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Year 1935 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore

Film tv awardsAcademy 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

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 28 Influential Nazi Propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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
  • Sep 7 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA

Mutiny On The BountyMutiny On The Bounty

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)

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Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day, World Snooker C'ships, Olympics coverage), born in Newton Abbot, England (d. 2009)
  • Jan 3 Jeremy Kemp, British actor (The Winds of War; The Blue Max), born in Chesterfield, England (d. 2019) [some sources give birth date as 3 Feb 1934]
  • Jan 8 Nolan Miller, American fashion & jewellery designer (Dynasty, Love Boat), born in Burkburnett, Texas (d. 2012)

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, American actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes), born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19 Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jan 21 Ann Wedgeworth, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Jan 22 Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Jan 24 Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge), born in London, England
  • 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
  • Jan 30 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), born in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, American vocalist ("A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"), songwriter ("I Feel Like Making Love") and actor (Young Swingers), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • 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 musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher), actor, and politician (US Congress (R)-CA, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17 Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress (St Elsewhere), born in Halifax, England
  • Feb 21 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • Mar 1 Robert Conrad [Conrad R. Falk], American actor (Wild Wild West), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Mar 2 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 2 Porky Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng and Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "I Haven't Got a Hat"
  • 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 17 Adam Wade, American singer & actor (The Writing On The Wall), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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, American actor (Wildcats, War Party), born in Ogdensburg New York
  • Mar 23 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • Mar 24 Mary Berry, English food writer and TV presenter (The Great British Bake Off), born in Bath, England
  • Mar 25 Susan Engel, British 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, American comedian and actor (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Apr 13 Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2020)
  • Apr 14 Joan Darling, American actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director (Eternity and a Day, The Travelling Players), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2012)

Person of interestDudley Moore

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

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 21 Charles Grodin, American stage and screen actor (Heartbreak Kid; Midnight Run; Ishtar: Beethoven series), writer, and talk show host, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]
  • 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 (The A-Team), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 3 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality, born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (Gen Hospital), born in West Sand Lake, New York (d. 1993)
  • 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, American actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California (d. 1995)
  • May 19 David Hartman, American actor and TV personality (Good Morning America), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • May 23 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer and actor, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 2009)
  • May 25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Sheila Steafel, South African-British actress (The 10th Kingdom), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • 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, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), born in Alma, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Diana Van Der Vlis, Canadian American actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2001)
  • Jun 15 Belinda Lee, English actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus), born in Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • Jun 16 James Bolam, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy), born in Sunderland, England
  • Jun 21 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • Jun 27 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, born in San Juan, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2007)
  • Jun 28 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Jul 1 Dave Prowse, English actor (Darth Vader), born in Bristol. England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 8 Steve Lawrence [Sidney Leibowitz], American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Ronnie Burns, American actor and adopted son of George Burns, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jul 10 Tura Satana, Japanese-American actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in Hokkaidō, Japan (d. 2011)
  • 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, British publisher and broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jul 17 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • Jul 17 Diahann Carroll, American actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 19 Vasily Livanov, Russian film actor and screenwriter, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 20 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), born in Evanston, lllinois (d. 2018)
  • 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, Quebec
  • Jul 31 Mort Crim, American broadcast journalist, author, and inspiration for the Ron Burgundy character in the "Anchorman" films, born in West Frankfort, Illinois
  • Aug 5 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • 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, American 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, American 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, English writer, art historian and director (Victoria & Albert Museum), born in Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding 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 Harriet)

LoveWedding 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