On This Day in Film & TV for October 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 2010 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • 2017 "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1900 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1940)
  • 1903 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 1904 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1908 John Sutton, Rawalpindi India, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly)
  • 1908 John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, US dancer/actress (Handle With Care)
  • 1913 Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1916 Sid Miller, Shenandoah Pa, actor (Donald O'Connor Texaco Show)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • 1920 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1922 Ton Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen)
  • 1928 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director
  • 1938 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1939 Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 1943 Robert Long, [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • 1943 Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • 1945 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1946 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1947 Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)
  • 1952 Jeff Goldblum, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Robert Torti, American actor
  • 1963 Cherie Witter, playmate (February, 1985), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1966 Valeria Golino, actress (Rain Man, Little Flames), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1967 Carlos Mencia, Honduras-born American comedian
  • 1968 Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • 1969 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969 Spike Jonze, American director and film producer
  • 1972 D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Layla Harvest Roberts, Kealakekua HI, playmate (Oct, 1997)
  • 1976 Helen Svedin, Swedish model
  • 1981 Michael Fishman, actor (DJ-Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1990 Jonathan William Lipnicki, actor (Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jerry McGuirre)
  • 1992 Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

  • 1993 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • 2005 German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 2011 "The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (40) divorces actress Kate Hudson (28) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly six years of marriage

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918 Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891)
  • 1981 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • 1984 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • 1986 Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • 1986 Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • 1987 Lino Ventura, Italian/French actor (Medusa touch), dies at 68
  • 1989 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • 1991 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1992 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 1995 Mary Wickes, actress (Sister Act), dies at 79
  • 2005 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 2006 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)