Events in Film & TV on September 6

Film Release

1935 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

Film Premiere

1954 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

  • 1958 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • 1965 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Telethon

1971 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

  • 1975 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
  • 1976 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
  • 1980 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • 1982 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

Film Premiere

1984 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)

Music Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Film & TV History

1994 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

Film Premiere

2010 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)