On This Day in Film & TV for September 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928 Katharine Hepburn's NYC stage debut in "Night Hostess"
  • 1934 "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • 1952 Noël Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
  • 1954 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 American western series "Bonanza" starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1963 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1923 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • 1991 American actor John Travolta (37) weds American actress Kelly Preston (28) (again) in Daytona Beach, Florida

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1967 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee

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