The Bloody Red Carpet

On this day in 1938, a screen legend was born…celebrating the eternal charms and talent of the lovely Miss Natalie Wood! (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko, July 20, 1938 - November 29, 1981)

R.I.P. Mr. James Garner. (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014) One of the best.

On this day in 1908, a movie icon was born…¡Feliz cumpleaños a María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez! Known to movie lovers the world over as Miss Lupe Vélez! (July 18, 1908 - December 13, 1944) [Edit: While her early death by suicide is indeed tragic, the famous urban legend surrounding her final moments remains just that, fiction.]

R.I.P. Miss Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 - July 17, 2014) Your film performances were graceful, your TV roles memorable, your Broadway work…legendary.

On this day in 1899, a screen legend was born…tipping our hats to the mercurial talents of the mighty Mr. James Cagney! (July 17, 1899 - March 30, 1986)

On this day in 1907, a screen legend was born…paying our respects to one of the greatest actresses in the film history, Ruby Catherine Stevens, known to movie lovers the world over as Miss Barbara Stanwyck! (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990)

On this day in 1911, a screen legend was born…paying our respects to the dizzying talents of Miss Virginia Katherine McMath, known to movie lovers the world over as Miss Ginger Rogers! (July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995)

On this day in 1915, a movie icon was born…celebrating the enduring legacy of the very embodiment of the “Hollywood Showgirl”, Miss Toby Wing! (July 14, 1915 - March 22, 2001)

On this day in 1920, a screen legend was born…celebrating the incredibly charismatic and talented Yuliy Borisovich Briner, known to movie lovers the world over as Mr. Yul Brynner! (July 11, 1920 - October 10, 1985)

On this day in 1897, a screen legend was born….celebrating one of the most dashing and talented of leading men, Mr. John Gilbert! (July 10, 1897 - January 9, 1936)