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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Vital Viewing (19th Century Family Patriarch Edition)
Actor William Powell, a ubiquitous presence in movies during the 1930s and '40s, was born on this date in 1892. Here he plays the imperious Clarence Day Sr. in the very funny 1947 film LifewithFather (based on what I imagine was a very funny play.)Irene Dunne plays his wife, and squeaky-voice Jimmy Lydon is his teenage son. By the way, the pug dog mentioned in this clip is ceramic, not fur and bones, just so you don't start feeling sorry for the poor thing: