November 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Nov 7 "Gone With The Wind", 1939 Oscar-winning film epic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, makes broadcast television debut on NBC; aired in two parts over consecutive nights; earns a then record 65% share of TV viewers

Film Premiere

Nov 14 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

Music History

Nov 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live": haggling with Lorne Michaels; performing "Here Comes the Sun" and "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon; and airing two music videos

Film Premiere

Nov 21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Music Concert

Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

Music Single

Nov 26 Ringo Starr releases single "Hey Baby"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Logan Marshall-Green, American actor (Prometheus), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 1 Matt Chapman, American cartoonist and voice actor (Homestar Runner), born in Indiana
  • Nov 9 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 11 Lisa Gleave, American actress and model (The Price is Right), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 13 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Nov 14 Chris Demetral, Royal Oaks MI, actor (Dolly Dearest)
  • Nov 15 Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian
  • Nov 15 Virginie Ledoyen, French actress, born in Aubervilliers, France
  • Nov 17 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 17 Diane Neal, American actress
  • Nov 18 Mona Zaki, Egyptian Actress
  • Nov 20 Jason Thompson, Canadian actor, born in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 22 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • Nov 23 Page Kennedy, American actor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 26 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler (WWF/E), born in Crimora, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Jaleel White, American actor (Family Matters - "Urkel"), born in Los Angeles, California

Anna FarisAnna Faris (46 years old)

Nov 29 American actress (Scary Movie, Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman (1976-2020)

Nov 29 American actor (Black Panther), born in Anderson, South Carolina

  • Nov 29 Ehren McGhehey, American actor, born in McMinnville, Oregon

Divorces in Film & TV

Donna Summer

Nov 24 American singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • Nov 28 (Catherine) Rosalind Russell, American stage and screen actress (His Girl Friday; Auntie Mame; Gypsy), dies of breast cancer at 69
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, American actress (Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, German actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85