“Acting with Adams was also really fun. Amy is the most unselfconscious actress I’ve come across in a while. She’s not afraid to make a fool out of herself. She is spookily talented.” – Emily Blunt.“I was immediately impressed at how much fun she was having while looking absolutely fabulous in her couture gowns. I don’t manage to do either of those things with much grace and was chastened into looking for a way to try and enjoy the ride.” – Frances McDormand.“Amy has a little light on inside her that burns — sometimes a soft light, sometimes a hot little blue flame, but you are aware always of the light. It is her immediacy as an actress, that present quality that makes her special.” – Meryl Streep.[For about five minutes, he spoke of his admiration for Adams’s talent, generosity and work ethic. He spoke of how he believed people often misunderstood Amy. How in reality she was harder to pin down than she might seem. How she purposely kept a little mystery about herself.] “And for an actor that’s good,” he said. “More should do it.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman.Happy 40th Birthday, Amy! (Born August 20, 1974)
Congratulations to Debbie Reynolds on recent announcement that she’ll receive a lifetime achievement award from the SAG. Well deserved for an incredible career.
“Amy has a little light on inside her that burns — sometimes a soft light, sometimes a hot little blue flame, but you are aware always of the light. It is her immediacy as an actress, that present quality that makes her special.” – Meryl Streep
Happy Birthday Amy Lou Adams! (August 20, 1974)
Anna May Wong 1938
"I think people looked at me as one of them – an ordinary girl from an ordinary family with a voice they could recognise. It’s that simple" - Dame Vera Lynn; the first person in music history to celebrate 90 years of showbusiness.
Maureen O’Hara, 1942
Maureen O’Hara has given some of cinema’s most memorable performances in movies such as the original Miracle on 34th Street, the original The Parent…
ALRIGHT EVERYONE I made the petition for Maureen O’Hara to be given a Honorary Oscar.
PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD LIKE WILD FIRE!
I know it seems pointless but even if it doesn’t get her an Honorary Oscar I want people, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE AT THE ACADEMY, to know that she DOES deserve it!!!
Maureen O’Hara arriving at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California March 19, 1953, for the 25th Academy Awards
Happy 94th Birthday Maureen FitzSimons!
Born August 17, 1920
"Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.
Being an Irishwoman means many things to me. An Irishwoman is strong and feisty. She has guys and stands up for what she believes in. She believes she is the best at whatever she does and proceeds through life with that knowledge. She can face any hazard that life throws her way and stay with it until she wins. She is loyal to her kinsmen and accepting of others. She’s not above a sock in the jaw if you have it coming. She is only on her knees before God. Yes, I am most definitely an Irishwoman.
My heritage has been grounding, and it has brought me peace. Being tough and strong have always been my most dominant characteristics, like a fire that burns deep within me. I have always believed that I can do anything I set my mind to, as long as I’m willing to make the necessary sacrifices. I have called upon this fire to achieve my goals and survive whenever I felt my world come crashing down around me. In this way, I am like many of the women I’ve played on-screen.”
- Maureen O’Hara
Happy Birthday Ann Marie Blyth
August 16, 1928