On This Day in Film & TV for March 31

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next 38 years
  • 1939 "The Hound of Baskervilles" first of 14 films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson is released

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1960 Actor Yul Brynner (39) weds fashion house executive Doris Kleiner (32) in Mexico City; divorce in 1967
  • 1993 Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)
  • 1996 Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (32) divorces actress Heather Ann McComb (33) after almost 7 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 Ralph Forbes [Taylor], British screen and stage actor (Romeo and Juliet; Piccadilly Jim; Daniel Boone), dies at 46
  • 1957 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way), dies at 65
  • 1967 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies from cancer at 66
  • 1971 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
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