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1931 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 30 "City Lights", American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater
  • Feb 14 The original "Dracula" film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

Film & TV Awards in 1931

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1931

  • Jan 4 Arthemus "Art" Acord, American silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), commits suicide by poison at 40
  • Jan 22 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), dies of Lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at 33
  • Mar 11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • Aug 5 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), accidentally shot at 43
  • Nov 27 Lya De Putti [Am├ília Putti], Hungarian silent film actress, known for portraying vamp characters, dies at 34

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