On This Day in Film & TV for August 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 9th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
  • 1969 Film adaptation of Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant", directed by Arthur Penn, and starring Guthrie premieres
  • 1970 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1978 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
  • 1980 Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters
  • 1991 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • 1993 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2008 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage
  • 2011 "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

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