Timelines for year 1941
Prior to the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, in a minor way she assisted her husband Harold Thompson, who was doing espionage work in Mexico as a civilian. Together they posed as a vacationing couple to various parts of Mexico, to detect if there was any German activity in these areas. One of their more successful vacations uncovered a supply of high test aviation gas hidden by German agents in Baja.
As a boy, was an actor in the movie Adventure in Washington (1941) along with friend, actor Gene Reynolds who later got behind the camera, being the producer of the hit CBS series "M*A*S*H" (1972).
A big sight gag in Sullivan's Travels (1941) was the juxtaposition of the big McCrea with his leading lady, Veronica Lake, who apparently was 16 inches shorter. For some shots of the film, however, Lake had to stand on a box so their heads could be seen in the same shot.
With the death of James Stewart on July 2, 1997, he is the last surviving entertainer of the forty-six caricatured in Hollywood Steps Out (1941).
He became Edgar Bergen's stage manager for his 1941 tour of the US.
Once told David Letterman that if he were trapped on a deserted island with only one film to watch, that film would be Citizen Kane (1941).
Was the first director to win back-to-back Best Director Oscars (having won in 1941 and 1942).
Barney enlisted in the army on 18 June, 1941 in Los Angeles under the name Bernard P. Ofner. According to the record he had 4 years of college and was unmarried at the time. His occupation was listed as: Actor (Motion picture actor) or Director, Motion Picture (Motion picture director) or Entertainer.
Her daughter, Shelley, was born in 1941.
Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.
Two children with Ruth Warrick: Karen Elizabeth (b. 13 March 1941) and Jon (b. September 1942).
First wife Miriam Franklin (nee Frankel) was a specialty film dancer from Broadway ("Panama Hattie"). Married in 1941, she worked in Hollywood while Gene served in the Army. He joined her later and she was instrumental in helping him work up his innovative dance routines on film.
After marrying Bluma Neveleff, he moved with her to New York City in 1941, where he met radio producer, Bill Todman, where their first work was "Treasury Salute.".
He was also awarded the Joseph Bearns Prize from Columbia University in New York City for his piece, "Music for the Mass" in 1941. He was also awarded the New York Music Critics Circle Awards for "Composition of Four Instruments" in 1949 and for "Philomel" in 1964. He was awarded the Creative Arts Award from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1970. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1965.
He is a huge fan of the TV Series "Dragnet" and the show's star, Jack Webb. So much so that many of his characters are able to rapidly spit out technical information just as Webb did reciting laws and regulations as Sgt. Joe Friday. Some examples of this are: 1. In "The Blues Brothers" when Elwood describes the specifications of the Bluesmobile. 2. In "Ghostbusters" when Dr. Raymond Stanz "orders" the demi-god Zuul to leave New York. 3. In "1941" when Sgt. Tree teaches the Ned Beatty character how to load and fire the anti-aircraft gun. 4. During the "SNL" Weekend Update whenever he would verbally spar with Jane Curtain.
Had two daughters: Candace, born December 14, 1941, and Christina, born October 16, 1944.
Shares his birthday with his Citizen Kane (1941) co-star George Coulouris.
Started as a reporter for UPI in 1941.
Made one movie with husband Gene Raymond - Smilin' Through (1941).
1941: Her salary was $300,000.