On This Day

September 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 "Swing Time", directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is released
  • Sep 28 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Charles Dierkop, American actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Sep 14 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Dany Carrel, French actress (Passionate Summer), born in Tourane, Annam, French Indochina
  • Sep 22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJim Henson

Sep 24 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • Sep 25 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • Sep 27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Robert Hogan, American actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 28 Robert Wolders, Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)
  • Sep 28 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, born in Damascus, Syria (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Actor Henry Fonda (31) weds socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City

  • Sep 28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 16 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37