On This Day

Year 1936 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 20 Sam Melville, American actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
  • Aug 26 Yvette Vickers, American actress (Attack of 50' Woman), Playboy playmate (Jul 1959), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. c. 2010)
  • Aug 30 Edward Pałłasz, Polish classical, theater, and film composer, born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 2019)
  • 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, American 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 and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
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)
  • Oct 1 Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
  • Oct 6 Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Brian Blessed, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China), born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 10 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • Oct 12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 13 Cliff Gorman, American actor (Boys in the Band, Angel), born in Queens, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 16 Peter Bowles, English actor
  • Oct 19 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 24 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 26 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model (Miss Universe 1959 - 1st Japanese and Asian woman to win the title), born in Tokyo
  • Oct 31 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1991)
  • Nov 2 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Nov 7 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Nov 11 Susan Kohner, American actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 22 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • Nov 25 Matt Clark, actor and director (Return to Oz, Horror Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 5 Robert Freeman, English photo-journalist and graphic designer (early Beatles album art and film posters), born in London (d. 2019) [1]
  • Dec 6 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 8 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • Dec 18 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • Dec 19 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • Dec 22 Hector Elizondo, American actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 22 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Dec 23 Frederic Forrest, American actor (The Rose, Lonesone Dove), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Dec 23 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • Dec 27 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

Dec 29 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • Dec 29 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, born in Tbilisi, USSR (d. 2013)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV