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1. Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows January-February//1981 Photos and biographical article about Jack Oakie (~1904-1978), a movie comedian born in Sedalia, Missouri, as Lewis Offield. Description of his life and career, selling newspapers during high school in...

2. As a Child Actor Here, He Got a Start toward Broadway As a Child Actor Here, He Got a Start toward Broadway November/11/1951 Photos and biographical article about Ernest Truex (1889-1973), a movie and television actor starting out as a child actor in the play "Quo Vadis" at "the old Auditorium Theater in Kansas City" around...

3. B Shoot B Shoot Spring//1976 Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...

4. Biography of Robert Altman (1925-2006), Cinema Film Director Biography of Robert Altman (1925-2006), Cinema Film Director 2009

5. Byron Lewis Shores Obituary Byron Lewis Shores Obituary November/14/1957 Obituary for Byron Lewis Shores, or Byron Shores, a former Broadway and movie actor of the 1930s-1940s, dying at the age of 50 on November 13, 1957.

6. Deaths: Mrs. Thelma Todd Goza Deaths: Mrs. Thelma Todd Goza May 13, 1952 Photo and obituary for "Mrs. Toni Todd Goza [or Toni Todd], 32, former orchestra singer and motion picture actress," appearing in such movies as "Lost Horizon" and "Philo Vance's Secret Mission" as Toni...

7. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of William Horatio Powell (1882-1984), an attendee of Kansas City's Central High School going on to become "one of the movie industry's leading romantic male performers" in the 1930s, best known...

8. Ed Asner: Kansas City's Favorite Son Ed Asner: Kansas City's Favorite Son June 2001 File containing photos and biographical article about Ed Asner, a famous actor graduating from Wyandotte High School (in Kansas City, Kansas) in 1947 and called "Kansas City's favorite son." Description...

9. Edgar Kennedy Edgar Kennedy ca1930s View of movie actor Edgar Kennedy who was in the movie "King Kelly of the U.S.A".

10. Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Photos and information on Ginger Rogers, a movie actress growing up in the Kansas City area. Born in Independence in 1911 as Virginia Katherine McMath, or Virginia McMath and growing up partly in Kansas...

11. Glover a Genuine Celebrity Glover a Genuine Celebrity December 9, 2003 Steve Penn's commentary on Danny Glover's appearance in Kansas City and his visit to Kansas City's Genesis School. Glover's father, James Glover, was a resident of Kansas City and graduated from Lincoln...

12. Going Hollywood! Going Hollywood! February 27, 2005 List of Hollywood stars that originally came from the Midwest states of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

13. Head On Head On May 9, 2005 Interview with actor Don Cheadle and his aunt, Sondra North, of Kansas City, Missouri. Cheadle got his break as the character "Mouse" in 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress, and received an Oscar nomination for...

14. I Changed Position and Moved into Film Immortality I Changed Position and Moved into Film Immortality October 8, 2006 Author recalls his participation in the move Article 99 as an extra during filming in Kansas City. The movie starred actors Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Liotta, Lea Thompson, Kathy Baker, John Mahoney, and Noble...

15. Jesse James Motion Picture Scene Jesse James Motion Picture Scene ca1920 Exterior view of three actors in a scene from a silent motion picture. Although the movie is not identified, it is believed to be a scene from the silent movie Jesse James Under the Black Flag filmed in...

16. Joan Crawford Joan Crawford 1989 Biographical sketch of Joan Crawford (1906-1977), a movie actress starting in 1925 with silent pictures, growing up in Kansas City. Description of her life and career, moving to Kansas City in 1917 from...

17. KC Public Library Offers a Film Vault to Bank On KC Public Library Offers a Film Vault to Bank On May 23, 2007 The newly renovated Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, located in the Central library of the Kansas City Public Library, will debut May 23, 2007. The state-of-the-art mini-theater is located in the large vault...

18. Michael Paller's Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery Film Collection Michael Paller's Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery Film Collection 1931-1946 This collection contains a total of 46 media items which feature motion pictures in which Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery appeared. Most of the titles are in VHS format with some DVDs and CDs included. In...

19. Midwest Winners Midwest Winners March 5, 2006 Article contains Academy Award nominees who had Kansas and Missouri ties. Includes their picture, category, birthplace, total Oscar nominations and wins. Names include: Robert Altman, Burt Bacharach, Tom...

20. Midwestern Outlook Shapes Film Success for Trio with KC Roots Midwestern Outlook Shapes Film Success for Trio with KC Roots November 7, 2008 Article profiles three Kansas City natives who have gone on to have careers in the motion picture industry: Darren Lynn Bausman (director), Eric Darnell (director, animator), and Paul Rudd (actor). The...