On This Day in Film & TV for April 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)
  • 1959 Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen's musical "Jamaica", starring Lena Horne, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 558 performances
  • 1966 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts
  • 1967 Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" debuts in London at the Old Vic
  • 1968 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Inchon!" wins
  • 1983 55th Academy Awards: "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1883 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), born in Cheetham, England (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1902 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

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