On This Day

Year 1925 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London (d. 2020)
  • Aug 27 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, born in Vittel, France (d. 2006)
  • Aug 28 John Gillett, British film critic and researcher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Aug 30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea), born in Eigenbilzen, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Sep 2 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • Sep 8 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)

Person of interestPeter Sellers

Sep 8 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Sep 12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Forrest Compton, American actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Sep 17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Sep 22 Virginia Capers, American actress (Raisin, White Mama, Original Intent), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Sep 23 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • Sep 23 Eleonora Rossi Drago [Palmira Omiccioli], Italian actress (Le amiche), born in Quinto al Mare, Genoa (d. 2007)
  • Sep 25 Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • Sep 28 Frank Latimore [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • Sep 29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 6 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 9 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, born in Woodstock, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Oct 13 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, arrested on obsenity, born in Mineola, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 15 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), born in Maidstone, Kent (d. 2009)

Person of interestAngela Lansbury

Oct 16 Angela Lansbury, British actress (Gaslight, Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • Oct 19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • Oct 20 Roger Hanin, French actor

Person of interestJohnny Carson

Oct 23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), born in Corning, Iowa (d. 2005)

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Oct 23 Nanni Loy, film director
  • Oct 27 Jane Connell, American actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 27 Mary Kay Stearns, American actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 29 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDoris Roberts

Nov 4 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • Nov 4 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)

Person of interestRichard Burton

Nov 10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
  • Nov 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 June Whitfield, English comedian (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 11 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)

Person of interestRock Hudson

Nov 17 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), born in Winnetka, Illinois (d. 1985)

  • Nov 18 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), born in Fulham, London (d. 1997)
  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • Nov 24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • Nov 27 Ernie Wise [Wiseman], English comedian (Morecambe & Wise), born in Bramley, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 27 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 27 Michael Tolan, American actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 28 Virginia Hewitt, American actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • Dec 1 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 2 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 4 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Person of interestSammy Davis Jr.

Dec 8 Sammy Davis Jr., American singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Dec 10 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)

Person of interestDick Van Dyke

Dec 13 Dick Van Dyke, American actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in West Plains, Missouri

  • Dec 13 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2004)
  • Dec 15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2017)
  • Dec 23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Dec 24 Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer, born in Kotla Sultan Singh, India (d. 1980)
  • Dec 27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV