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November 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' RollAll 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

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The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
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  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV, The Expendables 2), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 5 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 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, BBC News Reader
  • Nov 24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 16 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), dies at 70
  • Nov 29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60