November 1959 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 8 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 10 Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

  • Nov 19 "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC
  • Nov 20 WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
  • Nov 28 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Timothy Patrick Murphy, American actor (Dallas, Glitter), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nov 3 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • Nov 6 Teri Peterson, American model and playmate (July, 1980), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 8 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Nov 9 Tony Slattery, British actor
  • Nov 10 MacKenzie Phillips, American actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Nov 11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 14 Paul McGann, English actor (Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 William R. Moses, American actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Sean Young, American actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 23 Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
  • Nov 23 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Rose, actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestVictor McLaglen

Nov 7 Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72

  • Nov 10 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • Nov 14 Thomas W Ross, American actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm), dies at 84
  • Nov 18 Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 19 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • Nov 25 Jean Grémillon, French film director, dies at 58
  • Nov 27 Gérard Philipe, French actor (Caligula, Devil in the Flesh), dies of cancer at 36
  • Nov 28 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), dies at 60