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The year 1950 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1950.

Events

New shows

Television series

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 10, 1936 1939
1945 1952
For The Children (UK) April 26, 1937 1939
July 7, 1946 1950
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
You Are an Artist 1946 1950
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 1947 1958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 1947 1957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947
Mary Kay and Johnny November 18, 1947 March 11, 1950
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
Café Continental (UK) 1947 1953
Juvenile Jury 1947 1954
Small Fry Club 1947 1951
Television Newsreel (UK) January 5, 1948 1954
The Original Amateur Hour January 18, 1948 September 27, 1970
Court of Current Issues February 9, 1948 June 26, 1951
Author Meets the Critics April 1948 October 10, 1954
Hollywood Screen Test April 15, 1948 1953
Texaco Star Theater June 8, 1948 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show June 20, 1948 June 6, 1971
Candid Camera August 10, 1948 2014
CBS Evening News August 15, 1948
Foodini the Great August 23, 1948 June 23, 1951
Actors Studio September 1948 June 1950
Ford Theatre October 17, 1948 July 10, 1957
The Morey Amsterdam Show December 17, 1948 October 12, 1950
The Alan Dale Show 1948 1951
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 1948 January 1, 1958
Break the Bank 1948 1957
Cartoon TeleTales 1948 1950
Celebrity Time 1948 September 1952
Club Seven 1948 1951
The Philco Television Playhouse 1948 1955
Winner Take All 1948 1952
The Goldbergs January 17, 1949 1956
Ripley's Believe It or Not! March 1, 1949 October 5, 1950
Think Fast March 26, 1949 October 8, 1950
Captain Video June 27, 1949 April 1, 1955
Mama July 1, 1949 March 17, 1957
Martin Kane, Private Eye August 7, 1949 June 17, 1954
The Little Revue September 4, 1949 April 21, 1950
The Lone Ranger September 15, 1949 June 6, 1957
Come Dancing (UK) September 29, 1949 1995
The Aldrich Family October 2, 1949 May 29, 1953
The Life of Riley October 4, 1949 March 28, 1950
January 2, 1953 August 22, 1958
The Ruggles November 3, 1949 June 19, 1952
One Man's Family November 4, 1949 June 21, 1952
March 1, 1954 April 1, 1955
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1949 1959
What's My Line? February 2, 1950 1975
Your Show of Shows February 25, 1950 June 5, 1954
Hawkins Falls June 17, 1950 July 1, 1955
Your Hit Parade July 10, 1950 1959
1974 1974
Andy Pandy (UK) July 11, 1950 1970
2002 2005
Truth or Consequences September 7, 1950 1988
The Colgate Comedy Hour September 10, 1950 December 25, 1955
You Bet Your Life October 5, 1950 1961
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show October 12, 1950 1958
The Jack Benny Program October 28, 1950 1965
The Adventures of Ellery Queen 1950 1959
1975 1976
The Cisco Kid September 5, 1950 March 22, 1956

Programs ending during 1950

Date Show Debut
March 11 Mary Kay and Johnny 1947
March 29 Abe Burrows' Almanac 1950
June 23 Actors Studio 1948
Unknown Cartoon Teletales
For The Children (UK) 1946
You Are an Artist

Births

Date Name Notability
January 3 Victoria Principal Actress (Dallas)
January 7 Erin Gray Actress (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons)
January 16 Debbie Allen Actress, dancer, choreographer (Fame)
January 23 Richard Dean Anderson Actor (MacGyver)
January 25 John Terry Actor (Las Vegas, Lost)
January 29 Ann Jillian Actress (It's a Living)
January 30 Trinidad Silva Actor (died 1988)
February 3 Morgan Fairchild Actress (Flamingo Road)
Pamela Franklin Actress
February 12 Michael Ironside Actor
February 14 Frank Collison Actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
February 15 Donna Hanover American journalist
February 17 Lynne Moody Actress (That's My Mama, Knots Landing)
February 18 Cybill Shepherd Actress (Moonlighting, Cybill)
February 22 Julius Erving NBA basketball player
Julie Walters Actress
February 26 Bill Ritter American journalist
March 2 Matthew Laurance Actor (Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills, 90210)
March 3 Tim Kazurinsky Actor (Saturday Night Live)
March 10 Aloma Wright Actress (Scrubs, Days of Our Lives)
March 12 Jon Provost Actor (Lassie)
March 13 William H. Macy Actor
March 18 Brad Dourif Actor
Jim Knobeloch Actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
March 20 William Hurt Actor (died 2022)
March 23 Terry Sweeney Actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Hype)
March 26 Martin Short Canadian-American actor, comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live)
Tony Papenfuss Actor (Newhart)
March 31 Ed Marinaro Football player, actor (Hill Street Blues, Blue Mountain State)
April 4 Christine Lahti Actress (Chicago Hope)
April 12 David Cassidy Actor, singer (The Partridge Family) (died 2017)
April 13 Ron Perlman Actor (Beauty and the Beast, Sons of Anarchy)
William Sadler Actor (Roswell)
April 14 Randolph Powell Actor (Logan's Run, Dallas)
April 17 L. Scott Caldwell Actress (Lost)
April 28 Jay Leno Comedian, talk show host (The Tonight Show)
Stuart Gillard Writer
May 1 Dann Florek Actor (Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
May 7 Tim Russert American television journalist (died 2008)
May 12 Bruce Boxleitner Actor (Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Babylon 5)
Gabriel Byrne Actor
May 13 Stevie Wonder Singer and musician
May 15 Nicholas Hammond American-born Australian actor (The Amazing Spider-Man)
May 28 Denny Delk American Voice Actor Known For Wicket W. Warrick In Ewoks Season 2 (A.K.A The All New Ewoks)
May 31 Gregory Harrison Actor (Trapper John, M.D.)
June 1 John M. Jackson Actor (JAG)
June 3 Melissa Mathison American film and television screenwriter (died 2015)
June 5 Daniel von Bargen American character actor (died 2015)
June 8 Kathy Baker Actress (Picket Fences)
June 13 Belinda Bauer Australian actress
June 19 Rosie Shuster Canadian-born comedy writer and actress
June 26 Michael Paul Chan Actor
July 5 Huey Lewis Actor
July 10 Nick Jameson Actor (24, Lost)
July 11 Bruce McGill Actor
July 21 Jordan Clarke Actor (Guiding Light)
July 23 Belinda Montgomery Actress (Man from Atlantis, Miami Vice, Doogie Howser, M.D.)
August 3 Jo Marie Payton Actress (Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, The Proud Family)
John Landis Actor
August 11 Steve Wozniak American electronics engineer
August 12 Jim Beaver Actor (Supernatural)
August 13 Jane Carr Actress
September 1 Phil McGraw Television host
September 2 Harvey Levin Television producer
September 5 Kathy Cronkite Actress
September 7 Julie Kavner Actress (Marge on The Simpsons)
September 9 Joe Lisi Actor (Third Watch)
September 11 Amy Madigan Actress
September 12 Bruce Mahler Actor (Seinfeld)
September 18 Anna Deavere Smith Actress
September 19 Joan Lunden American TV host
September 21 Bill Murray Actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
September 30 Vondie Curtis-Hall Actor, director (Chicago Hope)
October 3 Pamela Hensley Actress (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Matt Houston)
October 4 Alan Rosenberg Actor (L.A. Law, Civil Wars)
October 5 Jeff Conaway Actor (Taxi) (died 2011)
October 9 Gary Frank Actor (Family)
October 17 Howard Rollins Actor (In the Heat of the Night) (died 1996)
October 20 William Russ Actor (Boy Meets World)
October 31 John Candy Canadian comedian and actor (SCTV) (died 1994)
Jane Pauley American television host
November 4 Markie Post Actress (The Fall Guy, Night Court, Hearts Afire) (died 2021)
November 8 Mary Hart American television personality
November 10 Jack Scalia Actor
November 13 Jules Sylvester Actor, animal trainer, television presenter (1000 Ways to Die, Black-ish)
November 16 David Leisure Actor (Empty Nest)
November 18 Dennis Haskins Actor (Saved by the Bell)
November 24 Stanley Livingston Actor (My Three Sons)
November 28 Ed Harris Actor (Westworld)
December 6 Thom Barry Actor (Cold Case)
December 13 Lindsey Ginter Actor (Lost)
Wendie Malick Actress (Dream On, Just Shoot Me!, Hot in Cleveland)
December 21 Jane How Actress

References

  1. ^ Quiles, Alfredo (2011-08-06). "Fallece Castellot, pionero de radio y TV en México". El Universal. Mexico City. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9.
  3. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.