November 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 8 Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 8 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

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Nov 13 Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

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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

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 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 nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Julie Lund, Danish actress (What Goes Around), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 4 Daisy Eagan, American actresss (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
  • Nov 4 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model
  • Nov 7 Barney Harwood, CBBC presenter
  • Nov 7 Joey Ryan, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 8 Dania Ramírez, Dominican actress
  • Nov 9 Caroline Flack, British television presenter
  • Nov 12 Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 12 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS),born in Santiago, Chile
  • Nov 14 Mavie Hörbiger, German actress
  • Nov 16 Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David)
  • Nov 23 Kelly Brook, English actress/model
  • Nov 28 Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 28 Daniel Henney, Korean model-actor
  • Nov 29 Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 7 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • Nov 7 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • Nov 8 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • Nov 9 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 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