On This Day in Film & TV for November 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances
  • 1944 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1961 Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
  • 1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • 1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)
  • 1984 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1964 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 American folk singer Bob Dylan (24) weds American model and actress Sara Lowndes (26); divorce in 1977
  • 1997 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 American singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces American "Fall Out Boy" bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage
  • 2022 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (62) divorces financial planner Tom Vitale due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

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