On This Day in Film & TV for October 13

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1950 "All About Eve" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture 1951)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1956 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
  • 1960 Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY
  • 1967 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
  • 1971 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1973 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Film release premierFilm Premier

1973 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • 1993 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 2015 First Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1853 Lillie Langtry [Emilie Charlotte Le Breton], American actress (His Neighbor's Wife), born in Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1929)
  • 1853 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Piet Vink Senior, born (d. 1949)
  • 1889 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 1891 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Vera [Veronica] Bondam, Flemish actress (Een brief van de generaal), born in The Hague, Holland (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), born in Harrogate, Yorkshire (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Patsy Moran, American actress (Children of the Wild), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1904 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Yves All├ęgret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Cornel Wilde, American actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Jack MacGowran, actor (King Lear, Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1918 Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)
  • 1920 Albert Hague, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1920 Laraine Day, American actress (Dr KIldaire, I've Got a Secret), born in Roosevelt, Utah
  • 1921 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1921 Yves Montand, French actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)
  • 1922 Alan Scott, Haddonfield NJ, TV host/songwriter (Spin the Picture)
  • 1923 Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Lyndon, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Philippine J Aeckerlin, Dutch actress (Oh Venus, Daddy Longlegs)
  • 1936 Cliff Gorman, Jamacia NY, actor (Boys in the Band, Angel)
  • 1938 Jim McMullan, Long Beach NY, actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey)
  • 1939 Melinda Dillon, Hope Ark, actress (Close Encounters, Slap Shot)
  • 1941 Paul Simon, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942 Pamela Tiffin, [Pamela Wonso], actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1946 Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back)
  • 1949 Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970
  • 1950 Ellen Brusse, [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess
  • 1952 Beverly Johnson, model/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)
  • 1956 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1959 Marie Osmond, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1962 Kelly Preston, actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Christopher Judge, American actor
  • 1967 Kate Walsh, American actress
  • 1968 Tisha Campbell, actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1969 Cady McClain, actress (Dixie Martin-All My Children), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970 Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Sacha Baron Cohen, comedian and actor (Ali G, Borat), born in London, England

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 1971 Billy Bush, American TV host
  • 1973 Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress
  • 1974 Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1977 Kiele Sanchez, American actress
  • 2324 Beverly Crusher, fictional doctor on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", born in Copernicus City, Luna

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2012 "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (41) weds Angela Unkrich (31) in California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1905 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895), dies at 67
  • 1917 Florence La Badie, American actress
  • 1948 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1953 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies from lung cancer at 50
  • 1961 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • 1966 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1968 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1974 Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73
  • 1979 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1981 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • 1987 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1990 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1991 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • 1992 Hughes Rudd, news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • 1993 Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1996 Beryl Reid, actress (Yellowbeard, Psychomania), dies at 76
  • 2000 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache), dies at 73
  • 2011 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2012 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74