On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1907 Plaza Cinema opens in Ottawa, Kansas, the world's oldest purpose-built movie theatre [1]
  • 1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1956 Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy; divorce in 1959
  • 1971 American filmmaker Oliver Stone weds Najwa Sarkis; divorce in 1977
  • 1980 American actress Marlo Thomas (42) weds American TV talk host Phil Donahue (44)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2001 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1921 Marie Wilton, Lady Bancroft, British Victorian theater manager, actress, and novelist, dies at about 82
  • 1961 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
  • 1965 Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • 1972 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
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