On This Day

September 1940 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 2 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 3 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England

Person of interestRaquel Welch

Sep 5 Raquel Welch, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge; 1,000,000 BC; 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • Sep 6 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • Sep 8 Willie Tyler, American ventriloquist (Lester), born in Red Level, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 12 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man and for dying of lung cancer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 12 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • Sep 15 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)
  • Sep 17 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 21 Bill Kurtis, American newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sep 22 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 22 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

  • Sep 25 "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 10 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57