Swackett salutes Octavia Lenora Spencer; an American actress best known for her role as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. (born May 25th)
Swackett remembers the late James Maitland Stewart; an American film and stage actor known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona — shown here in the film It’s A Wonderful Life. (born May 20th).
Swackett wishes a very happy birthday to Elijah Jordan Wood — an American actor and film producer who is best known for his leading role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and it’s prequel The Hobbit. (born January 28th)
Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert Broadcast Date: December 28, 2018
Swackett salutes Home Alone; a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for Christmas vacation in France over the holiday season. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features John Heard and Catherine O’Hara as Kevin’s parents.
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day!
Pictured here in Gone With the Wind — an epic historical romance film set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Gone With the Wind went on to win the Best Picture Oscar in 1940. (Released December 15, 1939)