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1972 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1972

  • Feb 6 29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win
  • Apr 10 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win
  • May 14 24th Emmy Awards: "All in the Family", Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
  • May 19 25th Cannes Film Festival: "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" directed by Elio Petri and "The Mattei Affair" directed by Francesco Rosi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Jun 23 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear
  • Aug 18 4th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Aug 21 33rd Venice Film Festival opens

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor and author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)
  • Apr 25 Comedic actor Bob Denver (37) weds third wife Carole Abrahams
  • Aug 5 "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25); divorce 1985

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1972

  • Jan 1 (Jennie Jane Morgan, British-American vaudeville, radio, and screen actress (Our Miss Brooks - "Mrs Margaret Davis"), dies at 91
  • Jan 1 Maurice Chevalier, French actor (Can Can; Gigi) and singer ("Thank Heaven For Little Girls"), dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 16 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), dies at 52

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