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Year 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 19 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, North Dakota (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 29 "Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • Feb 6 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Feb 9 1st appearance of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
  • Feb 9 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • Feb 10 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Feb 16 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Feb 17 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Mar 11 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 12 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Barbra Streisand wins 2

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on James Bond film "Goldfinger"

  • Mar 22 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
  • Apr 13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones", Best Film, Patricia Neal and Sidney Poitier win Best Actor/Actress, Poitier first black actor to win
  • Apr 25 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Apr 25 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 4 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 14 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 25 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • Aug 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 27 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
  • Sep 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 12 Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • Sep 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Sep 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 The Supremes release "Baby Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

  • Sep 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Oct 1 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • Oct 12 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • Oct 12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • Oct 12 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks
  • Nov 6 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 8 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • Nov 15 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 22 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 3 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 6 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

  • Dec 17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London
  • Dec 18 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
  • Dec 19 "Gertrud", Danish film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe and Ebbe Rode, is released in France
  • Dec 22 American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity
  • Dec 24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
  • Dec 27 The Supremes 1st appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Come See About Me"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 255

  • Jan 1 DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
  • Jan 1 Juliana Donald, American actress
  • Jan 3 Cheryl Miller, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach and broadcaster (Olympic gold 1984; USC; TNT), born in Riverside, California
  • Jan 3 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • Jan 6 Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 6 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer, born in Veracruz, Mexico

Person of interestNicolas Cage

Jan 7 Nicolas Cage, American actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon), born in Long Beach, California

  • Jan 10 Krista Tesreau, American actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 13 Penelope Ann Miller, American actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Kindergarden Cop), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14 Mark Addy, British actor, born in York, United Kingdom
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 18 Jane Horrocks, British actress (Little Voice, Corpse Bride, Absolutely Fabulous), born in Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England
  • Jan 18 Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Jan 20 Victoria Sellers, English actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
  • Jan 22 Maria Ellingsen, Icelandic actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara), born in Reykjavik, Iceland

Person of interestMariska Hargitay

Jan 23 Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Jan 26 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Paul Johansson, American actor, born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jan 27 Bridget Fonda, American actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 29 Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • Feb 1 Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 1 Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 1 Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Alexia Vassiliou, Cypriot singer & film score composer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Feb 5 Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Feb 6 Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director & screenwriter (The Return), born in Novosibirsk, USSR
  • Feb 10 Francesca Neri, Italian actress (Ages of Lulu), born in Trento, Italy
  • Feb 10 Glenn Beck, American radio and television host, born in Everett, Washington
  • Feb 12 Raphael Sbarge, American actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Mark Patton, US interior designer and actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Come back to the Five and Dime), born in Kansa City, Missouri
  • Feb 15 Chris Farley, American actor (SNL, Wayne's World, Coneheads), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Feb 16 Christopher Eccleston, English actor (Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Salford, England
  • Feb 16 Ching-Wan [Sean] Lau, Hong Kong actor (Life Without Principle), born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 18 Lisa Elaine Comshaw, American actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 18 Matt Dillon, American actor (The Outsiders, Crash), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Feb 19 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • Feb 20 French Stewart, American actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Feb 20 Jeff Maggert, American golfer (US Senior Open, Tradition 2015), born in Columbia Missouri
  • Feb 20 Rodney Rowland, American actor
  • Feb 21 Huw Higginson, British actor, born in Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • Feb 22 Jim Wicek, American actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Dana Katherine Scully, American fictional character (The X-Files), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Feb 24 Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
  • Feb 24 Todd Field, American actor and film director
  • Feb 25 Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
  • Feb 25 Lee Evans, English comedian
  • Feb 26 Mark Dacascos, American actor & martial artist, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 3 Laura Martinez-Herring, American-Mexican actress (General Hospital) and Miss USA 1985, born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Mar 3 Lisa Ann Poggi, actress (Jolie-Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 7 Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • Mar 8 Peter [Ped] Gill, English drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, born in Liverpool
  • Mar 9 Juliette Binoche, French actress (The English Patient, Unbearable Lightness), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 11 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • Mar 11 Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), born in Doncaster, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 12 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Mar 16 Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • Mar 17 Rob Lowe, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Mar 19 Jake Weber, British actor
  • Mar 23 John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)

Person of interestElle MacPherson

Mar 29 Elle MacPherson, Australian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson
  • Mar 29 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Mar 30 Ian Ziering, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Mar 31 Dave Wyman, American NFL linebacker, broadcaster (Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos), born in San Diego, CA
  • Mar 31 David Diaz-Infante, American NFL guard, coach, broadcaster (2-time Super Bowl winner, Denver Broncos, born in San Jose, CA
  • Mar 31 Isabelle Ferrari [Isabella Fogliazza], Italian actress (Italy's Miss Teenager), born in Ponte dell'Olio, Italy
  • Apr 4 Robbie Rist, American actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestRussell Crowe

Apr 7 Russell Crowe, Australian-New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • Apr 10 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • Apr 13 Page Hannah, American actress (Kate Riley-Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 13 Caroline Rhea, Canadian comedian and actress, born in Westmount, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 15 Lydie Denier, French model and actress (General Hospital), born in Saint-Nazaire, France
  • Apr 16 Robert Kelker-Kelly, Amerian actor (Bo-Days of our Live), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Apr 16 David Kohan, American television producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 17 Lela Rochon, American actress (Robin Stokes-Waiting to Exhale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 18 Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director (Rice People), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Apr 20 Crispin Glover, American actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge), born in New York
  • Apr 20 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London, England
  • Apr 22 Chris Makepeace, actor (Vamp, My Bodyguard, Meatballs, Oasis), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Dan Frischman, American actor (Arvid Engen-Head of the Class), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • Apr 24 Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Apr 24 Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor (Blood Diamond), born in Cotonou, Dahomey

Person of interestHank Azaria

Apr 25 Hank Azaria, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 25 Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director (Tears of the Black Tiger), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Apr 26 Tod Bass, American actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
  • May 5 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • May 6 Dana Hill [Goetz], American actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon), born in Van Nuys California,
  • May 8 Cheryl Richardson, actress (Jennie-General Hospital), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 8 Melissa Gilbert, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Katie Wagner, American TV personality, model, entertainment reporter and daughter of Robert Wagner (MTV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Person of interestStephen Colbert

May 13 Stephen Colbert, American comedian and TV host (The Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), born in Washington, D.C.

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • May 13 Tom Verica, American actor
  • May 14 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
  • May 21 Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
  • May 21 Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
  • May 23 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 27 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 19 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Mar 15 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Sep 24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn weds actor Neil Nephew

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Actress
Ellen Burstyn

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 22 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 6 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at ~86
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 29 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50
  • Feb 15 Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 58
  • Feb 22 Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Frank Conroy, British actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • Feb 29 Frank Albertson, American actor (Psycho, It's a Wonderful Life, Alice Adams), dies in his sleep at 55
  • Mar 6 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), dies at 61
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59
  • Apr 14 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Robert Warwick, American actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • Jun 14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), dies at 83
  • Jun 20 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Jun 28 King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Jul 19 Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
  • Jul 31 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), dies in air crash at 39
  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43
  • Sep 2 Morris Ankrum, American actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
  • Sep 26 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • Sep 28 Harpo Marx [Adolph], American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), dies at 75
  • Sep 29 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), dies from cancer at 69
  • Oct 10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • Oct 19 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • Oct 25 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • Oct 27 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • Nov 10 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 14 Hendrik Gerrit Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • Nov 25 Clarence Kolb, American actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Charles Meredith, American actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
  • Dec 11 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • Dec 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), dies from lobar pneumonia at 58
  • Dec 25 Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), dies from undisclosed causes at 53