October 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

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)

Actor William Holden
Actor
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Actor
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Oct 4 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Oct 7 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • Oct 2 Kimberly Herrin, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 4 Christina Smith, playmate (Mar, 1978), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 4 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • Oct 4 Kyra Schon, American actress
  • Oct 5 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • Oct 8 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
  • Oct 11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)
  • Oct 11 Paul Bown, English actor
  • Oct 17 Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)
  • Oct 17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Oct 18 Jon Lindstrom, Medford Ore, actor (Kevin Collins-General Hospital)
  • Oct 20 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • Oct 23 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 24 John Kassir, American actor and comedian
  • Oct 27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 29 Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
  • Oct 31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Actor Marlon Brando marries actress Anna Kashfi divorced 195)

  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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