1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 14 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Jan 23 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 29 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Feb 5 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • Mar 10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • Mar 15 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Mar 28 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 20 "Annie Hall", directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1978)

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • Apr 30 Wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champion
  • May 6 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • May 16 TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown

  • May 25 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • May 27 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • May 29 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • Jun 11 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 7 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

  • Jul 16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 20 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 8 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • Sep 10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • Sep 11 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win
  • Sep 15 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • Sep 23 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on TV show "Charlie's Angels"
  • Sep 24 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • Oct 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances
  • Nov 17 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
  • Nov 26 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
  • Nov 27 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 12 "Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 203

  • Jan 3 Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • Jan 4 Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
  • Jan 6 Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
  • Jan 7 Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 7 Michelle Behennah, British model
  • Jan 7 John Gidding, American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
  • Jan 8 Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
  • Jan 8 Amber Benson, American actress
  • Jan 8 Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
  • Jan 8 Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • Jan 12 Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor

Person of interestOrlando Bloom

Jan 13 Orlando Bloom, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings), born in Canterbury, England

  • Jan 17 Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 17 Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
  • Jan 18 Curtis Cregan, American actor
  • Jan 19 Taliesin Jaffe, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California
  • Jan 29 Justin Hartley, American actor (Smallville, This Us), born in Knoxville, Illinois
  • Jan 31 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
  • Jan 31 Kate Shindle, American actress
  • Jan 31 Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Maitland Ward, actress (Jessica-Bold & Beautiful), born in Torrance, California
  • Feb 8 Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • Feb 10 Stephanie Ann Foisy, Miss America-NH (1996), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Feb 11 Veronica Marie Duka, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Feb 21 Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
  • Feb 22 Timo Rose, German filmmaker
  • Feb 26 Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • Feb 27 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 27 Ji Sung, South Korean actor
  • Feb 27 James Wan, Australian film director
  • Mar 1 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • Mar 2 Heather McComb, American actress (Ray Donovan, Prison Break), born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey
  • Mar 5 Natalie Bevins, Miss USA-West Virginia (1997)

Person of interestJames Van Der Beek

Mar 8 James Van Der Beek, American actor (Dawson's Creek), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

  • Mar 9 Yamila Diaz, Argentine supermodel, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 10 Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
  • Mar 14 Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
  • Mar 15 Brian Tee, American actor
  • Mar 19 Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian
  • Mar 23 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
  • Mar 24 Olivia Burnette, San Clemente California, actress (Torkelsons)
  • Mar 24 Jessica Chastain, American actress (Martian, Mama, The Help), born in Sacramento, California
  • Mar 26 Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Apr 2 Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model, born in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • Apr 2 Michael Fassbender, Irish-German actor (Shame, X-Men), born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
  • Apr 2 Aiden Turner, Irish actor (The Hobbit-Kili), born in Clondalkin, Dublin
  • Apr 4 Stephen Mulhern, English TV presenter, born in Stratford, London
  • Apr 7 Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
  • Apr 10 Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)
  • Apr 12 Sarah Jane Morris, American actress (Brothers & Sisters), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Apr 12 Jordana Spiro, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York

Person of interestSarah Michelle Gellar

Apr 14 Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 16 Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel, born in Wau, South Sudan
  • Apr 20 Jon Hugger, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestJohn Cena

Apr 23 John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

Person of interestKal Penn

Apr 23 Kal Penn, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Actor Kal Penn
Actor
Kal Penn

Person of interestJohn Oliver

Apr 23 John Oliver, English comedian (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), born in Birmingham, West Midlands

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
  • Apr 25 Jonathan Angel, actor (Tommy Delucca-Saved By The Bell), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 25 Marguerite Moreau, actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • Apr 26 Jason Earles, American actor
  • Apr 26 Tom Welling, American actor
  • Apr 27 Jerry Trainor, American actor (Drake & Josh, iCarly), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 29 Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
  • Apr 30 Pell James, American actress
  • May 2 Jenna Von Oy, American actress (Seven-Blossom), born in Danbury, Connecticut
  • May 4 Emily Perkins, Canadian actress (Hiccups), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 5 Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress
  • May 7 Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster
  • May 8 Jennifer Walcott, American Playboy Playmate
  • May 9 Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • May 10 Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • May 11 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • May 12 Rebecca Herbst, American actress
  • May 13 Neil Hopkins, American actor
  • May 13 Samantha Morton, English actress
  • May 14 Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
  • May 14 Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • May 20 Angela Goethals, American actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 Matt Czuchry, American actor
  • May 20 Miriam Parrish, American television actress
  • May 22 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • May 22 Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • May 24 Kym Valentine Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 26 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • May 28 Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
  • May 29 Danny Gerard, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • May 30 Rachael Stirling, British actress
  • May 31 Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
  • May 31 Debbie King, English TV presenter
  • May 31 June Sarpong, British television presenter
  • Jun 1 Danielle Harris, American actress
  • Jun 1 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress (Prison Break, The Walking Dead), born in La Grange, Illinois
  • Jun 2 Ellie Raab, American actor (Fabulous Baker Boys, Extreme Close-up), born in Wisconsin
  • Jun 2 Zachary Quinto, American actor (Star Trek), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 4 Berglind Icey, Icelandic actor
  • Jun 5 Navi Rawat, American actress
  • Jun 5 Liza Weil, American actress
  • Jun 9 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jun 11 Ryan Dunn, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18 Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 7 Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Jun 14 English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Aug 5 Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 21 Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

  • Nov 11 "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)
  • Dec 21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 19 Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), dies at 74
  • Jan 6 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), dies from cancer at 63
  • Jan 9 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62

Person of interestPeter Finch

Jan 14 Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60

  • Jan 18 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • Jan 25 Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • Jan 26 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), dies from cancer and hepatitis at 60
  • Jan 27 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
  • Jan 29 Freddie Prinze, comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • Feb 3 Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Andy Devine [ Andrew Vabre Devine], American character actor (Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Stagecoach), dies from leukaemia at 71
  • Feb 18 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), dies at 77
  • Feb 22 Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
  • Feb 27 Allison Hayes, American model and actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), dies of Leukemia or lead poisoning at 47
  • Feb 28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), dies at 71
  • Mar 3 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • Mar 8 Henry Hull, American actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
  • Mar 10 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, dies at 49
  • Mar 27 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Mar 27 Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Mar 30 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 8 Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 17 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
  • Apr 20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Stanley Adams, American actor (Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany's), commits suicide at 61
  • Apr 28 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76

Person of interestJoan Crawford

May 10 Joan Crawford, American actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 72

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • May 26 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • May 31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • Jun 2 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), dies at 77
  • Jun 2 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), dies of heart attack at 45
  • Jun 3 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • Jun 6 Sophie Stewart, actress (As You Like It), dies at 69
  • Jun 13 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • Jun 14 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • Jun 20 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), dies at 68
  • Jul 12 Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
  • Jul 19 John R Powers, US director model bureau, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
  • Jul 23 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Alfred Lunt, American actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 83
  • Aug 5 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 91
  • Aug 9 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75

Person of interestGroucho Marx

Aug 19 Groucho Marx [Julius], American comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), dies at 86

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Aug 21 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • Aug 22 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), dies at 59
  • Aug 26 Willis Bouchey, actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34
  • Aug 27 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
  • Sep 1 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), dies at 59
  • Sep 8 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 62
  • Sep 9 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • Sep 11 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Leonard Carey, American actor (Rebecca, Laughter), dies at 90
  • Sep 30 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53
  • Oct 10 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), dies at 47
  • Oct 12 Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81

Person of interestBing Crosby

Oct 14 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Oct 15 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), dies at 77
  • Oct 31 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 3 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), dies at 82
  • Nov 5 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

Person of interestRené Goscinny

Nov 5 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Nov 9 Gertrude Astor, American actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday
  • Nov 11 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • Nov 18 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • Nov 28 Trevor Bardette, American actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 George Hamilton Combs, American politician and TV and radio commentator (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), dies at 80

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

Dec 25 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Dec 26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • Dec 31 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62