On This Day

Year 1942 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 24 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Jul 27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • Jul 29 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • Aug 1 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy), born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, Japanese wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 8 Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
  • Aug 9 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Aug 9 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • Aug 14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Aug 25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • Sep 4 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 5 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Person of interestTom Dreesen

Sep 11 Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Michel Drucker, French journalist & TV host, born in Vire, France
  • Sep 16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • Sep 26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • Sep 28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 29 Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • Sep 29 Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 4 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Oct 4 Jenny Arean [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • Oct 6 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 6 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

Oct 11 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2020) [1]
  • Oct 20 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

Oct 21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 26 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • Oct 29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Oct 31 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Nov 1 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Stefanie Powers [Paul], American actress (Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 7 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege, Beaton by Bailey, Something Nice to Eat) and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Nov 13 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • Nov 17 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

Nov 17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Person of interestLinda Evans

Nov 18 Linda Evans, American actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Actress Linda Evans
Actress
Linda Evans
  • Nov 18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Nov 21 Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Nov 23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian and actor (Blue Money)
  • Nov 26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Dec 4 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 5 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • Dec 19 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme
  • Dec 19 "Mean" Gene Okerlund, American pro wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host (WWF, WCW), born in Brookings, South Dakota (d. 2019)
  • Dec 27 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Fred Ward, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox), born in San Diego, California

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV