Bert Lahr

Bert Lahr
One of the leading burlesque and vaudeville stars who went on to Broadway musical comedies, Bert Lahr had a fitful and rather unremarkable film career highlighted only by his delightful turn as the Cowardly Lion in the now classic 1939 version of "The Wizard of Oz". Born to a German immigrant father in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, the precocious Lahr dropped out of school at age 15 and...

Mary Duncan

Very active on the Broadway stage, Duncan came to films just before the coming of sound, most memorably in vamp roles. She made films for such important directors as Frank Borzage and F.W Murnau (in the lyrical romances, "The River" 1929 and "City Girl" 1930 and as a particularly alluring temptress in "Four Devils" 1929). She also played a leading role in the "Rashomon"-like early talkie, "Thru...