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1960 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1960

  • Mar 10 17th Golden Globes: "Ben-Hur", Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win
  • Apr 4 32nd Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win
  • May 1 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 20 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 20 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win
  • Jun 24 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
  • Aug 24 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 22 Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California
  • Jan 31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
  • Mar 31 Actor Yul Brynner (39) weds fashion house executive Doris Kleiner (32) in Mexico City; divorce in 1967

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 American comedienne Lucille Ball files for divorce from Cuban-American singer Desi Arnaz, after 14 years of marriage
  • Mar 26 Academy Award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage
  • Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

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