On This Day

January 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 23 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg win

Musical Finale

Jan 27 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 320 performances

  • Jan 28 "La Vie Commence Demain" the 1st X-rated movie, depicting artificial insemination, opens in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • Jan 2 Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller], American model (Oui), born in Woodstock, New York
  • Jan 8 John McTiernan, American actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 10 Kathleen Bradley, American model (Price is Right), born in Girard, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas

Charo

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

  • Jan 24 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Jan 26 Walt Willey, American 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, American actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Phil Collins

Jan 30 Phil Collins, English drummer & singer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born in Chiswick, England


Weddings in Film & TV

Burgess Meredith

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

Divorces in Film & TV

Elizabeth Taylor

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