On This Day in Film & TV for September 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy" first produced in London
  • 1947 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • 1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 18th Venice Film Festival: "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray wins Golden Lion
  • 1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • 1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • 1991 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1844 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923)
  • 1897 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1926 Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
  • 1926 John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
  • 1928 Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
  • 1929 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • 1929 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
  • 1932 Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
  • 1933 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • 1934 Jean Sorel, French actor
  • 1936 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1939 Feroz Khan, Indian actor
  • 1943 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York

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1944 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1946 Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • 1947 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • 1949 Anson Williams, actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Mimi Kennedy, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1949 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • 1951 Mark Hamill, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California

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1952 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1952 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • 1957 Ian Reddington, English actor
  • 1958 Michael Madsen, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
  • 1961 Heather Locklear, actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Anita Barone, American actress
  • 1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer

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1968 Will Smith, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Will Smith

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1969 Catherine Zeta Jones, Welsh actress (Chicago, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro), born in Swansea, Wales

  • 1969 Hal Sparks, American actor
  • 1970 Kerri Kendall, playmate (Sep, 1990), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 Brian Dunkleman, American actor
  • 1972 Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
  • 1973 Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)
  • 1973 Bridgette Wilson, Gold Beach, Oregon, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison)
  • 1973 Bridget Marquardt, American model, born in Tillamook, Oregon
  • 1975 Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec)
  • 1975 Daniel Hyde, British actor
  • 1977 Clea DuVall, American actress
  • 1978 Jodie Kidd, English model
  • 1980 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Van Hansis, American actor
  • 1982 Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
  • 1983 Donald Glover, American actor (Community, The Martian), born in Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 1994 Jansen Panettiere, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 "Roman Holiday" actress Audrey Hepburn (25) weds actor Mel Ferrer (37) in Burgenstock

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Actor Paul Gross (29) weds actress Martha Burns

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • 2003 Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner (49) weds model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner (30) at his 165-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado

  • 2005 "Gremlins" actor Zach Galligan (41) weds Ling-Ling Hu Ingerick at New York City's Yale Club in New York City
  • 2010 Actress Emily Deschanel (33) weds writer-actor David Hornsby (34) in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 PayPal founder Elon Musk (39) weds actress Talulah Riley (24) at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1940 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • 1946 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), dies at 52
  • 1959 Helen Broderick, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat), dies
  • 1961 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women), dies at 69
  • 1975 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • 1978 Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
  • 1979 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1980 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1987 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81

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1987 Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • 1991 Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
  • 1994 Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
  • 1995 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • 1997 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • 2003 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2010 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)