Events in Film & TV on April 6

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1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1906 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
  • 1931 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio

Film release premierFilm Release

1931 "A Connecticut Yankee" film based on novel by Mark Twain, directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers is released

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1959 31st Academy Awards: "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win

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1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1986 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
  • 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy