September 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
  • Sep 8 Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
  • Sep 9 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win

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Sep 23 Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • Sep 26 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million

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Sep 27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • Sep 4 Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress
  • Sep 6 Brandon Silvestry, American professional wrestler (Low Ki), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 10 Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • Sep 11 Ariana Richards, American actress (Spaced Invaders, Prancer), born in Healdsburg, California
  • Sep 11 Steve Hofstetter, American comedian & radio personality, born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 15 Dave Annable, American actor
  • Sep 15 Amy Davidson, American actress
  • Sep 17 Billy Miller, actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 18 Alison Lohman, American actress
  • Sep 19 Dannielle Brent, British actress (Bad Girls), born in Rush Green, London
  • Sep 19 Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel and actress, born in Les Ulis, France
  • Sep 21 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • Sep 22 Michael Graziadei, American actor
  • Sep 24 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian
  • Sep 24 Justin Bruening, American actor
  • Sep 27 Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
  • Sep 28 Anndi Lynn McAfee, actress (Ice Cream Man, Conagher)
  • Sep 30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Isabella Rossellini (27) weds director Martin Scorsese (36)

Actress Isabella Rossellini
Actress
Isabella Rossellini
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), dies at 90
  • Sep 15 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Sep 15 Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), dies at 63
  • Sep 21 John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
  • Sep 25 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64
  • Sep 26 Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies from mouth cancer at 69
  • Sep 26 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81