October 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins

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Oct 5 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Oct 20 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

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Oct 27 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 27 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Oct 9 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • Oct 10 Alan Rachins, actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Lynn Lowry, E St Louis Ill, actress (Cat People, Crazies)
  • Oct 17 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • Oct 22 Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)

Person of interestKevin Kline

Oct 24 Kevin Kline, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Oct 28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

Oct 29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Oct 31 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 24 Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), dies at 68