Look what I found in my storage closet. A long lost classic from early TV. Copyright ©1959.
“Today your father said to me, ‘Honey, I’m home sick.’ And I said. ‘But dear, this is your home!’ and he said, ‘I know it – but I am sick of it!”
Arquette was born on December 27, 1905, in Toledo, Ohio, as the son of Winifred Ethel (née Clark) and Charles Augustus Arquette, a vaudevillian. He was of part French-Canadian descent, and his family’s surname was originally “Arcouet”. The eventual patriarch of the Arquette show business family, Arquette was the father of actor Lewis Arquette and the grandfather of actors Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, Alexis, and David Arquette. In his early career, Arquette was a nightclub pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923.
In the late 1930s, Arquette invented the modern rubber theatrical prosthetic mask, flexible enough to allow changing facial expressions, and porous enough to allow air to reach the actor’s skin.
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