On This Day in Film & TV for April 19

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1948 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts
  • 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1967 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

Music releaseMusic Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1850 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), born in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1858 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1891 Francoise Rosay [Françoise Bandy de Nalèche], French actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • 1897 Vivienne Segal, American Broadway actress (Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1899 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tulworth, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Lina Basquette, American actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1925 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], US actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)

Person of interestDudley Moore

1935 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1937 Elinor Donahue, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestJoseph Estrada

1937 Joseph Estrada, Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines (1998-01), born in Tondo, Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 1939 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster
  • 1946 Tim Curry, English actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
  • 1949 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France
  • 1950 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
  • 1953 Ruby Wax, British television personality
  • 1957 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • 1960 Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow)
  • 1966 El Samurai [Osamu Matsuda], Japanese professional wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
  • 1968 Ashley Taylor Judd, Granada Hills California, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
  • 1968 Thomas Nock, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1968 Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
  • 1969 Danelle Marie Folta, Hammond IN, playmate (Apr, 1995)
  • 1969 Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder
  • 1974 Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor
  • 1978 James Franco, American actor (The Disaster Artist), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestKate Hudson

1979 Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
  • 1980 Alexis Thorpe, American actress

Person of interestHayden Christensen

1981 Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1981 Kasie Head, American actress and model
  • 1981 Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
  • 1984 Lee Da Hae, South Korean actress
  • 1987 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress
  • 1987 Courtland Mead, American actor
  • 1990 Kim Chiu, Filipino actress

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 Sir Squire Bancroft [Butterfield], British actor and manager known for creating 'drawing-room comedy' (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • 1965 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • 1980 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • 1980 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • 1983 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • 1986 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • 1987 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • 1987 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • 1991 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1992 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • 1992 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • 1994 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • 1994 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • 1998 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2005 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • 2005 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Allan Arbus, American actor, dies from heart failure at 95
  • 2013 Alan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95