1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 27 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
  • Feb 1 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 5 "Turn-On," debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 7 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • Feb 9 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • Feb 23 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 24 26th Golden Globes: "The Lion in Winter", Peter O'Toole, & Joanne Woodward win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 24 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 12 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Mar 26 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
  • Mar 28 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Actress
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Actor
Cliff Robertson
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 14 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Apr 18 Greek actress and activist Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • Apr 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
  • Apr 28 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win
  • Apr 30 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 British comedy troupe Monty Python forms, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • May 23 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 "Midnight Cowboy" directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1970)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • May 27 Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • Jun 1 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • Jun 3 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 7 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 8 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 8 21st Emmy Awards: "Get Smart", Don Adams and Susan St James win
  • Jun 8 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jun 15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 18 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

  • Jun 25 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 14 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • Jul 14 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 30 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

  • Jul 30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 5 The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • Aug 16 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • Aug 22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • Aug 23 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 29 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • Sep 9 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 13 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • Sep 29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Oct 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV
  • Oct 6 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 10 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
  • Nov 12 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Nov 19 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 16 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres
  • Dec 18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 247

  • Jan 1 Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • Jan 1 Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), born in Sturgis, Michigan
  • Jan 1 Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress

Person of interestChristy Turlington

Jan 2 Christy Turlington, American model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Jan 2 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Jan 4 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 5 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • Jan 6 Norman Reedus, American model and actor (The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Jan 7 David Yost, American actor
  • Jan 11 Kyle Richards, American actress

Person of interestJason Bateman

Jan 14 Jason Bateman, American actor (Arrested Development, Ozark), born in Rye, New York

  • Jan 15 Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
  • Jan 17 Naveen Andrews, British actor
  • Jan 18 Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer (Rent, The Flash), born in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • Jan 18 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler, born in Washington, D. C.
  • Jan 20 Melissa Rivers, American TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 21 Karina Lombard, American actress
  • Jan 22 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • Jan 22 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jan 23 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • Jan 24 Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
  • Jan 24 Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • Jan 27 Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
  • Jan 28 Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • Jan 28 Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • Feb 1 Brian Krause, American actor (Charmed), born in El Toro, California
  • Feb 4 Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
  • Feb 5 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • Feb 6 April Lerman, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 David Hayter, Canadian-American Voice actor and screenwriter (Solid Snake), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 8 Mary McCormack, actress, (Murder One, Private Parts)
  • Feb 8 Shiva Rose, American actress
  • Feb 10 Laurie Dhue, American television personality, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Person of interestJennifer Aniston

Feb 11 Jennifer Aniston, American actress (Rachel-Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 11 Mary Stoker Smith, Miss Wisconsin and TV news reporter, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Shannon Long, Australian actor and model (Oct, 1988), born in Gladstone, Australia
  • Feb 14 Shana Zadrick, model (Guess Jeans), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Feb 16 David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
  • Feb 17 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 17 Tuesday Knight, American actress
  • Feb 20 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 22 Thomas Jane, American actor
  • Feb 22 Clinton Kelly, American television personality
  • Feb 28 Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
  • Mar 1 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • Mar 4 Chaz Bono [Chastity Sun Bono], American actress (Sonny & Cher Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 4 Frank Nicotero, American comedian
  • Mar 4 Patrick Roach, Canadian actor
  • Mar 5 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • Mar 6 Andrea Elson, American actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Greg Scott, British TV personality
  • Mar 7 Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
  • Mar 8 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
  • Mar 10 Ricky Seagall, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • Mar 10 Paget Brewster, American actress
  • Mar 11 Terrence Howard, American actor
  • Mar 14 Laura Leighton, actress (Sydney-Melrose Place, Other Woman)
  • Mar 15 Kim Raver, American actress
  • Mar 19 Michael Bergin, model (Coca Cola)/actor
  • Mar 19 Connor Trinneer, American actor
  • Mar 21 Jennifer Lyn Jackson, playmate (April, 1989), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Mar 27 Kevin Corrigan, American actor (Grounded for Life-Uncle Eddie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet and writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 28 Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Mar 31 Samantha Brown, American television host
  • Apr 1 Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)

Person of interestAjay Devgan

Apr 2 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Apr 6 Ari Meyers, American actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Person of interestPaul Rudd

Apr 6 Paul Rudd, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actor Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd
  • Apr 10 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 10 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 13 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), (d. 2002)
  • Apr 19 Danelle Marie Folta, Hammond IN, playmate (Apr, 1995)
  • Apr 19 Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder
  • Apr 20 Chris Jarvis, English children's TV personality, born in Romford, London
  • Apr 23 Richard Wolstencroft, Australian Filmmaker
  • Apr 23 Manoj Bajpayee [Bajpai], Indian actor (Satya, Road), born in Narkatiaganj, Bihar
  • Apr 24 Melinda Clarke, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Dana Point, California
  • Apr 24 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress, born in Askim, Sweden
  • Apr 25 Renée Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas
  • Apr 25 Gina Torres, American actress (Firefly, Suits), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 29 Paul Adelstein, American actor
  • May 1 Carrie Stevens, playmate (June 1997), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 4 Ryan Shamrock, American professional wrestling valet, born in Houston, Texas
  • May 10 Judson Mills, Purcellville Va, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
  • May 12 Kim Fields Freeman, actress (Tootie-Facts of Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Kevin Nalty, famed YouTuber

Person of interestCate Blanchett

May 14 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • May 16 Tracey Gold, American actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday), born in NYC, New York
  • May 16 David Boreanaz, American actor (Angel, Bones), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 17 Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Thom Filicia, American television personality
  • May 20 Brian Gerard James, American professional wrestler
  • May 21 Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress

Person of interestAnne Heche

May 25 Anne Heche, American actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano), born in Aurora, Ohio

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • May 25 Matt Borlenghi, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 26 Musetta Vander, South African actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 18 Actress Audrey Hepburn marries 2nd husband Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)

  • May 9 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 8th time to Ronald Dante

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 24 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 18 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Barton Maclane, American actor (The Quaterback, I Dream of Jeannie), dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 2 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • Jan 2 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74
  • Jan 3 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show,Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • Jan 5 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • Jan 13 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 84
  • Jan 30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Boris Karloff [William H Pratt], British actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • Feb 5 Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • Feb 9 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • Feb 11 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • Feb 12 Johanna Tourniaire, Dutch actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Feb 19 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • Feb 20 Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Feb 23 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", dies of a heart condition at 36
  • Feb 24 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • Feb 27 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • Mar 4 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • Mar 9 Richard Crane, American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Mar 13 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), commits suicide at 43
  • Mar 22 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • Apr 5 Shelby Storck, American television producer, dies at 52
  • Apr 18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • Apr 25 Margarita Xirgu, Catalan stage actress, director and political radical (Bloody Wedding, Mariana Pineda), dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
  • May 1 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
  • May 14 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • May 18 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • May 20 Fred Sherman, actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64
  • May 20 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer at 69
  • May 23 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
  • May 24 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), dies from cancer at 48
  • May 27 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), dies of an intracranial hemorrhage at 43
  • May 28 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), dies at 71
  • Jun 2 Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys), dies at 53
  • Jun 8 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Jun 10 Frank Lawton, British actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), dies at 64
  • Jun 13 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69

Person of interestJudy Garland

Jun 22 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Jun 23 Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 77
  • Jun 24 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
  • Jun 24 Frank King, American cartoonist (Gasoline Alley), dies at 86
  • Jul 2 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), dies of natural causes at 58
  • Jul 5 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • Jul 9 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • Jul 15 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), dies after long illness at 56
  • Jul 18 Barbara Pepper [Marion], American actress (Foreign Correspondent, Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), dies of coronary thrombosis at 54
  • Jul 26 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), dies after illness at 81
  • Aug 9 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

Person of interestSharon Tate

Aug 9 Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Aug 12 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), dies after long illness at 72
  • Aug 14 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), dies from a blood clot at 58
  • Aug 16 Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), dies at 59
  • Aug 18 Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68
  • Aug 27 Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
  • Aug 28 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), dies at 74
  • Sep 1 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 9 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Sep 14 James Anderson, actor (Connection, Five), dies at 48
  • Sep 19 Rex Ingram, American actor (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes, The ten Commandments), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 27 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81
  • Oct 8 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian ice skater (Olympic gold 1928,32,36) and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57
  • Oct 15 Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Oct 28 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • Nov 5 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • Nov 8 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 11 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • Nov 15 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti], American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), dies at 75
  • Nov 28 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!, Freckles), dies at 67
  • Dec 3 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
  • Dec 3 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • Dec 7 Eric Portman, actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66
  • Dec 7 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), dies after surgery at 65
  • Dec 13 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies at 76
  • Dec 22 Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
  • Dec 23 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), dies after long illness at 80
  • Dec 28 Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69