We have reached the third and final day of our annual tribute to the lesser-known and somewhat-unsung supporting actors whose talents really pull a movie together. Hosted by myself, Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, and Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled, What A Character is our attempt to move those on the periphery to the center of attention.
Monday, November 11 — DAY 3:
Movie Star Makeover profiles “chameleon of the air” Agnes Moorehead.
Joel’s Classic Film Passion covers one of the most prolific characters, Thomas Mitchell.
Amy’s Rib takes a look at “Loyal. Helpful. Polite. Distinguished” Edward Everett Horton.
Jack Deth analyzes James Cromwell‘s superb performance in L.A. Confidential.
Once Upon A Screen fondly remembers Harry Davenport.
Spoilers appraises posh scene-stealer Gail Patrick‘s career.
Christy Putnam interviews Florence Bates‘ granddaughter and great-granddaughter.
Outspoken and Freckled writes about fellow Kansan Hattie McDaniel, a “cinematic legend and a true pioneer.”
Caftan Woman explores Joyce Grenfell‘s aristocratic background and favorite performances.
She Blogged By Night acclaims Regis Toomey‘s “calm and solid presence that helped anchor even the most tenuous of productions.”
Immortal Ephemera sorts out the confusion in Hugh Herbert‘s biography.
Lady Eve’s Reel Life recounts the varied career of model, WWI pin-up girl, stage star and character actress Gladys Cooper.
Furious Cinema looks at “the artistry of …a trailblazer and an utterly wacky individual,” Timothy Carey.
As a special treat, Silver Scenes interview the authors of “Also Starring : Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Characters Actors.”
Kerry aka @echidnabot surveys the long diverse career of Bruce Dern.
Cinematically Insane describes Charles Durning‘s greatest role, that of war hero.
Hepburnia outlines “the absolute most believable best friend in films,” Una Merkel.