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1944 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC
  • Feb 5 "Captain American" serial film premieres starring Dick Purcell, first appearance of a Marvel superhero outside a comic

Film & TV Awards in 1944

Weddings in Film & TV


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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1944

  • Feb 4 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress, dies at 79
  • Mar 18 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director and actor (Black Haired Whore), dies at 79
  • May 16 George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), dies at 78
  • May 30 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
  • Jul 1 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies of cancer at 49

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