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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
  • Sep 17 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Sep 22 Western "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 "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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, actor (Rick Alden in Loving), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Kate Burton, actress (Ice Storm, August), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sep 12 Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress (Thorn Birds), born in Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • 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, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • Sep 21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Sep 22 Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
  • Sep 23 Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • Sep 25 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 Ian Reddington, English actor (Chief Clown-Doctor Who), born in Walkley, Sheffield
  • Sep 28 Marc Duret, actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue)
  • Sep 29 Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)
  • Sep 30 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 30 William Christian, actor (Derek Frye-All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83