On This Day

Year 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jan 6 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 "All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Jan 21 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
  • Feb 11 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, abolished in the United Kingdom

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 16 Swedish film classic "The Seventh Seal" directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max Von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot is released

Actor Max Von Sydow
Actor
Max Von Sydow
Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Feb 27 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 28 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win

  • Mar 1 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Mar 16 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Mar 18 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 27 29th Academy Awards: "Around World in 80 Days", Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win

  • Apr 1 WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 10 "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released

  • Apr 15 KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 25 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 28 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 28 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • May 6 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
  • May 17 10th Cannes Film Festival: "Friendly Persuasion" directed by William Wyler wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 21 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jul 1 WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Aug 5 "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)
  • Sep 1 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Sep 7 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 21 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Sep 22 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • Sep 23 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award
  • Sep 28 "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film ReleaseThe Bridge on the River Kwai

Oct 2 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)
Learn More >>

The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
  • Oct 4 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Oct 7 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 22 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 27 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 28 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 30 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' RollAll Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

Nov 16 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London
Read the Article >>

The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
  • Nov 17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 28 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 13 "Peyton Place" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Dec 22 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 196

  • Jan 1 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • Jan 2 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • Jan 3 Frank Dicopoulos, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Jan 7 Kristen Meadows, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Ventura, California
  • Jan 7 Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 8 Ron Cephas Jones, American actor (This is Us), born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 14 Suzanne Danielle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Mario Van Peebles, Mexican actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 16 Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality, born in Welch, West Virginia
  • Jan 17 Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, born in Walton, Liverpool (d. 2017)
  • Jan 22 Rene Requiestas, Filipino actor & comedian, born in Tondo, Philippines (d. 1993)
  • Jan 24 Adrian Edmondson, British comedian, born in Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 Jenifer Lewis, American actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 26 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27 Frank Miller, American comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Jan 28 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
  • Jan 28 Frank Skinner English comedian
  • Feb 3 Michele Greene, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 6 Kathy Najimy, American actress & activist (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 6 Robert Townsend, American comedian & actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 16 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Feb 18 Vanna Marie White, American television host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • Feb 19 Ray Winstone, British actor (Scum), born in Homerton, London
  • Feb 27 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 6 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease, I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • Mar 8 Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 9 Faith Daniels, American television news anchor (CBS-TV), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Shannon Lee Tweed, Canadian actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1981, Playmate of the Year 1982), born in St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Mar 10 Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • Mar 12 Jerry Levine, American actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Mar 15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mar 15 David Silverman, American animator (The Simpsons), born in Long Island, New York

Person of interestSpike Lee

Mar 20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Mar 20 Theresa Russell, [Paup], actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 20 Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
  • Mar 21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • Mar 23 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • Mar 26 Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
  • Mar 29 Christopher Lambert, French-American actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me), born in Great Neck, New York
  • Mar 30 Paul Reiser, American actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 31 Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
  • Mar 31 Mary Cadorette, East actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • Apr 4 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director (The Other Side of Hope), born in Orimattila, Finland
  • Apr 7 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • Apr 11 John Castellanos, American actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 13 Gary Kroeger, American comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Apr 13 Saundra Santiago, American actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor (Jésus de Montréal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • Apr 17 Byron Cherry, American actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 19 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • Apr 20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 22 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • Apr 23 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, Designing Women), born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

Apr 29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • May 5 Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula), born in Mbabane, British Swaziland
  • May 5 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • May 7 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • May 14 Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2018)
  • May 15 Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
  • May 21 Judge Reinhold, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 21 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
  • May 22 Gary Sweet, Australian actor (Alexandra's Project - Steve), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • May 23 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • May 25 Hillary B. Smith, American actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • Jun 16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • Jun 17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor (Band of Brothers), born in Soest, Netherlands
  • Jun 18 Andrea Evans, American actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Jun 20 Koko B. Ware, American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Union City, Tennessee

Person of interestFrances McDormand

Jun 23 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 29 María Conchita Alonso, Venezuelan actress (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • Jul 2 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, American TV personality and author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary), born in Brentwood, California
  • Jul 7 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • Jul 9 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 9 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Aviator Howard Hughes marries 2nd wife actress Jean Peters

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (24) marries for the 3rd time to producer Mike Todd (47)

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Jul 28 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Actor Marlon Brando (33) marries actress Anna Kashfi (23)

  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • Dec 28 "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 31 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from actor Michael Wilding

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of mariage

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies

Person of interestHumphrey Bogart

Jan 14 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • Mar 12 Josephine Hull, American actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way), dies at 65
  • Apr 3 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • May 1 Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
  • May 12 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), dies at 71
  • May 29 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • Jun 17 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69
  • Jun 21 Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Jul 3 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • Jul 4 Gregory Lafayette (19) dies from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • Jul 15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 24 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), dies at 72

Person of interestOliver Hardy

Aug 7 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • Oct 23 Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86
  • Oct 25 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
  • Oct 29 Louis B. Mayer, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM), dies at 71
  • Nov 16 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), dies at 70
  • Nov 29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60
  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 2 Leslie Henson, English comedian and actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey), dies at 66
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 64
  • Dec 26 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66