January 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 25 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • Jan 15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • Jan 16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • Jan 20 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • Jan 28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • Jan 30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Ross Alexander, American actor (Captain Blood, Boulder Dam), commits suicide by gunshot at 29
  • Jan 13 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 52
  • Jan 21 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)