HOORAY! The moment has finally arrived. As we detailed in our announcement post with our fun banners created by co-host Paula, we are here to give tribute to our beloved character actors. As I tell my kiddos, “buckle up, buttercups!” because here comes the blogging event of the year!
The tenth What a Character! Blogathon brings you an incredible array of supporting players, each bringing their own magic to every role. Thank you to all the bloggers who add their own talents of honoring these actors. Us three “WAC” hosts are trying something slightly different for this year’s special anniversary- the entries are being presented in three installments throughout the day. Be sure to visit for an enjoyable trip down movie memory lane:
The Morning Edition with Aurora at Once Upon a Screen
The Afternoon Edition with Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled
The Evening Edition at Paula’s Cinema Club at 9pm ET
As we noted in the announcement post, this tenth anniversary of What a Character! comes with give-a-ways from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and The University Press of Kentucky, both of which are contributing books to ten lucky participants. We will gather entries and pick winners at random toward the end of the weekend. Winners will be notified on social media or by email.
Now let’s get this party started…
A Person In The Dark blog pays tribute to GEORGE TOBIAS, as she affectionately states, “For me, the best character actors are the ones who press that automatic happiness button that’s wired in our movie-loving brains…” Read more here in: George Tobias: Hey! That’s Abner Kravitz!
Next up, Real Weegie Midget Reviews presents DIANA DORS. “Diana proved her worth in even more horror, comedies, dramas and even appeared in a pop video”… Read for yourself in: “FILMS and TV… Diana Dors in a Triple Dose of Horror and Suspense”
Silver Screenings asks, “Who Is CHARLES LANE and Why Does He Matter?” As Ruth explains, “This is what an established character actor does: He or she saves time and extraneous explanation in movie storytelling. They add texture and subtext, and, in classic Hollywood, many of them had the best lines in the film.”
Taking Up Room invites us to go “Hanging Out With FELIX BRESSART” As they explain, “Affable, supportive, and a little goofy, Bressart was typically cast as the friend, the co-worker, the genius, sometimes the buffoon, or maybe a combination of all of those, but whatever shoes he landed in, he was always a welcome sight.”
A Shroud of Thoughts celebrates, “HANS CONREID: Scene Stealer In Radio, In Movies, & On Television”
As Terry describes, “Hans Conried was a versatile actor who may have been best known for playing pretentious intellectuals, but he played a whole host of other character types as well.”
Caftan Woman details the long life, love, and career of KATHLEEN HARRISON.
Finally, co-host Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club outlines why LURED is my favorite Lucille Ball film- with its riches of delightful supporting roles in … “The Cast of LURED (1947)”
Thank you for reading all these informative, fascinating, and delightful tributes. Thank you to my fabulous co-hosts Paula and Aurora. And, thank you to all our bloggers! Don’t forget to hang tight and then check back tonight for Paula’s evening edition for even more articles for this special WAC event.
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Hi, My piece on Theresa Harris is up at http://chrissturhann.blogspot.com/2021/12/what-character-blogathon-theresa-harris.html.
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