On This Day in Film & TV for September 6

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Release

1935 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers

Film release premierFilm Premier

1954 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1958 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • 1965 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1975 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
  • 1976 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
  • 1980 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • 1982 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000
  • 1984 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)

Music concertMusic Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1879 Neal Rev Dodd, American actor (You Belong to Me), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • 1879 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1881 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • 1906 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1909 John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • 1934 Jody McCrea, American actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1937 Brigid Berlin, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Swoosie Kurtz, actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestJane Curtin

1947 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin
  • 1953 Katherine Cannon, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1957 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
  • 1957 Tim Whitnall, English actor and narrator
  • 1958 Jeff Foxworthy, comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show)
  • 1958 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1961 Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)
  • 1964 Rosie Perez, actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965 John Polson, Australian actor and film director
  • 1967 Amy Lynn Baxter, model (Penthouse Pet 1990)
  • 1968 Gene Patrick, actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Tommy Snider, American actor
  • 1969 Helen Labdan, Bracknell England, model (page 3)
  • 1972 Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress
  • 1972 Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • 1972 Idris Elba, English actor, (The Wire, Luther), born in London, England
  • 1972 Dylan Bruno, American actor (Numb3rs)
  • 1974 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy-Lois & Clark, Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
  • 1976 Naomie Harris, American actress
  • 1978 Natalia Cigliuti, NY, actress (Lindsay-Saved By Bell: New Class)
  • 1978 Mathew Horne, English Actor
  • 1979 Brandon Silvestry, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse

  • 1997 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1783 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), dies at 72

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1952 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1959 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 81
  • 1959 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), dies of leukaemia at 32
  • 1960 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1963 Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • 1974 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • 1974 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • 1981 Maria Palmer, actress (Days of Glory, Web), dies
  • 1984 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74
  • 1985 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • 1986 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • 1987 Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922)
  • 1988 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • 1994 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1995 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

1998 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), dies of a stroke at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 2003 Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2008 Anita Page, American silent screen actress ((Our Dancing Daughters), dies at 98
  • 2012 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2015 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83