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1945 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released; features longest version of their "Who's on First?" routine
  • Sep 28 "Mildred Pierce" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand Theater, NYC; wins Academy Award for Best Actress

Film & TV Awards in 1945

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Dec 25 Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1945

  • Mar 4 Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • Mar 4 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Apr 24 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
  • Jul 19 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57

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