November 1955 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 19 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, North Dakota (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Musical Finale

Nov 26 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", featuring the Broadway debut of Julie Andrews, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 483 performances

  • Nov 28 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American Broadway actress and singer (Baby It's You; The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine

Kris JennerKris Jenner (67 years old)

Nov 5 American businesswoman and TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California

  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg (67 years old)

Nov 13 American comedian, actress (The Color Purple; Sister Act), singer, and TV host (The View), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (On Body and Soul), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 19 Gloria Guida, Italian actress, born in Merano, Italy
  • Nov 19 Peter Aykroyd, Canadian actor, comedian, and writer (SNL, 1980; PSI Factor), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter (Batman), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, American actress and comedian (Thea, Family Matters), born in Washington D. C.
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist, classical and film composer (Divenire), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Bill NyeBill Nye (67 years old)

Nov 27 American TV host and science presenter (Bill Nye the Science Guy) and engineer, born in Washington D.C.

  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, American actor (Tour of Duty: Batman- The Animated Series), born in Westport, Connecticut (d. 2022)

Weddings in Film & TV

Rock Hudson

Nov 9 Actor Rock Hudson marries Phyllis Gates (divorced 1958)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 9 Tom Powers, American actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65

Shemp HowardShemp Howard (1895-1955)

Nov 22 American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60