On This Day in Film & TV for March 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1933 "42nd Street" a musical film revolving around rehearsals for a Broadway show, directed by Lloyd Bacon, with choreography by Busby Berkeley, and songs by Harry Warren and by Al Dubin, premieres at the Strand, NYC; later adapted as a stage musical
  • 1954 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1697 Friederike C. Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1806 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1856 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1892 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1975)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1985 Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
  • 2007 Actor-director Prem (28) weds actress Rakshita (23) at Raja Rajeshwarinagar in Bangalore
  • 2007 Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat

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