On This Day in Film & TV for October 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team
  • 1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1933 American actor Johnny Weissmuller marries Mexican actress Lupe Vélez (divorced 1939)
  • 1935 American bandleader Ozzie Nelson marries American band singer Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
  • 1994 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 American musician Ben Harper (40) divorces American actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1928 Larry Semon, American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Wizard of Oz (1925)), dies of pneumonia and tuberculosis at 39
  • 1946 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), dies at 73
  • 1953 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1969 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
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