Thursday, May 16, 2013

May Birthday Ladies

                                   Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Constance Cummings, was born on May 15, 1910, in Seattle, Washington.  She was married to writer Benn Levy from 1933 until his death in 1973, not a bad run for a Hollywood marriage.  Constance, not happy with her movie career nor life in Hollywood, moved with her husband in 1934 to England where she continued her acting (including Haunted Honeymoon with Bob) until 1986 and died in 2005 at the impressive age of 95.

                                        Hide-Out (1934)

Maureen O'Sullivan's life geographically went in the opposite direction of Contance, being born in Ireland May 17, 1911, and moving to the states for a successful and lengthy acting career.  Like Constance she married a writer (later director), John Farrow.  They were married from 1936 until his death in 1963, a marriage producing seven children.  How she managed to have seven children and a successful, busy acting career, I have no idea.  Maureen acted into her 80's, passing on in 1998 at the age of 87.  Hide-Out is one of my favorite movies, she and Bob made a really cute couple.  Wish they had made a follow-up movie together. 

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