Today in Film and Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
  • 1955 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1971 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1977 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1981 34th Cannes Film Festival: "Man of Iron" directed by Andrzej Wajda wins the Palme d'Or
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1958 Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
  • 1960 Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
  • 1960 George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
  • 1969 Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1995 "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu
  • 2012 Actress Cynthia Nixon (46) weds education activist Christine Marinoni in New York City

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2003 Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences
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