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Year 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 6 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • Jan 7 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • Jan 16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC TV

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • Jan 21 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
  • Jan 28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 28 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 28 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Filmmaker
Francis Ford Coppola
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • Feb 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV

Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 6 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Mar 12 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • Mar 20 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • Mar 26 TV Soap "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS
  • Mar 27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando then turns down the Oscar for best actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

  • Apr 2 CBS radio begins on the hour news, 24 hours a day

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 19 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee

Film release premierFilm Release

May 11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

  • May 14 French film "Day for Night" written and directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud premieres at Cannes (Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film)
  • May 16 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 25 26th Cannes Film Festival: "The Hireling" directed by Alan Bridges and "Scarecrow" directed by Jerry Schatzberg jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Jun 19 "The Rocky Horror Show" stage production first opens in London written by Richard O'Brian and directed by Jim Sharman and starring Tim Curry
  • Jun 22 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

  • Jun 30 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 2 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss
  • Aug 11 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States
  • Aug 16 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island
  • Sep 3 American golfer Billy Casper finishes at 20-under-par 264 to beat Australian Bruce Devlin by 1 stroke to win the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open; his 50th PGA Tour title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 8 Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • Sep 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • Sep 27 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 13 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Emily in for Carol"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • Oct 20 Mariette Hartley appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the episode "Have You Met Miss Dietz?"
  • Nov 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
  • Nov 6 James Bond film "Man With the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore begins filming
  • Dec 15 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 26 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blair, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
Actor Max Von Sydow
Actor
Max Von Sydow

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 222

  • Jan 2 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Jan 2 Will Kirby, American actor
  • Jan 3 Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 4 Harmony Korine, American film director and artist, born in Bolinas, California
  • Jan 5 Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2016)
  • Jan 10 Ryan Drummond, American voice actor, born in Lima, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress (Magma M. and Kasia i Tomek), born in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland
  • Jan 11 Rockmond Dunbar, American actor (Earth 2, Prison Break), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jan 12 Greg Morton, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 12 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Jan 13 Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
  • Jan 16 Josie Davis, American actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge, Two and a Half Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 18 Burnie Burns, American film producer & comedian (Machinima, Rooster Teeth), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 19 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jan 23 Lanei Chapman, American actress, born in os Angeles, California
  • Jan 25 Ace Steel [Christopher Guy], American professional wrestler, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • Jan 31 Portia de Rossi, Australian actress, born in Horsham, Australia
  • Feb 1 Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress, born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Feb 5 Diego Serrano, Ecuadorian-born American actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World), born in Quito, Ecuador
  • Feb 9 Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • Feb 11 Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 12 Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress (Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 15 Alex Borstein, American actress and animator (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Feb 21 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer & TV host, born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 22 Kimberly Davies, Australian actress (Baywatch), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 25 Anson Mount, American actor
  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 1 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • Mar 2 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 8 Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Mar 10 Eva Herzigova, Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra), born in Litvinov, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • Mar 17 Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • Mar 18 Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • Mar 19 Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
  • Mar 20 Jane March, Edgeware England, actress (Lover)
  • Mar 20 Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor
  • Mar 20 Cedric Yarbrough, American actor
  • Mar 21 Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
  • Mar 21 Jerry Supiran, American actor
  • Mar 22 Dax Griffin, KS, actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach)

Person of interestJim Parsons

Mar 24 Jim Parsons, actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Houston, Texas

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
  • Mar 26 Heather Goldenhersh, American actress
  • Mar 26 T.R. Knight, American actor
  • Mar 26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 28 Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler
  • Apr 1 Christian Finnegan, American comedian
  • Apr 2 Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress, born in San Juan
  • Apr 3 Jamie Bamber, English actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor (Geometry in Venice), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 3 Adam Scott, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Apr 5 Élodie Bouchez, French actress
  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 6 Gina Yashere, English comedian
  • Apr 7 Ève Salvail, Canadian model
  • Apr 10 Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director (Tell No One), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Apr 11 Jennifer Esposito, American television actor (Summer of Sam), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Claudia Jordan, American actress (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Person of interestAdrien Brody

Apr 14 Adrien Brody, American actor (The Pianist, The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in New York City

  • Apr 24 Gabby Logan, British television presenter, born in Leeds, England
  • Apr 27 Andre Gower, American actor (Monster Squad), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 28 Elisabeth Röhm, American actress
  • Apr 28 Jorge Garcia, American actor
  • May 2 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter (The Lives of Others), born in Cologne, Germany
  • May 5 Tina Yothers, American actress (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California
  • May 9 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • May 11 James Haven, American actor
  • May 12 MacKenzie Astin, American actor (Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
  • May 14 Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • May 16 Jason Acuña "Wee-Man", American television personality
  • May 16 Tori Spelling, American actress and reality TV star (90210), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 17 Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)
  • May 17 Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • May 21 Noel Fielding, British comedian (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Baking Show), born in London, England
  • May 22 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • May 23 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • May 24 Dermot O'Leary, British-Irish television presenter (The X Factor), born in Colchester, Essex, England
  • May 25 Demetri Martin, American comedian (We Bare Bears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Molly Sims, American model and actress, born in Murray, Kentucky
  • May 27 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • May 30 Leigh Francis, British comedian
  • Jun 1 Adam Garcia, Australian actor

Person of interestHeidi Klum

Jun 1 Heidi Klum, German supermodel and TV presenter (Project Runway), born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
  • Jun 7 Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
  • Jun 8 Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
  • Jun 8 Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress
  • Jun 9 Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • Jun 9 Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • Jun 10 David Friedman, American child actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 11 Robby Kiger, American actor (Josh Fox-Crazy Like a Fox), born in Encino, California
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer and actress, born in Sulejówek, Poland
  • Jun 14 Michael Cade, American actor (Sylvester Winkle-California Dreams), born in New Jersey

Person of interestNeil Patrick Harris

Jun 15 Neil Patrick Harris, actor (Doogie Howser MD, How I Met Your Mother), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Jun 15 Pia Miranda, Australian actress
  • Jun 15 Greg Vaughan, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 16 Eddie Cibrian [Edward Carl], American actor (Sunset Beach, Third Watch), born in Burbank, California

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 21 Actress Jane Fonda weds activist Tom Hayden

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 3 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri

  • Jul 6 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 9 Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, American actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 24 J. Carrol Naish, American actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), dies at 79
  • Jan 28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), dies of a abdominal haemorrhage at 63
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54
  • Feb 9 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 15 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies of bone cancer at 54
  • Feb 15 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Feb 20 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), dies from Laennec's cirrhosis at 60
  • Feb 22 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 26 Mary Finney, American actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • Feb 28 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), dies of lung cancer at 45
  • Mar 13 Stacy Harris, Canadian born actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • Mar 16 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies of stomach cancer at 77

Person of interestNoël Coward

Mar 26 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Mar 29 Melville Cooper, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Father of the Bride), dies of cancer at 76 [1]
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 11 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), dies at 67
  • Apr 13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Apr 14 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • Apr 20 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), dies of cancer at 66

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

Apr 21 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • Apr 26 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Apr 28 Pat Henning, American actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), dies of stroke at 75
  • May 2 Alan Carney [David Boughal], American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Take it from Me), dies at 61
  • May 10 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), dies at 62
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Lex Barker, American actor, dies at 53
  • May 12 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
  • May 21 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), dies at 53
  • May 23 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies of cancer at 57
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • Jun 1 Mary Kornman, American actress (Desert Trail, Queen of the Jungle, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • Jun 1 Walter Greaza, American actor (Treasury Man, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)
  • Jun 5 Max Terhune, actor (Range Justice, Night Riders), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born, American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), dies at 66
  • Jun 18 Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), dies in a road accident at 55
  • Jun 23 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
  • Jun 24 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • Jun 24 George "Bud" Hamilton Westmore, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), dies after a heart attack at 55
  • Jun 26 Ernest Truex, American actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday, Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 83
  • Jun 29 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57

Person of interestBetty Grable

Jul 2 Betty Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • Jul 2 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), dies after long illness at 80
  • Jul 6 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), dies from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at 50
  • Jul 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Jul 12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), dies of heart failure at 67
  • Jul 13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 18 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), dies of post-operative complications at 62

Person of interestBruce Lee

Jul 20 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • Jul 28 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), dies following a heart attack at 66
  • Aug 3 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Aug 6 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 10 Douglas Kennedy, American actor (Dark Passage, The Lone Ranger & the Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer at 57
  • Aug 11 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • Aug 16 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), dies of cancer at 58
  • Aug 22 Louise Huff, American actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, American short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, English actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77

Person of interestJohn Ford

Aug 31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot, The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39

Person of interestAnna Magnani

Sep 26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), dies of cancer at 44
  • Oct 1 Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), dies at 69
  • Oct 6 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • Oct 6 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)