On This Day in Film & TV for June 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 "Long-Haired Hare", animated short starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters
  • 1951 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1955 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960 Lorraine Hansberry's stage drama "A Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, closes at the Belasco Theatre, NYC, after 530 performances
  • 1965 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1967 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1976 British-American actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25) three weeks after they meet; separate after two months, divorce in 1977
  • 1983 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)
  • 1987 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

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