On This Day

November 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Nov 5 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss and Norma Shearer win

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 18 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Lois Smith, American actress (True Blood, Desperate Housewives.), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Nov 4 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • Nov 10 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 14 Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), born in Halifax, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 14 Monique Mercure, French-Canadian actress (Naked Lunch), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Nov 15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Nov 23 Ricou Browning, American director, actor, stuntman and producer (Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Nov 23 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)