If you have been paying attention at all, you may have noticed that I am publishing this ode to characters more than a week after the event actually took place. That is, our ninth Annual What a Character! Blogathon, which officially happened earlier this month.
Thank to co-hosts extraordinaire, Kellee Pratt of Outspoken & Freckled and Paula Guthat of Paula’s Cinema Club, you probably didn’t even notice, but I was not around when we were supposed to be singing the praises of a terrific lot of bloggers. You see, I tested positive for COVID-19 earlier that week and my mind and body were a bit… malfunctioning for lack of a better word. Luckily, I had a mild case of the virus and a bit more than two weeks later, I’m all in basking in character actor glory.
If you want a refresher on the back-story for the What a Character! Blogathon take a look at the Announcement post, which includes the entire list of participants and chosen character actors. Otherwise, I am getting to the main course of this entry, the tributes to memorable supporting players. Here they are…
The long, varied, fascinating career of Harry Cording presented by Caftan Woman
Silver Screenings discusses The Enduring Appeal of the Character Actor
A high school assignment brought Maddy Loves Her Classic Films to Bernard Hepton in the first of two entries this year.
Ray Massey in Hollywood is the focus of Rich over at Wide Screen World.
Second Sight Cinema takes a look at the five-act career of Writer at Work: Mary Astor
Lady Eve’s Reel Life takes on the career of Marcel Dalio from France to Hollywood by way of Casablanca
Watching Forever Gives Overdue Credit to the typecast and memorable Richard Deacon.
Tom Tully and his skillfully genuine portrayals are the focus of Another Old Movie Blog.
Ernie Morrison (aka Sunshine Sammy) gets his due as a film pioneer by Critica Retro
Reel Weegie Midget Reviews shares Diana Rigg Memories in this timely post.
Maddie Loves Her Classic Films brings home a tribute to best of the best, Eve Arden.
Whimsically Classic honors perrenial favorite, SZ “Cuddles” Sakall.
Our own Outspoken & Freckled co-host Kellee discusses the career of Barry Fitzgerald who left an unforgettable mark in Hollywood masterpieces.
The What a Character! Blogathon is a highlight of my blogging year. That’s true not only because I learn so much about the great supporting players, but because each and every blogger who participates in this event brings the heavy artillery. I cannot thank you all enough for making this event so memorable for nine straight years.
To Paula and Kellee – I owe you for carrying the load this year and for your friendship. See you at the 10th anniversary! We’ll have to make it extra special.