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1952 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 14 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • Feb 18 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win

Film & TV Awards in 1952

  • Feb 18 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win
  • Feb 21 9th Golden Globes: "A Place in the Sun", Fredric March, & Jane Wyman win
  • Mar 20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win
  • May 8 5th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "La Ronde" Best Film
  • May 10 5th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice" directed by Orson Welles and "Two Cents Worth of Hope" directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Jun 12 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Aug 20 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
  • Feb 21 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)
  • Mar 24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Feb 28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage
  • Apr 21 American actor Clark Gable (50) and socialite Sylvia Ashley (47) divorce
  • Jun 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage

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