On This Day

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 María 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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

2018 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestMarie Dressler

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)
  • 1894 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1930) [or November 10]
  • 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 interestHedy Lamarr

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, Quebec (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)
  • 1945 Charles Robinson, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 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 and actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Sue Upton, English actress (The Benny Hill Show) and dancer, born in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England
  • 1955 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • 1955 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1959 Tony Slattery, British actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Stonebridge, London
  • 1961 Jill Dando, British television presenter, born in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964 John Joseph Thomas, American actor (Young Dan'l Boone), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1964 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 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, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1972 Eric Dane, American actor, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • 1974 Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • 1976 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1979 Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), born in Enfield Town, United Kingdom (d. 2020)
  • 1980 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • 1981 Scottie Thompson, American actress, born in Padada, Davao del Sur
  • 1988 Nikki Blonsky, American actress, born in Great Neck, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York

Actress Ellen Pompeo
Actress
Ellen Pompeo
  • 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, American 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 [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), dies of a heart attack 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 [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1980 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • 1980 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation 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
  • 1994 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 67
  • 1994 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), dies at 87
  • 1998 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2000 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • 2002 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)

Person of interestArt Carney

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

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 2004 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), dies at 83
  • 2005 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), dies at 87
  • 2006 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • 2012 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), dies at 71
  • 2017 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84