January 1944 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Jan 5 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 6 Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • Jan 9 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 10 William Sanderson, American actor (Newhart, Blade Runner, True Blood), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor, born in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist (Marjoe) and actor (Earthquake; Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California [1]
  • Jan 17 Françoise Hardy, French pop singer-songwriter, and actress, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 23 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner; Ladyhawke; Osterman Weekend), born in Breukelen, Netherlands (d. 2019)
  • Jan 24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) & author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 28 Bobby Ball [Harper], British comic, actor, singer and television host (Cannon and Ball; The Last of Summer Wine), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2020)
  • Jan 29 Barbara Moore, American actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE), born in Wardell, Missouri

Weddings in Film & TV

Ralph Richardson

Jan 26 Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)