January 1933 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Jan 5 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

  • Jan 24 Noël Coward's stage comedy "Design for Living", starring Alfred Lunt; Lynn Fontanne, and Coward himself, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 155 performances
  • Jan 30 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • Jan 6 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jan 7 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 8 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • Jan 14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Jan 15 Frank Bough, British sports and current affairs television presenter, born in Fenton, Staffordshire, England (d. 2020)

Susan SontagSusan Sontag (1933-2004)

Jan 16 American writer, philosopher and political activist (The Benefactor), born in NYC, New York

  • Jan 17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Shari Lewis [Phyllis Hurwitz], American ventriloquist, puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story; Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), dies at 37