1935 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 27 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert win
  • Mar 24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • Mar 28 Influential Nazi Propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl
  • May 6 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • Jul 20 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • Aug 10 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Sep 6 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death
  • Sep 7 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA
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Film & TV Awards in 1935

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 28 Comedian Stan Laurel (45) marries 2nd wife actress Virginia Ruth Rogers
  • Oct 8 American bandleader Ozzie Nelson marries American band singer Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
  • Nov 9 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Apr 12 Actress Mary Astor (28) divorces Dr. Franklyn Thorpe after 4 years of marriage