Timelines for year 1943
Her music video, "The Gentleman Who Fell" is based on Maya Deren's short film Meshes of the Afternoon .
Her music video, "The Gentleman Who Fell" is based on Maya Deren's short film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943).
Disappointed at never being given a strong movie part, she quit films in 1943 and moved to radio, TV and stage work.
Her adopted brother, Christopher Crawford (October 15, 1943 - September 22, 2006) died of cancer. Chris did not take part in the publicity of the "Mommy Dearest" book but largely supported his sister's account of their controversial childhood.
Received the Medal of Honor "for aerial combat achievement unsurpassed in this war". 
Her brother was also an entertainer, Bill Bailey (1912-1978). He is generally credited with being the first to perform the "moonwalk" dance step on film in the classic musical Cabin in the Sky (1943), which starred Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Ethel Waters and Lena Horne.
Served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46.
Enlisted in the United States Army from Los Angeles on August 27, 1943 and was serving as Staff Sergeant, 20th U.S. Infantry, 6th U.S. Army Division when he was killed in the fight to liberate the Philippines. He was buried at Fort McKinley National Cemetery in Manila, Grace A-8-28.
Became a contract player for Warners at $100 a week in 1943 but they changed his looks and his stage name. They darkened and straightened his curly ginger-colored hair and covered his freckles. At first he was billed as Stephen Richards, later changed it to Mark Stevens at the suggestion of Darryl F. Zanuck when he switched to 20th Century-Fox.
Son, William, born in 1943.
Graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1943.
Was acting in an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' (his Broadway debut), when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. That night's show was canceled and most of the crew enlisted soon after. The show lasted only 15 performances and Brynner was out of a job until 1943.
Although 27 years old at the time, Widmark was considered for the role of the cocky young sailor eventually played by Robert Walker in Bataan (1943).
Danced the role of Dream Curly in the Dream Ballet number in the original Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" in 1943. In the 1955 film version, he played a smaller role.
She appeared in only one Hollywood film (playing herself) - Stage Door Canteen (1943), but she is considered one of the great American stage actresses of the twentieth century.
Served in the United States Navy from January 22, 1943 to July 3, 1945. Held the enlisted rate of Coxswain, under the service number 823 51 38.
In May 1943 she made her Grand Opera Debut at His Majesty's Theater in Montreal, Canada singing the role of Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet.".
Found a magical pairing on the 1930s Broadway musical stage with actor Victor Moore (1876-1962). They teamed in four: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (as Wintergreen), "Let 'Em Eat Cake", its sequel, "Anything Goes", also with Ethel Merman, and "Leave It to Me!" with Mary Martin. Gaxton was the handsome, debonair, rather aggressive cynic and Moore usually his hilariously bumbling, incapable sidekick. They appeared once in film together, The Heat's On (1943), with Mae West, but it didn't have the same spark.
In 1943, he enlisted in the Army, and because of his intelligence, he was assigned to a specialized counterintelligence unit, the 603rd Camouflage Battalion. Its mission was to fool the enemy by impersonating other Allied troops in battle, and he spent much of his war inflating rubber tanks that served as decoys. He landed in France about a month after D-Day, and participated in 21 engagements, including the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine.
Acted on Broadway from 1926, in films from 1929. Turned director for the 20th Century Fox B-unit in 1936, working on several of the 'Mr.Moto' films. Left Fox in 1941. Briefly with RKO, directing the stylish Orson Welles thriller Journey Into Fear (1943). Free-lanced in Mexico during the mid-1940's, then returned to RKO in 1948. Joined Columbia, 1949-50, then with MGM, 1952. Directed three notable films: a classic western, Rachel and the Stranger (1948), the cult film noir Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948), and the musical Sombrero (1953). Primarily worked in television after 1957. Also noted as playwright and screenwriter.