On This Day in Film & TV for August 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • 1964 Walt Disney's musical film "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California; wins 5 Academy Awards
  • 1965 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • 1990 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1956 Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)
  • 1994 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
  • 2005 American actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds American film producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1949 Arthur Chesney [Kellaway], British stage and screen character actor (The Lodger; Chelsea Life), dies of a stroke at 68
  • 1961 Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 36 [1]
  • 1964 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • 1969 Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
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