UPDATE: Day Three
I’m thrilled to be hosting the third and final day of the What A Character! Blogathon for 2014. For the third year in a row the response, enthusiasm and quality of posts dedicated to these actors have been outstanding.
I’ll be updating the links to individual posts throughout the day and will promote today’s entire roster tonight by way of a social media character actor frenzy. Stay tuned! In the meantime you may want to catch up with the submissions for Day One and Day Two of the event. Scroll down to access those posts. The few tardy entries will be added as received.
Day three – November 18 – Hosted by Aurora
He represented authority, played aristocrats, was the captain of a cricket team and shared a birthday with the one who honors him. On C. Aubrey Smith it’s Critica Retro.
A Closer Inspection of Dennis Hoey by Silver Scenes.
Christy’s Inkwells honors Don Beddoe, “a character actor with a genial, sometimes startled look” and one hell of a resume.
Ann Doran and Lurene Tuttle – Theresa on Once Upon a Screen
Burgess Meredith by The Last Drive-In
Charles Durning – Movie Movie Blog Blog
Chester Clute by Grand Old Movies
Chris Cooper by Jack Deth on Paula’s Cinema Club
Edna May Oliver by Portraits by Jenni
Frank McHugh by (This) Girl Friday
Richard Widmark by Danny’s Reviews
Tony Randall by A Shroud of Thoughts
Agnes Moorehead by Tales of the Easily Distracted
Arthur Housman by Silent-ology
Charles Lane & Friz Feld by Vienna’s Classic Hollywood
Esther Dale by Caftan Woman
Harry Dean Stanton by Joel’s Classic Film Passion
Kathleen Howard by Sister Celluloid
Mae Busch by Movies, Silently
Peter Lorre by Second Sight Cinema
Thomas Mitchell by Once Upon a Screen
And we end with a huge THANK YOU to all the participants in the third annual What A Character! Blogathon! On behalf of Kellee and Paula I can say confidently that by way of your posts we have relived wonderful moments in film, you’ve spotlighted legendary careers and brought to light many faces we all too often ignore. As always it’s an education, a pleasure and an honor to have you join us.
Announcement: (How this year’s event began)
In 2012 we – as in Kellee, Paula and I – borrowed a catch-phrase from our home of the classics, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in order to host a blogathon dedicated to those whose names few remember. The phrase is WHAT A CHARACTER! and the players are actors who rarely got leading parts, exhibiting instead a versatility and depth many leading players wished they had. We never tire of seeing them or paying tribute and as the previous two installments of this event proved, neither do you. So, here we are with the third annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon.
To say we’re thrilled is an understatement and we hope you’ll join us in spotlighting the Edward Arnolds and Eugene Pallettes and Eve Ardens of the world, the oft forgotten names that never appeared above the title. If this is right up your movie alley then give us a shout out…
And please adhere to the following:
- Let one of the hosts know which character actor is your choice. Since there are so many greats worthy of mention, we won’t take any repeats and we’re not limiting these to “classic” actors. Great character actors have made their mark since the end of the classic era and deserve some attention as well so the field is wide open.
- Please include your twitter or FB tag, email address and blog name & URL.
- Publish the post for either November 16, 17 & 18. Let us know if you have a date preference, otherwise we’ll split publicizing duties equally among the three days.
- Please include the blogathon graphic on your blog to help us publicize the event.
- Include the graphic and link to the host sites in your WHAT A CHARACTER! post
- If possible, please send any of the hosts the direct link to your WHAT A CHARACTER! post by the day before your due date. Otherwise we’ll simply link to your site’s home page.
- HAVE FUN and spread the word! There are many great characters worthy of attention.
A big thank you – HAPPY BLOGGING!
PS – You might be interested in visiting the page dedicated to WHAT A CHARACTER! on this blog where all posts from previous years are featured. It’s an impressive lot. You can also access the list of names of the “characters” whose faces appear on our banner there.
“I was only a leading man for a minute; now I’m a character actor.” – Robin Williams