On This Day in Film & TV for May 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • 1956 Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV

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1968 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

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1969 British comedy troupe Monty Python forms, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1976 Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV

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2008 Charo makes a guest appearance on the Latin-themed VH1 reality show Viva Hollywood

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1841 Ernst von Possart, German actor, stage manager and reciter, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1892 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Most Foul, The V.I.P.s), born in London (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912 Foster Brooks, comedian and actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1912 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920 Denver Pyle, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, The Doris Day Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1926 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1927 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935 Doug McClure, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California
  • 1940 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • 1950 Jeremy Paxman, English broadcaster (University Challenge, Newsnight), born in Leeds, England
  • 1952 Darrow Igus, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1952 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • 1952 Frances Fisher, English-born actress
  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1953 Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1953 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • 1956 Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • 1959 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1961 Diana Lee[-Hsu], playmate (May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington

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1963 Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • 1963 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • 1964 Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
  • 1964 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1968 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1970 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1970 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • 1972 Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • 1973 James Haven, American actor
  • 1974 Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Benoît Magimel, French actor
  • 1977 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • 1978 Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
  • 1980 Matthew Lawrence, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1981 Austin O'Brien, actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man)
  • 1982 Jonathan Jackson, actor (Lucky-General Hospital), born in Orlando Florida

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1982 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

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1983 Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2001 Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1975 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • 1982 Leigh Snowden, actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies at 51 of cancer
  • 1985 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • 1994 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), dies of stroke at 65
  • 1995 William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man), dies at 80
  • 1997 Brenda Carlin, TV producer/wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • 2000 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • 2006 Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)