On This Day in Film & TV for November 5

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1930 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss and Norma Shearer win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1958 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1965 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1899 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1913 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1927 Robert Abernethy, Newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1933 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Victor Argo, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Dick Davalos, actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novellist
  • 1937 Harris Yulin, American actor
  • 1938 Chris Robinson, Fla, actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World)
  • 1940 Elke Sommer, [Elke Schletz], actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1941 Patricia Harty, actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1943 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor/playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • 1951 Cindy Brooks, playmate (April, 1985), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • 1955 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Jon-Erik Hexum, Tenafly NJ, actor (Voyager, Cover-up)
  • 1958 Robert Patrick, American actor

Person of interestTilda Swinton

1960 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1961 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1963 Andrea McArdle, actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Tatum O'Neal, Los Aangeles California, actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings) and ex-wife of John McEnroe
  • 1965 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
  • 1966 Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress
  • 1967 Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress (Scrubs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • 1968 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
  • 1969 Jennifer Guthrie, actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1970 Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
  • 1971 Corin "Corky" Nemec, actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1971 Dana Jacobson, ESPN's First Take hostess
  • 1973 Daniella Westbrook, English actress
  • 1980 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen
  • 1983 Andrew Hayden-Smith, TV presenter and actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1935 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1942 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1960 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1968 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • 1968 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • 1969 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • 1972 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • 1974 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1977 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

Person of interestRené Goscinny

1977 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 1978 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
  • 1986 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1990 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1991 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1995 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1997 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 80
  • 2008 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 2010 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)