Events in Film & Television in 1942

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Feb 5 "Woman of the Year" film directed by George Stevens, starring Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy opens at Radio City

  • Feb 19 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber

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Mar 2 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

Music releaseMusic Recording

May 29 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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May 29 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

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Jun 4 "Mrs Miniver" based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Jun 8 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"
  • Jun 14 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released
  • Aug 9 CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."

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Oct 8 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello

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Oct 22 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

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Nov 26 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)