This Day in Showbiz History… October 11


Comedienne Dawn French (pictured) turns 65 today, while Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan turns 80 and actress Joan Cusack turns 60. Actor Dermot Mulroney turns 59 and actress Jane Krakowski turns 54.

Six-time Tony Award winner and TV and film actress, Angela Lansbury, star of the Murder She Wrote TV series and fondly recalled for her work in the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, died in Los Angeles on this day in 2022. She passed away just five days short of her 97th birthday.

Skylark, starring Gertrude Lawrence, premiered in New York on this day in 1959, while this day in 1975 marked the US television premiere of Saturday Night Live, with George Carlin as host.

On this day in 2009, Christina Hendricks, of TV’s Mad Men, married actor Geoffrey Arena in New York.

Rising to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1981 was One Day in Your Life by Michael Jackson. It spent one week at No 1. Just saying…