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October 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Oct 3 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and based off Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City

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Oct 23 Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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Oct 28 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 11 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter and actor (Kodachrome; One Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 23 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Oct 24 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Oct 28 John Hallam, British character actor, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2006)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • Oct 26 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), dies at 53