|Grauman's Chinese Theater|
These people on screen seemed like part of the family. So as the years went by and they began leaving us, I always felt a particular sadness. Even as a favorite aunt or uncle, it did not seem possible that they would no longer be around to let us enjoy their company.
A few of the old crew remain but the list is fast-shortening. The oldest now is Luise Rainer, born in Germany in 1910, winner of back-to-back best actress Academy Awards in 1936 and 1937. Then there's Gone With the Wind's Melanie--Olivia de Havilland (1916).
Eli Wallach (1915)
Kirk Douglas (1916)
Joan Fontaine, Celeste Holm, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ernest Borgnine (1917)
Maureen O'Hara, Mickey Rooney (1920)
Esther Williams (1921)
Eleanor Parker, Lizabeth Scott (1922)
Lauren Bacall, Eva Marie Saint, Doris Day (1924)
Angela Lansbury (1925)
Jerry Lewis (1926)
Gina Lollobrigida, Sidney Poitier (1927)
Shirley Temple, Ann Blyth (1928)
Jane Powell (1929)
Thank you, each and all!
What Makes March March
Seeing the first crocus and snowdrops appear
Making up house and garden "to do" lists
Thinking about doing a major de-cluttering
Eating asparagus--good for a spring-time cleanse
Realizing that winter is past and the good times can roll
(Having begun these lists last April, this one now finishes the year.)