On This Day in Film & TV for December 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in New York City
  • 1937 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio
  • 1947 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • 1964 1st appearance of The Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Come See About Me"
  • 1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • 1978 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins
  • 1979 Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1986 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 American actor Henry Fonda (45) weds socialite and third wife Susan Blanchard (22) in New York City; divorce in 1956
  • 1953 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York
  • 1972 Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

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