On This Day in Film & TV for January 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 1933 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
  • 1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • 1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
  • 1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 1993 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
  • 1994 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
  • 1890 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Bank Dick), dies, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1891 Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
  • 1892 Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
  • 1897 Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
  • 1908 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • 1910 Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001), born in Paris, France

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1914 George Reeves, American actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

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1917 Jane Wyman, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 1925 Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
  • 1926 Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)

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1931 Robert Duvall, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • 1936 Florence King, American humorist
  • 1940 Dany Saval, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot), born in Oakland, California
  • 1940 Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • 1941 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo
  • 1942 Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • 1942 Cliff Potts, actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1944 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • 1945 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director

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1946 Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • 1947 Ted Lange, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953 Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
  • 1962 Suzy Amis, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Joel Wyner, actor/director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
  • 1962 Perry Fenwick, English actor
  • 1965 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • 1967 Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
  • 1967 Joe Flanigan, American actor
  • 1968 Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
  • 1969 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1970 Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
  • 1971 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
  • 1975 Kylie Bax, New Zealand model
  • 1975 Bradley Cooper, American actor (Silver Linnings Playbook, American Hustle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 January Jones, American actress
  • 1979 Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1997)
  • 1980 Garette Patrick Ratliff, actor (Return to Blue Lagoon)
  • 1981 Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
  • 1985 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
  • 1985 Yoon So-Yi, South Korean actress
  • 1986 Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
  • 1986 Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1987 Kristin Cavallari, American actress
  • 1996 Max Baldry, English actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1998 "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2015 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz

Divorces in Film & TV


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1967 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1965 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • 1968 Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
  • 1969 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • 1971 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 1982 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
  • 1982 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • 1990 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 1991 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • 1993 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • 2001 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 2003 Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2014 Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86