On this date in 1913, Alexander Scourby was born in Brooklyn New York. While Scourby was a theater and film actor, he is best remembered for his voice work. He recorded the entire King James Bible and later the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Additionally Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind. He was said to have the greatest voice ever recorded for the audiobook industry.
In the 1950's he became the first person to record the King James Bible on long play records. The Talking Bible was a set of 169 records with a running time of 84.5 hours.
Scourby first appeared in the movies opposite Glenn Ford in Affair in Trinidad in 1952 and The Big Heat in 1953. He was active in the acting and recording industry for 35 years and died in 1985 at the age of 71.
While acting was his second love with recording work being his favorite, Scourby did get to work with some famous actors including Glenn Ford as mentioned.
Glenn Ford received zero academy awards but was honored as a special memorial tribute to him at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.
Ford lived in Beverly Hills California where he got in trouble with the police department for what reason?
a. He had regular loud parties that lasted into the early morning hours.
b. He was illegally raising 140 leghorn chickens.
c. He installed an outdoor swimming pool without getting any permits.
answer below ...
The actor below Ford considered one of his best friends:
QUOTE FOR THE DAY ... William Holden
"Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer."
In 1976 William Holden won the Best Actor Oscar for his part in the movie Network. He also won the best actor award for his work on the 1953 movie Stalag 17. In 1950 he was nominated for best actor for his role on Sunset Boulevard but lost to Jose Ferrer who won for his part in Cyrano de Bergerac.
Glenn Ford was illegally raising 140 leghorn chickens.