October 1927 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 8 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Tom Bosley, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 1 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • Oct 7 Al Martino, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 10 Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 12 Antonia Rey, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba

Person of interestRoger Moore

Oct 14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • Oct 16 Lee Montague, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

Oct 18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • Oct 19 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • Oct 24 Gilbert B├ęcaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 28 Cleo Laine, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England