Five of us were driving back from CAPITOLFEST this past Monday ( August 13th ) where there was loads of movie talk / opinions / trivia. Aurora, host of the esteemed “ONCE UPON A SCREEN” blog was our driver for this road trip, and she asked us this question:
Name an actor/actress who gave a good performance…in a bad film.
The question head~scratchingly stumped all of us. Ha!! Perhaps we all tend to think our favorite performers made mostly good movies, I dunno. I didn’t think of this name on our rainy car ride home. BUT she certainly comes to mind now. One could argue that she made many more poor “B” films, than distinguished “A” flicks, but I always thought she gave a good performance in whatever I saw her in. TODAY is her birthday. And I’m a fan!
August 17th, 1918 ~ August 29th, 1985
She was the Queen of the Horror films b’cuz of her beauty…and talent…and ability to scream. But I think she was able to show her stuff even if the material is not up to par. You can read a write~up on her over at THE HITLESS WONDER MOVIE BLOG. Reading her IMDB entry can tell you what you need to know. I just wanted to spotlight her here today, her 100th birthday.