Tuesday, August 20, 2019


On this day in entertainment history...

1905: Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)

1930: Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)

1939: "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

1952: 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion.

1974: Ilona Massey, actress (Love Happy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62

2012: Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95.

2017: Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), dies at 91

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