On This Day in Film & TV for August 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1944 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
  • 1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1967 "Bonnie and Clyde", directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last episode of "Bonanza"
  • 1981 Last broadcast of "The Waltons" on CBS-TV
  • 1992 25th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Double Tree Hotel
  • 1998 31st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 1999 32nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1894 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • 1895 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

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1899 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1903 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999(
  • 1908 Gene Raymond, American actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 John Beal, Joplin MO, actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D)
  • 1909 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), born in Chicago. Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
  • 1912 Rita Johnson, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1920 Neville Brand, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
  • 1929 Pat Harrington Jr, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • 1933 Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • 1941 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
  • 1944 Kevin Tighe, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
  • 1947 John Stocker, Canadian actor
  • 1950 Andre van de Berg, actor and director (Transport)
  • 1951 Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1952 Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)
  • 1955 Paul Greengrass, English film director
  • 1959 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • 1961 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1961 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • 1962 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Pamela Jean Stein, playmate (Nov, 1987), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1963 Sridevi, Indian actress
  • 1964 Hank Cheyne, American actor
  • 1967 Quinn Cummings, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
  • 1971 Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born actor
  • 1975 James Carpinello, American actor
  • 1983 Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born actor

Weddings in Film & TV


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1926 Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Actor James Woods (33) weds costume designer Kathryn Morrison

  • 1994 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch
  • 2011 "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

HeartWedding of Interest

2016 Comedian Kevin Hart (37) weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1940 George C Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75
  • 1948 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • 1948 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1959 Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1959 Henri Garat, French actor (Valse royale, Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1959 Henri Garat, French actor (Valse royale, Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
  • 1967 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • 1982 Charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70
  • 1982 Joe E Ross, American comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 68
  • 1984 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • 1985 Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • 1986 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1990 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • 1992 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • 1992 David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
  • 1996 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 1999 Jaime Garz√≥n, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
  • 2004 Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2010 Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
  • 2016 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2D2-Star Wars), dies at 81