Directors in History

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 595

  • 1757-02-01 John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 1847-02-27 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
  • 1852-02-02 Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
  • 1852-08-08 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
  • 1865-01-23 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
  • 1866-01-19 Harry Davenport, American actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1868-03-22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
  • 1871-11-25 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, actor/director (Ghost Hotel)
  • 1872-01-16 Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
  • 1872-11-29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1873-01-07 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1873-05-04 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
  • 1873-07-01 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1873-09-20 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
  • 1874-02-09 Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
  • 1874-12-11 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)

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1875-01-22 D.W. Griffith, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in LaGrange, Kentucky (d. 1948)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E V Taylor, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1878-06-15 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director/critic (Pygmalion)
  • 1879-07-19 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI)
  • 1880-03-14 Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actor/director (Pink Kate)
  • 1880-04-08 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • 1880-05-12 W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)
  • 1880-07-12 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1880-11-01 Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
  • 1881-11-24 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1882-01-03 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)
  • 1883-02-01 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
  • 1883-07-10 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1883-07-17 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
  • 1883-10-29 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor/director (Hofstad Stage)
  • 1883-12-16 Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)
  • 1884-06-15 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1944)
  • 1884-09-01 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (d. 1947)
  • 1884-11-09 Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company)
  • 1885-09-22 Erich von Stroheim, early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)
  • 1886-01-24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1886-05-12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
  • 1887-03-11 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • 1887-05-01 Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/British gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)
  • 1887-06-01 Clive Brook, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England
  • 1887-09-26 Antonio Moreno, actor/director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1887-11-14 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
  • 1887-12-23 John Cromwell, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1888-02-02 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
  • 1888-02-20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1888-10-09 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen star/director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1889-01-04 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
  • 1889-01-05 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]

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1889-02-23 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1889-06-11 Wesley Ruggles, actor/producer/director (Keystone Kops)
  • 1889-07-02 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
  • 1889-07-05 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • 1889-09-07 Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer/founder/director (KLM)
  • 1889-10-25 Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1890-01-16 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • 1890-04-23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
  • 1890-04-26 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
  • 1890-06-09 Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • 1891-02-03 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Great Neth Stage)
  • 1891-06-24 Irving Pichel, actor/director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1892-01-06 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1892-01-14 Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
  • 1892-01-28 Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor, producer and film director (Love Parade)
  • 1892-09-28 Elmer Rice, American playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-02-21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • 1893-05-21 Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
  • 1893-07-02 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
  • 1893-11-06 August Defresne, Dutch playwright/director (Uninhabited Island)
  • 1894-02-08 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1894-08-13 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • 1895-02-28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1895-09-30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1896-01-01 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)
  • 1896-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1896-01-12 Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
  • 1896-05-30 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • 1896-10-08 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)
  • 1897-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)

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1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897-10-08 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause)
  • 1898-01-16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • 1898-10-14 Cruys Voorbergh, Dutch actor/director (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1899-01-01 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 1899-02-23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1899-07-07 George Cukor, producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
  • 1899-07-25 Arthur Lubin, film director
  • 1899-08-19 Kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)
  • 1900-02-22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1900-02-25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)
  • 1901-06-16 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1901-07-07 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • 1901-08-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
  • 1901-09-18 Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1906-03-14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-07-03 Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-11-25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

HeartWedding of Interest

1926-12-02 Film director/producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-06-28 Film director David Lean (22) weds his first cousin Isabel Lean

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1932-02-01 Film director Frank Capra (34) weds secretary Lucille Reyburn
  • 1932-08-03 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill
  • 1936-09-12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • 1937-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)
  • 1940-11-23 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-05-28 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-02-14 Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor and film director Robert Gist (35)

HeartWedding of Interest

1958-09-22 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-08-05 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-08-14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-01-20 Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor/director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-01-01 Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

HeartWedding of Interest

1983-08-06 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-02-24 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1990-12-01 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King
  • 1995-09-30 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-11-22 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 2000-05-20 "Benny and Joon" actress Mary Stuart Masterson (33) weds film director Damon Santostefano

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-12-22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 2003-05-24 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-08-22 Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-06-29 American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

  • 2006-04-08 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 2006-04-29 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-07-11 Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-22 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 2012-06-21 Actor Aaron Johnson (22) weds film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood (45) in Somerset
  • 2013-12-21 Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1936-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1958-03-11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor and film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1984-09-14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001-12-13 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (26) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton (28) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 years of marriage

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 353

  • 1802-06-28 Johann J Angel, German author/director, dies at 60
  • 1823-02-26 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1887-01-07 Abraham I van Lier, Dutch actor/director (Gran Theatre), dies at 74
  • 1894-02-25 James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
  • 1917-07-02 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor/director (Hamlet), dies
  • 1922-02-01 William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 1922-05-29 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
  • 1923-04-09 Mauritius H Binger, director/producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1924-11-19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1926-11-01 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1928-11-08 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • 1930-02-23 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 1930-10-24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • 1931-03-11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1935-03-10 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Broken Lives), dies at 82
  • 1939-09-05 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor/director (Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1939-12-19 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (The White), dies at 57
  • 1940-05-25 Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1942-11-11 Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • 1943-04-25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1943-10-31 Max Reinhardt, German film director (b. 1873)
  • 1944-03-18 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, dies at 79
  • 1944-12-22 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60
  • 1945-03-04 Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
  • 1946-02-08 Miles Mander, actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
  • 1947-02-03 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • 1947-03-20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1947-09-21 Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69
  • 1947-11-30 Earnest Lubitsch, actor/director (Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies

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1948-07-23 D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1948-09-13 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Golem, Svengali), dies at 73
  • 1948-11-23 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71

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1949-01-06 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone With Wind"), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1949-09-22 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 66 (b. 1883)
  • 1951-04-04 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • 1951-09-29 Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • 1954-07-06 Dirk Verbeek, actor/director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • 1956-08-24 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • 1957-07-24 Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72
  • 1959-04-18 Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
  • 1959-08-06 Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60
  • 1960-11-05 Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1961-02-11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
  • 1961-06-02 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
  • 1961-09-17 Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68
  • 1962-10-06 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1963-01-02 Dick Powell, American actor and director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • 1963-01-27 John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • 1963-09-03 Cruys Voorbergh, actor/director (Vliegende Hollander), dies at 64
  • 1963-12-12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • 1964-06-14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • 1964-11-14 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • 1965-01-28 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
  • 1967-02-15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • 1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • 1967-12-03 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54
  • 1968-03-24 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1968-10-26 Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1968-12-01 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
  • 1969-01-30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 1969-04-18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1969-05-18 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • 1969-07-05 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1969-07-09 Rob de Vries, actor/director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1969-08-09 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies
  • 1969-09-19 Rex Ingram, actor/director (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1971-10-25 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (King Lear), dies at 82
  • 1971-10-26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • 1973-01-15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • 1973-05-21 George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • 1973-09-02 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1974-05-25 Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
  • 1974-11-13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1974-11-17 Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
  • 1974-12-05 Pietro Germi, actor/director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
  • 1975-01-01 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 1975-04-18 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-02-18 Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • 1976-04-25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976-09-24 Bruno VeSota, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
  • 1977-04-20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1977-06-03 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1977-11-24 Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1978-12-27 Bob de Lange, Dutch actor/director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • 1979-02-13 Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1979-06-11 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-09-26 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1980-05-02 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1980-06-18 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • 1980-09-25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1981-03-15 René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-09-21 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68