On This Day in Film & TV for December 26

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 "The Philadelphia Story" film directed by George Cukor, based on the Broadway play of the same name, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1941)
  • 1951 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released in LA, California (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)
  • 1957 Swedish film "Wild Strawberries" is released, written and directed by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, considered one of his best
  • 1960 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres St James Theater in NYC
  • 1965 "Funny Girl" based on the life of Fanny Brice, with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1946 American actor Jackie Coogan (32) weds American actress Ann McCormack (22); divorce in 1951
  • 1993 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1994 Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)

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