On This Day

November 1949 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 8 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

  • Nov 11 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Jeannie Berlin, American actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • Nov 6 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • Nov 6 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 12 Penelope Pussycat, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "For Scent-imental Reasons"
  • Nov 14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 21 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • Nov 24 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestBill Robinson

Nov 25 Bill Robinson "Bojangles" American famed tap dancer (The Little Colonel, Stormy Weather), dies at 71

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • Nov 27 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), dies at 66