On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for September 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • 1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

  • 1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
  • 1984 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
  • 1990 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
  • 1991 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
  • 1998 55th Venice Film Festival: "Cosi ridevano" directed by Gianni Amelio wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Cecil Weston, South African actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), born in Capetown (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Mantan Moreland, American actor and comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)
  • 1918 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Irene Papas, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun, The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece
  • 1932 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 1959 Merritt Butrick, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1962 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor
  • 1964 Spike Feresten, American television writer
  • 1964 Holt McCallany, American actor

Person of interestCharlie Sheen

1965 Charlie Sheen, [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon), born in NYC, New York

  • 1969 John Fugelsang, American actor
  • 1969 Noah Baumbach, writer, director and independent filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Trevor St. John, American actor
  • 1972 Shim Eun-ha, South Korean actress
  • 1974 Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1976 Ashley Jones, American actress
  • 1976 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor
  • 1978 Nick Wechsler, American actor
  • 1981 Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model
  • 1984 Garrett Hedlund, American actor
  • 1987 Chris Fountain, English actor

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1977 "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Actress Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
  • 1999 "The Steve Harvey Show" actor Cedric The Entertainer (35) weds Lorna Wells (33)
  • 2000 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2004 "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2005 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kevin Nealon (51) weds actress Susan Yeagley (33) inside the town hall in Bellagio, Italy

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

  • 2011 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2015 Fashion and beauty vlogger Tanya Burr (26) weds fellow YouTube vlogger Jim Chapman at Babington House in Somerset, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1954 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 65
  • 1963 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1968 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1971 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • 1971 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1980 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • 1980 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 1980 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1982 Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • 1983 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)

Person of interestFrank Capra

1991 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1993 Leon Liebgold, Pol/American actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • 1994 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 2000 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • 2001 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), dies at 27
  • 2006 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), dies at 91
  • 2007 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2010 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2015 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76