#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 28, 1974, actress Elizabeth Berkley- Lauren was born

It was on this day,  July 28, 1974, actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan.   After attending the Cranbrook Kingswood School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills, she graduated in 1990 from North Farmington High School, Farmington Hills. Interested in dance from an early age,  Berkley  began pursuing dance professionally.  As she … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 28, 1974, actress Elizabeth Berkley- Lauren was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 28, 1955, actress Dey Young was born

Today is actress and sculpture Dey Young’s birthday.   Born in  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,  Dey comes from a long pedigree of film industry people. Dey is sister of writer/director Lance Young. Younger sister of actress Leigh Taylor-Young. Aunt of actor Patrick O’Neal and actress Rebecca De Mornay.  Through marriage,  Dey is ex-wife of actor-producer David Ladd;  mother, … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 28, 1955, actress Dey Young was born

Role Playing Movie ‘Knight Chills’ Getting New Life

ROLL THE DICE! Let the Quest continue…In these times of retro film reemergence a VHS hit from the late 90’s is getting new life as a book and much more. Many moons ago there was an age when nerds gathered in person to sit around a gaming table with their friends. Pizza fueled nights of … More Role Playing Movie ‘Knight Chills’ Getting New Life

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 21, 1913, the Washington Theatre opened

The Washington Theatre opened on July 21, 1913, on the northwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Clifford.    Designed by Arland W. Johnson, the Washington was part of the empire of theater chain pioneer William Fox, the New Yorker responsible for movie studio giant 20th Century Fox. Built in the Renaissance Revival theater style, the Washington … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 21, 1913, the Washington Theatre opened

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 20, 1975, Judy Greer was born

It was on this day,  July 20, 1975,  American actress, model and author Judy Greer was born. Born Judith Therese Evans in Detroit, Michigan, Greer grew up in Redford Township and Livonia and attended Churchill High School, Livonia, Michigan.   She graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago in 1997. Greer later adopted her … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 20, 1975, Judy Greer was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 18, 1980, Kristen Bell was born

Today is Kristen Bell’s birthday.  An American actress and singer, Bell was born  and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.    She attended Shrine Catholic High School in nearby Royal Oak, where she took part in the drama and music club. During her time at the school, she won the starring role in … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 18, 1980, Kristen Bell was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 15, 1952, actor Terrance Quinn was born

Today is the birthday of American character actor Terrance Quinn. Born at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, one of 11 siblings, Quinn grew up in nearby Newberry, Michigan.    He attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where he began acting in the 1970s. He not only was an actor but also … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 15, 1952, actor Terrance Quinn was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 13, 1969, Ken Jeong was born

Today is Dr. Kendrick Kang-Joh “Ken” Jeong’s birthday.  Born in Detroit, Michigan, to South Korean immigrant parents,  Ken Jeong was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jeong  graduated from High School at 16 and his achievements earned him Greensboro’s Youth of the Year award. Jeong graduated from Duke University in 1990 and obtained his M.D. at … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 13, 1969, Ken Jeong was born

#MICHIGANCONNECTION Keegan Michael-Key joins Oscar Isaac in the sold-out Public Theater production of Hamlet

After a 19 year detour comedian Keegan Michael-Key,  one half of the Comedy Central duo Key & Peele,  has a chance to fulfill a long standing ambition.  He will play a dramatic role in a classic.   This summer he takes on  a Shakespearean role, something he had prepared himself for with a “laser focus” before … More #MICHIGANCONNECTION Keegan Michael-Key joins Oscar Isaac in the sold-out Public Theater production of Hamlet

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, July 6, 1931, Della Reese was born

On this day, July 6, 1931, American nightclub, jazz, gospel and pop singer, film and television actress, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister,  Della Reese (born Delloreese Patricia Early) was born in the historic Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. With a career spanning six decades,  she began as a singer, scoring a hit with … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, July 6, 1931, Della Reese was born