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But you’re two wonderful people who happened to fall in love and happened to have a pigmentation problem, and I think that now, no matter what kind of a case some bastard could make against your getting married, there would be only one thing worse, and that would be if - knowing what you two are and knowing what you two have and knowing what you two feel- you didn’t get married.

Happy Birthday, HENRY TRAVERS. An impish British actor and one of the great benevolent grandfathers of classic films. Known chiefly for his role as Clarence, the angel in Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life”. He should have been nominated for that role and he did receive an Oscar nod for his train conductor who grows the Miniver rose in “Mrs. Miniver”. Like his counterparts, Edmund Gwen and Cecil Kellaway, he made every film he was in that much better just by walking onto the screen.

Born Today, August 22, in 1893(?) Character Actor Cecil Kellaway…

“You may as well learn here and now that you must share what you have with others not as fortunate as yourselves. -Cecil Kellaway in Wuthering Heights

Kellaway appeared in over 145 roles, playing many wise or mischievous characters. He received two Oscar Nominations (Luck of the Irish and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner). Other films include Wuthering Heights, Harvey, Portrait of Jennie, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Kim, The Shaggy Dog, Unconquered…