On This Day

Year 1941 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)

Person of interestMartha Stewart

Aug 3 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • Aug 4 Martin Jarvis, English actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Aug 6 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • Aug 7 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 7 Howard Johnson, American jazz baritone saxophonist and tuba player (SNL band), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 10 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • Aug 11 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • Aug 12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Jones, American actor (Wild in the Streets), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)
  • Aug 21 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), born in London (d. 2018)
  • Aug 26 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • Aug 29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (2018)
  • Aug 30 Sue MacGregor, BBC 4 radio broadcaster (Woman's Hour), born in Oxford, England
  • Aug 30 Ben Jones, American politician and actor (The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Sep 2 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Sep 4 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 4 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Sep 8 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • Sep 16 Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 18 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 Sylvester [J. Pussycat Sr.,], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Notes to You"
  • Sep 21 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Sep 26 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • 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)
  • Nov 1 Robert Foxworth, American actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 4 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Nov 5 Patricia Harty, American actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 13 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • Nov 15 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, born in Helsby, Cheshire (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 David Hemmings, English actor (Blow-up, Barbarella) and co-founder of Hemdale Film Corporation, born in Guildford, England (d. 2003)
  • Nov 19 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright, born in Kanpur, India
  • Nov 21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • Nov 22 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • Nov 23 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • Nov 28 Laura Antonelli, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy (d. 2015)
  • Dec 3 Mary Alice [Smith], American stage (Tony Award, 1987) and screen actress (A Different World - "Lettie"), born in Indianola, Mississippi
  • Dec 4 Humberto Solás, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2008)
  • Dec 9 Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Dec 10 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 10 Tommy Kirk, American actor (Old Yeller), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • Dec 12 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress and vocalist (Theodorakis), born in Bandoeng, Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 13 Anouska Hempel, British actress (Tiffany Jones), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dec 13 John Davidson, American TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 15 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 16 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • Dec 16 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Cafe Express, Octopus), born in Cercola, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Dec 24 John Levene, British actor, born in Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Daniel Schmid, actor and director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • Dec 27 Charlie Dog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Pooch"
  • Dec 31 Sarah Miles, English actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom), born in Essex

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV