1964 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1964

  • Mar 11 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win
  • Apr 13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar
  • Apr 25 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 14 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 25 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1964

  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at ~86
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 15 (Weldon) "Jack" Teagarden, American jazz trombonist and vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Basin Street Blues"), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 58
  • Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 29 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50

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