On This Day

Year 1924 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • Oct 3 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Oct 5 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (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 Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Oct 12 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), 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, American actor (12 Angry Men, Moonlighting, 79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1989)
  • Oct 15 Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1972)
  • Oct 15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 21 Joyce Randolph, American actress (The Honeymooners - "Trixie Norton"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 25 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), born in Millsboro, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • Oct 27 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), born in Safi, Morocco (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • Dec 2 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • Dec 5 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • Dec 6 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Dec 14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1988)
  • Dec 19 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 19 Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]
  • Dec 20 Errol John, Trinidadian actor & playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1988)
  • Dec 20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician & broadcaster, born in Chatham-Kent, Canada (d. 1980)
  • Dec 23 Floyd Kalber, American television journalist & anchorman (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • Dec 28 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1988)
  • Dec 31 Taylor Mead, American writer, actor and performer (Factory, Taylor Mead's Ass), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV