On This Day in Film & TV for November 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • 1940 Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia", starring Leopold Stokowski, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mickey Mouse, and ballet dancing hippopotamuses, premieres at the Broadway Theatre, New York City
  • 1952 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children in Amude, Spain
  • 1961 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "F*ck" on BBC
  • 1966 American comedian Flip Wilson makes his debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; he returns 10 times [1]
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1934 American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25); divorce in 1940
  • 1960 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968
  • 1993 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1771 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), dies at 61
  • 1937 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75
  • 1939 George Nicholls Jr, actor (Finishing School), dies at 42
  • 1939 Lois Weber, American film director who became the first American woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Merchant of Venice) and the first to own her own studio, dies of a stomach ulcer at 60
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