January 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 23 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg win
  • Jan 28 "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
  • Jan 2 Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
  • Jan 8 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 10 Kathleen Bradley, model (Price is Right), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

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  • Jan 24 Yakov Smirnoff, Russian comedian (It's a wonderful country)
  • Jan 26 Walt Willey, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30 Charles S Dutton, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 18 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62