Each night I scan the TV listings for a good movie to watch. If I'm lucky there is a great movie to sit back and enjoy with some popcorn. Thankfully many of these actors are recognized on stamps so here are some I have in my collection. Please post yours as well.
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2153a issued May 26, 2006. It shows Canadian actor and comedian John Candy whose life ended to soon at the age of 43. His movies include: "Stripes", "The Great Outdoors", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Uncle Buck".
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2153b issued May 26, 2006. It shows actress Fay Wray whose acting career started in 1923 and spanned 57 years. The movie she is most often associated with is the 1933 film King Kong.
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2153c issued May 26, 2006. It shows Lorne Greene who is a Canadian actor and musician. He is best known as Ben Cartwright from the TV western Bonanza and Commander Adama from the series Battlestar Galactica.
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2153d issued May 26, 2006. It shows Mary Pickford is a Canadian actress and co-founder of the film studio United Artists. She started her career in silent films. The American Film Institute named her 24th among the greatest female stars of all time. She is also known as "America's Sweetheart".
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2279a issued June 30, 2008. It shows Norma Shearer who was one of the most popular actresses in the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her best known films include: "The Women", "Marie Antoinette" and "Romeo and Juliet".
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2279b issued June 30, 2008. It shows Chief Dan George who was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, British Columbia. He was also an author, poet and actor. He got his first acting role with CBC Television when he was 60 years old. Later, he was in films such as Little Big Man, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Harry and Tonto.
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2279c issued June 30, 2008. It shows Marie Dressler was a stage and screen actress and depression-era film star. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for Min and Bill.
This Canadian stamp is Scott # 2279d issued June 30, 2008. It shows Raymond Burr whose career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film. He is best know for his title roles on the TV dramas Perry Mason and Ironside.
Pete and Dud were characters played by the comedians and entertainers Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. The dialogue format originated in 1964, when Dudley Moore invited Peter Cook to appear in a television performance. Cook scripted a conversation between two men from Dagenham wearing flat caps. This proved to be very popular with television audiences and the partnership was continued during the series Not Only... But Also.
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it.
Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Although she starred in some very good movies like Since You Went Away (1944) and the The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), her career was nearing its end.
Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. It was once guessed that she had more than 50 golden curls on her head.
Jean Mounet-Sully (1841-1916) on a 1976 French Red Cross stamp. He was a leading actor who specialised in tragic roles. His brother and daughter were also leading actors, and he was a close friend - and for a time lover - of the actress Sarah Bernhardt.
In 1961 France issued a set of stamps featuring famous actors and actresses. Here is Mademoiselle de Champmeslé (1642-1698), who specialised in tragic roles and played leading parts in the tragedies of the great 17th century French dramatist Racine.
From the same 1961 French set, François Joseph Talma (1763-1826), who started his working life with a brief period as a dentist before going on stage. He was the leading French actor of his time, best-known for tragic roles - here he is shown in that of Orestes, who killed his mother Clytemnestra and her paramour Aegisthus in revenge for the murder of his father Agamemnon - and a friend of Napoleon.
A third 1961 French stamp shows Rachel Félix (1821-1858), often known just as Rachel, another specialist in tragic roles - here she is shown as Phèdre in Racine's tragedy of that name - but also known for being a prominent figure in Paris society: she was a mistress of the future Napoleon III among others.
The final stamp from the 1961 French set shows Gérard Philipe (1922-1959), a film actor who was a heart-throb in the years following WW2. he died relatively young of liver cancer while working on a film.
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