November 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 8 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

Film & TV History

Nov 8 Bernard Slade's stage comedy "Romantic Comedy", starring Mia Farrow and Anthony Perkins, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 396 performances

  • Nov 15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

Television Premiere

Nov 17 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United States

  • Nov 24 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States
  • Nov 30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of late nightly news on Iran "America Held Hostage" (ABC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Julie Lund, Danish actress (What Goes Around), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 4 Daisy Eagan, American actress (The Secret Garden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Jesse Camp, American TV personality (Wanna Be a VJ), born in Granby, Connecticut
  • Nov 4 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model, born in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • Nov 7 Barney Harwood, English CBBC presenter, born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Nov 7 Joey Ryan, American professional wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 8 Dania Ramírez, Dominican-American television and film actress, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 9 Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), born in Enfield Town, United Kingdom (d. 2020)
  • Nov 12 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Nov 12 Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler, born in Caledonia, New York
  • Nov 14 Mavie Hörbiger, German actress

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Nov 14 Ukrainian-French model and actress who played Bond girl Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace, born in Berdyansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • Nov 14 Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Nov 16 Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 23 Kelly Brook, English actress/model, born in Rochester, United Kingdom
  • Nov 28 Daniel Henney, Korean model-actor
  • Nov 28 Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 29 Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter, born in Gants Hill, Ilford, United Kingdom

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 5 Amedeo Nazzari [Buffa], Italian actor (Nights of Cabiria; Chains; Caravaggio), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • Nov 7 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • Nov 8 Sydney Tafler, English actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • Nov 9 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American stage and screen actor (Topaz; The Rose Tattoo), dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • Nov 15 Jed Harris, Austrian-born American theatre producer and director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), dies from a stroke at 68
  • Nov 26 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), dies at 91
  • Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • Nov 30 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), dies at 78