On This Day in Film & TV for April 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
  • 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs

Film release premierFilm Release

1957 "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1967 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1968 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1972 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • 1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Leonard Part 6" wins

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Toyko

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1864 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), born in Nevada City, California (d. 1943)

Person of interestGeorge Arliss

1868 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • 1886 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • 1891 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)

Person of interestHarry Morgan

1915 Harry Morgan, American actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)

  • 1916 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

1929 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages), born in Beirut Lebanon
  • 1932 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Omar Sharif [Michel Dimitri Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)

Person of interestJohn Madden

1936 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1940 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland

Person of interestSteven Seagal

1951 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1954 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954 Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, Tower of Power), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 1960 Julie Fulton, American actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1961 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961 Olivia Brown, American actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1962 Steve Tasker, American wide receiver (Buffalo Bills) and broadcaster (CBS Sports), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • 1964 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • 1968 Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian (MADtv, 7 Up spokesman), born in Toulminville, Alabama
  • 1969 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1969 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1970 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1973 Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director (Tell No One), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1977 Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)
  • 1979 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan
  • 1980 Charlie Hunnam, British actor (Sons of Anarchy), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1981 Laura Bell Bundy, American actress (Hairspray), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1981 Michael Pitt, American actor (The Dreamers), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1982 Chyler Leigh, American actress (Not Another Teen Movie), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1983 Ryan Merriman, American actor (The Ring Two), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1986 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Person of interestHaley Joel Osment

1988 Haley Joel Osment, American actor (The Sixth Sense, A.I., Pay it Forward), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1990 Alex Pettyfer, English actor (Stormbreaker), born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1991 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California

Person of interestDaisy Ridley

1992 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London

Actress Daisy Ridley
Actress
Daisy Ridley

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1970 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1980 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90

Person of interestSam Kinison

1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1992 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 2000 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • 2010 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud