On This Day

November 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 19 Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Television Premiere

Nov 30 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Laura Moss, American actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), born in Kings Mountain, Ohio
  • Nov 1 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier and actor (Hope and a Little Sugar), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Nov 3 Dylan Moran, Irish comedian
  • Nov 5 Corin Nemec, American actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Nov 5 Dana Jacobson, American TV host (ESPN's First Take), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Jonny Greenwood, English guitarist, keyboard player (Radiohead), and film score composer (There Will Be Blood), born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 8 Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Nov 9 Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 11 Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer (The Office), born in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Noah Hathaway, actor (Troll, Neverending Story)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Nov 14 Marco Leonardi, Italian-Australian actor
  • Nov 15 Jay Harrington, American actor
  • Nov 20 Joel McHale, American actor and comedian (Community), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 21 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Michael Strahan, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (7 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants) and broadcaster (Fox NFL Sunday, co-host ABC's Good Morning America), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 23 Lisa Arch, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California

Christina Applegate

Nov 25 Christina Applegate, actress (Married With Children), born in Hollywood, California

  • Nov 27 Kirk Acevedo, American actor (Oz, The Thin Red Line), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 29 Gena Lee Nolin, American actress and model (Baywatch), born in Duluth, Minnesota

Weddings in Film & TV

Ingmar Bergman

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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 of alcohol and barbiturate intoxication 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