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By Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson

you recognize Billie Burke used to be the great Witch within the Wizard of ounces, yet were you aware that she had a small zoo in her yard that incorporated a child elephant and lion cubs? you recognize Claude Rains because the artful Louie in Casablanca, yet do you know he started existence with a debilitating speech obstacle? you recognize S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall as Felix the jolly prepare dinner in Christmas in Connecticut, yet were you aware he fled Germany after Hitler in my opinion attacked considered one of his motion pictures? during this ebook, readers will notice the unknown tales of Hollywood's maximum personality actors and meet the lads and ladies at the back of the characters they performed onscreen. by utilizing infrequent interviews and articles from dozens of documents and autobiographical excerpts, this e-book offers an within check out those assisting stars' tales and exhibits how style casting in such roles as flibbertigibbet matrons, wisecracking dames, or eccentric butlers can be a blessing and a curse of their own lives.

The publication contains favorites equivalent to Thelma Ritter, Eve Arden, and Charles Coburn in addition to stars who beame personality actors in later reasonable Joan Blondell, Shelley Winters, and Claude Rains. additionally meet lesser recognized actors who still have known faces akin to Roland younger (of "Topper" fame"), Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein), and Nineteen Forties deadpan singer Virginia O'Brien.

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