January 1927 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • Jan 11 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC

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Jan 24 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England

  • Jan 26 Maxwell Anderson's play "Saturday's Children" premieres in New York City

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California
  • Jan 1 Pat Heywood, Scottish actress
  • Jan 4 Barbara Rush, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • Jan 10 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • Jan 25 Gregg Palmer, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco
  • Jan 26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • Jan 27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)