On This Day in Film & TV for February 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • 1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
  • 1975 Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC
  • 1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
  • 1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • 2007 60th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Queen" Best Film, Paul Greengrass Best Director
  • 2014 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2016 Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1903 Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1906 Anita Garvin, American actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Eva Gabor, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1920 Billy Halop, American actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Kim Stanley, [Patricia Reid], actress (Right Stuff), born in Tularosa New Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
  • 1928 Conrad Janis, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Tina Louise, American actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Burt Reynolds, Mich, actor (Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball)
  • 1938 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • 1947 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
  • 1948 Sue Bernard, playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
  • 1953 Philip Anglim, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • 1956 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1956 Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958 Michael Jackson, controller (BBC2)
  • 1961 Carey Lowell, American actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Scott Kolden, Torrance California, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ)
  • 1966 Stephen Gregory, American actor (Chase-Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Jennifer Aniston, American actress (Rachel-Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1969 Shannon Long, Gladstone Australia, playmate (Oct, 1988)
  • 1971 Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Miss America-Vt (1996), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1971 Damian Lewis, British actor
  • 1973 Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
  • 1975 Kim Weir, Miss USA-Nebraska (1997)
  • 1976 Brice Beckham, actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1976 André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor
  • 1977 Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
  • 1980 Matthew Lawrence, Montgomery Pa, actor (Matthew-Gimme a Break)
  • 1980 Natasha Bobo, actress (Sally in Together We Stand), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1983 Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress
  • 1983 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
  • 1990 Q'orianka Kilcher, actress and activist (The New World)
  • 1992 Taylor Lautner, American actor
  • 1992 Blair Dunlop, English actor
  • 1994 Dominic Janes, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1995 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • 2006 Mexican telenovela actor Guillermo Capetillo (47) weds model Tania Amezcua in Mixcoac, Mexico
  • 2017 Actor Bug Hall (32) weds Jill Marie DeGroff in Encino, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 867 Theodora, the Saint, beauty queen/empress of Byzantine, dies
  • 1961 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor and director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • 1968 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • 1969 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • 1974 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • 1976 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • 1976 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 1976 Lee J Cobb, American actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • 1982 Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • 1982 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • 1985 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • 1989 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • 1992 Ray Danton, US actor and director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • 1993 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
  • 1994 Sorrell Brooke, actor (Mayor Hogg-Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 64
  • 1994 William Conrad, actor (Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1996 Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • 1997 Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
  • 2002 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)

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2012 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston