1935 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 6 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • Nov 8 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 134

  • Jan 8 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)

Person of interestBob Denver

Jan 9 Bob Denver, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005)

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jan 11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • Jan 11 Melvyn Hayes [Melvyn Hyams], English actor (Gunner "Gloria Beaumont in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Ron Harper, Turtle Creek Pa, actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
  • Jan 13 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress
  • Jan 21 Ann Wedgeworth, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Jan 22 Seymour Cassel, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 28 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, US vocalist, bandleader and actor (Young Swingers)
  • Feb 14 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • Feb 16 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), born in Morley, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Feb 16 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17 Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
  • Feb 21 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • Mar 1 Robert Conrad, [Conrad R Falk], actor (Wild Wild West), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 2 Al Waxman, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 11 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • Mar 13 Don Nute, American actor, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Mar 13 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Mar 13 Leslie Parrish, American actress and activist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Mar 15 Judd Hirsch, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 19 Burt Metcalfe, Saskatchewan Canada, actor/dir (Father of the Bride)
  • Mar 19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), born in Flushing, New York (d. 1996)
  • Mar 22 M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, Ogdensburg NY, actor (Wildcats, War Party)
  • Mar 23 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • Mar 25 Susan Engel, actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 27 Julian Glover, English actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela), born in Hampstead, London

Person of interestMichael Parkinson

Mar 28 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding

  • Apr 1 Hans H Boswinkel, actor and director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • Apr 2 Sharon Acker, Canadian actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 9 Avery Schreiber, comedian (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 13 Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnett Show, Wonder Woman)
  • Apr 14 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director

Person of interestDudley Moore

Apr 19 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 21 Charles Grodin, Pitt, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
  • Apr 25 April Ashley, English model and one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery, born in Liverpool
  • Apr 29 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • May 1 Ann Robinson, American actress
  • May 2 Lance LeGault, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
  • May 7 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie, Special Effects), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 8 Salome Jens, actress (From Here to Eternity), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 9 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • May 11 Doug McClure, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California
  • May 19 David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • May 25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
  • May 27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
  • Jun 4 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • Jun 7 Harry Crews, US writer/actor (Indian Runner), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Diana Van Der Vlis, actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings)
  • Jun 15 Belinda Lee, Devon England, actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus)
  • Jun 16 James Bolam, Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy)
  • Jun 21 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • Jun 27 Laurent Terzieff, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 27 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (d. 2007)
  • Jun 28 John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 8 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 10 Tura Satana, American actress
  • Jul 15 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
  • Jul 16 Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
  • Jul 17 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • Jul 17 Diahann Carroll, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 19 Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor
  • Jul 20 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
  • Jul 28 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • Jul 31 Geoffrey Lewis, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Jul 31 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Aug 5 John Saxon, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 5 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 8 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • Aug 12 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • Aug 15 Abby Dalton, actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum, My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Aug 16 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
  • Aug 17 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR (d. 2018)
  • Aug 18 Gail Fisher, actress (Peggy-Mannix), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Aug 23 Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • Aug 29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 9 [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Sep 10 John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • Sep 15 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • Sep 21 Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
  • Sep 24 Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer
  • Sep 24 Sean McCann, Canadian actor
  • Sep 28 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England

Person of interestJulie Andrews

Oct 1 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Oct 4 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 6 Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 28 Comedian Stan Laurel (45) marries 2nd wife actress Virginia Ruth Rogers

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Oct 8 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 9 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor and comedian (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), dies from brain fever at 39
  • Mar 8 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), commits suicide at 24
  • Mar 10 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)

Person of interestWill Rogers

Aug 15 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • Nov 5 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30