Monday, November 23, 2009

Jacqueline White, still alive at 87!

Jacqueline White, who was born on this day in 1922, is another of those Hollywood names that might sound familiar to you. It's with good reason. Although she retired from acting after she got married in 1950, she had important roles in a couple of very underrated movies. First, she played the wife of the suspect in Crossfire. It's a character that doesn't show up until a good ways into the movie, but she still has a meaningful part to play.

More important, though, is her role in her final movie, The Narrow Margin. She plays the woman in the compartment next to Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor, a woman whose son thinks -- rightly so, as it turns out -- that McGraw is up to something. (He's just wrong about the nature of that something.)

TCM, however, has decided to spend this evening honoring another birthday girl, that being 1930s child star Sybil Jason, who is still alive at the age of 82. Truth be told, I don't think I've seen any of tonight's Sybil Jason movies yet, which is why I'm not blogging about them.

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