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1954 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 25 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • Apr 22 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin

Film & TV Awards in 1954

  • Jan 22 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win
  • Feb 11 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • Mar 25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress
  • Apr 9 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Jun 18 4th Berlin International Film Festival: "Hobson's Choice" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Aug 22 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • Oct 10 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Aug 18 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage
  • Nov 1 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur (34) due to drunken violence after 8 years of marriage

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