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SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, OSCAR LEVANT, & KATHLEEN BELLER----Click on the photos and links.
First up, here's a clipping about one of Croton's most famous notables--Gloria Swanson and her appearance on The Jimmy Durante Show.
For those who don't know, The Jimmy Durante Show was a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2, 1954, to June 23, 1956. Read more about it here.
For more about Swanson's comeback in 1950's Sunset Boulevard, click here.
Next up, another Croton notable--Oscar Levant--and a very good read: The Unimportance of Being Oscar.
This 1968 memoir is known for Oscar's laconic witticisms, such as "everyone in Hollywood is gay, except Gabby Hayes — and that's because he is a transvestite."
For those who don't know, Levant got his start at The Mikado; read more here.
And finally, Croton's own Kathleen Beller in the 1983 film, Touched.
This American romantic drama was directed by John Flynn. Starring with Beller was Ned Beatty and Robert Hays
It's a hard film to find---but every now and then turns up on cable....the plot: Two inmates of a mental institution, a man named Daniel and a woman
named Jennifer, are not as ill as the psychiatrists at the institution
perceive them to be. Daniel and Jennifer escape to make lives for
themselves together in the world at large.
For more about Kathleen Beller and her Croton connection, click here.
TO SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: FAY BAINTER, LLOYD MOSS, VERA NEUMANN, ETHEL STEIN & KATHLEEN BELLER, CLICK HERE
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