On This Day

November 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Paula Wayne [Watkins], American stage and Emmy Award-winning actress (Golden Boy; Everglade!), pop vocalist ("Everything's Great"), and civil rights activist, born in Mountain View, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • Nov 4 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 10 Albert Hall, American actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4), born in Brighton, Alabama
  • Nov 11 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 12 Ina Balin, American actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • Nov 20 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Nov 27 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), born in Bierley, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • Nov 30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Wedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 6 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), dies at 84
  • Nov 10 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • Nov 13 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75