On This Day

Year 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy
  • Jan 10 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 12 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 16 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 28 "The Who" make their 1st appearance on British television programme "Ready Steady Go!"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Feb 7 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 The Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 8 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 1 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 4 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • Mar 15 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison

  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first special, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 3 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 7 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • May 18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Jun 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • Jun 25 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • Jul 19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Aug 11 "Help" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show

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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
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  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

  • Sep 6 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 12 17th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Dick Van Dyke win

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
Actor Dick Van Dyke
Actor
Dick Van Dyke
  • Sep 14 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 18 TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Sep 20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 29 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6 The Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • Oct 10 The Supremes appear on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 5 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released

  • Nov 8 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "F*ck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 The Houston Astrodome opens; 1st event is a concert by Judy Garland with the Supremes as their opening act

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • Dec 29 The Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 254

  • Jan 4 Julia Ormond, English actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • Jan 4 Yvan Attal, French actor and director, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jan 4 Rick Hearst, American actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • Jan 5 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor, born in Watford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 6 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Jan 8 Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 9 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • Jan 10 Nathan Moore, English pop singer (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep A Secret?"), and actor, born in Stamford Hill, London
  • Jan 10 Butch Hartman, American animator, born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
  • Jan 11 Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 12 Rob Zombie [Cummings], American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Jan 13 Bill Bailey, British comedian (Black Books, QI), born in bath, England
  • Jan 14 Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourgish actress (The Fan), born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Jan 14 Jemma Redgrave, English actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • Jan 15 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor, born in Ballymena, United Kingdom
  • Jan 18 Dave Attell, American writer & comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 22 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor, born in Bellshill, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress, born in Phra Pradaeng District, Thailand
  • Jan 24 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 26 Allison Hossack, Canadian actress (Olivia-Another World), born in Steinbach, Canada
  • Jan 27 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • Jan 28 Lynda Boyd, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 30 Julie McCullough, American actress (Growing Pains) & Playboy playmate (Feb 86), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Feb 1 Brandon Lee, American actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 1 Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 3 Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 3 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 7 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned), born in Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Feb 10 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor, born in Chicoutmi, Canada
  • Feb 13 Stephen Manley, American actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Michael Bay, American film director (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Kristin Davis, American actress (Melrose Place; Sex and the City), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Feb 25 Carrot Top [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
  • Feb 25 Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
  • Feb 26 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Noah Emmerich, American actor (The Americans), born in New York City
  • Feb 27 Maggie Siu [Mei-Kei Siu], Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Mar 1 Booker T [Robert Booker Tio Huffman], American pro wrestler (WCW Heavyweight Champion 2000–01; WWF Heavyweight Champion 2006–07), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestRon Gant

Mar 2 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Mar 4 Stacy Edwards, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Mar 4 Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
  • Mar 4 Andrew Collins, English journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster
  • Mar 7 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 11 Wallace Langham, American actor
  • Mar 11 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • Mar 12 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 12 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • Mar 12 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Mar 14 Catherine Dent, American actress

Person of interestAamir Khan

Mar 14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan
  • Mar 14 Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
  • Mar 14 Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • Mar 16 Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • Mar 18 Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • Mar 22 Emma Wray, English actress, born in Birkenhead, England
  • Mar 23 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • Mar 24 Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • Mar 24 Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
  • Mar 24 The Undertaker, American professional wrestler

Person of interestSarah Jessica Parker

Mar 25 Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City), born in Nelsonville, Ohio

  • Mar 25 Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • Mar 30 Piers Morgan, English newspaper editor and TV personality (Daily Mirror, CNN), born in Newick, England
  • Mar 31 William McNamara, American actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 1 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRobert Downey Jr

Apr 4 Robert Downey Jr, American actor (Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 7 Bill Bellamy, American actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 9 Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish American supermodel (Sports Illustrated), born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 9 Jeff Zucker, American television executive (CEO of NBC Universal), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Apr 9 Mark Pellegrino, American actor (Lucifer-Supernatural), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 12 Tom O'Brien, American actor and director, born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 14 Tom Dey, American film director
  • Apr 16 Jon Cryer, American actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMartin Lawrence

Apr 16 Martin Lawrence, American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • Apr 16 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong-American actor and director, born in Troy, New York
  • Apr 17 William Mapother, American actor (In the Bedroom), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 22 Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • Apr 24 Son Chang-Min, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Apr 26 Kevin James, American actor and comedian (The King of Queens), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • Apr 28 Steven Blum, American deep-voiced voice actor, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 30 Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)
  • May 3 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
  • May 3 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • May 7 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1999)
  • May 9 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, English musician and actor (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance), born in London, England
  • May 10 Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)
  • May 11 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • May 13 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • May 13 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), born in Dunedin, Florida (d. 2018)
  • May 15 Jeff Rochlin, American actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon

Person of interestTrent Reznor

May 17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • May 17 Jeremy Vine, British radio and TV presenter (Eggheads), born in Epsom, England
  • May 19 Joshua Beckett [Joshua Rifkind], American actor (Marshall Chronicles), born in Beverly Hills, California

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

May 15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 7th time to Robert P. Eaton

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 15 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 2 Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • Jan 29 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

Person of interestStan Laurel

Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Mar 6 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • Mar 8 Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Mar 17 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • Mar 28 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 15 Sydney Chaplin, English actor, half brother of Charlie Chaplin and his business manager, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 23 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Alan Bunce, American radio & television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
  • Apr 27 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
  • May 22 Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • Jun 5 Lester Matthews, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 64

Person of interestJudy Holliday

Jun 7 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 15 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), dies from acute infectious edema at 48
  • Jun 23 Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
  • Jun 26 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • Jun 28 [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
  • Jun 29 Sidney Marion, American actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
  • Jul 2 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75
  • Jul 19 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • Jul 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dtch Flemish actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Sep 3 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 10 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • Sep 16 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79

Person of interestClara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It), dies at 60

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, French American actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • Dec 2 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests) dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52