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November 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

Nov 3 "The Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Nov 5 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
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Nat King Cole
  • Nov 26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • Nov 3 Gary Ross, American film director
  • Nov 7 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Richard Curtis, British screenwriter (Blackadder, Four Wedding and a Funeral), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 10 Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Nov 10 Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Nov 12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 13 Ginger Alden, American actress, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 19 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Scott Jacoby, actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 21 Terri Welles [Knepper], American playboy model (Dec 1980, Playmate of the Year 1981), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 21 Cherry Jones, American stage and TV actress (Doubt, 24), born in Paris, Tennessee
  • Nov 22 Richard Kind, American actor
  • Nov 26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 27 William Fichtner, American actor
  • Nov 28 Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
  • Nov 29 Leo Laporte, American television personality

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 19 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • Nov 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74