Here's a trivia post on pairs who shared movie screen credits and birthdays. It's Saturday, November 19th. Born on this day in show biz history, two stars of one of Hollywood's best and nastiest Manhattan murder mysteries. The nastiness is covered up by deluxe apartment furnishings, sophisticated clothing and swanky cocktail parties. But it is definitely there. The story with all this elegant seediness is played terrifically by Clifton Webb and the gorgeous Gene Tierney, the stars of LAURA. In addition to being the stars of this 1944 classic, they also shared a November 19th birthday.
Did you know that Clifton Webb was a Broadway song and dance man? As a matter of fact, he introduced the Irving Berlin song "Easter Parade." Clifton Webb performed it in a 1933 Irving Berlin Broadway musical. The song was sung by Bing Crosby in the hit movie HOLIDAY INN, for which Irving Berlin won an Oscar for Best Song of 1942. The song he wrote for Bing to introduce in HOLIDAY INN was "White Christmas." The Easter song became the title and was sung by two of MGM's top stars in a classic movie musical. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire were the stars of 1948's EASTER PARADE. Irving Berlin's "Easter Parade" was also sung by Don Ameche in ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND. This highly entertaining 20th Century Fox musical was a 1938 release, full of the Irving Berlin catalogue. The stars of this Irving Berlin musical were Alice Faye as the brassy singer who's given sort of a Pygmalion makeover by Alexander, played by Tyrone Power. He's the classy leader of a band who hires her. Of course, the mouthy singer falls in love with the bandleader after the makeover.
Darryl F. Zanuck died in 1979. Alice Faye died in 1998.
2-time Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland celebrated her 100th birthday in July of this year. Her second Academy Award came for her extraordinary performance as sweet, unsophisticated young woman jilted by a fortune hunter in THE HEIRESS. Montgomery Clift starred as the handsome fortune hunter who pretends to love the heiress.
Can you think of any other films that had a pair of contributors to it who celebrated a birthday on the same day?