Who was Jack Warner’s Favorite WB Star?

01 Oct

He or she was:

Born in Europe

Made no films in Europe

Did not win an Academy Award

Has a star on Hollywood Boulevard

No other star had his or her first or last name

Was one of Warner Brothers’ most important and beloved stars

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    October 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Was known to be very intelligent and athletic, and had relatives in business, though none of them were ever up for an Academy Award or received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Was a star with WB before Errol was, but never co-starred or appeared in any films with Errol.

    Was known for war and adventure films.

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 1, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Born over nine years after Errol’s birth, but exact date uncertain.

      Died in LA, but is buried in Europe near his place of birth.

      Once had a radio show, too.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    October 2, 2017 at 1:02 am

    His son was not nearly as talented or successful as an actor, but one relative or alleged relative had a very successfilul show on TV during the Fifties.

  3. Paula

    October 2, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Rin Tin Tin…? Easy to please and never talked back. No crazy demands. Just thinkin’ out loud.

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 2, 2017 at 1:56 am

      Hey, Hey Paula! Congratulations/That’s right!! Rin Tin Tin!!!…


      • Gentleman Tim

        October 2, 2017 at 2:22 am

        “He was absolutely universal. Rin Tin Tin’s movies went all over the world. Silent films were easy to distribute internationally. In 1927, Jack Warner attended a dinner in Vienna and was seated next to a countess. He introduced himself as a producer. The countess asked which actors he worked with. Warner mentioned such luminaries as John Barrymore, but the countess seemed unimpressed. Warner was exasperated. Finally he said that he produced all of Rin Tin Tin’s films. From that moment on, Warner recalled, “the name ‘Jack Warner’ meant something in Vienna”.

      • Paula

        October 2, 2017 at 2:22 am

        Oh for goodness sake. LOL. Fun quiz, GT!

        • Gentleman Tim

          October 2, 2017 at 2:28 am

          “The only star he ever liked”! “You could pay him with hamburgers”! (Whereas Errol required filet mignon, caviar, champagne, yachts and starlets.)


          • Paula

            October 2, 2017 at 2:42 am

            Yes, I see what you mean. This reminds of Errol’s quote, “Women won’t let me stay single, and I won’t let myself stay married.” ;)

            • Gentleman Tim

              October 2, 2017 at 2:49 am

              What a perfect quote, Paula! …. Proving the point, Rinty (as opposed to Flynny) would have never required JW to pay for a scene like this!