On This Day

November 1931 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Nov 10 4th Academy Awards: "Cimarron", Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 21 Horror film "Frankenstein" is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

Actor Boris Karloff
Actor
Boris Karloff
Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Monica Vitti [Ceciarelli], Italian actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 8 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1997)
  • Nov 13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape), born in Canada
  • Nov 14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 26 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Jack Ging, American actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 27 Lya De Putti [Amália Putti], Hungarian silent film actress, known for portraying vamp characters, dies at 34