Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

Legendary Oscar winning actor turned B-movie Thing with Two Heads, Ray Milland, star of classics like The Uninvited, Dial M for Murder, Premature Burial, and "X" The Man with X-Ray Eyes, as well as camp classics such as Panic in Year Zero!, Terror in the Wax Museum, The Dead Don't Die, Frogs, and many many other genre favorites, born this day in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, UK, 1905. R.I.P.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA THING WITH 2 HEADS IS SOOO AWFUL......ITS WEIRD THAT AN ACTOR OF HIS CALIBER WOULD TAKE THAT ROLE, BUT LOOKING AT HIS IMDB LIST IT LOOKS LIKE HE TOOK ANYTHING HE COULD GET IN HIS LATER YEARS.

Karswell said...

I'm not so sure he was just "taking anthing he could get." Many aging actors like Milland got old and in typical Hollywood youth obsession fashion, found themselves struggling just to stay busy... some of them loved to keep working wiether they needed the paycheck or not.

Horror pariah said...

Donald Pleasence and John Carradine are similar examples,except that Milland never really became a horror fixture like they did.

Anonymous said...

horror pariah- since i'm mostly familiar with the later era milland films I would have to say that to me he's definitely a horror fixture

i did see lost weekend though and thought he was great in it

B-Sol said...

He is outstanding in The Lost Weekend.

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