On This Day

November 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premier

Nov 26 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Stefanie Powers [Paul], American actress (Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 7 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege; Beaton by Bailey; Something Nice to Eat), and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Nov 13 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American Tony Award-winning actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • Nov 17 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)

Martin Scorsese

Nov 17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Linda Evans

Nov 18 Linda Evans, American actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut

  • Nov 18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Nov 21 Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Nov 23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 24 Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor (Blue Money), born in Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)

Deaths in Film & TV

George M. Cohan

Nov 5 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), dies of cancer at 64

  • Nov 11 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • Nov 16 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpre├č, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart attack at 38
  • Nov 30 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), dies in a fire at 50