Friday, October 11, 2019


On this day in entertainment history...

1939: Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage.

1944: "Laura" directed by Otto Preminger starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews is released in NYC, New York.

1950: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS.

1961: Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74.

1975: "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host.

1991: Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68.

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