Thursday, July 14, 2011
Who was born on this date:
Actor Donald Meek was born on July 14, 1878 in Scotland. A prolific character actor who appeared in over 100 movies during the Golden Age. He first worked as a stage actor and later became a film actor, starring in several movies including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Miss Broadway, and State Fair. He was cast as timid, worrisome characters in many of his films, and is perhaps best known for his roles as Mr. Poppins in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You and as Samuel Peacock in John Ford's Stagecoach. Meek died on November 18, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, and is buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.
http://www.michaelthomasbarry.com/, author of "Fade to Black: Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1950"