Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mae West: Benny Baker

MAE WEST starred in "Belle of the Nineties" [1934] — — and Benny Baker was seen as Blackie. 
• • Benny Baker [5 May 1907 — 20 September 1994] • •
• • Born in St. Joseph, Missouri on 5 May 1907, Benny Baker started his sojourn into cinema in 1934 when he was 27 years old.  "Belle of the Nineties" was the sixth motion picture he took part in during 1934. From that year until 1991, he logged in 126 credits.  First used in supporting roles in Hollywood, he gradually became a bit parts player and also appeared on TV in detective series, thrillers, Westerns, and family fare.
• • Benny Baker died in Woodland Hills,California in September — — Tuesday, 20 September 1994.  He was 87.
• • Nelson Sardelli [born on Thursday, 20 September 1934] • •
• • A former lover of Jayne Mansfield was featured in one motion picture with Mae West.
• • Born in Brazil, Nelson Sardelli's birthdate is Thursday, 20 September 1934. The handsome son of Italian immigrants, who had settled in South America, has said that his father was a role model. Sardelli pere worked as a policeman before pursuing legal studies. This ignited his son's desire to amass a trove of police paraphernalia and acquire the little known skill of "gun twirling," which he demonstrates during appearances in Vegas and Atlantic City.
• • From 1982 — 1963, Nelson Sardelli had only has three motion pictures to his credit. He was cast in the role of Mario in "Myra Breckinridge" [released on 24 June 1970]. He claims he prefers performing in night clubs to a live audience.
• • Happy Birthday to Nelson Sardelli today.
• • On Saturday, 20 September 1902 • •
• • It was on Saturday, 20 September 1902 that the maternal grandfather of Mae West, coffee broker Jacob Delker, died in Brooklyn, New York. Little Mae was nine years old.
• • On Friday, 20 September 1940 • •
• • The New Zealand Movie Editors wrote: At the Grand Theatre — "My Little Chickadee" — Mae's back in a lusty farce of the frontier days in the bad old West! Every scene a sensation, every line a laugh! When Mae, the curvaceous cutie, captivates "Bibulous Bill" of the bulbous beak.
• • Source: Bay of Plenty Beacon (page 4), Vol. 3, Issue 215, on Friday, 20 September 1940.
• • On Saturday, 29 September 2012 • •
• • International Autograph Auctions, Nottingham, Great Britain, will auction an 8 x 10 photo signed by Mae West (seated in a full length pose at a piano) on Saturday, 29 September 2012.  Autographed photos featuring Lillian Gish and Bette Davis will be available, too.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I had to come in like a streak of lightning."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on volleyball mentioned Mae West.
• • James Brooks wrote:  American actress Mae West had some words of advice regarding the volleyball team’s five game win streak.  "One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it."  ...
• • Source: Article: "Volleyball off to blistering start" written by James Brooks for The Huntington News; published on 15 September 2011 
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2433rd blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.
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• • Mae West • 1970
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