September 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 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)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 6 Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler

Person of interestMichelle Williams

Sep 9 Michelle Williams, American actress (Dawson's Creek), born in Kalispell, Montana

  • Sep 13 Ben Savage, actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 13 Han Chae-young, South Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Sep 20 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • Sep 20 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • Sep 21 Robert Hoffman, American actor
  • Sep 21 Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress (3 Idiots), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 21 Aleksa Palladino, American actress
  • Sep 21 Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • Sep 22 Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian supermodel
  • Sep 23 Cameron Litvack, American television producer
  • Sep 25 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 29 Zachary Levi [Pugh], American actor (Chuck), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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, Danish actor (b. 1926
  • Sep 5 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 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)