On This Day

Year 1929 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 11 Liselotte Pulver [Lilo Pulver], Swiss actress (One, Two, Three, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Oct 12 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, born in Brighton, East Sussex, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 16 Fernanda Montenegro [Arlette Torres], Brazilian actress, often described as the greatest Brazilian actress of all time (Central Station, Coce de Mãe), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Oct 19 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • Oct 28 Dame Joan Plowright, British actress (Enchanted April, Brimstone & Treacle), born in Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • Oct 28 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1988)
  • Oct 31 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 Rachel Ames, American actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 4 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)
  • Nov 7 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Nov 9 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

Nov 12 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly
  • Nov 14 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Nov 15 Edward Asner, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Nov 21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, born in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Nov 26 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Nov 30 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Person of interestDick Clark

Nov 30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • Dec 1 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • Dec 1 Alan Mouncer, film director and producer
  • Dec 1 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Dec 1 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
  • Dec 6 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 6 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director, (Charles, Dead or Alive), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dec 8 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), born in England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 9 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

Dec 13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2021) [1]

  • Dec 16 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2011)
  • Dec 19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • Dec 25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • Dec 25 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, born in Shanghai (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • Dec 31 Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV