Hollywood in History

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Events in Film & TV

  • 1887-02-01 Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
  • 1910-09-11 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)

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1914-02-12 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

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1923-07-13 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949
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  • 1927-05-18 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, California

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1930-12-23 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1932-09-18 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign

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1935-02-22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore
  • 1936-06-01 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • 1937-07-19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood

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1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch)

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1940-11-10 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

Animator Walt Disney
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Walt Disney

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1942-11-26 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

  • 1945-10-05 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1947-01-22 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California
  • 1947-10-20 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • 1947-11-24 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • 1947-11-25 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
  • 1948-09-17 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • 1952-11-26 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1960-10-13 Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY
  • 1960-11-23 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • 1967-06-09 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl
  • 1968-01-12 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1968-12-01 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • 1970-02-07 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV

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1973-03-27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando then turns down the Oscar for best actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

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1975-01-15 Pioneering female comedian Phyllis Diller get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

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1975-10-21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1977-05-06 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • 1979-03-28 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres
  • 1979-09-27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
  • 1979-10-10 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1980-05-01 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 1980-06-24 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
  • 1981-06-14 No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
  • 1981-09-27 "Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 performances

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1982-12-01 "Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • 1984-11-10 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood

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1985-03-27 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • 1986-01-23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1986-02-02 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

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1986-08-28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1987-03-20 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
  • 1987-07-14 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1987-11-21 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

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1989-06-13 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1989-06-14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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1989-10-15 American wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • 1990-06-21 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

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1990-09-28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1990-11-06 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1991-12-18 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood

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1992-03-18 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1992-07-09 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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1992-09-26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1994-09-29 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1995-06-03 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
  • 1996-04-05 Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King
  • 1997-02-28 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

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1998-09-18 "Rush Hour" directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker released - Jackie Chan's Hollywood breakthrough

  • 1999-03-20 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film "Burn Hollywood Burn" wins

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2000-06-13 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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2002-09-04 Before a U.S. Congressional panel, Doris Roberts testifies that age discrimination is prevalent in Hollywood

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

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2008-05-11 Charo makes a guest appearance on the Latin-themed VH1 reality show Viva Hollywood

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • 2008-06-01 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

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2010-05-04 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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2010-11-10 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken

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2014-07-21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana

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2015-08-04 Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2017-10-05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 2017-10-22 "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

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2017-12-15 Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • 2018-01-01 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment

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2018-08-07 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

Actress Constance Wu
Actress
Constance Wu

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891-09-28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1918)
  • 1897-10-28 Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer (8 Oscars), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)
  • 1898-05-23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestClark Gable

1901-02-01 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind, It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • 1902-05-03 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)

Person of interestLita Grey

1908-04-15 Lita Grey, American actress, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1995)

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • 1910-12-24 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill P Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1919-01-13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1920-06-27 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), born in Ungheni, Basarabia (d. 1988)
  • 1920-08-16 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", born in Andernach, Weimar Republic Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1920-09-14 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-11-08 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923-08-10 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924-12-06 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1925-01-12 Bill Burrud, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1925-04-20 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2017)
  • 1925-04-30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1926-03-21 Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1968)
  • 1927-02-25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • 1927-03-30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1928-11-14 Kathleen Hughes, American actress (It Came From Outer Space), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1929-07-31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1930-10-30 Marilyn Alex, American actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1931-07-28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1933-05-09 Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood

Person of interestJoan Rivers

1933-06-08 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1933-08-16 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-02-27 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-12-08 David Carradine, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1937-09-07 John Phillip Law, American actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-02-25 Diane Baker, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter (Angel on My Shoulder, Cast Your Fate to the Wind), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1940-01-29 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-09-02 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-10-03 Alan O'Day, rocker, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1941-11-19 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-13 John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible)
  • 1942-04-03 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • 1942-04-12 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1942-09-17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942-11-02 Stefanie Powers, American actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-08-04 Tina Cole, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1944-12-10 Tisha Sterling, actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-07-25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1945-08-14 Brenda Benet, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946-02-14 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

1946-03-12 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1946-08-05 Erika Slezak, actress (Viki-One Life to Live), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946-08-19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1948-07-08 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949-07-03 Jan Smithers, N actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950-04-03 Curtis Stone, American singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950-11-10 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-08-03 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-04-17 Kim Tyler, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-09-07 Corbin Bernsen, North actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1955-08-20 Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)
  • 1956-09-15 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • 1957-01-12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-02-06 Robert Townsend, comedian and actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-07-31 Victoria E Cooke, playmate (Aug, 1980), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-11-24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-08-17 Belinda Carlisle, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-09-15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-10-20 Eric Scott, actor (Ben in The Waltons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959-12-08 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1959-12-13 Marianne Gravatte, playmate of year (Oct, 1982), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1960-02-09 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1961-04-10 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-11-08 Leif Garrett, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-12-10 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962-03-17 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
  • 1962-05-01 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1964-01-06 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1964-03-08 Peter [Ped] Gill, English drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, born in Liverpool
  • 1965-03-25 Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • 1965-11-23 Michael Brainard, American actor (All My Children, Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966-02-02 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1966-04-03 Shelley Michelle, American actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966-11-06 Peter DeLuise, American actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1967-12-06 Spanky Marcus, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968-02-01 Pauly Shore, comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968-05-19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • 1968-06-16 Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968-06-22 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1969-09-05 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestNoah Wyle

1971-06-04 Noah Wyle, American actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle

Person of interestChristina Applegate

1971-11-25 Christina Applegate, actress (Married With Children), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestMaria Menounos

1978-06-08 Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

Journalist Maria Menounos
Journalist
Maria Menounos
  • 1980-01-28 Jesse James American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1985-08-16 Agnes Bruckner, American actress, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1945-10-17 Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1953-09-24 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

1963-06-01 Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 1981-10-05 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica
  • 1994-07-30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2001-02-18 Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood
  • 2005-06-29 "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell (39) weds business executive Keith Zubchevich (36) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-08-06 Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 2006-07-23 "The Young and The Restless" actor John Enos (44) weds Disney executive Jennie Lee on the patio of Hollywood hotspot The Cabana Club

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-12-22 Former "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon (33) weds Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen (40) on Necker Island in Caribbean

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon
  • 2010-06-26 "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood
  • 2011-04-20 "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-06-16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months after getting married

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-07-01 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918-10-22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27
  • 1932-08-10 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood shepherd dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13
  • 1962-09-02 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • 1967-04-07 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • 1969-09-05 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1973-02-15 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1974-03-29 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), dies at 71
  • 1977-01-09 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1980-07-11 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57

Person of interestMae West

1980-11-22 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1982-11-17 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • 1983-06-26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • 1984-01-27 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 1988-04-21 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), dies at 67
  • 1989-10-12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • 1990-06-02 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
  • 1992-05-17 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • 1993-07-04 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • 1994-03-09 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", dies of leukaemia at 73
  • 1994-03-10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1997-12-20 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, dies of cancer at 51
  • 2000-08-09 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • 2009-06-29 Joe Bowman (marksman), American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, famed bootmaker & master showman (b. 1925)
  • 2012-01-06 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2014-08-12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89

Person of interestJoan Rivers

2014-09-04 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers