On This Day in Film & TV for February 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember" is 1st broadcast on DuMont Television Network
  • 1950 WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 9th Golden Globes: "A Place in the Sun", Fredric March, & Jane Wyman win
  • 1981 Charles Rocket clearly says "f*ck" on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1982 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds
  • 1990 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1952 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)
  • 1954 Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober
  • 1988 British actor Dudley Moore (53) weds American actress Brogan Lane (33) at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas; divorced in 1991

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), dies at 63
  • 1976 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • 1979 Ray Whitley, American country and western singer-songwriter ("Back in the Saddle Again") and actor (Tim Holt films), dies at 77
  • 1980 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
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