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AFI American Screen Legends: Completed

I first posted the American Film Institute’s Film Legends page in March of 2011. Today, almost five years later, I have finally completed the short biographical summaries for all 50 … Continue reading

01/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Sidney Poitier

Born: February 20, 1927 As the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963), the Bahamian-born Sidney Poitier is best known … Continue reading

01/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Kirk Douglas (1916 – 2020)

Born: Issur Danielovitch December 9, 1916 Kirk Douglas has appeared in almost 100 movies over his 60 year acting career. Perhaps best known for his work in the 1950s and … Continue reading

01/22/2016 · 2 Comments

Sophia Loren

Born: Sofia Villani Scicolone September 20, 1934 Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress whose career has spanned seven decades. Loren’s acting career began in the early 1950s, and she … Continue reading

01/19/2016 · 2 Comments

Jean Harlow (1911 – 1937)

Born: Harlean Harlow Carpenter March 3, 1911 Jean Harlow’s short, but illustrious career as a screen siren began in the late 1920s with a string of small uncredited roles, and … Continue reading

01/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987)

Born: Margarita Carmen Cansino October 17, 1918 Rita Hayworth was an actress and a dancer whose career spanned six decades and included over 60 films. A screen idol and 1940s … Continue reading

01/04/2016 · 4 Comments

Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014)

Born: Shirley Temple Black April 23, 1928 A child star, and top box office draw, Shirley Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three and by … Continue reading

12/23/2015 · 3 Comments