On This Day in Film & TV for November 9

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 "Ninotchka" with Greta Garbo premieres

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1953 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • 1970 The Goodies make their television debut on the BBC
  • 1984 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • 2013 MarĂ­a Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • 2017 Five women detail sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. in "New York Times" report

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • 1883 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women) born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Gertrude Astor, American actress (Carnival Lady), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Muriel Aked, British actress (Rome Express, Happiest Days of Your Life), born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1889 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Mae Marsh, American silent film actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Madrid, New Mexico Territory (d. 1968)
  • 1902 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Carrington V C (Court martial)), born in London (d. 1968)
  • 1909 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1921 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1922 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1951 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • 1955 Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • 1955 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • 1959 Tony Slattery, British actor
  • 1961 Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964 John Joseph Thomas, Arcadia California, actor (Young Dan'l Boone)
  • 1964 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor
  • 1969 Pepa [Sandra Denton], Jamaican-American hip hop artist (Salt-n-Pepa) and actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica (birth date disputed)
  • 1971 Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress
  • 1972 Eric Dane, American actor
  • 1973 Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress
  • 1974 Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • 1974 Traci Toguchi, Miss America-Hawaii (1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1976 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997)
  • 1979 Caroline Flack, British television presenter
  • 1980 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • 1981 Scottie Thompson, American actress
  • 1988 Nikki Blonsky, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

HeartWedding of Interest

1935 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 2007 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York
  • 2013 "Mad Men" actor Jared Harris (52) weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage

  • 2004 Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Edgar Kennedy, actor (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 58
  • 1955 Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • 1967 Charles Bickford, American actor (Dynamite, The Virginian), dies of a blood infection at 78
  • 1971 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), dies at 88
  • 1976 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • 1977 Gertrude Astor, American actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday
  • 1978 Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
  • 1979 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59
  • 1980 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • 1980 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
  • 1985 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • 1988 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • 1991 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • 1991 Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1994 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 67
  • 1994 Ralph Champion Shotter Michael, actor, dies at 87
  • 1998 Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • 2002 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2003 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 2012 Bill Tarmey, English actor, dies at 71
  • 2017 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84