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1949 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 31 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • Sep 2 "The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, is released in the United Kingdom (Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1950)

Film & TV Awards in 1949

  • Jan 25 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • Mar 16 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win
  • Mar 24 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win, Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win awards
  • May 29 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • May 29 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • Aug 11 10th Venice Film Festival: "Manon" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Golden Lion (1st one)
  • Sep 17 3rd Cannes Film Festival: "The Third Man" directed by Carol Reed wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 22 Future Portuguese President M├írio Soares (24) weds actress Maria de Jesus Barroso (24) at the 3rd Conservatory of the Civil Register of Lisbon
  • Mar 11 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois
  • May 21 Film director David Lean (41) weds actress and producer Ann Todd (40) in London

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 31 American singer and actress Doris Day (27) divorces American saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage
  • Jun 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage
  • Sep 7 Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

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