On This Day in Film & TV for June 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • 1963 13th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Devil" and "Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)
  • 1968 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1974 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1990 Little Richard [Penniman] gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame
  • 1993 Revival of Lerner and Loewe' musical "Camelot", with Robert Goulet as King Arthur, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1930 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell
  • 1986 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas
  • 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actress Marina Sirtis (37) weds American rock guitarist Michael Lamper (34)

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1957 Donald MacBride, American vaudeville, stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), dies of a heart ailment at 63
  • 1966 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, dies at 48
  • 1979 Julian Orchard, English actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
  • 1983 Anton van de Velde, Flemish writer and director (Tijl), dies at 87
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