On This Day in Film & TV for November 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

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1940 "Fantasia" animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1952 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
  • 1961 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC

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1979 Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1980 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • 1986 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
  • 1986 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

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1995 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

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1999 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen

Birthdays in Film & TV


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1833 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1893)

  • 1853 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)
  • 1874 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1897 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • 1909 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1917 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Madeleine Sherwood, actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape)
  • 1932 Richard Mulligan, actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1933 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Tom Atkins, American actor (Escape from New York), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1940 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1941 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • 1942 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1947 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Sheila Frazier, American actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
  • 1953 Larry Miller, comedian (Dream On, Favor, Dream Lover)
  • 1953 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953 Frances Conroy, American actress
  • 1954 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin

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1955 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1956 Christopher Noth, US actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1956 Ginger Alden, American actress
  • 1960 Neil Flynn, American actor
  • 1967 Randi Ingerman, actress (Trade Winds), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Juhi Chawla, Indian actress
  • 1967 Steve Zahn, American actor

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1967 Jimmy Kimmel, American TV host and producer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), born in Brooklyn, New York

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel
  • 1969 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • 1971 Noah Hathaway, actor (Troll, Neverending Story)
  • 1972 Kimberlee Ann McKay, Belle Fourche SD, Miss America-SD (1996)
  • 1972 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1976 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1980 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1982 Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • 1995 Stella Hudgens, American actress
  • 1997 Brent Kinsman, American actor
  • 1997 Shane Kinsman, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1960 US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)
  • 1993 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont

  • 2016 The Office actress Angela Kinsey (45) weds Days of Our Lives actor Joshua Snyder in Topanga, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

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
  • 1954 Fay Baker, actress (Sorority Girl), dies at 60
  • 1961 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63
  • 1961 Wally Brown, American actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57
  • 1973 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
  • 1974 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1982 Chesney Allen, actress (Okay for Sound, Frozen Limits), dies at 88
  • 1984 Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66
  • 1986 Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • 1991 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1995 Robert Stephens, actor (Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), dies at 64
  • 1998 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 2001 Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Kellie Waymire, American actress (b. 1967)
  • 2005 Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2010 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • 2013 Barbara Lawrence, American actress, dies at 83