September 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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

Toronto Film Festival

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

Music History

Sep 17 Vanessa Williams (20), Miss New York is crowned 56th Miss America 1984; 1st winner of African-American descent

  • Sep 18 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • Sep 18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • Sep 25 35th Emmy Awards: "Hill Street Blues", "Cheers", Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 13 Sean Brosnan II, American actor and son of actor Pierce Brosnan, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20 Yuna Ito, American pop singer (Heart) and actress of Japanese and Korean heritage, born in Los Angeles, California

Joseph MazzelloJoseph Mazzello (39 years old)

Sep 21 American actor (Jurassic Park, The Pacific), born in Rhinebeck. New York

  • Sep 21 Maggie Grace, American actress

Donald GloverDonald Glover (39 years old)

Sep 25 American actor, singer and writer (Atlanta, Childish Gambino), born in Edwards Air Force Base, California

  • Sep 26 Zoe Perry, American stage and screen actress (Young Sheldon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 27 Jeon Hye Bin, Korean actress
  • Sep 27 Shermon Tang, Hong Kong actress

Divorces in Film & TV

James Woods

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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 (Bridget Loves Bernie - "Otis"; Adam-12- "Officer Grant"), and jazz drummer, dies at 49