On This Day

November 1944 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 22 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 7 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 11 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (Saban the Cow,), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2000)
  • Nov 16 Jay Hammer, American actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestDanny DeVito

Nov 17 Danny DeVito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

Person of interestLorne Michaels

Nov 17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Nov 21 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Nov 23 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
  • Nov 24 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • Nov 25 Ben Stein, American actor
  • Nov 25 Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • Nov 28 Rita Mae Brown, American poet, novelist (Rubyfruit Jungle), screenwriter (Long Hot Summer), and mystery writer (Mrs. Murphy), born in Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 30 Dian Parkinson [Dianna Lynn Batts], American model (The Price Is Right) and Miss USA 1965, born in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Model agency executive Eileen Ottensoser (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford