Saturday, November 28, 2015
Gloria Grahame's Birthday
Today marks the 92nd birthday of actress Gloria Grahame.
We're big fans of the work of Ms. Grahame here at The Signal Watch, and seeing her listed in the credits for a movie will always get us to check it out. We generally prefer her noir work, where she plays a wide range of roles, but always with a certain flair. We particularly recommend her work in The Big Heat, Human Desire and In a Lonely Place.
But, she's also Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and she's Violet in It's a Wonderful Life.
Her personal life was like an unscripted noir that ignored the Hayes Code, but I'll let you look into that yourself. What I will say is that she died too young, and I wish she'd had a second go with her career. She's so darn good, it's hard to believe she wouldn't have ended up doing more on TV or in movies.
Here's to one of the good ones. Do yourself a favor and take time out for a Gloria Grahame picture this month.