It’s here! 6th Annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon: Day One


The anticipation is over! Today we bring you the first day of the 6th annual What A Character Blogathon, hosted by yours truly and my fellow co-hosts, the classic film loving ladies: Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club @Paula_Guthat and Aurora of Once Upon A Screen @CitizenScreenings.

As promised, this annual event celebrates the character actors. Quirky and silly roles in the service industry like the frustrated hotel manager or the reliable and sharp-witted maid, a supportive sidekick, the best friend… in so many ways, the character role is often our favorite scene-stealing performances of a film. We invite bloggers to scribe on their favorite characters. Now let’s begin!

Ruth of Silver Screenings brings us THE BEAUTIFUL REFUGEES OF CASABLANCA . She focuses on the lesser-known players in the iconic film in stunning imagery.

Real Weegie Midget Reviews talks about IAN MCSHANE whom he describes as “always been there in movies, on TV and now making his God-like presence known… from cheeky British Chappie to “Dallas” to God-like parts.”

Jack Deth, as guest blogger on Paula’s Cinema Club, describes the “wise ass to the stars” DANIEL STERN, “creating multiple personae for cinema and television, while holding on tightly to his gift of dry, wry. sarcastic and occasional wise-ass humor.”

Steve Bailey of Movie Movie Blog Blog offers a glimpse into “one of those actors whom most people probably wouldn’t recognize by name, but as soon as they see him on-screen, they say, “Yeah, I’ve seen that guy before.”  BRUCE ALTMAN, UNHERALDED SUPPORTING ACTOR.

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest explores EUGENE PALLETTE, “simply a marvelous actor in any role.”

Chris of Blog Of The Darned profiles CHARLES LANE, “Specializing in crabby authority figures, Charles Lane was the go-to guy when film or TV producers needed a mean miserly lawyer, judge, tax collector, banker, or landlord.”

Paddy of Caftan Woman hears the “full, rich baritone – a round voice, a pleasing voice – a voice in control of itself” of JOHN ALEXANDER We know that voice!

Annette of Hometowns To Hollywood road trips via Minnesota to review CLINTON SUNDBERG 

Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In takes us on a ROAD TO MADNESS, exploring the many character roles of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

A Person In The Dark reviews “a real pro” who worked both stage and screen, from the silents to the sixties, REGINALD DENNY.

Movie Mom provides her take on THELMA RITTER For her, “Ritter is the very essence of the character actor, creating vitally real, relatable characters who made the world around the stars real and illuminate the story’s themes.”

Thoughts All Sorts shows love for A Strong Character in MARK STRONG.

More to come! Return back here throughout the day for more entries.  As our weekend of What A Character! Blogathon continues, explore Day Two with Aurora at ONCE UPON A SCREEN and Day Three with Paula at PAULA’S CINEMA CLUB.



  1. JackDeth 72 says:

    Hi, Kellie and all:

    Checking in from Paula’s Cinema Club.

    Day One of the Blogathon is off to a great start!

    Jack Deth 72.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jackdeth72 says:

    Word Press seems to be giving me grief.

    Hope my comments get through.

    Jack Deth72.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jackdeth72 says:

    Checking in from Paula’s Cinema Club.

    Day One of the Blogathon is off to a great start!

    Jack Deth72.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on Once upon a screen… and commented:
    Visit Kellee at Outspoke & Freckled to read the entries for day 1 of the WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon…


  5. mercurie80 says:


  1. […] to the hosts of this wonderful Blogathon ( Outspoken & Freckled, Paula’s Cinema Club and Once Upon a Screen). This is my second time joining them and it is […]

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  2. […] is part of the WHAT A CHARACTER Blogathon hosted by Outspoken and Freckled, Once Upon a Screen and Paula’s Cinema […]


  3. […] here to read the other entries on the What a Character! […]


  4. […] John Alexander and the bit players of “Casablanca” are among the actors highlighted in Day One of the […]


  5. […] more characters, please see Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club. Thanks for hosting, ladies–let’s do this again next […]


  6. […] my co-hosts are the fabulous Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled who kicked things off with the Day one posts and Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club who hosts the third and final day tomorrow. As always, I’m […]


  7. […] via It’s here! 6th Annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon: Day One — Outspoken and Freckled […]


  8. […] Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, and Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled. Remember to check out the Day 1 and Day 2 posts as […]


  9. […] whose names you may not. I’m your hostess for the Day 3 offerings. Be sure to also check out Day 1, hosted by Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, and Day 2, hosted by Aurora at Once Upon A Screen. […]


  10. […] and yours truly. You can read the other entries on character actors from this blogathon from days one, two and […]


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