November 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

Pro Wrestling

Nov 14 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

Nov 16 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, West Virginia (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Rope Dancers

Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's dramatic play "Rope Dancers", starring Art Carney, Siobhán McKenna, and Theodore Bikel, premieres at Cort Theatre, NYC; runs for 189 performances

  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Look Homeward, Angel

Nov 28 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

Musical Finale

Nov 30 Harold Karr and Matt Dubey's musical "Happy Hunting", starring Ethel Merman and Fernando Lamas, closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 413 performances

Birthdays in Film & TV

Lyle Lovett (65 years old)

Nov 1 American singer-songwriter (Joshua Judges Ruth; The Road To Ensenada), actor (The Player; The Bridge), and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, born in Houston, Texas

  • Nov 3 (Hans) "Dolph" Lundgren, Swedish actor (Rocky IV; Masters of Universe: The Expendables), martial artist, and filmmaker, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • Nov 5 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame; V; Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish stage and screen actress (Bad Girls - "Roisin Connor"), and singer (Mamma Mia!), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 7 Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 7 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Nov 15 Ray McKinnon, American film actor/director
  • Nov 16 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • Nov 17 Debbie Thrower, British journalist and BBC News presenter, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nov 23 Mark Radice, American session and touring musician (Donovan; Aerosmith; Cheap Trick), singer, songwriter, and producer (The Muppets; Sesame Street), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 27 Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic stage and screen actress, singer, theater director, and painter (born in Akranes, Iceland (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian

Divorces in Film & TV

Ingrid Bergman & Roberto Rossellini

Nov 7 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 17 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (Quality Street; The Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), dies at 70