Not "America's Sweetheart", 'Clara Bixby' of Cincinnati, Ohio, but indignant Doris Day of New York. This Day worked with Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who hailed from Cincinnati, in 'Saga Of Death Valley', and met Theda "Arab Death" Bara of Cincinnati at a Hollywood function.
"Movies are the enemy of the novel because they are replacing novels. Novelists shouldn’t write for the movies, unless, of course, they discover they’re no good at writing novels." - John Irving
That's interesting. I see from the database that "Saga of Death Valley" was her film debut and that she was in the cast of 12 movies but uncredited in seven. The IMDb doesn't tell anything about her life after movies but she did live to be 88-years-old, a goodly number of years.
"Silent screen leading man in films from 1915-1932. He left films in 1932 due to the arrival of sound. He was hit by a car on September 13, 1951, never fully recovered from his injuries and died on December 2, 1957."
I personally value knowing with precision and accuracy what reaction anything that I write will instill in my audience but poor reading comprehension by others is not my responsibility.
You've got me wondering (always a bad sign ) … whether or not there were other olde actor names that got re-used by new talent .. not counting all the Juniors and III's out there.
I know that actors often had to change their real names because someone was already using it, but that's a whole 'nuther story and one which we've played with before.
I had never heard about the Original Doris Day … very interesting !
Not a well known actor but one who should be better remembered is the 1940s actor named Paul Guilfoyle who was in a lot of crime films and film noir, e.g. White Heat, Mark of the Whistler, Brother Orchid.
There is a modern actor also named Paul Guilfoyle (CSI: Crime Scene).