Events in Film & Television in 1946

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Mar 7 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

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Mar 30 3rd Golden Globes: "The Lost Weekend", Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win

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May 2 "The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released

Actress Lana Turner
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Lana Turner
  • May 9 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
  • May 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" musical by Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields opens at Imperial Theater NYC, starring Ethel Merman and featuring "There's no Business Like Show Business"

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Jul 25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team

Comedian Jerry Lewis
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Jerry Lewis

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Aug 23 "The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

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Aug 28 Film noir "The Killers" premieres, directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, based on a story by Ernest Hemingway

  • Aug 31 Foghorn Leghorn, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • Sep 29 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • Oct 2 1st network soap opera "Faraway Hill" begins broadcasting on DuMont Television Network
  • Oct 5 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Nov 1 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • Nov 1 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released

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Nov 21 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

Actor Fredric March
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Fredric March
Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

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Dec 20 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

Actor Lionel Barrymore
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Lionel Barrymore
Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart
Film Director Frank Capra
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Frank Capra