On This Day in Film & TV for May 29

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

  • 1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 1949 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 1949 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • 1950 3rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Bicycle Thieves" Best Film
  • 1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • 1979 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl role", in which Anderson's title character leaves her 'Prairie' like North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents divorce
  • 1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent of involuntary manslaughter in death of actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors during filming
  • 2015 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1894 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • 1905 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), born in Holt, England (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Iris Adrian, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1914 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • 1918 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1921 James Clifton, actor (Live & Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1926 Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • 1929 Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • 1934 Nanette Newman, English writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage), born in Northampton, England
  • 1936 Arlene McQuade, American actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • 1946 Robin Johnson, actress (Times Square), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Anthony Geary, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville Utah
  • 1948 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • 1948 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • 1956 LaToya Jackson, American singer/model (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1958 Annette Bening, American actress (Grifters, Bugsy, American Beauty), born in Topeka, Kansas

  • 1959 Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • 1959 Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
  • 1960 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1961 David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
  • 1962 John D. LeMay, American actor
  • 1963 Lisa Whelchel, actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963 Tracey E Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1973 Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county California, playmate (Oct, 1992)
  • 1973 Anthony Azizi, American actor
  • 1974 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks
  • 1975 Shoshanna Lonstein, American fashion designer and ex-girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, born in NYC, New York
  • 1976 Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
  • 1977 Danny Gerard, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1978 Adam Rickitt, British/New Zealand actor
  • 1979 Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler
  • 1982 Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
  • 1982 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer
  • 1983 Richard Jackson, Redlands California, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984 Laverne Cox, American actress and LGBT advocate, born in Mobile, Alabama

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox
  • 1986 Dylan Postl, American professional wrestler
  • 1986 Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican/American fashion model
  • 1987 Alessandra Toreson, American actress
  • 1991 Kristen Alderson, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26)

  • 2004 "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 2006 "America's Next Top Model" first winner Adrianne Curry (23) weds "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (48) in Joliet, Illinois
  • 2006 Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (26) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset
  • 2016 Actor Topher Grace (37) weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1922 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian-Russian actor and director, dies at 39
  • 1934 Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
  • 1942 John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
  • 1948 May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
  • 1953 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  • 1957 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • 1973 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979 Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1982 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • 1985 Madge West, American actress (McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
  • 1991 Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1992 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1992 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1994 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • 1996 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • 1997 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • 2008 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), dies at 81
  • 2010 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • 2013 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58