On This Day in Film & TV for November 10

Events in Film & TV

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1931 4th Academy Awards: "Cimarron", Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win

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1940 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 1958 WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1967 KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
  • 1980 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • 1984 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again

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1990 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

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1998 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

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2010 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken

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2014 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

  • 2017 BBC removes drama from Christmas line-up after one of its stars, Ed Westwick, accused of rape by two women

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1875 Maude Eburne, Canadian actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), born in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario (d. 1960)
  • 1885 Esther Dale, American actress (The Awful Truth, Unfinished Business), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 1961)
  • 1888 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1891 Carl Stalling, American film composer, born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1911 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1919 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)
  • 1919 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1924 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • 1930 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1932 Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Don Henderson, English actor (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Pippa Scott, actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Albert Hall, Boothton Alabama, actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4)
  • 1939 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Alaina Reed, actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1948 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao)
  • 1949 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1950 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1955 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
  • 1956 Matt Craven, actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1956 Sinbad, comedian and actor (Different World, At the Apollo)
  • 1958 George Lowe, American voice actor
  • 1958 Stephen Herek, American film director
  • 1959 MacKenzie Phillips, American actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1960 Neil Gaiman, English writer of graphic novels, films and fiction (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), born in Portchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1963 Hugh Bonneville, English actor
  • 1964 Jushin Liger, [Keiichi Yamada], wrestler (WCW/NJPW)
  • 1965 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)
  • 1966 Vanessa Angel, actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London, England
  • 1966 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler
  • 1967 Donya Fiorentino, US model, born in Key Largo, Florida
  • 1967 Michael Jai White, American actor and martial artist (Spawn), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Vivian Chow, Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1969 Ellen Pompeo, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Everett, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Heather Williams, Miss USA-Oregon (1997)
  • 1977 Brittany Murphy, American actress
  • 1978 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1981 Alison Waite, American model and Playboy Playmate
  • 1982 Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • 1985 Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress
  • 1986 Josh Peck, American actor
  • 1987 Jessica Tovey, Australian actress
  • 1988 Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
  • 1991 Inseong Cho, South Korean actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Actress Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully

HeartWedding of Interest

1977 Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

  • 2001 "Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2006 "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Former "E.R." actress Julianna Margulies (41) weds lawyer Keith Lieberthal in Lenox, Massachusetts

  • 2012 Actor Ben Hollingsworth (28) weds lingerie designer Nila Myers in Malibu

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1937 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • 1959 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1964 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1968 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 1973 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1978 Linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28
  • 1978 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1981 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1984 Sudie Bond, American actress (Love Story, Johnny Dangerously), dies of a respiratory ailment at 56
  • 1986 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1991 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, dies at 62
  • 1992 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • 1993 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), dies at 79
  • 1995 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1997 William Alland, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • 1998 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 62
  • 1999 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, dies of meningitis at 60
  • 2002 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2003 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2007 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • 2009 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2010 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)