Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Unknown on the Walk of Fame: Vol. B, Part 4

Once again we are off to fabulous Hollywood California so we can take a look at everyone who has been honored with a star on the Walk of Fame.

William Bendix Radio
William Bendix TV

Burly actor, Bendix was best known for his part in the radio drama "Life of Reilly" he was also in the popular TV series of the same name. In addition, Bendix appeared in several movies and made a guest appearance on Mister Ed.
Tex Beneke Rec

Very popular big band performer, known for such hits as "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Don't Sit under the Apple Tree".
Belle Bennett MP

Big screen star in the 20s and 30s, Belle starred in "Fat and Foolish", "Mayor of Filbert" and a bunch of other movies that sound like something I just made up.

Belle also starred in three films with the word "devil" in the title: "The Devil Dodger", "The Devil's Skipper" and "The Devil's Trademark".
I could not find any plot information on these, but these are my guesses:

The Devil Dodger: A poignant film about Kirk Gibson's deal with the devil.
The Devil's Skipper: Alan Hale and Bob Denver play wacky crewmen on a boat carrying the devil for what is supposed to be a three hour tour.
The Devil's Trademark: The devil goes to court to defend his ownership of the phrase "three-peat".
Constance Bennett MP

Hard working actress who appeared in the film "Topper" as well as the 1934 version of "Moulin Rouge".
I ask each of you to try to use the phrase "He/she is as hard working as Constance Bennett" today. I think that would be a great way to honor her.
Joan Bennett MP

Sister of Constance Bennett, and she was as hard working as Constance Bennett (there
Tony Bennett Rec

Fabulous entertainer known for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" among others.
Jack Benny MP
Jack Benny Radio
Jack Benny TV

One of the greatest comic actors of all time. Jack starred in a TV series and radio show where he played a bachelor who always claimed to be 39.
George Benson Rec

Grammy award winning Jazz guitarist who received his star in 1996.
John Beradino TV

A former major league baseball player, John played in the World Series in 1942. After he retired from baseball, he starred in many TV shows and movies, including may appearances on TV's "Annie Oakley".
Edgar Bergen MP
Edgar Bergen Radio
Edgar Bergen TV

Ventriloquist best known for his work with dummy Charlie McCarthy. Amazingly he was a huge success working as a ventriloquist on the RADIO!
Bergen was one of Jim Henson's idols and Bergen and McCarthy appeared in The Muppet Movie.
Bergen and Charlie were often billed separately.
Ingrid Bergman MP

Pretty actress who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca".
Milton Berle Radio
Milton Berle TV

Legendary TV personality, Berle had two nicknames: "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television".
Irving Berlin Rec

The songwriter of "God Bless America".

Whew! I need to take a break. Look for me to finish this in about 500 years.

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