On This Day in Film & TV for February 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1945 Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
  • 1951 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1953 J Fred Muggs, a chimpanzee, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show
  • 1960 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy
  • 1971 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1985 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1986 Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story; The Incredibles) headed by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, is spun off from Lucasfilm, Ltd as an independent film production company, with backing of Steve Jobs
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1994 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok
  • 2006 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • 2006 Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1999 Actress Angelina Jolie (23) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1937 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
  • 1960 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, dies in an automobile accident at 38
  • 1961 Anna May Wong [Wong Liu-tsong], Chinese-American actress, 1st Asian-American movie star (Shanghai Express; Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), and 1st Asian-American on US currency (American Women series quarter, 2022), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1966 June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
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