On This Day

Year 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 29 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

  • Feb 2 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Feb 18 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 20 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H", a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled ""Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • Mar 7 TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 11 9th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," is released in the US

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • Apr 11 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Inchon!" wins
  • Apr 11 55th Academy Awards: "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win
  • Apr 15 Tokyo Disneyland opens
  • Apr 25 "Nightline" expands from ½ hour to a full hour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall

  • May 12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • May 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • May 19 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Peter Cushing
Actor
Peter Cushing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 6 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Jun 6 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • Jun 8 "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jun 15 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Jul 11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 21 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Jul 29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • Aug 4 16th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 30 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 31 40th Venice Film Festival: "First Name: Carmen" directed by Jean-Luc Godard wins Golden Lion

Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award

Actress Glenn Close
Actress
Glenn Close
  • Sep 18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • Sep 18 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • Sep 25 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • Oct 10 NBC premiere of true life drama "Adam", based on John Walsh's son's murder
  • Nov 3 Nashville Network begins on cable TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 17 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 20 100 million watch ABC TV movie "The Day After" about nuclear war

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • Dec 25 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney World Florida

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • Jan 1 Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • Jan 2 Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 8 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 13 Julian Morris, English actor
  • Jan 13 William Hung, American Idol contestant
  • Jan 17 Andrea Lowell, American model, born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 18 Samantha Mumba, Irish pop and R&B singer ("Gotta Tell You") and actress (The time Machine), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 20 Paula Taylor, Thai actress & model, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jan 21 Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • Jan 31 James Sutton, British television actor, born in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
  • Feb 3 Silambarasan Rajendar, famous south Indian actor
  • Feb 6 Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model, born in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
  • Feb 11 Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 11 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China
  • Feb 15 Ashley Cafagna Tesoro, American actress (Saved By The Bell:The New Class; The Bold and the Beautiful), and country and Christian singer, born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 19 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Feb 19 Mika Nakashima, Japanese pop singer ("Glamorous Sky"; Yuki no Hama" ), and actress (Nana films) born in Hioki, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Feb 23 Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 23 Emily Blunt, English-American actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 26 Kara Monaco, American model, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Feb 27 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom

Person of interestKate Mara

Feb 27 Kate Mara, American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York

Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara
  • Mar 1 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • Mar 9 Maite Perroni [Beorlegui], Mexican actress and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City
  • Mar 10 Janet Mock, American writer, TV host and transgender rights activist (Redefining Realness), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 10 Rafe Spall, English Actor (The Big Short), born in London, England
  • Mar 14 Johnny Flynn, English actor (Emma) and singer-songwriter, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 15 Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
  • Mar 19 Ana Rezende, Brazilian film director and musician (CSS)
  • Mar 19 Matt Sydal, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 26 Michael Mondo [Mike Brendli], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Gordon Heights, New York
  • Mar 30 Zach Gowen, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 1 Matt Lanter, American actor and model
  • Apr 3 Errol Barnett, English-born American reporter (CBS News), born in Milton Keynes, England
  • Apr 4 Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host (PlayMania Block), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Apr 6 Diora Baird, American actress
  • Apr 6 Jade Seah, Singaporean model, host and actress
  • Apr 8 Allu Arjun, Indian Telugu film actor (Parugu), born in Madras, India
  • Apr 8 Adrian Bellani [Gerardo Celasco], American actor (Passions), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 10 Ryan Merriman, American actor (The Ring Two), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma
  • Apr 15 Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
  • Apr 20 Terrence J, American actor and television host (106 & Park), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 20 Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 20 Tan France, English fashion designer and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Doncaster, England
  • Apr 27 Ari Graynor, American actress (The Sopranos), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 29 Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • Apr 29 Sam Jones III, American Actor
  • May 2 Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model (Miss Switzerland 2006), born in Monte Carasso, Ticino, Switzerland
  • May 4 Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress (Mounam Pesiyadhe), born in Chennai, India

Person of interestHenry Cavill

May 5 Henry Cavill, English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands

  • May 6 Adrianne Palicki, American actress (Friday Night Lights, Agents of Shield), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 11 Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestHolly Valance

May 11 Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance
  • May 14 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 14 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • May 19 Jessica Fox, British actress
  • May 20 Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
  • May 23 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • May 23 Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • May 25 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • May 29 Richard Jackson, Redlands California, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
  • May 31 Reggie Yates, English television presenter
  • Jun 1 Jake Silbermann, American actor
  • Jun 6 Gemma Bissix, British actress

Person of interestLeelee Sobieski

Jun 10 Leelee Sobieski, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 14 Louis Garrel, French actor
  • Jun 17 Connie Fisher, British actress, born in Lisburn Northern Ireland
  • Jun 17 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor (Arashi, Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Tokyo
  • Jun 20 Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
  • Jun 24 John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
  • Jun 28 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • Jul 2 Sammy J, Australian comedian
  • Jul 3 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • Jul 4 Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Jul 6 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 9 Lucia Micarelli, American violinist (Josh Groban) and actress (Treme), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 11 Kellie Shirley, British actress
  • Jul 14 Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
  • Jul 17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Sarah Jones, American actress, born in Winter Springs, Florida
  • Jul 22 Sharni Vinson, Australian actress and model
  • Jul 23 Andrew Eiden, American actor
  • Jul 23 Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
  • Jul 26 Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 3 Mamie Gummer, American actress (Nancy Crozier-The Good Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 7 Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 8 Guy Burnet, British actor
  • Aug 9 Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)

Person of interestChris Hemsworth

Aug 11 Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor (Thor, Avengers), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Aug 13 Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor, born in Constanța, Romania
  • Aug 14 Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress (Friends with Benefits), born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Aug 16 Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ, born in Kent, United Kingdom
  • Aug 19 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Person of interestAndrew Garfield

Aug 20 Andrew Garfield, British American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 21 Chantelle Houghton, British TV personality, born in Wickford, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Brody Jenner, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Laura Breckenridge, American actress (Rose Sorelli-Related), born in Flourtown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 24 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 13 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 4 Actor Harrison Ford marries screenwriter Melissa Mathison (divorced 2004)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 6 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Nov 21 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Wrestler Hulk Hogan (30) weds Linda Claridge

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Dec 21 M*A*S*H actress Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 20 Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian & actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65
  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, American film producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 10 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), dies at 68
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), commits suicide by shooting himself at 70
  • Jan 18 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), dies at 69

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

Jan 24 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz), dies of a stroke and a heart attack at 83

Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche [James Amici], American voice actor (Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy), dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • Feb 22 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), dies at 93
  • Mar 6 Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
  • Mar 7 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • Mar 9 Faye Emerson, American actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
  • Mar 14 Maurice Ronet, French film actor, director, and writer (Frantic, Sphinx, Circle of Love), dies of cancer at 55

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

Mar 16 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), dies at 79

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • Mar 25 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Mar 27 James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
  • Mar 28 Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
  • Mar 31 Stephen Murray, English actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70

Person of interestGloria Swanson

Apr 4 Gloria Swanson, American actress (Airport 1975, Sunset Boulevard) and producer, dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • Apr 4 Jacqueline Logan, American actress and silent film leading lady (WAMPAS Baby Star), dies at 78
  • Apr 7 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • Apr 11 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • Apr 15 Rodolfo Hoyos, Mexican actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • Apr 19 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), commits suicide at 80
  • Apr 23 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Robot Monster), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Apr 26 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer & Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
  • Apr 30 Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71
  • May 3 Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 72
  • May 5 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • May 8 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), dies at 74
  • May 25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Jun 3 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • Jun 4 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), dies at 66
  • Jun 7 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, dies at 81

Person of interestNorma Shearer

Jun 12 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • Jun 26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies of congestive heart failure at 82
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59

Person of interestDavid Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • Aug 1 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • Aug 3 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Aug 5 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 15 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • Aug 24 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Simon Oakland, American actor (Toma, Kolchak), dies at 61
  • Sep 3 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • Sep 26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • Sep 30 William Elliott, American actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49
  • Oct 3 John K. M. McCaffery, American TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 5 Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), dies at 86
  • Oct 8 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49

Person of interestRalph Richardson

Oct 10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • Oct 12 Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (ring name "The Grand Wizard of Wrestling"), dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Oct 15 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Oct 23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • Nov 13 Alvin "Junior" Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 71
  • Nov 19 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Nov 20 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Richard Loo, American actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest at 80
  • Nov 22 Michael Conrad, American actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 23 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), dies at 45
  • Nov 28 Christopher George, American actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • Dec 5 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • Dec 7 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • Dec 8 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), dies of cancer at 53
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Dec 10 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, American actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • Dec 21 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • Dec 28 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • Dec 31 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46