Join our network of non-profits, companies and individuals who believe social change can happen through design.

Become A Member
avatar

yan dong

canada, AS, United States

yandong246

Member since September 23, 2013


  • At the age of 19 came her first major Broadway break when the Canadian writer, producer and director Willard Mack cast her in his drama "The Noose", which became one of the biggest hit plays of the 1926 season. He identified an opportunity to change Ruby’s name to something perhaps more “starry”, combining two names that he had noticed in a playbill. Thus the names Barbara Frietchie and Joan Stanwyck were combined and the future headliner <a href="http://www.barbara-stanwyck.com/blog/barbara-stanwyck">barbara stanwyck</a> was born! This breakthrough led to very minor roles in silent films, her dancing experience being a good foundation for such roles such as “fan dancer”.

    I suppose that a likely question that would spring to mind when searching IMDb for good information on how many films someone like Barbara Stanwyck has appeared in would be where does the company running this resource make its money? Nothing is for free, in life or on the internet. A valuable resource such as this has to be supported and it seems that advertisers who place banners and links on the website are the key benefactors. Naturally IMDb hope that you will encourage this investment by external advertisers by clicking on the links provided. The main reason for visiting a database like this is to get the information that you require, but some people might be inclined to a little window shopping whilst there.

    There are similar database websites around the...