On This Day … 25 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Larry Gelbart Larry Simon Gelbart (25 February 1928 to 11 September 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter, director and author, most famous as a creator and producer of the television series M*A*S*H, and as co-writer of the Broadway musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum… Read More

On This Day … 11 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Burt Reynolds Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (11 February 1936 to 06 September 2018) was an American actor, considered a sex symbol and icon of 1970s American popular culture. Reynolds made his film debut in the low budget Angel Baby (1961), billed fourth. He followed it with a role in a war… Read More

On This Day … 05 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) United Artists United Artists Corporation (UA), doing business as United Artists Digital Studios, was an American production and distribution company. Founded in 1919 by D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon… Read More

On This Day … 03 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Michael Cimino Michael Antonio Cimino (03 February 1939 to 02 July 2016) was an American filmmaker. One of the New Hollywood directors, Cimino achieved fame with The Deer Hunter (1978), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in New York City, Cimino began his career filming… Read More

On This Day … 02 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Brent Spiner Brent Jay Spiner (born 02 February 1949) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as four subsequent films. In 2019, he reprised the role for Star Trek: Picard. In 1997,… Read More

On This Day … 22 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Sergei Eisenstein Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, romanised: Sergey Mikhaylovich Eyzenshteyn; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1898 to 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor and film theorist. He was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for… Read More

On This Day … 19 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Nicholas Colasanto Nicholas Colasanto (19 January 1924 to 12 February 1985) was an American actor and television director who is best known for his role as “Coach” Ernie Pantusso in the American television sitcom Cheers. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and later attended the American… Read More

On This Day … 18 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Cary Grant Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; 18 January 1904 to 29 November 1986) was an English-American actor. He was known for his Mid-Atlantic accent, debonair demeanour, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men from the 1930s until the… Read More

On This Day … 16 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Josh Evans Joshua A. Evans (born January 16, 1971) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, author and actor best known for his role in Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Frank Hurley James Francis “Frank” Hurley OBE (15 October 1885 to 16 January 1962) was an Australian photographer and adventurer. He… Read More

On This Day … 11 January [2023]

Events People (Births) Louis B. Mayer Louis Burt Mayer (born Lazar Meir; 12 July 1882 or 1884 or 1885 to 29 October 1957) was a Canadian-American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Under Mayer’s management, MGM became the film industry’s most prestigious movie studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers,… Read More