On This Day

Year 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 12 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • Jan 18 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ
  • Jan 21 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 25 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 3 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 5 28th Golden Globes: "Love Story", George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win

  • Feb 8 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • Feb 9 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • Feb 9 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • Feb 14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 19 British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson

  • Feb 20 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
  • Feb 28 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Mar 14 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 16 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • Mar 21 WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Mar 26 "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 29 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 2 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, concludes an almost 5 year run
  • Apr 5 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Apr 11 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 43rd Academy Awards: "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 19 Charles Manson sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Apr 20 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"
  • May 9 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • May 27 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Jun 6 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 24 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Jun 26 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jul 24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"

  • Aug 1 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • Aug 5 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • Aug 23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 25 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 30 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 9 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Sep 10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • Sep 13 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC
  • Sep 26 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Oct 1 Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
  • Oct 4 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • Oct 4 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 7 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • Oct 13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • Nov 19 Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • Nov 30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • Dec 5 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • Dec 17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • Dec 18 1st Candlelight Processional at the EPCOT Center, Disney World
  • Dec 18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • Dec 19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)

Film PremierA Clockwork Orange

Dec 19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

Learn More
Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's
Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"
Learn More
  • Dec 22 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 258

  • Jan 2 Taye Diggs, American actor
  • Jan 4 Jeremy Licht, American actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 5 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 7 C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler, born in Emit, North Carolina
  • Jan 8 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii

Person of interestMary J. Blige

Jan 11 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Jan 13 John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director

Person of interestRegina King

Jan 15 Regina King, American actress (Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Actress Regina King
Actress
Regina King
  • Jan 16 Josh Evans, American actor (Ricochett, The Doors), and film producer, born in New York City
  • Jan 17 Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress, born in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 18 Seamus O'Regan, Canadian politician & television personality, born in St. John's, Canada
  • Jan 19 Shawn Wayans, American actor (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 21 Tommy Puett, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 24 Saalman Raelyn, American actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Fostoria, Ohio
  • Jan 24 Tonya Crowe, American actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Andrea Mackris, American television producer, born in Missouri, United States
  • Jan 25 China Kantner, American actress & daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 25 Ana Ortiz, American actress (Ugly Betty - "Hilda"), and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jan 26 Bryan Callen, American actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jan 26 Dorian Gregory, American actor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 30 Darren Boyd, British actor, born in Hastings, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 31 Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian, born in Dundrum, United Kingdom
  • Feb 1 Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter, Six Feet Under), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Feb 3 Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Feb 3 Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Feb 4 Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 4 Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 5 Marcus Redman, American actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 6 Brian Stepanek, American actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 9 Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 Damian Lewis, British actor, born in St John's Wood, London
  • Feb 14 Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Feb 14 Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Feb 15 Renee O'Connor, American actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • Feb 17 Jeremy Edwards, British actor (Holby City), born in London, England
  • Feb 17 Denise Richards, American actress (The World is not Enough), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Feb 21 Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 23 Jason Keller, American actor (Jason-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Shane Keller, American actor (Shane-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Jeong Chan, South Korean actor, born in Boryeong, South Korea
  • Feb 23 Melinda Messenger, English television presenter, born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Feb 25 Sean Astin, American actor (Goonies, The Lord of the Rings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 28 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • Mar 2 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 2 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • Mar 4 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • Mar 4 Nick Stabile, American actor
  • Mar 5 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • Mar 6 Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 7 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor (The Killing), born in St Clair, Illinois
  • Mar 7 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director (Kingsman films), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJon Hamm

Mar 10 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Actor Jon Hamm
Actor
Jon Hamm
  • Mar 11 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • Mar 13 Tracy Wells, American actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • Mar 13 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mar 15 Penny Lancaster, English model
  • Mar 16 Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Mar 19 Dalton James, actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90201)
  • Mar 19 Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
  • Mar 22 Will Yun Lee, American actor
  • Mar 23 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Mar 23 Karen McDougal, American Playboy model (Playmate of the year 1998), alleged affair with Donald Trump, born in Merrillville, Indiana
  • Mar 23 Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model (Valentino Perfume), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Mar 23 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • Mar 24 Megyn Price, American actress
  • Mar 27 Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor (Castle), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Person of interestEwan McGregor

Mar 31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III), born in Perth, Scotland

  • Apr 1 Jessica Collins [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • Apr 1 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • Apr 2 Todd Woodbridge OAM, Australian tennis player (16 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 6 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (7 Network, 9 Network), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 4 John Zandig, American professional wrestler, born in Sewell, New Jersey
  • Apr 7 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • Apr 8 Craig Mazin, American scriptwriter and film director (Chernobyl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 9 Austin Peck, American actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Apr 11 Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor (The Hurricane), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestShannen Doherty

Apr 12 Shannen Doherty, American actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Apr 12 Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Cory Yothers, American actor (Off the Rock), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Dina Korzun, Russian actress, born in Smolensk, Russia
  • Apr 15 Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor, born in Burnage, Lancashire
  • Apr 16 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor (Heart of Greed), born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 17 Jim Acosta, American journalist (CNN White House correspondent), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Tamara Braun, American actress (Ava Vitali-Days of Our Lives), born in Evanston, Illinois

Person of interestDavid Tennant

Apr 18 David Tennant [McDonald], Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), born in Bathgate, Scotland

  • Apr 22 Ingo Rademacher, German FR, actor (Jasper Jacks-General Hospital)
  • Apr 22 Eric Mabius, American actor
  • Apr 25 Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2011)
  • Apr 27 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • Apr 27 Tess Daly, British television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • Apr 28 Chris Young, Penn, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)
  • Apr 28 Simbi Khali, actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • Apr 28 Bridget Moynahan, American actress, born in Binghamton, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 5 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 4 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Actress Penny Marshall marries actor and director Rob Reiner

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall

LoveWedding of Interest

May 12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 5 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Willard Maas, American educator & experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • Jan 5 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • Jan 7 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies from complications from a blood clotting disorder at 60
  • Jan 7 Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • Jan 15 John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • Jan 16 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
  • Jan 20 Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), dies at 88
  • Feb 3 Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • Feb 17 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • Feb 22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 26 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Winnie Lightner, American actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 11 Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 12 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Mar 16 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
  • Apr 20 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • Apr 21 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81
  • May 1 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), dies at 75
  • May 1 Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
  • May 4 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), dies at 87
  • May 5 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 6 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • May 12 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • May 15 Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 21 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
  • May 25 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), dies after accidentally falling under a subway at 63
  • May 26 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • May 27 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • May 28 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), killed in a plane crash at 46
  • May 28 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
  • May 30 Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • Jun 10 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • Jun 24 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • Jun 30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • Jul 3 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • Jul 12 Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • Jul 15 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jul 23 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), dies from a heart attack at 60

Person of interestPaul Lukas

Aug 15 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • Aug 16 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • Aug 16 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (20th Century Fox), dies at 78
  • Aug 17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies from a heart ailment at 65
  • Aug 23 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • Sep 3 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • Sep 3 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 7 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • Sep 10 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39
  • Sep 11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72
  • Sep 20 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Oct 4 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Oct 11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
  • Oct 21 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
  • Oct 25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • Oct 26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
  • Nov 2 Martha Vickers, American actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), dies after long illness at 46
  • Nov 9 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), dies at 88
  • Nov 16 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • Nov 17 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
  • Nov 22 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), dies of heart attack at 65
  • Nov 25 Hank Mann, American actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), dies at 80
  • Dec 12 Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
  • Dec 18 Diana Lynn [Dolores Eartha Loehr], American actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies of a stroke at 45
  • Dec 20 Roy O Disney, brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78
  • Dec 26 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
  • Dec 29 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • Dec 30 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • Dec 30 Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
  • Dec 31 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
  • Dec 31 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • Dec 31 Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890)