On This Day in Film & TV for May 6

Events in Film & TV

  • 1935 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • 1956 WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
  • 1977 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • 1987 Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 1994 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
  • 1995 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • 2004 TV sitcom Friends airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)

Film release premierFilm Premier

2007 "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.

  • 2017 France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1890 Claire Whitney, American silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895 Rudolph Valentino, Italian sheik and actor (Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • 1904 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1912 Bill Quinn, American actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915 Orson Welles [George], American actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1985)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1923 Elizabeth Sellars, actress (Chalk Garden), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1923 Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
  • 1927 Ettore Manni, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1936 Joanna Dunham, actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)
  • 1941 Ghena Dimitrova, actress (Nabucco)
  • 1944 Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • 1945 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)
  • 1947 Ben Masters, American actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), born in Corvalis, Oregon
  • 1947 Alan Dale, New Zealand born actor (Neighbours), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1948 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • 1952 Michael O'Hare, American actor
  • 1953 Lynn Whitfield, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice), born in Baton Rouge
  • 1958 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1959 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
  • 1961 Clay O'Brien, Ray Az, actor (Weedy-Cowboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • 1961 Roma Downey, Derry Ireland, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
  • 1964 Dana Hill [Goetz], Van Nuys California, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
  • 1970 Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • 1980 Scott Colton, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star
  • 1983 Adrianne Palicki, American actress
  • 1986 Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor
  • 1987 Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
  • 1996 Dominic Scott Kay, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Comedian Stan Laurel (55) marries for the 5th time actress Ida Kitaeva (47)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

HeartWedding of Interest

1975 Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

  • 1997 "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle
  • 2001 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • 2006 Former WWF Women's Champion Sable (38) weds IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (28) in Medina, Minnesota
  • 2006 "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg
  • 2006 Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Parker-Bowles (28) weds former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes (28) at Church of Saint Cyriac in Lacock, Wiltshire
  • 2006 "Coronation Street" actress Julia Haworth (26) weds Jon Wormald at St. Stephen's CE Church in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 2007 "The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas
  • 2016 Actress Kaitlin Doubleday (31) weds DJ Devin Lucien in an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, California
  • 2017 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974 Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 2006 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage
  • 2016 Actress Kaley Cuoco and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1963 Monty Wooley, American actor (The Bishop's Wife, The Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • 1971 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • 1978 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
  • 1982 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1985 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
  • 1989 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies of a brain aneurysm at 65
  • 1990 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • 1991 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1993 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 1993 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • 1994 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • 1994 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • 1995 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • 2007 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 2012 George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83