On This Day

Year 1928 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • Aug 14 Lina Wertmüller [Arcangela Braueich], Italian screenwriter, film director, and 1st woman nominated for an Academy Award for Directing (Seven Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 16 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Aug 17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Aug 22 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Aug 29 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Bournemouth, Hampshire (d. 2000)
  • Aug 31 James Coburn, American actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven), born in Laurel, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Sep 1 George Maharis, American actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • Sep 4 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 11 Earl Holliman, American actor (The Rainmaker, Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic), born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • Sep 17 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Sep 18 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct), born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Sep 20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Sep 26 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Oct 1 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joniškis (d. 1973)
  • Oct 2 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Oct 8 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • Oct 16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Oct 18 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 22 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
  • Oct 23 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1971)
  • Oct 25 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 25 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • Oct 30 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Oct 31 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 14 Kathleen Hughes, American actress (It Came From Outer Space), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 15 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), born in Kennington, London (d. 1995)
  • Nov 16 William "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian, Survivors, The Tall Man), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • Nov 17 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 Mickey Mouse, Disney cartoon strip character
  • Nov 20 Franklin Cover, American actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Nov 20 Rex Reason, American actor (This Island Earth, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Nov 20 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor named a People's Artist of the USSR (1976) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1989), born in Vladimir, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • Nov 27 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • Nov 29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Dena Dietrich, American actress (Mother Nature in Chiffon margarine), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 6 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • Dec 9 Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • Dec 10 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), born in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Dec 10 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), born in Queens, New York (d. 1976)
  • Dec 11 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1996)
  • Dec 15 Jimmy Nelson, American ventriloquist (Nestles, Farfel), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 20 Charles Donald Adams, British bass-baritone opera singer (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,; Gilbert and Sullivan For All), born in Bristol, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Dec 21 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, Along Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana,(d. 2014)
  • Dec 22 Piero Angela, Italian television host & writer (Control), born in Turin, Italy
  • Dec 25 Irish McCalla, American actress and artist (Sheena Queen of Jungle), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV