On This Day in Film & TV for March 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
  • 1949 WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "The Rose Tattoo" wins 3 Academy awards, including Anna Manini for Best Actress and Cinematography (Black & White)
  • 1956 28th Academy Awards: "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
  • 1966 American medical drama series "Ben Casey", starring Vince Edwards and Sam Jaffe, ends a five season run on ABC-TV
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1941 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945
  • 1962 Academy award-winning British actor Rex Harrison (54) weds actress and third wife Rachel Roberts (34) in Genoa, Italy
  • 1963 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2008 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1934 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), dies following cancer surgery at 34
  • 1938 Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1955 Muriel Aked, British actress, dies at 67
  • 1971 Nan Wynn [Masha Vatz], American radio and big-band singer (Rudy Vallée; Teddy Wilson), actress (Pardon My Sarong), and singing voice for Rita Hayworth, dies of cancer at 55 [1]
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