On This Day in Film & TV for January 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1917 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York
  • 1927 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
  • 1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 1974 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • 1988 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • 1990 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1998 24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 2002 7th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: A Beautiful Mind wins Best Film
  • 2004 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2009 66th Golden Globes: Slumdog Millionaire, Mickey Rourke, Kate Winslet win

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2012 38th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama)

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone
Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2015 72nd Golden Globes: Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne, & Julianne Moore win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1885 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), born in Kingfisher Creek, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1886 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), born in Manchester, England (d. 1960)
  • 1886 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), born in Oskaloosa, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Monte Blue, US silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Lionel Stander, American actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
  • 1912 Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1916 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1919 Veda Ann Borg, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1921 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Kathleen Byron, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days), born in London, England
  • 1926 Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • 1926 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • 1928 Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1929 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Actor Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
  • 1931 Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
  • 1932 Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
  • 1935 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • 1936 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1936 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • 1945 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Anna Calder-Marshall, Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn)
  • 1952 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • 1952 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • 1953 John Sessions, Scottish actor
  • 1954 Saskia ten Batenburg, Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)
  • 1956 Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1958 Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, playmate (Jun, 1982), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1962 Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
  • 1962 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England
  • 1965 Joely Richardson, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1965 Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
  • 1965 Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966 Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • 1967 Jeff Bankett, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Sharon Brown, American actress (Chantal-Generations), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Kyle Richards, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
  • 1972 Amber Medlin, Virginia Beach Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1996)
  • 1972 Marc Blucas, American actor
  • 1973 Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress
  • 1973 Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
  • 1974 Echo Leta Johnson, playmate (Jan, 1993), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1978 Holly Brisley, Australian actress
  • 1979 Darren Lynn Bousman, American film director
  • 1980 Deanna Wright, American actress
  • 1982 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer
  • 1982 Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1993 Flora Cross, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1911 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941 Comedian Stan Laurel and actress Virginia Ruth Rogers remarry for the 2nd time

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • 2003 "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1674 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), dies at 58
  • 1954 Emmy Arbous, Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
  • 1973 Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • 1978 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 1978 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1979 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
  • 1981 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
  • 1984 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), dies at 81
  • 1990 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • 1997 Duncan Wood, television director and producer, dies at 71
  • 1997 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), dies at 89
  • 2001 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Richard Simmons, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), dies at 77
  • 2007 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, dies at 83

Actress Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg