This week in 1000 Words we feature a two-for-one, with beautiful actress Irene Dunne and actor Melvyn Douglas. Dunne was the Meryl Streep of her day (or better put, Meryl Streep is the Irene Dunne of today), nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress no less than five times in an era loaded with great actresses. Although she never won, she is clearly in the pantheon of great Hollywood actresses.
Melvyn Douglas was a two-time Academy Award winning actor, and one of the screen's leading men for four decades. His award-winning performance as Ben Rand in the classic 1979 movie Being There is just one of his amazing performances.
Here the two of them pose for a publicity still for the 1936 movie Theodora Goes Wild, which was Dunne's first foray into comedy.
-- Dr. Todd