On This Day in Film & TV for November 24

Events in Film & TV

  • 1947 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • 1948 "Bicycle Thieves", Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring himself and Cesare Zavattini, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1950)
  • 1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany
  • 1979 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States
  • 1985 NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1928 Actor John Barrymore (46) marries third wife silent screen actress Dolores Costello (25) (divorced 1935)
  • 2000 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California
  • 2001 "Angel" actor David Boreanaz (32) weds actress Jaime Bergman (26) at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1976 American singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire; Flat Top; Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • 1991 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), dies at 47
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