#476 Miriam Hopkins, actress


Wikipedia who speaks with authority, says she was born in Savannah and raised in Bainbridge. Jones has her born in Bainbridge. I doubt the distance matters. She has no real preponderance in her chart and it is rather scattered about, perfect for a Splash. Mercury and the Sun in the twelfth in Libra give her … Continue reading #476 Miriam Hopkins, actress

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#377 Janet Gaynor, first Oscar Best Actress Award Winner


Janet Gaynor was just twenty-two when she became the first person to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Honored for her memorable performances in three dramatic films—Sunrise (1927), Seventh Heaven (1927), and Street Angel (1928)—Gaynor was the only actress ever to earn the Oscar for multiple roles rather than for work in a single … Continue reading #377 Janet Gaynor, first Oscar Best Actress Award Winner

#48 Mary Astor +Brigid O’Shaunessey


Mary Astor was in many film hits in the 1930's and early 40's before her alcoholism took its toll, most notably Dodsworth with Walter Huston and then the Maltese Falcon directed by Huston's son, John Houston.  In her youth, as shown by the picture above, the raven haired actress was quite a beauty with her … Continue reading #48 Mary Astor +Brigid O’Shaunessey

Mashing it up with Alan Alda


Alan Alda is Irish-Italian and the son of actor Robert Alda and Josephine Browne, who was the New York state beauty-pageant winner.  He was their only child born  Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in Brooklyn.   Robert and Josephine (Joan) were married 31 December 1932 and divorced in 1948 because of her unstable … Continue reading Mashing it up with Alan Alda

#550 Jesse Louis Lasky + Paramount Pictures


Jesse Louis Lasky was born on September 13, 1880 per Marc Jones in San Francisco, but he cites no time. Astro.com has two rectifications.  One at 3:15 PM and the other at 3:30.  We are adding a third, our 5:30 PM. We have his ascendant as 05.45 Pisces that gives him the symbol of a … Continue reading #550 Jesse Louis Lasky + Paramount Pictures

Robert Redford twice


Bob Redford announced at 82 his retirement.  .  He has been acting since he was 22 starting out in Alfred Hitchcock and Twilight Zone shows in the late 50's -- my particular favorite is with Dame Gladys Cooper in "Nothing in the Dark." https://youtu.be/IkbtZnlFLb0    Like the other blond god, Steve McQueen, of 60-70's cinema … Continue reading Robert Redford twice

Song and Vance Johnson


Charles Van Dell Johnson was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the only child of Loretta (née Snyder), a housewife, and Charles E. Johnson, a native Swede and came to the United States as a young child,  His mother was  Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and an alcoholic who left the family when he was a child. His … Continue reading Song and Vance Johnson

aretha franklin and the soul of r&b


Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942. Her mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, the Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, known as C. L., preached.  Her parents separated when Aretha was 6; she remained with her father.   Her mother died about five years later from a … Continue reading aretha franklin and the soul of r&b

Guillaume Depardieu


I caught the musical biography of Marin Marais, (baptized March 31, 1656, Paris—died Aug. 15, 1728, Paris), the French composer & virtuoso of the viola da gamba (a musical instrument similar to the cello), in the French movie Tous les matins du monde (1991; “All the Mornings of the World” directed by Alain Corneau) where Depardieu fils plays the younger Marais … Continue reading Guillaume Depardieu