January 1917 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)

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Jan 5 Jane Wyman, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • Jan 8 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • Jan 16 Buddy Lester, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 19 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)

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Jan 24 Ernest Borgnine, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), (d. 2012), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • Jan 29 John Raitt, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California