On This Day in Film & TV for August 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • 1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • 1988 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 2001 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion
  • 2007 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2010 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • 2012 69th Venice Film Festival: "Pieta" directed by Kim Ki-duk wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1898 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1899 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

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1915 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • 1916 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Richard Attenborough, Cambridge, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
  • 1923 Marmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1928 Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
  • 1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen)
  • 1935 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1958 Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)
  • 1959 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • 1959 Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
  • 1965 Dina Spybey, American actress
  • 1971 Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1972 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
  • 1973 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
  • 1975 Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
  • 1976 Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
  • 1977 Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
  • 1977 Jo Weil, German actor
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1981 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor
  • 1983 Jennifer Landon, actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
  • 1985 Jeffrey Licon, American actor
  • 1986 Lauren Collins, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1955 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)
  • 1993 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • 1998 "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1960 Alexander Gauge, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46
  • 1968 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), dies at 79
  • 1973 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • 1973 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77
  • 1975 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1976 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • 1977 Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
  • 1979 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • 1981 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89

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1982 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • 1983 Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
  • 1985 Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • 1985 Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77

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1987 Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1987 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1992 Teddy Turner, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1993 Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1994 Phillip Gilmore, actress (Malcolm X), dies at 38
  • 1995 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • 2001 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer (b. 1953)

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2016 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83