On This Day in Film & TV for November 11

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1947 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • 1949 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Publication of "Two Towers", 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings", by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
  • 1997 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1872 Maude Adams, American actress (Baldwin's Theatre-Peter Pan), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1953)
  • 1887 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • 1899 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1900 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), born in the West Indies (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Robert Ryan, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], Horsforth, Yorkshire, English actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny)
  • 1913 Peter Black, TV critic
  • 1914 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Stubby Kaye, American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Jonathan Winters, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925 June Whitfield, British comedian
  • 1925 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Richard Tufeld, voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), born in Kungsholmen, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • 1936 Susan Kohner, actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor
  • 1948 Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)
  • 1958 Carlos Lacamara, Cuban-born American Actor
  • 1959 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960 Lisa Welch Semler, Aberdeen Md, playmate (Sep, 1980)
  • 1960 Peter Parros, American actor
  • 1960 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director

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1962 Demi Moore [Guynes], American actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane), born in Roswell, New Mexico

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
  • 1964 Philip McKeon, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1964 Calista Flockhart, American actress
  • 1964 Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress
  • 1965 Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer
  • 1966 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan Italy
  • 1968 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • 1969 Carson Kressley, American television personality
  • 1971 Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer
  • 1972 Adam Beach, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Leslie Mann, American actress
  • 1973 Stacy Perrone, Wolcott Conn, Meet Miss America-Connecticut (1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974 Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1976 Lisa Gleave, American actress and model
  • 1981 Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005
  • 1985 Jessica Sierra, American Idol season 4 finalist
  • 1988 Alexandra Kyle, American actress
  • 1991 Christa B. Allen, American actress
  • 1992 Trey Smith, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1977 "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)
  • 2005 Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
  • 2011 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2011 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • 2011 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1942 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • 1962 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (All Women Have Secrets), dies at 44
  • 1965 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • 1967 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1967 Jordan Whitfield, actor (Swamp Fox), dies of heart attack at 50
  • 1969 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • 1973 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974 Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • 1977 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1986 Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • 1990 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), dies at 90
  • 1994 Ernest Clark, actor (Pope Must Die, Gandhi), dies at 82
  • 1999 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • 2004 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2005 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • 2010 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2010 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • 2016 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83