Wednesday, 18 July 2018

437) James Cagney

James Cagney (1899 – 1986). American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film. 
Orson Welles said of him, "[he was] maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera", and Stanley Kubrick considered him to be one of the best actors of all time.

- "His hair was a Van Gogh, Renoir, Titian red with… gold waving through. His eyes were delft blue, with the longest, thickest lashes I have ever seen. He blinked his eyes at me, and since I had never seen a blink like that before, I instantaneously fell in love." (actress Joan Blondell)"

- "Once a movie star, it was years before fans knew he had vivid red hair because all of his early films were photographed in black and white. "…/18928…/Robert-Osborne-January-2008.html

436) Redd Foxx

John Elroy Sanford (1922 – 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx. American comedian and actor.

- " In the 1940s, he was an associate of Malcolm Little, later known as Malcolm X. In Malcolm's autobiography, Foxx is referred to as "Chicago Red, the funniest dishwasher on this earth." He earned the nickname because of his reddish hair and complexion. His surname was taken from baseball star Jimmie Foxx."

435) John Glenn

John Glenn (1921 – 2016). United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.

- "Glenn is 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, weighs 168 pounds and has green eyes and red hair."…/astronau…/e-to-h/GlennJH.html

- “He looked like a balding and slightly tougher version of the cutest-looking freckle-faced country boy you ever saw,” Mr. Wolfe wrote. “He had a snub nose, light-hazel eyes, reddish-blond hair and a terrific smile.”…

434) Janet Frame

Janet Frame (1924 – 2004). New Zealand novelist. 
Her celebrity derived from her dramatic personal history as well as her literary career. Following years of psychiatric hospitalisation, Frame was scheduled for a lobotomy that was cancelled when, just days before the procedure, her début publication of short stories was unexpectedly awarded a national literary prize. The movie "An Angel at My Table" is based on her story.

- "Janet Frame was a redhead. Not only that, she had famously wild frizzy hair. It's the first thing everyone who met her when she was young, mentions about her."…/…/redhead-effect.html

- "Janet's red hair was a frizzy tangle that grew straight up from her head:"…/boo…/the-girl-from-new-zealand.html

433) Stan Laurel

 Stan Laurel (1890 – 1965). English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

- "Stan Laurel actually had red hair and blue eyes ."…/2000/jan/24/

- "He not only survived, but grew up to become the red-haired, wonderfully inventive comic actor the world knows as Stan Laurel."…

432) Ellen Terry

Dame Ellen Terry (1847 – 928). English actress, who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain.

- "Renowned for her voice and striking looks, and blessed with her stunning red hair, Ellen went on to become Henry Irving’s leading lady, being greatly admired for her sensitive portrayals of Shakespearian heroines."…/gown-made-of-beetle-w…

- "The dress, transforming the beautiful red-haired actor into a cross between a jewelled serpent and a medieval knight, was the talk of the town after the first night."…/ellen-terry-beetlewing-gown-m…

431) Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain. American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.