On This Day in Film & TV for May 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1959 Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • 1970 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
  • 1982 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • 1985 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • 1992 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
  • 1993 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
  • 1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • 2001 47th British Academy Television Awards: "Da Ali G Show" Best Comedy, "Clocking Off" Best Drama
  • 2004 The final episode of "Frasier" on NBC is watched by 33 million people

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • 1903 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • 1911 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • 1928 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1936 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
  • 1937 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
  • 1941 Senta Berger, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1945 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1946 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), born in Rugby (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • 1949 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Zoe Wanamaker, actress (Raggedy Rawney)
  • 1950 John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)
  • 1951 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • 1957 Eloise Broady, playmate (Apr, 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1958 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
  • 1960 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • 1962 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1962 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1964 Stephen Colbert, American comedian and actor
  • 1964 Tom Verica, American actor
  • 1965 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • 1973 Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Miss America-Idaho (1996), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1973 Michelle Mouser, Miss USA-Ohio (1997)
  • 1974 Brian Geraghty, American actor
  • 1977 Neil Hopkins, American actor
  • 1977 Samantha Morton, English actress
  • 1980 Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • 1981 Sunny Leone, Canadian model
  • 1981 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • 1981 Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
  • 1984 Caitlin Murphy, Australian actress and Model
  • 1986 Giuliana Marino, Playboy Playmate of the Year, Germany 2005

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • 1987 Hunter Parrish, American actor
  • 1993 Debby Ryan, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1922 "Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • 2006 Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 2017 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60

  • 1962 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1967 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1972 Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
  • 1975 Bob Wills [James Robert Wills], American actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 69
  • 1979 Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65
  • 1993 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1994 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • 1995 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • 2000 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2002 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Frank Aletter, American character actor (b. 1926)