January 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 16 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
  • Jan 5 Florence King, American humorist
  • Jan 10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • Jan 16 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Jerry Fogel, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 25 Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
  • Jan 27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 28 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40