Events in Film & TV on February 3

Film Premiere

1932 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1945 Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released

Television Debut

1951 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV

  • 1953 J Fred Muggs, a chimpanzee, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show

Film Premiere

1960 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

  • 1971 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast

Musical Finale

1985 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 4 performances

Film & TV History

1986 Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story; The Incredibles) headed by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, is spun off from Lucasfilm, Ltd as an independent film production company, with backing of Steve Jobs

  • 1989 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President

Music History

2003 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California

  • 2005 51st National Film Awards (India): "Shwaas" wins the Golden Lotus