On This Day in Film & TV for February 26

Events in Film & TV


AgreementContract of Interest

1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1947 4th Golden Globes: "The Best Years of Our Lives", Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1953 10th Golden Globes: "The Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • 1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1979 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • 1993 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1999 15th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 2005 25th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Catwoman" wins
  • 2010 41st NAACP Image Awards: "Precious" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2011 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Last Airbender" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2012 84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor and Comedian Jean Dujardin
Actor and Comedian
Jean Dujardin

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2017 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1875 Emma Dunn, British actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • 1893 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1906 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Robert Alda, American actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 1919 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • 1920 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
  • 1922 Margaret Leighton, actress (Astonished Heart), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1926 Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 1931 Robert D Novak, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1933 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
  • 1939 Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • 1943 Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
  • 1944 Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
  • 1948 Priscilla Lopez, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
  • 1954 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • 1958 Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Greg Germann, American actor
  • 1961 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • 1964 Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
  • 1965 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1967 Currie Graham, Canadian actor
  • 1970 Katie O'Neill, actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
  • 1977 Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • 1979 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
  • 1982 Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
  • 1983 Kara Monaco, American model
  • 1985 Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger
  • 1986 Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
  • 1993 Taylor Dooley, American actress
  • 1994 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1928 Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • 1994 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2011 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1979 Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1823 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1947 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • 1950 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
  • 1967 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • 1968 Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • 1971 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1971 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76
  • 1973 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • 1982 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
  • 1993 Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 69
  • 1994 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1997 David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
  • 1998 J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
  • 2002 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2009 Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)