November 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 4 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • Nov 4 Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • Nov 5 Eva Gonz├ílez, Spanish model and beauty queen
  • Nov 7 Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress
  • Nov 9 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • Nov 12 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler

Person of interestRyan Gosling

Nov 12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Nov 14 Brock Pierce, American actor
  • Nov 17 Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 17 Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
  • Nov 19 Adele Silva, English actress
  • Nov 21 Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress and presenter, born in Hong Kong
  • Nov 24 Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 25 Josh Lomberger, American professional wrestling backstage interviewer
  • Nov 26 Jessica Bowman, actress (Colleen Cooper-Dr Quinn), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Nov 26 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
  • Nov 26 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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