John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (Salinas, California, 27 de febrero de 1902-Nueva York, 20 de diciembre de 1968) fue un escritor estadounidense ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura y autor de conocidas novelas como De ratones y hombres, Las uvas de la ira y Al este del Edén.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1902-02-27
- Falleció: 1968-12-20
- Lugar de nacimiento: Salinas, California, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). Author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Steinbeck, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.','','','','','','Francis Thomas Sullivan, aka Frank Sully, was born on June 17, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The More the Merrier (1943) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963). He died on December 17, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Beefy, square-jawed American character actor, usually cast as rustic types or dumb heavies. Also a regular feature in Three Stooges shorts. Sully started his career as a comedian in vaudeville and appeared on Broadway from the late 1920s.','','Shirley Olivia Mills was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1926 and moved to southern California while still a child. She became the star of an independent movie which achieved great fame titled Child Bride (1938)when she was 12 years old which she describes in detail on her "official" website on a separate page devoted to memories of that movie along with still photos of it. Other pages on the site are devoted to The Grapes Of Wrath (1940) and also Nine Girls (1944), additional movies where she was a movie actress in featured roles. Mills appeared in major Hollywood studio movies through the 1940s and into the 1950s, during which decade she also appeared on major network television programs. Date of Birth 8 April 1926, Tacoma, Washington Date of Death 31 March 2010, Arcadia, California (complications of pneumonia)','','','','','','','','','','Sister of Frank McHugh, Matt McHugh, James McHugh, Nora McHugh.','','','','','','','George P. Breakston was born on January 22, 1920 in Paris, France. He was a director and producer, known for The Manster (1959), Jungle Stampede (1950) and The White Huntress (1954). He died on May 21, 1973 in Paris.','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','From Wikipedia Charles West (November 30, 1885 – October 10, 1943) was an American film actor of the silent era. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1908 and 1937. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died in Los Angeles, California.','','','','','','','','','Muscular American character actor of Dutch extraction. Tended to play bullies and assorted western heavies. Best remembered as the alcoholic prizefighter (managed by Humphrey Bogart) who is punched out by Wayne Morris in the finale to 'Kid Galahad' (1937).','','','','From Wikipedia Rex Lloyd Lease (February 11, 1903 – January 3, 1966) was an American actor. He appeared in over 300 films, mainly in westerns. Lease arrived in Hollywoodland in 1924. He found bit and supporting parts at Film Booking Office (FBO), Rayart, more, and was given the opportunity to play a few leads. His first film was A Woman Who Sinned (FBO, 1924). Rex's earliest westerns were a pair of Tim McCoy silents at MGM, one of which was The Law OF the Range (MGM, 1928) which had a very young Joan Crawford as the heroine and Rex as the "Solitaire Kid". Tim and Lease became friends, and over the next dozen or so years, he appeared in seven more McCoy westerns. He had a featured role in director Frank Capra's The Younger Generation (Columbia, 1929), a tale of a Jewish family that move to a more up-scale neighborhood. He successfully made the transition to talkies, and starred in melodramas, action flicks, old dark house mysteries, and comedies as well as a couple of western serials and about a dozen low-budget sagebrush yarns and outdoor adventures. In between lead roles, Lease did featured parts in some B westerns. He was Hoot Gibson's brother in CAVALCADE OF THE WEST (Walter Futter Prod., 1936); Rex played the "Pecos Kid" in McCoy's Lightnin' Bill Carson (Puritan, 1936); and he worked in a couple of Tom Tylers, Ridin' On (Reliable, 1936) and Fast Bullets (Reliable, 1936). Rex's finale as a star had him teaming up with Rin-Tin-Tin Jr. in The Silver Trail (Reliable, 1937). Though no longer afforded star billing, he continued in smaller roles into the 1950s in films and on TV.','','From Wikipedia Walter Miller (9 March 1892 – 30 March 1940) was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 248 films between 1911 and 1940. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and died in Hollywood, California, from a heart attack, aged 48. His interment is located at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.','','','','','','A vastly talented musical performer, Peggy Ryan found stardom dancing alongside partner Donald O'Connor as Universal's answer to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Paired up in many a low-budget WWII-era musical, she was best known for her dancing feet, but she was no slouch in the singing department and her buoyant personality added plenty of zest to the escapist fare she appeared in. Christened Margaret O'Rene Ryan, Peggy was, as they say, born in a trunk in 1924 to a pair of vaudeville dancers ("The Merry Dancing Ryans") and, by age two, the pint-sized scene-stealer was already selling her heart out on stage alongside her parents. No glamor girl, Peggy had a very plaintive face, prominent nose and gangly figure, similar to a Virginia Weidler, so she was wise enough to play it up for laughs. Discovered by George Murphy, the young girl earned a part in Universal's enjoyable tune fest Top of the Town(1937), where the little Irish charmer managed to steal a dance alongside Murphy. Other movies beckoned, sometimes in teary dramas such as The Women Men Marry (1937) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940). With the movie What's Cookin'? (1942), she teamed with O'Connor for the first time. The two were a sensation and sparked many musical programmers with their clowning, mugging, intricate dance steps, and indefatigable style. The jitterbugging twosome romped through Private Buckaroo (1942), Give Out, Sisters(1942), Get Hep to Love (1942), Top Man (1943), The Merry Monahans (1944), Chip Off the Old Block (1944) and Bowery to Broadway (1944) during their peak. During this period she married James Cross and had a son, James Michael Cross, who later died in a 1987 car accident. Peggy began to freelance in post-war years and found employment with other studios. She was paired up with dancer Ray McDonald for the films Shamrock Hill (1949) and All Ashore (1953) and began seeing him off screen as well. They eventually married, had a child named Kerry, and toured together across the U.S. in a nightclub act for a few years until their marriage folded. She decided to retire from films following her third marriage to Hawaiian announcer/emcee/columnist Eddie Sherman. She choreographed book shows here and there ("The Music Man", "Funny Girl"), but basically settled down in Hawaii. In later years, she came out of semi-retirement to appear in a small recurring part as the Governor of Hawaii's secretary, Millie, on TV's popular Hawaii Five-O (1968) in 1968. She remained a sporadic presence throughout the run of the show. After teaching tap dancing for decades on the sly, Peggy moved to Las Vegas with her family. A trouper to the end, she formed a group of middle-aged dancers called "The TNT's" and performed in and about town. In 2003, she suffered her first mini-stroke, dying a year later in what was reported to be complications from multiple strokes on October 30, 2004.','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','