1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 Last broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 37th Golden Globes: "Kramer vs. Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

  • Feb 1 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Feb 1 Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 8 6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

  • Mar 21 On TV show "Dallas", J.R. is shot

Battle of InterestIran Hostage Crisis

Mar 24 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
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  • Apr 14 52nd Academy Awards: "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win
  • May 1 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • May 9 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • May 15 Shawn Weatherly of South Carolina crowned 29th Miss USA, goes on to win Miss Universe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 "Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • May 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

Film release premierFilm Release

May 23 Horror film "The Shining" released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Actress Shelley Duvall
Actress
Shelley Duvall
  • Jun 1 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 1 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 3 ESPN begins televising college world series games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 23 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jun 24 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
  • Jul 2 Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
  • Jul 7 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • Jul 7 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
  • Jul 30 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Aug 19 Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters
  • Aug 28 37th Venice Film Festival: "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and "Gloria" directed by John Cassavetes jointly awarded Golden Lion (first since 1968)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match
  • Sep 6 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • Sep 7 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes win. Notable for going ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 17 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 19 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)

  • Oct 4 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
  • Oct 18 Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
  • Oct 25 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
  • Nov 10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • Nov 13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • Nov 14 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
  • Nov 17 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Nov 20 United Artists withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing
  • Dec 1 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Actress
Cathy Moriarty
  • Dec 20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • Dec 30 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 212

  • Jan 1 Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • Jan 3 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • Jan 4 Greg Cipes, American actor
  • Jan 4 Erin Cahill, American actress
  • Jan 5 Garette Patrick Ratliff, actor (Return to Blue Lagoon)
  • Jan 8 Rachel Nichols, American actress
  • Jan 10 Sarah Shahi, American actress and model, born in Euless, Texas
  • Jan 11 Deanna Wright, US actress, born in Ocala, Florida
  • Jan 14 Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
  • Jan 16 Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
  • Jan 16 Alyssa Edwards [Justin Johnson], American drag performer, choreographer, TV personality and businessperson (Beyond Belief Dance Company), born in Mesquite, Texas

Person of interestZooey Deschanel

Jan 17 Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Almost Famous, New Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 17 Kimberly Spicer, American model
  • Jan 18 Jason Segel, American actor (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Jan 22 Christopher Masterson, American actor, born in Long Island, New York
  • Jan 24 Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
  • Jan 25 Michelle McCool, US professional wrestler, born in Palatka, Florida
  • Jan 28 Jesse James American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 29 Jason James Richter, Medford OR, actor (Free Willy)
  • Jan 29 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
  • Jan 30 Leilani Dowding, British glamour model
  • Jan 30 Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
  • Jan 30 Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
  • Jan 31 James Adomian, American actor
  • Jan 31 Tiffany Limos, American actress
  • Feb 2 Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Feb 6 Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
  • Feb 8 Ralf Little, English actor/comedian
  • Feb 9 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • Feb 11 Matthew Lawrence, US actor (Matthew-Gimme a Break), born in Albington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Natasha Bobo, US actress (Sally in Together We Stand), born in Watsonville, California
  • Feb 12 Christina Ricci, US actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Casper), born in Santa Monica. California
  • Feb 12 Sarah Lancaster, US actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Feb 14 Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
  • Feb 14 Josh Senter, American screenwriter
  • Feb 16 Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
  • Feb 17 Jason Ritter, American actor
  • Feb 21 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • Feb 24 Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 25 Christy Knowings, American actress
  • Mar 2 Lance Cade, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 2 Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and producer (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 4 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
  • Mar 7 Laura Prepon, American actress
  • Mar 13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • Mar 13 Molly Stanton, American actress (Miss March), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 14 Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress
  • Mar 18 Sophia Myles, English actress
  • Mar 23 Russell Howard, British Comedian
  • Mar 24 Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
  • Mar 25 Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
  • Mar 29 Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • Mar 29 Amy Mathews, Australian actress
  • Mar 31 Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • Apr 1 Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 1 Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • Apr 1 Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • Apr 3 Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian (The Whitest Kids U' Know), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Apr 5 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • Apr 6 Matthew Thomas Carey, American actor (Old School,The Banger Sisters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 8 Katee Sackhoff, American actress
  • Apr 9 Yoanna House, American model
  • Apr 10 Charlie Hunnam, British actor (Sons of Anarchy), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Apr 13 Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
  • Apr 14 Ben Wells, American actor
  • Apr 15 Natalie Casey, British actress
  • Apr 16 Jesse Tendler, American actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Apr 16 Paul London, American professional wrestler, born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 19 Alexis Thorpe, American actress
  • Apr 22 Aaron Metchnik, actor (Stephen-Torkelsons), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 22 Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor
  • Apr 24 Austin Nichols, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Apr 26 Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
  • Apr 26 Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 26 Channing Tatum, American actor (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike), born in Cullman, Alabama
  • May 1 Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • May 6 Scott Colton, American professional wrestler
  • May 6 Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star
  • May 7 Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey
  • May 9 Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor
  • May 11 Matthew Lawrence, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • May 15 Rocky Marquette, American actor
  • May 18 Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model
  • May 19 Drew Fuller, American actor/model
  • May 21 Chris Raab, American actor
  • May 22 Rhett Fisher, actor/musician
  • May 23 Lane Garrison, American actor
  • May 24 Billy L Sullivan, actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 24 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • May 25 Jae Hee, South Korean actor
  • Jun 1 Oliver James, British actor
  • Jun 10 Jessica Di Cicco, American actress
  • Jun 15 Christopher Castile, American actor
  • Jun 15 Cara Zavaleta, American model
  • Jun 16 Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress (Tatli bela Fadime), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Jun 18 Tara Platt, American actress
  • Jun 19 Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Actor Samuel L. Jackson (31) weds sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson (30)

  • Feb 20 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
  • May 22 Actress Marlo Thomas & talk host Phil Donahue marry

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 5 Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Actor James Woods (33) weds costume designer Kathryn Morrison

  • Oct 4 "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) weds businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen (26) in Roxbury, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Actor Martin Short (30) weds comic actress Nancy Dolman (29)


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 8 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces singer David Bowie (33) after 9 years of marriage

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 6 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 101

  • Jan 3 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
  • Jan 17 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd, Young & Willing, Mr. and Mrs. North), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60
  • Jan 22 Iris Meredith [Shunn], American actress (Son of Davy Crockett, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen), dies at 64
  • Jan 24 Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
  • Jan 25 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), dies at 75
  • Jan 25 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), dies at 56
  • Jan 29 Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • Feb 1 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Feb 1 Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • Feb 7 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • Feb 13 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • Feb 14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • Feb 18 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Feb 21 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • Feb 27 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
  • Mar 1 Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
  • Mar 5 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • Mar 9 Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Apr 3 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • Apr 9 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • Apr 10 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • Apr 11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), dies from a massive hemorrhage at 62
  • Apr 15 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 15 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • Apr 26 Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

Apr 29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • Apr 30 Mary McCarty, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • May 2 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • May 4 Kay Hammond, British actress (Blithe Spirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies at 71
  • May 12 Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
  • May 14 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • May 21 Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
  • Jun 7 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • Jun 8 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • Jun 12 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • Jun 18 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • Jun 23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies
  • Jun 28 Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • Jun 30 Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies
  • Jul 6 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
  • Jul 7 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
  • Jul 15 Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68

Person of interestPeter Sellers

Jul 24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Jul 24 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • Jul 26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 30 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • Jul 31 Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49

Person of interestStrother Martin

Aug 1 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • Aug 9 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), murdered by estranged husband and manager Paul Snider at 20
  • Aug 23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), dies of liver failure at 53
  • Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Aug 27 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
  • Sep 3 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • Sep 3 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • Sep 3 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • Sep 5 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • Sep 9 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), dies at 78
  • Sep 12 Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • Sep 20 Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • Sep 25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • Oct 6 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 6 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • Oct 10 William "Billie" Thomas, American actor (Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Oct 10 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Oct 27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • Oct 28 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), dies of cancer at 63
  • Nov 2 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
  • Nov 6 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77

Person of interestSteve McQueen

Nov 7 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of cancer at 50

  • Nov 9 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation at 65
  • Nov 16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • Nov 22 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

Person of interestMae West

Nov 22 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • Nov 24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • Nov 26 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
  • Nov 26 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), commits suicide at 53
  • Dec 1 Sam Levene, American Broadway actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
  • Dec 24 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • Dec 25 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), dies at 80