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Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
  • Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 123

  • Jan 1 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • Jan 14 Guy Williams, American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 16 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • Jan 18 Donald Baverstock, TV producer
  • Jan 19 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Coach Ernie in Cheers), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jan 21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • Jan 24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • Jan 31 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • Feb 2 Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Feb 20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Mar 3 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • Mar 8 Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 15 Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • Mar 19 Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
  • Mar 20 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
  • Mar 22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 24 Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
  • Mar 24 Norman Fell, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 25 Machiko Kyo, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 27 Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
  • Mar 28 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • Mar 28 Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • Apr 1 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Marlon Brando, Canadian actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • Apr 8 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director and producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • Apr 28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • May 2 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • May 3 Mary Carver, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 4 Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey
  • May 7 Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • May 9 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • May 15 Ursula Thiess, Hamburg, actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano)
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  • May 20 Betty Driver, actress (Coronation St, Pardon the Expression)
  • May 21 Peggy Cass, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 22 Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress (Hawaii Five-O)
  • Jun 3 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • Jun 4 Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
  • Jun 7 Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 George Kirby, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Sheldon Allman, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 9 Tony Britton, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jun 11 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Percy Rodrigues, actor (Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 4 Eva Marie Saint, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Beverly Tyler, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 7 Mary Ford, [Colleen Summer], vocalist/actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • Jul 10 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 19 Pat Hingle [Martin Patterson], American actor (Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 21 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 23 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • Aug 1 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Aug 10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor, (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date uncertain
  • Aug 22 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 28 Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 9 Jane Greer, actress (Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Norman Alden, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 18 Zelda Fichandler, theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 Gail Russell, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Sieto Hoving, actor (Holiday in Havana, Palm Beach Story)
  • Sep 24 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
  • Sep 28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Oct 5 Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian and actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • Oct 5 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • Oct 10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • Oct 10 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
  • Oct 12 Doris Grau, American actress and voice artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 14 Robert Webber, actor (79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Oct 15 Nigel Green, South Africa, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62
  • Mar 6 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Eleanora Duse, Italian actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • Dec 6 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)