On This Day in Film & TV for January 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
  • 1949 "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1969 Actress Audrey Hepburn (39) marries 2nd husband Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti; divorce in 1982
  • 1992 Chinese-American actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1923 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), dies from morphine addiction at 31
  • 1951 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1952 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), dies from a stroke at 48
  • 1954 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
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