On This Day in Film & TV for October 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1943 Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances
  • 1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • 1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK
  • 1988 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • 1990 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)
  • 2018 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1991 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)
  • 1996 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 2012 Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), dies from the flu at 31
  • 1955 John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), dies from coronary thrombosis at 41
  • 1964 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • 1971 Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
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