Hollywood in History

Film: Bollywood - Films

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)

Film Release

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

Hollywoodland

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

Millions Come Up to See Mae West

1927-04-19 Actress Mae West found guilty of “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth” in a New York stage play entitled "Sex". She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $500, the resulting publicity launches her Hollywood career.

  • 1927-05-18 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, California

Contract of Interest

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

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

Film Premiere

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

  • 1936-06-01 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • 1937-07-19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood

The Wizard of Oz

1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood; directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor with cast featuring 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); songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg

Film & TV History

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.

Film Premiere

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
  • 1949-09-26 Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, Los Angeles; old Hollywoodland sign torn down, reconstruction of a replacement begins with just 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

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

1965-09-08 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with British actor-singer Davy Jones already having been cast

  • 1967-06-09 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968-01-12 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1970-02-07 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV

Academy Awards

1973-03-27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win; Brando declines the Oscar for Best Actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film, in a speech by activist Sacheen Littlefeather [1]

Film Premiere

1973-04-09 "Paper Moon" film starring Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum O'Neal, directed by Peter Bogdanovich premieres in Hollywood, California; Tatum O'Neal becomes youngest (age 10) Academy Award winner (Supporting Actress)

Film & TV History

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

Music History

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

  • 1977-05-06 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • 1979-03-28 Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh's stage musical comedy "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine" premieres at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England
  • 1979-09-27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater
  • 1979-10-10 Rock band Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1980-05-01 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 1981-06-14 No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
  • 1981-09-27 Frank Lazarus and Dick Vosburgh's musical double feature "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine" closes at Royale Theatre, NYC, after 588 performances and 2 Tony Awards

Music History

1982-04-26 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

  • 1984-11-10 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again

Film & TV History

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

Music History

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

Music History

1986-08-28 American rock singer Tina Turner's star unveiled at Hollywood's Walk of Fame; Hollywood, California

  • 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 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle

Music History

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

Music History

1989-06-14 "You've Got A Friend" singer-songwriter Carole King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Radio Premiere

1989-10-15 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Music History

1990-06-21 Little Richard [Penniman] gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame

Music History

1990-09-28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film & TV History

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
  • 1991-12-29 12th United Negro College Fund "Parade of Stars" telethon, hosted by Lou Rawls airs from Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, and The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 1994-09-29 Grammy Award-winning vocal group the Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1995-06-03 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
  • 1996-04-06 American actor Marlon Brando makes anti-Semitic remarks about Hollywood on "Larry King Live", stating that the 'Jews control Hollywood'
  • 1996-11-01 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes
  • 1997-02-28 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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

Film Premiere

2001-07-29 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood

Film & TV History

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

Music History

2003-12-05 Mexican singer Thalia the "Queen of Latin Pop" is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

TV Show Appearance

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

  • 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.

Film & TV History

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

Music History

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

Film Premiere

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

Film & TV History

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.

Historic Publication

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

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

Appointment of Interest

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

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

Film Premiere

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

Film & TV History

2019-05-02 The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" are the first TV actors to be immortalized in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese theater in Los Angeles

  • 2020-02-24 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement

Film Premiere

2022-10-26 "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has its world premiere in Hollywood starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891-09-28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American silent film actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, The Chalice of Courage, 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)
  • 1900-01-03 Dorothy Arnzer, American pioneering Hollywood film director (1st woman to direct a sound film), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1979)
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, American songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)

Clark GableClark Gable (1901-1960)

1901-02-01 American actor (Gone With The Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio

  • 1901-10-29 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-03 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)

Lita GreyLita Grey (1908-1995)

1908-04-15 American actress and second wife of Charlie Chaplin, born in Hollywood, California

  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen; Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1918-09-10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog who was a Hollywood star (Where the North Begins) (d. 1932)
  • 1919-01-13 Army Archerd, American Hollywood columnist (Variety) and TV host (Movie Game), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2009)
  • 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)
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "honorary mayor" of Hollywood (d. 2008)
  • 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, American television host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1990)
  • 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, American 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

Joan RiversJoan Rivers (1933-2014)

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

  • 1933-08-16 Julie Newmar, American actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-12-08 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • 1937-01-11 Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), born in Roccascasale, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1937-09-07 John Phillip Law, American actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-02-25 Diane Baker, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank; Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, American 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, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel"; over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1941-07-25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1941-11-19 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-13 John Davidson, American TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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 Flynn's last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942-11-02 Stefanie Powers [Paul], American actress (Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; I Used To Be Charming), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2021)
  • 1943-08-04 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (My Three Sons - "Katie"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1944-12-10 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor (Leave it to Beaver - "Wally"), director, and sculptor, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2022)
  • 1945-08-14 Brenda Benet, American 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

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli (76 years old)

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

  • 1946-08-05 Erika Slezak, American 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, American actress (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Bailey"), 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, American actor (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-09-07 Corbin Bernsen, American actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1955-08-20 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-01-12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-02-06 Robert Townsend, American comedian & actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-10-19 Ray Richmond, American columnist and media critic (Hollywood Reporter; Deadline Hollywood), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-11-24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-09-15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2005)
  • 1958-10-20 Eric Scott, American actor (Ben in The Waltons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959-12-13 Marianne Gravatte, American model and Playboy playmate (Oct, 1982, 1983 Playmate of the Year), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-04-10 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-11-08 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-12-10 Nia Peeples, American dancer and host (Fame; Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 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 [Marcus Issoglio], American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Jimmy Joe"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968-02-01 Pauly Shore, American comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968-05-19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • 1968-05-20 Timothy Olyphant, American stage and screen actor (Deadwood; Justified; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 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
  • 1971-05-18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter, born in North Hollywood, California

Noah WyleNoah Wyle (51 years old)

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

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate (51 years old)

1971-11-25 American actress (Married With Children, Dead to Me), born in Hollywood, California

Maria MenounosMaria Menounos (44 years old)

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

  • 1985-08-16 Agnes Bruckner, American actress, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Weddings in Film & TV

Ava Gardner

1945-10-17 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946

Rita Hayworth

1953-09-24 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955

Rod Taylor

1963-06-01 Australian actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood, California; divorce in 1969

  • 1981-10-05 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds American actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica, California; divorce in 1988
  • 1987-05-16 American singer David Crosby (45) weds Jan Dance (35) at Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles, California
  • 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

Robert Evans

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

  • 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

Jimmy Fallon

2007-12-22 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon (33) weds Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen (40) on Necker Island in the Caribbean

  • 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

Robert Evans

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1918-10-22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American silent film actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, The Chalice of Courage, 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

Clark GableClark Gable (1901-1960)

1960-11-16 American actor (Gone With The Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', dies at 59

  • 1962-09-02 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • 1969-09-05 Mitchell Ayres, American 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
  • 1979-10-01 Dorothy Arnzer, American pioneering Hollywood film director (1st woman to direct a sound film), dies at 82
  • 1980-07-11 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57

Mae WestMae West (1893-1980)

1980-11-22 American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), dies in Hollywood at 87

  • 1982-11-17 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • 1983-06-07 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), dies at 81
  • 1983-06-26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies of congestive heart failure at 82
  • 1984-01-27 Lou Crosby, American actor, and radio and TV announcer (Lum and Abner; The Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1991-05-31 H. N. "Swanie" Swanson, American Hollywood literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
  • 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 leukemia 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, American teenager kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood at 15
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "honorary mayor" of Hollywood, dies at 84
  • 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

Joan RiversJoan Rivers (1933-2014)

2014-09-04 American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

  • 2021-04-16 Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 84