“You know when you watch old movies, it’s always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.”
That quote is by actor Amy Sedaris and it’s the reason we’re here for the eighth consecutive year in celebration of the supporting players who make the movies.
Today is the second day of this year’s What A Character! Blogathon, my day to host following Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled who hosted Day 1. Be sure to visit and catch a glimpse of a few of your favorite characters. Paula will host Day 3 tomorrow at Paula’s Cinema Club.
If you want to know details about this event, visit the announcement post here. Otherwise, I’ll take a moment to thank my co-hosts with whom I love taking this journey, and the bloggers – you’re the stars of this event bringing unequaled dedication and joy by honoring character actors of all eras. Now to Day 2 and a special list for your enjoyment.
- We begin Day 2 with Caftan Woman and her take on the career of George Zucco, worthy of Shakespearean roles Zucco brought class to all film genre including mystery and horror.
- Silver Screenings brings us ‘The Master of Comic Disdain,’ which can mean only one thing…Franklin Pangborn!
- Carole & Co. reminds us that one of the most famous gossip columnists in Hollywood had another career in Hedda Hopper Acted, Too
- It’s Not Easy Being Green: Margaret Hamilton and the Oz Legacy is the contribution of The Classic Movie Muse.
- The William Powell Site goes back to the actor’s days of villainy with a look at Sea Horses (1926)