On This Day in Film & TV for February 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
  • 1942 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
  • 1947 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
  • 1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
  • 1971 British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson
  • 1978 Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green's musical "On The Twentieth Century", starring John Cullum and Madeline Kahn, and Kevin Kline, and directed by Hal Prince, opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 449 performances, wins 5 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards
  • 1985 British soap opera "Eastenders" premieres on the BBC
  • 1993 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1943 Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1952 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • 1962 James Barton, American actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh), dies at 71
  • 1965 Forrest Taylor, American actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
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