Events in Film & TV on December 13

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1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1956 "Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

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1957 "Peyton Palace" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

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1961 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

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1975 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1978 CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken

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1989 "Driving Miss Daisy" directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

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1995 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition

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2001 "A Beautiful Mind" based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)