! He was known for his vanity-I guess he loved the mirror:)

FILMS: The White Sister, Dark Angel, Bulldog Drummond, A Tale of two Cities, Lost Horizon.


18 comments:

  1. I feel so uncultured that I don't know any of these stars yet!

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    1. don't worry-They were very big in their day but that is 80 yrs ago(wow). There are some biggies that most people know that I have picked so hopefully I will have one you know:) I love Lost Horizon...just in case you wanna see one of his

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  2. I'm going to see Lost Horizon tomorrow. Good thing I now know, who that guy is. :)

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    1. this is my favourite movie of his and I really love it

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  3. I have a feeling that if I saw one of his movies today, I'd think he was hot, hot, hot. As a young girl, I was kind of creeped out by his pencil mustache and his English look. But, what did I know. I was also creeped out by Christopher Plummer back then. Today, I think he is va-va-va-boom looking.

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    1. I thought he was a dreamboat was I was a kid-forget Leif Garrett and David Cassidy. All he had to do was talk and I was done for

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  4. Hi Birgit! Thanks so much for coming by the Untethered Realms blog, I'm so glad to meet you. What a fun theme! I'm looking forward to seeing what other stars you choose for the rest of the month. :)

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    1. I had fun writing about them! Love your blog too:)

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  5. All these fine actors who I recognize by the face but not by the names. What a fun theme! :)

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    1. we always know the faces but often people do not know the names. For some reason I can always recall actor's names (newer ones not as much)

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  6. I love your theme! I 've seen Prisoner of Zenda! I did not know his name then.

    Vidya Sury
    Rocking the A to Z Challenge withTeam Damyanti
    Diary Writing


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    1. Thanks and you should also see Lost Horizon:)

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  7. Sounds like a great actor. I like movies, I wonder if I have seen one of his movies!
    : )

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  8. He was desirable. I couldn't remember his name, but his face is very familiar.
    Great topic for your A-Z, Birgit.

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    1. Thanks and ooh-La-La-I had a crush on him

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  9. Seen a few of this works but the two that stick in my head are Tale of Two Cities and Prisoner of Zenda ... thanks to a fussy English Lit teacher! I'm really enjoying this, Brigit. Keep them coming, pls!
    xxx Asha

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    1. Yes Prisoner of Zenda is great and i also forgot Random Harvest-Thanks!

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