On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 26

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC
  • 1928 Philip Barry's play "Holiday" premieres in New York City

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1942 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

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1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie "Girl Crazy" released

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

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1945 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • 1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
  • 1977 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
  • 1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

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2018 DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1703 Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer, born in London, England (d. 1758)
  • 1795 Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1818)
  • 1889 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Two Mules for Sister Sara, Rio Grande), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1989)
  • 1905 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), born in Mostyn, Wales (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), born in Velva, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1915 Herbert Joeks, [Herman Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo de clown), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director, born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1986)
  • 1927 John Carter, American actor (Scarface, The Hoax, Badlands, Max-Falcon Crest), born in Center Ridge, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1931 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York

Person of interestRobert Goulet

1933 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1935 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1942 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Daniel Davis, American actor (Niles-Nanny), born in Gurdon, Arkansas
  • 1945 Tandy Cronyn, American actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Susanne Zenor, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1949 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1956 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Jamie Rose, American actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Marcy Walker, American actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1961 Ivory [Lisa Moretti], American professional wrestler, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1966 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian fashion model and actress (The Jamie Foxx Show), born in Saint-Marc, Haiti
  • 1970 Lorissa McComas, American actress (Lap Dancing, Vamp), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1970 Dave Hughes, Australian comedian (Hughesy, We Have a Problem), born in Warrnambool, Victoria
  • 1972 Nicole Beach, American model (Wonderbra), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Arjun Rampal, Indian actor (Rock On!!), born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 1973 Peter Facinelli, American actor (Fastlane), born in Queens, New York
  • 1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress (Popular), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1976 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler (WWF/E), born in Crimora, Virginia
  • 1980 Jessica Bowman, American actress (Colleen Cooper-Dr Quinn), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1980 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1980 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor, born in Mitaka, Tokyo
  • 1986 Trevor Morgan, American actor (Genius), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model, born in Tokyo
  • 1988 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1997 Luka Sabbat, American model and stylist, born in New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1924 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey

LoveWedding of Interest

1958 Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

LoveWedding of Interest

1981 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1957 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), dies at 70
  • 1965 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1967 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), dies at 83
  • 1979 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), dies at 91
  • 1980 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), commits suicide at 53
  • 1982 Dan Tobin, actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
  • 1985 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • 1991 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), dies of heart attack at 70
  • 1992 Stephen Burks, actor (Kiss of a Killer), dies at 36
  • 1994 Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
  • 1996 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

2004 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 2006 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, dies at 94
  • 2008 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • 2010 Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)
  • 2013 Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • 2016 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

2018 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), dies of lung cancer at 77

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci