October 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

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

Film Release

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

Film Premiere

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)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 (Patricia) Stephanie Cole, British stage, screen, and radio actress (Waiting for God; Coronation Street, 2011-13), born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England
  • 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

Paul SimonPaul Simon (81 years old)

Oct 13 American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"; solo - "Kodachrome"; "Still Crazy After All These Years"; "Graceland"), and actor (One Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, American baseball catcher (World Series 1964, 67; MLB All-Star 1966, 67 St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (NY Mets, ABC, CBS, FOX), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2023)
  • 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)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 25 American actress Rosalind Russell weds Danish-American film producer Frederick Brisson, until her death

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Show Boat), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 41
  • Oct 26 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), dies at 53