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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 20th

1871: Frederick Burton, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Robert North, Sr.), was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1885: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), was born in Bethel, Illinois.

1904: Marian Nixon, who starred with Ginger in the film “Chance at Heaven” (as Glory Franklyn), was born in Superior, Wisconsin.

1955: Frank Darien (born Frank Guderian), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Edna’s Uncle), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Appleby), “Roxie Hart” (as Michael Finnegan), and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Elsa’s Old Father), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 79.

1956: Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Arnold Ross, Attorney at Law) and “Upperworld” (as Medical Examiner), died in Watertown, New York, at the age of 68.

1990: Joel McCrea, who starred with Ginger in the films “Chance at Heaven” (as Blackstone ‘Blacky’ Gorman) and “Primrose Path” (as Ed Wallace), died in Woodland Hills - Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

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Friday, April 25, 2014

In Rememberance...

...of Miss Ginger Rogers, who left us nineteen years ago this day...
Always a rough day on the Gingerologist's calendar, but as always, this time should really be spent viewing your fave GingerFilm (or two), listening to some GingerTunes, and in general just remembering the lady and her legacy, and what it means to all of us...
...and I also take this time to SINCERELY thank all of you for following Gingerology...I wonder what Ginger would think about the blog, and all our voraciousness for GingerInfo over on FaceBook... I kinda like to think she would jump in there with us every once in awhile and set us straight about dates and times, and fill us in on details... wouldn't that be COOL?

Hope to have some things posted in the near future, and the Stage Door post is nearing as well...

Until then,

KIG...

VKMfanHuey
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2 comments:

  1. It isn't easy to write about the anniversary of the passing of a star you admire; I go through the same situation every Jan. 16. However, I sense both Ginger and Carole would be thrilled that their legacies continue to inspire people decades after leaving us. It's part of the beauty of film, recordings, photographs and other media that such people never really are gone.

    On a less philosophical note...the magazine Screenland now is part of the Media History Digital Library, and while doing some Lombard research regarding her presence in that fan mag in 1930, I found a bonus article you may not be aware of, so I felt obliged to share it with you. It's at the close of http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/689680.html.

    KIG and KIC!

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    1. Thanks, VP! I'll go check that article out. It's been a bit melancholy today, but at least it's Friday... and it IS more of a 'remembrance' for us, in just how these ladies have touched us with their awesome collection of work...

      KIG and KIC!!!

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