#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 27, 1976 actress Ruth McDevitt dies

It was on this day, May 27, 1976,  American stage, film, radio and television actress, Ruth Thane (Shoecraft) McDevitt dies. Born in Coldwater, Michigan,  McDevitt,   performed on Broadway as an understudy succeeding Josephine Hull in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “The Solid Gold Cadillac.” She also worked as a radio actor. McDevitt was a familiar … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 27, 1976 actress Ruth McDevitt dies

CDI’s ‘Forty Nights’ Wins ‘Most Inspirational’ At World’s Largest Christian Film Festival

Every film by Collective Development Incorporated, a feature-film production company based in Lansing, Mich., is, in its own unique way, a direct reflection on the organization’s name and the artists in front of and behind the camera on each project. Film making is one of the most highly collaborative endeavors in the art world. And … More CDI’s ‘Forty Nights’ Wins ‘Most Inspirational’ At World’s Largest Christian Film Festival

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 1, 1966, director Anne Fletcher was born

American dancer, actress, choreographer and film director,  Anne Fletcher was born on this day, May 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan.  A resident  of the local lakefront suburb of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Fletcher graduated with honors from Lake Shore High School in 1984. Beginning dance lessons at a local dance studio, Turning Point School of … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 1, 1966, director Anne Fletcher was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 1, 1950 actor Dann Florek was born

It was on this day, May 1, 1950,  American actor and director Ezekial Dann Florek was born in Flatrock, Michigan. A student of Eastern Michigan University, Florek never graduated. He moved to New York City to pursue an acting career in the theater.     He worked his way into supporting roles in such diverse ’80’s films … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, May 1, 1950 actor Dann Florek was born