By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
the personal and public lives of greater than 90 actors who starred within the movies noirs of the Nineteen Forties and Fifties are awarded right here. a few of the actors, akin to Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Jack Palance and Mickey Rooney, loved nice renown, whereas others, like Gene Lockhart, Moroni Olsen and Harold Vermilyea, have been much less normal, relatively to fashionable audiences. An appendix specializes in the actors who have been least recognized yet usually obvious in minor roles.
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