On This Day in Film & TV for December 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
  • 1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1960 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, and introducing Robert Goulet, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 873 performances, wins 4 Tony Awards
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1931 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas
  • 2005 "The Last Samurai" actor Ken Watanabe (46) weds actress Kaho Minami (41) in Tokyo
  • 2005 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2014 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (44) and Broadway actress Idina Menzel (43) file for divorce after 11 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1949 Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian stage and film actress (The Wolf Man; King's Row), and teacher (School of Dramatic Art - New York), dies following a house fire at 73
  • 1961 Mary Charleson, Irish-American silent film actress (Upstairs And Down), dies at 71
  • 1969 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • 1969 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
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