On This Day in Film & TV for December 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
  • 1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • 1957 "Peyton Place" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released
  • 1961 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London
  • 1970 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1975 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts
  • 1978 CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken
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Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2001 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (26) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton (28) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 years of marriage
  • 2010 "Dexter" actress Jennifer Carpenter (31) divorces actor Michael C. Hall (40) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1940 George Regas, Greek actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies at 50
  • 1944 Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (Joe Palooka; Mexican Spitfire), intentionally overdoses on barbiturate Seconal at 34
  • 1958 Brand Dirck Ochse, Dutch filmmaker and co-founder (Polygoon), dies at 66
  • 1958 Tim Moore, American actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 71
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