received my three Netflix DVDs earlier this week but for some reason Netflix thought I needed a fourth DVD.
What arrived was CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA, out of sequence in my queue. This DVD jumped over two others.
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936) starred Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry, William Demarest (Uncle Charlie on MY THREE SONS), and a young stage and screen beauty named Nedda Harrigan who was married to screen comedian Walter Connolly.
So why am I posting about such an occurrence in my Netflix queue?
Nedda Harrigan would later marry the legendary stage/screen director, Joshua Logan who would become my directing mentor.
Today is Mrs. Logan’s birthday.
I so love these little God winks.
Some would say the DVD arriving on Mrs. Logan’s birthday is ironic or coincidence.
Happy birthday, Mrs. Logan!
Nedda Harrigan Logan
PARENTS: Annie Braham, Edward Harrigan (famous showman for whom George M. Cohan wrote, “H-A-R-R-I-G-A-N, THat’s Me.”
SPOUSE: Walter Connolly (m. 1923–1940)
SPOUSE: Joshua Logan (m. 1945–1988)
CHILDREN: Ann Connolly, Susan Logan, Tom Logan
GRANDCHILDREN: Sarah Logan McDevitt, Johanna DeMarkey, Kate Lester Harrigan
BORN: August 24, 1899, New York City, New York, United States
DIED: April 1, 1989, New York City, New York, United States
** President Of the Actors’ Fund of America
** Co-founder of the Stage Door Canteen
** Chairwoman and founder of the Actors’ Fund blood bank
** Museum of the City of New York, trustee
** National Corporate Theater Fund, trustee (helped finance regional theaters and neighborhood playhouses)
Harrigan N Hart (1985)
In Time To Come (1941)
Charley’s Aunt (1940),
Ceiling Zero 1935)
Field of Ermine (1935)
A Hat, A Coat, A Glove (1934)
Bidding High (1932)
The Great Man (1931)
Becky Sharp (1929)
Merry Andrew (1929)
Treat ‘Em Rough (1926)
The Children’s Tragedy (1921)
At 9:45 (1919)
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
The Honeymoon’s Over (1939)
Scandal Sheet (1939)
On Trial (1939)
Devil’s Island (1939)
Men Are Such Fools (1938)
A Trip to Paris (1938)
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)
Give Me Liberty (1936)
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
Fugitive in the Sky (1936)
The Case of the Black Cat (1936)
I’ll Fix It (1934)
The Laughing Lady (1929)
Main Street to Broadway (1953)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1953).
U.S.O. Shows: ”Three’s a Family” and ”Personal Appearance.”