January 1945 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • Jan 6 PepĂ© Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
  • Jan 9 Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
  • Jan 9 Harun Farocki, actor and director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • Jan 9 John Doman, American actor
  • Jan 10 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 11 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
  • Jan 16 Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
  • Jan 21 Martin Shaw, British actor (The Chief, Inspector George Gently), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Jan 25 Leigh Taylor-Young, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestTom Selleck

Jan 29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan


Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 29 Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey