On This Day in Film & TV for September 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1881 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment
  • 1932 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign
  • 1951 "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released
  • 1951 "The Day the Earth Stood Still", science fiction film directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, opens
  • 1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 US Western TV drama "Wagon Train" premieres
  • 1964 TV series "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy premieres on ABC
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1955 American actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds American singer Eddie Fisher (27); divorce in 1959
  • 1985 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
  • 2006 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1969 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

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