The first couple of names I chose for today's 'Seven Degrees' were in movies with Clint Eastwood, so were within one or two degrees so I abandoned them.
Many of my choices may actually be a degree or so closer to Holmes than these posts sometimes suggest.
I usually pick a likely movie to start with and follow it at least seven steps to see if I find a connection.
If I do, I don't explore any others.
So I came up with someone who probably is not known much today, but was still a comedic icon when I was growing up.
So here goes;
W.C.Fields - 1880
. . . was in a movie called 'It's a Gift' 1934
. . which also starred Jean Rouverol 1916
. . . who was in a movie called 'Annabel Takes a Tour' 1938
. . which also had comedian Jackie Oakie 1903
. . who was also in the wonderful movie 'Around the World in 80 Days' 1956
. . which starred the incomparable David Niven 1910
. . . who was featured in 'Soldiers Three' 1951
. . . which included Stewart Granger 1913
. . . who played Sherlock Holmes in the 1972 TV movie 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
Had to work on that one a bit more, but it did include some of my favorite actors.
See ya next week.