On This Day in Film & TV for August 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1908 Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • 1908 Projection in Paris of the very first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)
  • 1962 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress and model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France
  • 1964 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2008 Genesis drummer and vocalist Phil Collins (57) divorces Swiss-born Orianne Cevey (35) after six years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1963 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1970 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), dies at 62
  • 1971 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies from a heart ailment at 65
  • 1974 Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), dies at 81
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