On This Day in Film & TV for March 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1933 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC
  • 1940 The first televised intercollegiate track meet is seen in NYC on W2XBS; NYU wins the meet presented live from Madison Square Garden

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1920 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage
  • 1936 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1959 Eric Blore, British actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad, Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70
  • 1967 Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • 1972 Bill Lawrence, American news anchor (ABC), dies at 56
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
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