1941 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • May 1 "Citizen Kane", directed by Orson Welles and starring himself, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Corningore, premieres at the Palace Theater in New York City
  • Jul 1 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

Film & TV Awards in 1941

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Comedian Stan Laurel and actress Virginia Ruth Rogers remarry for the 2nd time
  • Feb 4 American dancer and actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow American dancer Robert Hightower; divorce in 1946
  • Mar 21 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1941

  • Jan 10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • Mar 7 Julian Eltinge [Dalton], American vaudeville, Broadway, and silent film female impersonator star (The Crinoline Girl), dies of a suspected cerebral hemorrhage at 59
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, British organist, composer, educator, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
  • May 12 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director, dies at 48

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