Events in Film & TV on December 26

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1924 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

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1940 "The Philadelphia Story" film directed by George Cukor, based on the Broadway play of the same name and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1941)

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1951 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released in LA, California (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)

  • 1967 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"

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1973 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blai, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1996 Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado