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 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 "Bicycle Thieves", Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring himself and Cesare Zavattini, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1950)

Film release premierFilm Release

1966 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 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
  • 2012 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed Youtube video surpassing 808 million views

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1881 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1888 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1888 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1893 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • 1905 Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Libertad Lamarque, Agentinan actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Kirby Grant, Butte Mont, actor (Sky King)
  • 1912 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1913 Howard Duff, Bremerton Washington, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
  • 1914 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
  • 1918 Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
  • 1919 David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1926 Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
  • 1942 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian and actor (Blue Money)
  • 1944 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1947 Dwight Schultz, actor (A-Team), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1950 Damon Evans, Balt Md, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950 Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
  • 1951 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
  • 1952 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • 1953 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • 1954 Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
  • 1957 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)
  • 1960 Amanda Wyss, American actress
  • 1962 Lesa Ann Pedriana, playmate (April, 1984), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
  • 1964 Garret Dillahunt, American actor
  • 1964 Brad Sherwood, American comedian
  • 1965 Kim Roe-ha, South Korean actor
  • 1965 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
  • 1974 Stephen Merchant, British comedian
  • 1974 Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1975 Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)
  • 1976 Dave Aizer, American television host
  • 1977 Colin Hanks, American actor

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1978 Katherine Heigl, actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1980 Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler
  • 1983 Meredith Henderson, Canadian actress
  • 1983 Karine Vanasse, Quebec actress
  • 1985 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • 1998 Bridger Palmer, American child actor
  • 1998 Brecken Palmer, American child actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 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
  • 2007 "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, actor and director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • 1991 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1994 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1995 Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 2005 Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
  • 2009 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)