On This Day

November 1924 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Nov 8 Joseph "Joe" Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy, Batman), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Nov 10 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Ruby Gentry, George Gobel Show, Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Nov 19 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
  • Nov 21 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

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Nov 22 Geraldine Page, American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)

  • Nov 23 Paul Richards, American actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Breaking Point), born in Los Angeles California (d. 1974)
  • Nov 23 Paula Raymond, American actress and model (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)

Weddings in Film & TV

Wedding of Interest

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)