On This Day in Film & TV for November 29

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1945 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
Actor Ray Milland
Actor
Ray Milland
Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 1948 "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • 1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd UFW U-Cosmos (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • 1991 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
  • 1995 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1872 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1895 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director (Texas Terror), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Rod La Rocque, American actor (The Ten Commandments), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Genevieve Tobin, American actress (Zaza, Great Gambini, Uncertain Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1901 Mildred Harris, American actress (The Magic Cloak, No No Nannette), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 1944)
  • 1904 Kay Johnson, American actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1908 N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1916 Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1923 Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
  • 1926 Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, American actress (Broadway's Open House)
  • 1927 Rubert Crosse, American actor (Det Robinson-The Partners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Diane Ladd, American actress (Chinatown, Wild Angels, Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1939 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1949 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1952 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • 1954 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • 1957 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1958 Pamela Prati, Million $ Cap (1984)/actress, born in Rome, Italy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960 Cathy Moriarty, American actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1961 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Andrew McCarthy, American actor (St Elmo's Fire, Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Don Cheadle, actor (Boogie Nights)
  • 1964 Kris Kamm, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964 Cork Graham [Frederick Graham], American journalist, actor and author, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1965 Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
  • 1965 Neill Barry, American actor (Old Enough, Heat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 John Layfield, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Gena Lee Nolin, actress/model (Baywatch)
  • 1972 Brian Baumgartner, American actor
  • 1972 Larry Joe Campbell, American actor
  • 1972 Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1974 Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model
  • 1976 Anna Faris, American actress (Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1976 Ehren McGhehey, American actor
  • 1978 Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born actress
  • 1979 Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter
  • 1981 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor
  • 1982 Lucas Black, actor (Sling Blade)
  • 1990 Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, actor (Full House)
  • 1990 Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, actor (Full House)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 2008 "Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez (35) weds actor Eric Winter (32) at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2014 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey
  • 2015 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1953 Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • 1953 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor, dies from a heart attack at 78
  • 1954 George Edward Robey, English comic and actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1967 Theo Marcuse, actor (Mara of Wilderness), dies in auto accident at 47
  • 1972 Carl Stalling, American film composer, dies at 81
  • 1976 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
  • 1976 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • 1977 George Hamilton Combs, American politician and TV and radio commentator (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • 1981 Natalie Wood, American actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1986 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), dies from a cerebral haemorrhage at 82
  • 1986 Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies
  • 1987 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • 1991 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), dies at 87
  • 1992 Robert F Simon, US actor (Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), dies at 83
  • 1992 Robert Shayne, US actor (Tora! Tora! Tora!), dies of cancer at 92
  • 1998 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 1998 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Daniel GĂ©lin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002 George "Two Ton" Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2005 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • 2010 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • 2010 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41