On This Day in Film & TV for November 26

Events in Film & TV

  • 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
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
  • 1952 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1703 Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer, born in London, England (d. 1758)
  • 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, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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-born television and movie director (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

Person of interestRobert Goulet

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

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1935 Marian Mercer, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1938 Rich Little, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1942 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Daniel Davis, Gurdun Ark, actor (Niles-Nanny)
  • 1945 Tandy Cronyn, actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends)
  • 1947 Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • 1948 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
  • 1949 Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1956 Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • 1959 Jamie Rose, actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Marcy Walker, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1961 Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor, actress (As the World Turns), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1966 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
  • 1970 Lorissa McComas, actress (Lap Dancing, Vamp), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970 Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • 1972 Nicole Beach, model (Wonderbra), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • 1973 Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • 1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • 1976 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Jessica Bowman, actress (Colleen Cooper-Dr Quinn), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1980 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
  • 1980 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1986 Trevor Morgan, American actor
  • 1988 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
  • 1997 Luka Sabbat, American model and stylist, born in France

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

HeartWedding 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 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
  • 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
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), dies at 76
  • 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, dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • 2016 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90