September 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
  • Sep 29 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • Sep 30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw (72 years old)

Sep 1 American psychologist, author and TV personality (Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show), born in Vinita, Oklahoma

  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and broadcaster (CBS), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • Sep 5 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 7 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, American session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 11 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Sep 18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 19 Rudy Ramos, American actor (Wind-High Chaparral), born in Lawton, Oklahoma

Bill MurrayBill Murray (72 years old)

Sep 21 American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live; Stripes; Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

  • Sep 24 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress (Octopussy), born in Nybro, Sweden
  • Sep 26 Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), born in High Ham, Somerset, England (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • Sep 28 John Sayles, American actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 30 Victoria Tennant, English actress (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War). born in London, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 13 Sara Allgood, Irish-American actress (Blackmail, How Green Was My Valley), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Sep 16 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68