On This Day

October 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 19 Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Anna Ford, British broadcaster and actress (Secret Policeman's Ball), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • Oct 2 Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oct 5 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme), born in Belebey, Russia
  • Oct 6 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 8 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 14 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)

Penny Marshall

Oct 15 Penny Marshall, American actress (The Odd Couple; Laverne & Shirley), and director (Big; Awakenings; A League of Their Own), and producer (Cinderella Man), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)

  • Oct 21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Night Court - "Liz"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 22 Catherine Deneuve [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 22 Robert Long [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • Oct 22 Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • Oct 28 Conny Froboess, German actress (Rheinsberg), born in Wriezen, Germany
  • Oct 28 Charo López, Spanish actress (La regenta), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • Oct 29 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Oct 31 Brian Piccolo, American NFL football running back, 1965-69 (Chicago Bears), and subject of the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song", born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Weddings in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 7 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, dies in the Gulag at 43