Finally the weekend is near - and some people were born this day...
...like these gentlemen:
*December 2, 1914 (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
† January 1, 2001 (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
I love him most in KISS ME, STUPID (1964) and SOUTH PACIFIC (1958). He was a wonderful actor - who most US followers will probably know best as MY FAVORITE MARTIAN..
~ HE could wear it.. ~
* December 2, 1963 (Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK)
I love him. He is very attractive.. He is also an amazing actor. I think most of my female followers will know him from several (magnificent!!) BBC series like NORTH & SOUTH, DOWNTON ABBEY, LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD ...
~ at this point I might warn you: Every december I fall in a completely BBC mania - so prepare for at least one review.. ~
And here some German ladies:
* December 2, 1909 (Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
† April 13, 1955 (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
Very fascinating, glamourous actress - she was very successful during the 3rd Reich in various dramas - her most popular films might be TITANIC (1943) and the horror film VAMPYR (1932) (-> the US titles for that film are THE VAMPIRE (actually "Vampyr" is a dated way to write "Vampir" = engl. "vampire"), CASTLE OF DOOM and NOT AGAINST THE FLESH.)
Sadly she was kind of a self destructive persona who suffered from depression, alcoholism and drug abuse. After several attempts she took her life with an overdose of sleeping pills. - For those of you who are fond of such bits of information: Her last character in a film also died due to suicide..
The film VERONIKA VOSS (1982) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder is (loosely) based on her life.
*December 2, 1928 (Berlin, Germany)
She was more a singer than an actress - she appeared in about two US films: UNDER FIRE (1957) and FRÄULEIN (1958). I love her voice - and though you might not understand her - you could listen (if you like):
She is singing a song named DAS IST NICHTS FÜR KLEINE MÄDCHEN (= "That's not for little girls") - in this song her mother doesn't allow her to kiss/love boys .. the male voice is Bully Buhlan - he is singing that his mother forbid him to play with dolls and told him to be nice to girls - though he didn't like them.. ... well - you may take this song as you please..
I fell for Rita Paul's voice when I was about ten years old - back then I had no idea how she might look.. I was certain that she had to be very, very pretty.. and even if she would look like a barrel filled with porcupines I would love her. (..stubborn little me.. ... oh - and I like porcupines..) Well - look (and decide) for your own:
~ Mission of the day: give someone you like a hug! ~
Well.. that's about it for today.. Enough of obscure German actresses..
This obscure little German girl says:
Thank you all for listening!
Yours (very well and) truly