October 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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)
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  • 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 DePaiva, American actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live), born in Livermore, California
  • Oct 11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley), born in Holyhead, Wales
  • Oct 11 Paul Bown, English actor (Watching), born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 15 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India
  • 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