On This Day in Film & TV for September 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1921 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held
  • 1923 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco
  • 1935 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA
  • 1954 "Journey to Italy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, is released
  • 1957 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1867 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!; Freckles), born in Crab Orchard, Nebraska (d. 1969)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1943 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds American actor-director-wunderkind Orson Welles (28); divorce in 1947
  • 1945 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling (25)
  • 1984 American actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds Amwerican R&B singer James DeBarge (21); annulled in 1985

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1949 American actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces American sailor Stanley Reames after almost 4 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 María Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 39
  • 1965 Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • 1966 Al Kelly, American double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • 1971 Spring Byington, American actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
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