On This Day in Film & TV for July 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US

Film release premierFilm Release

1951 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Film release premierFilm Release

1954 "On the Waterfront", directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1955)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1971 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1890 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), born in Holgate, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1926)
  • 1897 Emmy Arbous [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Lawrence Gray, American actor, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (Behind Office Doors), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1911 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1916 David Brown, American film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1935 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • 1937 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1940 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1946 Linda Kelsey, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947 Sally Struther, actress (Gloria-All in the Family), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1948 Georgia Engel, American actress (Georgette- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1949 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
  • 1952 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
  • 1954 Bruce Abbott, American actor
  • 1958 Michael Hitchcock, American actor (Best in Show) and television producer (Glee), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1960 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1963 Patrizia Pellegrino, Italian actress and TV personality (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1964 Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • 1972 Elizabeth Berkley, American actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl), born in Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • 1972 Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress (A Tale of Two Sisters), born in Seoul
  • 1973 Scott Bloom, actor (Keys, Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1974 Justin Lee Collins, British radio host, actor and comedian, born in Southmead, Bristol
  • 1975 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1981 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • 1981 Jo In Sung, South Korean actor (What Happened in Bali), born in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong District, South Korea
  • 1982 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1982 Tom Pelphrey, American actor, born in Howell Township, New Jersey
  • 1985 Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, born in Yellowknife, Canada
  • 1986 Alexandra Chando, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1990 Shana Swash, English actress (EastEnders), born in London Borough of Camden, London
  • 1993 Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress, born in Ontario

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1957 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai
  • 1973 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

  • 1999 "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 2012 "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • 1965 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • 1973 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80
  • 1974 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • 1976 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • 1984 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • 1985 Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
  • 1989 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • 1990 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • 1990 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • 1993 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
  • 2004 Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2013 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80