Sunday, April 23, 2017

Witty May

The Deaths in 2017 site lists under April 20, 21, 23:
  • Julian Gordon Priestley (26 May 1950 – 23 April 2017)
  • Sandy Gallin, (May 27, 1940 – April 21, 2017) 
  • Paul Hébert (May 28, 1924 – April 20, 2017)
So we have a "May 26, 27, 28, _/ Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  So now to bridge the gap.   On the May 29 wiki page ... using the formula as per usual... and as I was perusing the list of deaths, I came across a name that stood out :
First of all, we're investigating a May pattern-cluster, and secondly, My name is "May", and I like to think that yes, "witty I am".   I have been brought to this precise moment for a reason.   From among May Whitty's list of filmography, two were released during years ending in twin digit numbers: 
  • Gaslight (1944) as Miss Bessie Thwaites
Release date
  • May 4, 1944
Release date
  • May 11, 1944 (USA)    
Both films were released in MAY!! The first one released on 4 May is a cryptic  "for May".  The  numeric version of the date is 5/4/44 and so is an addition to the "Off By One" pattern-cluster, as in one off from 4/4/44.   Note from the cast and crew of Gaslight:
  • George Dewey Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983)
  • Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. (July 4, 1889 - May 1, 1983) 
  •  John L. Balderston (October 22, 1889  – March 8, 1954, in Los Angeles)
  • Walter Reisch (May 23, 1903 – March 28, 1983)  
  • Arthur Hornblow Jr. (March 15, 1893 – July 17, 1976) 
  • Patrick Hamilton (17 March 1904 – 23 September 1962[1]) 
  • Bronisław Kaper (February 5, 1902 – April 26, 1983)  
  • Ralph E. Winters (June 17, 1909 – February 26, 2004)   
  •  Dame Mary Louise Webster (19 June 1865 – 29 May 1948)
  • Barbara Everest (19 June 1890 – 9 February 1968)    
  •  Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982)
  • Charles Boyer ( 28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978)
  • Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1
  • Edmund Breon (12 December 1882 – 24 June 1953)  
  • Morgan Wallace (July 26, 1881 – December 12, 1953),  
  • Heather Thatcher (3 September 1896 – 15 February 1987)
  • Lawrence Randall Grossmith (29 March 1877 – 21 February 1944) 
  • Jakob Gimpel (April 16, 1906 – March 12, 1989 
  • Leonard Carey (25 February 1887 – 11 September 1977)  
  • Alexander Younger Craig "Alec" Craig (30 March 1884 – 25 June 1945) 
  • Gibson Gowland (4 January 1877 – 9 September 1951) 
  • Jack Kirk (February 19, 1885 – September 13, 1948)  
  • Helen Luella Koford (born January 7, 1929), 
  • Syd Saylor (Leo Sailor; March 24, 1895 – December 21, 1962) 
Note the cast/crew re the film, The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987
  • Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972)
  • Robert Gruntal Nathan (January 2, 1894 – May 25, 1985)
  • Robert James Kern (March 29, 1885 – May 30, 1972
  • Claudine West (January 16, 1890– April 11, 1943) 
  • George Froeschel (March 9, 1891 – November 22, 1979) 
  • Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 – August 22, 1942) 
  • Herbert P. Stothart (September 11, 1885 – February 1, 1949) Music
  • George J. Folsey (July 2, 1898 – November 1, 1988) 
  • Brenda Forbes (14 January 1909 — 11 September 1996) 
  • Miles Mander (14 May 1888 – 8 February 1946)
  • Dame Mary Louise Webster  (19 June 1865 – 29 May 1948),
  • John Warburton (18 June 1899 – 27 October 1981)
  • Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990
  • Sir Charles Aubrey Smith  (21 July 1863 – 20 December 1948)
  • Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) 
  • Charles Van Dell Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008)
  • Dame Gladys Constance Cooper (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971)
  • Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford ( 7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984)
  • Norma Varden (20 January 1898 – 19 January 1989) 
  • Edmund Breon (12 December 1882 – 24 June 1953) 
  • June Lockhart (born June 25, 1925) 
  • Franklyn Farnum (June 5, 1878 – July 4, 1961)
  • James Patrick Francis O'Malley (March 15, 1904 – February 27, 1985) 
  • Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)
  • Ian Wolfe (November 4, 1896 – January 23, 1992)