September 1959 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 12 "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 14 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 "Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Merritt Butrick, American actor (d. 1989)
  • Sep 4 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • Sep 10 Peter Nelson, American actor
  • Sep 14 Mary Crosby, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker
  • Sep 21 David Coulier, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], actor (George-Seinfeld), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 28 Steve Hytner, American actor
  • Sep 29 Leslie Graves, Silver City, New Mexico, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2)

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 Academy award winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 6 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 81
  • Sep 6 Kay Kendall, British actress (Genevieve), dies of leukemia at 32
  • Sep 11 Paul Douglas, American actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Sep 14 Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45
  • Sep 14 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), dies from a heart attack at 45
  • Sep 20 Olin Howlin, American actor (Gone with the Wind, Them!, Circus Boy), dies at 73
  • Sep 22 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Helen Broderick, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat), dies
  • Sep 28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • Sep 29 Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49
  • Sep 30 Taylor Holmes, American actor (Sleeping Beauty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81