On This Day in Film & TV for July 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1923 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949
  • 1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut, with The Harry James Orchestra, singing "From the Bottom of My Heart" and "Melancholy Mood"
  • 1956 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
  • 1987 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials
  • 1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
  • 1994 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • 2005 TV police procedural "The Closer" debuts on TNT starring Kyra Sedgwick
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1925 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho
  • 1949 Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones (30) weds "Rebecca" film producer David O. Selznick (47) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1953 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Environmental activist Laurie Lennard (49) divorces writer Larry David (60) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

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