Today in Film and Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
  • 1947 4th Golden Globes: The Best Years of Our Lives, Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win
  • 1953 10th Golden Globes: The Greatest Show on Earth, Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win
  • 1960 Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"
  • 1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1979 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1875 Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • 1893 William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1823 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1947 Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
  • 1967 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1928 Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest
  • 1994 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm
  • 2004 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica
  • 2011 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1979 Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage
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