On This Day in Film & TV for November 19

Events in Film & TV


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1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC
  • 1962 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • 1967 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong
  • 1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1975 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1976)

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1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein

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1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
  • 1995 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV

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2010 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1864 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1885 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • 1889 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 1890 George Regas, Greek actor (The Mark of Zorro), born in Goranoi, Greece (d. 1940)
  • 1900 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Trevor Bardette, American actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape), born in Nashville, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Nancy Carroll [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1908 Alan Baxter, East actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1919 Alan Young, British actor (Wilbur Post in Mr Ed), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear (d. 2016)

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1920 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1924 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1933 Larry King, American radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN), born in NYC, New York

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1938 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1939 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • 1951 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • 1953 Robert Beltran, American actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1953 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1954 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • 1955 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • 1956 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Scott Jacoby, actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in New York City
  • 1958 Terrence "T.C." Carson, American actor
  • 1959 Allison Janney, American actress
  • 1960 "Lovely" Elizabeth, Frankfurt Ky, WWF's 1st lady of wrestling

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1961 Meg Ryan, American actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

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1962 Jodie Foster, American actress (The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • 1963 Justine Greiner, playmate (February, 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1975 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • 1980 Adele Silva, English actress
  • 1983 Daria Werbowy, Ukranian-Canadian Supermodel

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1939 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • 1988 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • 2005 "Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1899 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1922 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1924 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1956 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • 1959 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • 1960 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • 1983 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • 1985 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1991 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 1992 Diane Varsi, actress (Allison-Peyton Place, Bloody Mama), dies at 54
  • 1993 Dorothy Revier, actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • 1994 Dedrick Gobert, US actor (Boyz 'n the Hood), shot to death at 22
  • 1995 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, dies at 83
  • 2004 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2014 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2017 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), dies at 86