July 11 Birthday: Sally Blane
Sally Blane (1910-1997), actress, The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Believe it or not I’ve known of Sally Blane since I was about 11 or 12. I didn’t know she was Loretta Young’s sister until high school. Fortunately the local TV channels played old films, one being The Vagabond Lover (1929) with Blane, Rudy Valleee, and Marie Dressler. I don’t remember the film at all but I remember being so excited to see a 20s talkie. It was so old and historic for me. A few of her films including Vagabond are available on DVD. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell stars her and her other sisters portraying sisters.
Below is a video I just found online today. It’s a musical sisters act from The Show of Shows (1929) including Blane, Young, Dolores and Helene Costello, and Ann Southern billed as Harriet Byron. Blane and Young look like twins!