September 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Telethon

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

  • Sep 7 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • Sep 10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on NBC TV, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • Sep 13 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service

Music Premiere

Sep 23 Revival of Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 120 performances, Angela Lansbury wins Tony Award for her role as Mama Rose


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
  • Sep 3 Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 6 Justin Whalin, American actor (Jimmy-Lois & Clark, Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 8 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American documentary filmmaker (Be Like Others), born in Iran
  • Sep 9 Gok Wan [Kowkhyn Wan], British fashion consultant, author and TV presenter (How to Look Good Naked, Gok Cooks Chinese), born in Leicester, England
  • Sep 9 Jennie Kwan, American actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 10 Ryan Phillippe, American actor (Cruel Intentions, Shooter), born in New Castle, Delaware
  • Sep 18 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon (48 years old)

Sep 19 American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live; The Tonight Show), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 19 Victoria Silvstedt, Swedish model and TV personality (Playboy playmate Dec 96, Playmate of the Year 1997), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden
  • Sep 21 Taral Hicks, American actress (A Bronx Tale) and R&B singer ("Silly"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 22 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress (Cool), born in South Korea (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
  • Sep 23 Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 28 John Light, English actor (Around the World in Eighty Days), born in Birmingham, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Quincy Jones Jr

Sep 14 American composer-arranger-producer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds Ameriican "Mod Squad" actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1990

Divorces in Film & TV

Quincy Jones Jr

Sep 13 American producer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 6 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • Sep 8 Robert Cox, American comic actor, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
  • Sep 14 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Sep 17 AndrĂ© Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter and cartoonist, dies at 90
  • Sep 18 Edna Best, English actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
  • Sep 19 Eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor (The Pilgrim Lady, The Triumph of the Rat), dies at 71
  • Sep 21 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Cliff Arquette, American comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68

Coco the ClownCoco the Clown (1900-1974)

Sep 25 Russian-born British clown famous in the mid-20th century, dies at 73

  • Sep 28 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88