On This Day in Film & TV for October 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956 Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
  • 1970 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 2008 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1877 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Hope Emerson, American actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), born in Hawarden, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress, born in Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)
  • 1921 Ed Kemmer, actor (Buzz Corey-Space Patrol), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
  • 1925 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), born in Rome, (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • 1936 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
  • 1938 Ralph Bakshi, American animator (Lord of the Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • 1942 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
  • 1942 Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Donald Simpson, film producer
  • 1945 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], American singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York

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1947 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1948 Kate Jackson, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • 1949 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • 1955 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1957 Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
  • 1959 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1959 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
  • 1961 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1967 Joely Fisher, actress (Paige-Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London
  • 1968 Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter

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1971 Winona Ryder, American actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand), born in Winona, Minnesota

Actress Winona Ryder
Actress
Winona Ryder
  • 1972 Gabrielle Union, American actress
  • 1972 Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress
  • 1975 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
  • 1977 Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • 1980 Ben Foster, American actor
  • 1981 Reema Sen, Indian actress
  • 1982 Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
  • 1982 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1983 Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • 1983 Johnny Lewis, actor (Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1990 Carlson Young, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1994 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2011 Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1963 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • 1966 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83
  • 1967 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), dies at 71
  • 1985 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), dies at 82
  • 1986 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1991 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • 1996 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50

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2004 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader