On This Day in Film & TV for February 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
  • 1970 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1972 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released
  • 1981 31st Berlin International Film Festival: "Hurry, Hurry!" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1992 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1997 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2011 64th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 American actress Lana Turner (19) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (29) in a Las Vegas elopement; divorce after 4 months
  • 1983 Film genius Jerry Lewis (56) marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1959 William Axt, American film scores composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 70
  • 1967 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • 1968 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • 1976 Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies of pancreatic cancer at 77
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