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1955 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • Jan 19 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS

Film & TV Awards in 1955

  • Feb 24 12th Golden Globes: "On The Waterfront", Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win
  • Mar 7 7th Emmy Awards: "Make Room for Daddy", Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win
  • Mar 30 27th Academy Awards: "On the Waterfront", Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win
  • May 10 8th Cannes Film Festival: "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann wins Palme d'Or
  • Jun 24 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Aug 25 16th Venice Film Festival: "Ordet" directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer wins Golden Lion
  • Dec 21 2nd National Film Awards (India): "Mirza Ghalib" wins the Golden Lotus

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
  • Mar 17 Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband
  • Jun 26 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Aug 9 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage
  • Dec 30 Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage

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