On This Day

Year 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 5 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 5 Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
  • Jan 10 Preview Center opens at Walt Disney World, Florida - first building to open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 "M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • Jan 27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
  • Feb 1 WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 2 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 4 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • Feb 5 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • Feb 7 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV
  • Feb 13 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Feb 15 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 24 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 28 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 28 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 5 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

  • Mar 7 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 8 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 16 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Mar 21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • Mar 21 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Mar 30 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
  • Apr 5 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win
  • Apr 15 WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, PR ([M]) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, PR ([P]) begins broadcasting
  • May 2 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • May 12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • May 16 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "M*A*S*H" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • May 31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

  • Jun 3 Ray Davies of The Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • Jun 4 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 7 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • Jun 20 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Jun 23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • Jun 24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jul 5 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • Jul 18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
  • Aug 1 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Aug 7 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 19 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 31 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Sep 17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

  • Sep 21 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • Sep 21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC
  • Oct 3 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • Oct 29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 The Goodies make their television debut on the BBC
  • Nov 21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 16 "Love Story" film based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • Dec 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 243

  • Jan 1 Gabriel Jarret, American actor
  • Jan 2 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • Jan 3 Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • Jan 3 Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • Jan 3 Matt Ross, American actor
  • Jan 4 Chris Kanyon, American pro wrestler (WCW/WWF World Tag Team C'ship), born in Sunnyside, New York City (d. 2010)
  • Jan 5 Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Jan 6 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • Jan 6 Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Doug E. Doug [Douglas Bourne], American actor and comedian (Cosby, Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 10 Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Jan 13 Keith Coogan, American actor (Jeffrey in The Waltons, Gun Shy), born in Palm Springs, California

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

Jan 13 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes
  • Jan 14 Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler, born in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 17 Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 19 Ghetty Chasun, American actress (Red Lips), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian, born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 20 Skeet Ulrich, American actor (Scream), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Jan 20 Mitch Benn, English comedian & musician, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Ken Leung, American actor
  • Jan 22 Brian Gaskill, American actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 24 Matthew Lillard, American actor (Scream), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Jan 27 Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality
  • Jan 29 Heather Graham, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 31 Minnie Driver, British actress & singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
  • Feb 3 Warwick Davis, British actor
  • Feb 4 Gabrielle Anwar, Laleham England, actress (Body Snatchers)

Person of interestSimon Pegg

Feb 14 Simon Pegg [Buckingham], English comedian & actor (Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible), born in Brockworth, England

Actor and Comedian Simon Pegg
Actor and Comedian
Simon Pegg
  • Feb 15 Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
  • Feb 17 Dominic Purcell, English-born Australian actor (Prison Break), born in Wallasey, England
  • Feb 18 Susan Egan, American actress, born in Seal Beach, California
  • Feb 23 Niecy Nash [Carol Denise Ensley], American actress and comedian, born in Compton, California
  • Feb 24 Jonathan Ward, actor (Doug-Charles in Charge, Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 26 Katie O'Neill, American actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Meeno Peluce, Dutch actor (Bad News Bears), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mar 2 Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, TV presenter and baritone singer (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless), born in Rothbury, Northumberland
  • Mar 5 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 6 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestRachel Weisz

Mar 7 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener), born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • Mar 13 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 14 Meredith Salenger, actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
  • Mar 18 Michael Rapaport, actor (Zak-Zebrahead)

Person of interestQueen Latifah

Mar 18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • Mar 24 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • Mar 26 Evan Richards, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • Mar 27 Corey Page, Australian actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mar 27 Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress (Lost), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestVince Vaughn

Mar 28 Vince Vaughn, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Mar 30 Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
  • Apr 1 Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • Apr 2 Tammi Reiss, American actress and former WNBA guard (Utah Starzz), born in New York
  • Apr 4 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor (The Kennedys), born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 5 Thea Gill, Canadian actress
  • Apr 9 Mike Barz [Michael Barszcz], American meteorologist and TV anchor (WFOX-TV, WJAX-TV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 9 Josh Todd [Joshua Todd Gruber], American musician, singer and actor (Buckcherry), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 11 Johnny Messner, American actor (Tears of the Sun), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Apr 13 Monty Brown, American professional wrestler and NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Apr 13 Rick Schroder, American actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 15 Flex Alexander, American actor
  • Apr 16 Fran Robinson, American actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company), born in California
  • Apr 20 Shemar Moore, American actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 21 Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Falling Slowly) born in Ballymum
  • Apr 21 Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • Apr 21 Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • Apr 22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23 Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor (Lonesome Series: The Dove), born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
  • Apr 23 Sadao Abe, Japanese actor (Team Medical Dragon), born in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Person of interestMelania Trump

Apr 26 Melania Trump [née Knauss], Slovenian-American model, wife of President Donald Trump and current First Lady of the United States, born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump

Person of interestUma Thurman

Apr 29 Uma Thurman, American actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • Apr 30 Debbie D, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor (Arrested Development), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 5 Kyan Douglas, American TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 6 Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • May 10 Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • May 10 Sally Phillips, English comedian and actress (Smack the Pony, Miranda), born in Hong Kong
  • May 11 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • May 11 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • May 12 Samantha Mathis, American actress (American Psycho, Billions), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 14 Natasha Ryan, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 15 Nicola Walker, English actress (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Last Tango in Halifax), born in London

Person of interestTina Fey

May 18 Tina Fey, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey

Person of interestLouis Theroux

May 20 Louis Theroux, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....), born in Singapore

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux

Person of interestNaomi Campbell

May 22 Naomi Campbell, English model and actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • May 23 Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • May 25 Lindsay Greenbush, American twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 25 Michael Benyaer, Canadian-American actor (Deadpool) and writer (Pilot One), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 25 Robert Croft, Welsh cricket spin bowler, broadcaster (England 21 Tests, 49 wickets; Sky Sports), born in Morriston, Swansea
  • May 25 Sidney Greenbush, American twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 25 Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actor, born in Kyoto, Japan

Person of interestJoseph Fiennes

May 27 Joseph Fiennes, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • May 28 Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator
  • May 28 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
  • Jun 1 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress , born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 1 Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Jun 1 R. Madhavan, Indian actor (Run, 3 Idiots), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • Jun 2 Karen Mok, Hong Kong actress and singer (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 5 Izabella Scorupco, Polish Swedish actress (Golden Eye), born in Bialystok, Poland

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jun 4 "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 24 Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 18 Actor Lee Marvin (46) weds radio producer Pamela Feeley (40)

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Oct 31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Nov 8 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), dies of lung cancer at 49
  • Jan 25 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • Jan 30 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Lawrence Gray, American actor, dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), dies at 72
  • Mar 6 William Hopper, American actor (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), dies of pneumonia following a stroke at 55
  • Mar 10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • Mar 13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • Apr 4 Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • Apr 9 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American artist and chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company during the 1930s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • Apr 11 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 46
  • Apr 23 Herb Shriner, American humorist & TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), dies from a stroke at 55
  • Apr 26 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Apr 27 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
  • May 10 Mari Blanchard, American actress and femme fatale (Kathy-Klondike), dies of cancer at 47
  • May 14 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • May 21 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • May 23 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • Jun 4 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • Jun 11 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), accidentally electrocutes himself at 55
  • Jul 7 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 14 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Aug 17 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), dies at 62
  • Aug 30 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), dies at 69
  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 17 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61