On This Day in Film & TV for November 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1852 Charles Reade and Tom Taylor's historical comedy play "Masks & Faces" premieres in London
  • 1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Morton Wishengrad's dramatic play "Rope Dancers", starring Art Carney, Siobhán McKenna, and Theodore Bikel, premieres at Cort Theatre, NYC; runs for 189 performances
  • 1958 American puppeteers Jim and Jane Henson establish Muppets, Inc. (now known as The Jim Henson Company)
  • 1959 WABC fires Alan Freed over his refusal to swear innocence in payola scandal (accepting bribes from record companies)
  • 1961 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live": haggling with Lorne Michaels; performing "Here Comes the Sun" and "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon; and airing two music videos
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1937 American actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds American actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles; divorce in 1939
  • 1944 Model agency executive Eileen Ottensoser (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California
  • 1986 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage

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