On This Day

September 1945 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Release

Sep 28 "Mildred Pierce" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand Theater, NYC; wins Academy Award for Best Actress

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 10 Tom Ligon, American actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Maria Aitken, Irish-English actress (Fish Called Wanda), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 13 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Sep 15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 15 Ron Shelton, American film director (Bull Durham), born in Whittier, California
  • Sep 17 Bruce Spence, New Zealand-Australian actor (Mad Max 2), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 19 Randolph Mantooth, American actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 21 J. Peter Robinson, British session pianist, arranger (Phil Collins; Brand-X; Anni-Frid Lyngstad), and composer of scores for film (The World's Fastest Indian; The Bank Job) and television (Charmed), born in Fulton, England
  • Sep 22 Paul LeMat, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Paul Petersen, American actor (Donna Reed Show - "Jeff Stone"), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 28 Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 7 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling (25)

Shirley Temple

Sep 19 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church

Angela Lansbury

Sep 27 Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57