November 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 New York City's WABC (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WCBS
  • Nov 2 New York City's WEAF (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WNBC
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released

Film Release

Nov 21 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 2 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, commentator (World Formula 1 champion, 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nov 3 Tom Savini, American prosthetic makeup artist (George Romero films), actor, and director, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Sally FieldSally Field (76 years old)

Nov 6 American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

  • Nov 10 Alaina Reed, American actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Nov 14 Sacheen Littlefeather [Marie Louise Cruz]. American indigenous rights activist, who declined Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, born in Salinas, California (d. 2022) [1]
  • Nov 16 Barbara Leigh, American actress (Vampirella), born in Ringgold, Georgia
  • Nov 20 Judy Woodruff, American newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 21 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress
  • Nov 23 Diana Quick, English actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London
  • Nov 23 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • Nov 25 Marc Brown, American children's book author, illustrator, and Emmy Award-winning television producer (Arthur), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, American film director (Matinee; Twilight Zone:The Movie; Police Squad; Gremlins), born in Morristown, New Jersey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 18 Donald Meek, Scottish-American stage and screen actor (You Can't Take It With You; Stagecoach), dies of leukemia at 68