On This Day in Film & TV for December 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film
  • 1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1936 Austrian-American filmmaker Billy Wilder (30) weds first wife Judith Coppicus; divorce in 1946
  • 1980 Actor Martin Short (30) weds comic actress Nancy Dolman (29)
  • 1983 American "Hardy Boys" actor Parker Stevenson (30) weds American actress Kirstie Alley (31); divorce in 1997

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2006 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1944 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man; Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60
  • 1959 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1965 Al Ritz [Albert Joachim], American vaudevillian (The Ritz Brothers), dancer and actor (The Gorilla;, Hi'ya, Chum; Straight, Place and Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1965 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
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