November 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 6 Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 7 Muhammad Hassan, professional wrestler
  • Nov 7 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker
  • Nov 7 Anushka Shetty, Tollywood Film Actress
  • Nov 9 Scottie Thompson, American actress
  • Nov 10 Alison Waite, American model and Playboy Playmate
  • Nov 11 Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005
  • Nov 16 Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
  • Nov 18 Christina Vidal, American actress
  • Nov 18 Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor
  • Nov 22 Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas
  • Nov 27 Gary Lucy, English actor (The Bill), born in Chigwell, Essex
  • Nov 29 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 10 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92

Person of interestWilliam Holden

Nov 12 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • Nov 15 Enid Markey, American actress, 1st to play Tarzan's Jane, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75
  • Nov 22 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • Nov 25 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from colon cancerr at 74
  • Nov 27 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • Nov 29 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • Nov 30 Robert H Harris, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 72