On This Day

Year 1967 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 3 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 5 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • Jan 6 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 6 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 12 NBC premiers the colorized remake of "Dragnet"

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jan 13 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Jan 29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 1 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 15 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win

  • Mar 1 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 5 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 6 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Mar 20 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 29 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 3 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Apr 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 12 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 9 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jun 14 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 14 British film "To Sir, with Love" directed by James Clavell and starring Sidney Poitier is 1st released in the US

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear

  • Jun 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 First global satellite television programme "Our World" broadcast featuring 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need is Love"
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash
  • Jul 1 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • Jul 1 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • Jul 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 11 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • Aug 1 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)
  • Aug 9 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 13 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 13 "Bonnie and Clyde", directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon cuts actress Mia Farrow's hair into the famous pixie cut, costing $5,000. In reality, just a publicity stunt, Farrow had previously cut her own hair.

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Aug 16 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • Aug 26 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • Aug 29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • Sep 1 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins
  • Sep 2 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 5 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • Sep 10 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 "The Carol Burnett Show" starring Carol Burnett premieres on CBS in the US
  • Sep 15 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 20 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 20 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • Oct 1 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
  • Oct 3 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • Oct 13 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
  • Oct 16 WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
  • Oct 18 Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" film is released
  • Oct 20 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 A purported bigfoot is filmed at Bluff Creek by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in Northern Califonia
  • Oct 31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 1 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

Actor Strother Martin
Actor
Strother Martin
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Nov 10 KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong
  • Nov 22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

  • Dec 16 "Playtime", French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released
  • Dec 17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 22 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 26 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • Dec 28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 240

  • Jan 1 Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • Jan 2 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 2 Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • Jan 4 Marina Orsini, Canadian actress, born in Ville-Émard, Montreal
  • Jan 5 J. H. Wyman, American film producer & director (Almost Human), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 5 Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 5 Joe Flanigan, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 7 Mark Lamarr, British comedian & broadcaster, born in Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Jan 7 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Jaipur, India
  • Jan 10 Trini Alvarado, American actress (Frighteners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 11 Jeff Bankett, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 12 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 13 Annie Jones, Australian actress
  • Jan 14 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • Jan 14 Tom Rhodes, American comedian & actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Kerri Green, American actress, born in Fort Lee, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Saskia Wickham, British actress, born in Holland Park, London
  • Jan 17 Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Jan 19 Christine Tucci, American actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), born in Katonah, New York
  • Jan 19 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor, born in Albelda de Iregua, Spain
  • Jan 20 Joe Pasquale, singer and songwriter (Prey)
  • Jan 20 Stacey Dash, American actress (Dionne-Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 22 Manabu Nakanishi, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Jan 24 Phil LaMarr, American voice actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 25 Mark Bamford, American film director & screenwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jan 27 Carrington Garland, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • Jan 27 Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • Jan 28 Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian
  • Jan 31 Joey Wong, Taiwanese Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Ghost Story), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Feb 3 Dave Benson-Phillips, Children's TV Presenter
  • Feb 5 Chris Parnell, American actor, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 7 Sharla Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress (All For the Winner), born in Shanghai, China
  • Feb 8 Yuki Ishikawa, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan

Person of interestLaura Dern

Feb 10 Laura Dern, American actress (Jurassic Park, Mask, Smooth Talk), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Laura Dern
Actress
Laura Dern
  • Feb 10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator, born in Manila, Phillipines
  • Feb 15 Michael Easton, American actor (General Hospital, Ally McBeal), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 17 Chanté Moore, American R&B singer, actress and author (Precious), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 18 Tracey Edmonds, American film & television producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
  • Feb 20 Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
  • Feb 20 Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
  • Feb 20 Kath Soucie, American voice actress (Rugrats, The Real Ghostbusters, Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 22 Alf Poier, Austrian comedian, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Feb 23 Tamsin Greig, English actress, born in Maidstone, United Kingdom
  • Feb 26 Currie Graham, Canadian actor, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Mar 1 George Eads, American actor (CSI), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Mar 3 Elizabeth Cheshire, actress (Jill-Sunshine), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 4 Time Vine, English comedian and presenter (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), born in London, England
  • Mar 6 Connie Britton, American actress (Spin City, Friday Night Lights), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 11 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 14 Melissa Brennan Reeves, Eatontown NJ, actress (Jen-Days of our Lives)
  • Mar 16 Lauren Graham, American actress and author (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 20 Bryan Genesse, actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice)
  • Mar 23 Sandra Reinhardt, Pitts, actress (Another World, Illegal in Blue)
  • Mar 25 Doug Stanhope, American comedian
  • Mar 27 Talisa Soto, American actress (License to Kill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Apr 2 Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter, born in Street, Sommerset, England
  • Apr 8 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • Apr 12 Mellow Man Ace [Ulpiano Reyes], Cuban-American rapper and actor (Only the Strong), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Apr 15 Mark Mortimer, American actor (Nick Hudson-Another World, Killing Cupid), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • Apr 17 Leslie Bega, American actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Timothy Gibbs, American actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 17 Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 17 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-Scottish actor (Desmond Hume-Lost), born in Trujillo, Peru
  • Apr 18 Maria Bello, American actress (Permanent Midnight), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 20 J. D. Roth, American TV host (Fun House), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Lara Jill Miller, American actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Sheryl Lee, American actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 22 Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
  • Apr 23 Melina Kanakaredes, American actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 26 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress (Secrets & Lies), born in Camberwell, London
  • Apr 26 Kane [Glenn Jacobs], American professional wrestler, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • Apr 27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer and TV host, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • Apr 27 Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Rachel Williams, model (Absolut Vodka, Elle), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Apr 30 Steven Mackintosh, British actor
  • Apr 30 John Robert "J. R." Richards, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV and film composer. (Dishwalla), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 1 Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)
  • May 1 Tim McGraw, American country musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • May 4 Matthew Crane, American actor (Matt Cory-Another World), born in Kimberton, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Ana Gasteyer, American actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 4 Kate Garraway, English TV presenter (ITV Breakfast), born in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire
  • May 5 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • May 5 Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress, born in Athens, Greece
  • May 15 Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
  • May 17 Cameron Bancroft, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • May 17 Debbie Dutch, Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox)
  • May 20 Gabriele Muccino, Italian film director
  • May 22 Brooke Smith, American actress (Grey's Anatomy - Dr. Erica Hahn), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Kari Wuhrer, American actress (Eight Legged Freaks), born in Brookfield, Connecticut
  • May 31 Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)
  • May 31 Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television personality
  • Jun 3 Anderson Cooper, American reporter and TV presenter (CNN), born in New York City
  • Jun 5 Ron Livingston, American actor
  • Jun 6 Max Casella, actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser)
  • Jun 6 Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • Jun 7 Sarah Malin, actress (Stephane Prescott-Another World), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Apr 2 Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark

LoveWedding of Interest

May 1 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • May 8 "Bye Bye Birdie" actress Ann-Margret (26) weds actor and screenwriter Roger Smith (34)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 5 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 12 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 39
  • Jan 10 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jan 19 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), dies at 51
  • Jan 26 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Jan 30 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • Feb 3 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), dies at 72
  • Feb 6 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Feb 13 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • Feb 14 James Schneider, American actor (The Key to Yesterday, Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • Feb 15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • Feb 25 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • Feb 26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • Mar 2 Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • Mar 5 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Mar 6 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • Mar 8 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 54
  • Mar 23 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies from cancer at 66
  • Apr 7 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • Apr 15 Totò [Antonio De Curtis], Italian actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 22 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn [Evelyn Morris], American actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 8 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies of heart and liver failure due to drug addiction at 39
  • May 8 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • May 13 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • May 18 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), dies from barbiturate poisoning at 56
  • May 23 Philip Coolidge, American actor (North by Northwest, North by Northwest, I Want to Live, Tingler), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 26 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • May 30 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
  • Jun 2 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • Jun 7 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

Jun 10 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • Jun 16 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), dies at 75
  • Jun 18 William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), dies at 49
  • Jun 26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jul 8 Vivian Leigh, English stage and film actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind, Blanche DuBois-A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53
  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

  • Jul 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), dies of stroke at 35
  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, EBritish actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

Person of interestPaul Muni

Aug 25 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), dies of lymphoma at 59
  • Sep 1 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • Sep 15 Eva McKenzie, sister of Ida Mae/actress (Virtuous Husband), dies at 78
  • Sep 19 Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
  • Sep 24 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
  • Sep 29 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), dies of leukemia at 67
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 12 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Oct 24 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), dies rom a heart attack at 63
  • Oct 29 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), dies at 71
  • Oct 30 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), dies at 85
  • Nov 1 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • Nov 4 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), dies in plane crash at 36
  • Nov 9 Charles Bickford, American actor (Dynamite, The Virginian), dies of a blood infection at 78
  • Nov 11 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Nov 11 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), dies of heart attack at 49
  • Nov 15 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Frisco Kid, Wicked), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Florence Reed, actress (Black Panther Club), dies after illness at 84
  • Nov 26 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), dies at 83
  • Nov 27 Cameron Prud'Homme, actor (Rainmaker), dies after long illness at 75
  • Nov 29 Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), dies in auto accident at 47
  • Nov 30 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
  • Dec 7 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), dies at 87
  • Dec 11 Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), dies after illness at 68
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer & film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 17 Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 21 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 22 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
  • Dec 23 Karen Verne [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), dies from a heart ailment at 49