September 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Catholic Encyclical

Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical on motion pictures, radio and television

  • Sep 15 US TV series "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
  • Sep 17 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

Sep 17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

  • Sep 18 US Western TV drama "Wagon Train" premieres

Television Premiere

Sep 21 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Television Premiere

Sep 22 Western comedy series "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner

  • Sep 23 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award
  • Sep 28 "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "The Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • Sep 4 Khandi Alexander, American actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 4 Patricia Tallman, American actress, born in Pontiac, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Paul Harrhy, Welsh actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Heather Thomas, American actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Sep 10 Brian Fitzpatrick, American actor (Loving - "Rick Alden"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Kate Burton, American actress (Ice Storm, Grey's Anatomy), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • Sep 12 Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress (Thorn Birds), born in Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • Sep 15 Paweł Pawlikowski, Polish filmmaker (Cold War), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 17 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1991)
  • Sep 20 Arn Anderson, American wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Sep 21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Sep 22 Lynn Herring, American actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital), born in Enid, Oklahoma
  • Sep 23 Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • Sep 23 Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), born in Istanbul, Turkey)d. 2021)
  • Sep 25 Ian Reddington, English actor (Chief Clown-Doctor Who), born in Walkley, Sheffield
  • Sep 28 Marc Duret, French actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue), born in Nice, France

Andrew Dice ClayAndrew Dice Clay (65 years old)

Sep 29 American comedian (Adventures of Ford Fairlane), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 30 Fran Drescher, American actress (Cadillac Man, The Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 30 William Christian, American actor (Derek Frye-All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Film & TV

Sophia Loren

Sep 17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Helen Haye [Hay], British stage and silent and sound screen actress (Honour in Pawn; Girl in the Taxi; Spy in Black), dies at 83