On This Day in Film & TV for March 26

Events in Film & TV

  • 1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
  • 1953 "Ugetsu", Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, starring Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Kinuyo Tanaka, is released
  • 1958 30th Academy Awards-"The Bridge on the River Kwai" wins Best Picture, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness win Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively
  • 1964 Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's musical "Funny Girl", starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City; runs for 1,348 performances
  • 1969 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", starring Robert Young and James Brolin debuts as a TV movie on ABC-TV, prior to becoming a weekly series
  • 1970 Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances
  • 1971 "Cannon" starring William Conrad as a private detective premieres on CBS-TV; airs for 5 seasons
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1960 Academy Award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage
  • 1994 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage

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