On This Day in Film & TV for December 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • 1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
  • 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
  • 1964 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 NBC Elvis comeback special airs

Film release premierFilm Release

1982 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Farmer and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Actress Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1908 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1931 Jaye P Morgan, American pop singer, actress and game show panelist (Gong Show, Night Patrol), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1941 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1949 Heather Menzies, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1949 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
  • 1951 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1951 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • 1952 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1956 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • 1960 Daryl Hannah, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJulianne Moore

1960 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1961 Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • 1965 Steve Harris, American actor
  • 1965 Andrew Stanton, American animator
  • 1968 Brendan Fraser, American actor (School Ties, 20 Bucks), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968 Kevin Telles, actor (Party Camp)
  • 1970 Jennifer Rothschild, [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
  • 1971 Keegan Connor Tracy, Canadian actress
  • 1973 Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • 1973 Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1975 Lauren E Roman, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1975 Malinda Williams, American actress
  • 1979 Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor (Stargate Atlantis), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1979 Tiffany Haddish, American comedian and actress (Girls Trip), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Anna Chlumsky, actress (My Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 Jenna Dewan, American actress
  • 1981 Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1982 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985 Amanda Seyfried, American actress (Mamma Mia), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1987 Michael Angarano, American actor
  • 1992 Joseph McManners, English actor
  • 1994 Jake T. Austin, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • 2005 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 "The Last Samurai" actor Ken Watanabe (46) weds actress Kaho Minami (41) in Tokyo

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1949 Maria Ouspenskaya, actress (Spookies), dies at 62
  • 1961 Mary Charleson, actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76
  • 1969 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1969 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • 1976 Mary Nash, actress (Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
  • 1985 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • 1990 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • 1991 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • 1991 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • 1992 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • 1992 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1993 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
  • 1995 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), dies at 82
  • 1999 Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 2002 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • 2003 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2003 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), dies at 88
  • 2007 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2009 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • 2011 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88