1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 9 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • Jan 17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win

  • Jan 31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
  • Feb 2 1st Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 7 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS
  • Feb 17 34th Berlin International Film Festival: "Love Streams" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 28 British satirical puppet show "Spitting Image" premieres on ITV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 15 10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Tom Selleck
Actor
Tom Selleck

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 19 American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • Apr 5 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 8 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins
  • Apr 9 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

  • Apr 15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 21 "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 17 Mai Shanley, 21, of New Mexico crowned 33rd Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Film release premierFilm Release

May 23 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • May 23 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 23 Crime epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" directed by Sergio Leone starring Robert De Niro and James Woods premieres at Cannes

  • Jun 2 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 2 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
  • Jun 8 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murrary and Dan Aykroyd is released
  • Jun 8 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released
  • Jun 9 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • Jun 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
  • Jun 11 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • Jun 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • Jun 19 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 26 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • Jun 28 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jul 9 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • Jul 20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
  • Jul 23 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • Jul 23 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • Jul 30 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV

  • Jul 31 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)
  • Sep 15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • Sep 16 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 20 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

  • Sep 30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury
  • Oct 8 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes
  • Oct 23 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 26 "The Terminator" directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Linda Hamilton
Actress
Linda Hamilton
  • Nov 9 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • Nov 10 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • Nov 12 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • Nov 18 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 23 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the UK

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 168

  • Jan 6 Kate McKinnon [Berthold] actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York
  • Jan 15 Victor Rasuk, American actor
  • Jan 18 Kristy Lee Cook, American Idol 7 cast member
  • Jan 20 Olivia Hallinan, English Actress
  • Jan 20 Toni Gonzaga, Filipina Actress and Singer
  • Jan 22 Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
  • Jan 26 Layla Kayleigh, British television personality
  • Jan 27 Davetta Sherwood, American actress
  • Feb 1 Lee Thompson Young, American actor
  • Feb 6 Brandon Hammond, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American actor (Gregory Hines Show)
  • Feb 10 Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 15 Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • Feb 17 Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 17 Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu
  • Feb 19 Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist

Person of interestTrevor Noah

Feb 20 Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor and TV host (The Daily Show), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Comedian and TV Host Trevor Noah
Comedian and TV Host
Trevor Noah
  • Feb 21 Karina, Japanese model and actress
  • Feb 24 Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 25 Logan Leistikow, American director and actor

Person of interestKarolína Kurková

Feb 28 Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel, born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia

Supermodel Karolína Kurková
Supermodel
Karolína Kurková
  • Mar 1 Naima Mora, American model
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
  • Mar 4 Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
  • Mar 7 Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
  • Mar 10 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Mar 10 Olivia Wilde, American actress
  • Mar 11 Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • Mar 11 Marc-André Grondin, Canadian actor
  • Mar 12 Jaimie Alexander, American Actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mar 13 Rachael Bella, American actress (The Ring), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Mar 13 Noel Fisher, Canadian actor (Shameless, The Riches), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 13 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Mar 14 Liesel Matthews, American former child actress
  • Mar 14 Antoni Porowski, Canadian chef and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 18 Vonzell Solomon, American Idol Contestant
  • Mar 19 Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • Mar 20 Rami Malek, Egyptian-born actor
  • Mar 20 Christy Carlson Romano, American actress
  • Mar 24 Tommy Snider, American actor (Dumb and Dumber To), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 25 Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress (scorpion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Sara Jean Underwood, American model
  • Mar 27 Emily Ann Lloyd, American actress (Apollo 13), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 27 Jon Paul Steur, American actor (Grace Under Fire), born in Escondido, California
  • Mar 28 Nikki Sanderson, British actress and model
  • Apr 1 Olga Rei, Russian television personality
  • Apr 2 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress and singer (The Tribe), born in George, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Apr 5 Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress
  • Apr 8 Taran Noah Smith, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 8 Júlia Liptáková, Slovakian model
  • Apr 8 Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • Apr 9 Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Apr 10 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Apr 11 Kelli Garner, American actress (Dreamland), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Apr 13 Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor
  • Apr 16 Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 16 Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
  • Apr 18 America Ferrera, American actress
  • Apr 19 Lee Da Hae, South Korean actress
  • Apr 21 Ashley Peldon, actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 22 Michelle Ryan, English actress
  • Apr 26 Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)
  • Apr 29 Taylor Cole, American actress
  • Apr 29 Firass Dirani, Lebanese-Australian actor
  • Apr 30 Shawn Daivari, Persian-American professional wrestler and manager
  • May 1 Farah Fath, American actress
  • May 3 Nam Sang-mi, South Korean actress and model, born in Yeongju, South Korea
  • May 5 Eve Torres, American dancer and model
  • May 8 Nadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Miss Universe Pageant (Indonesia)
  • May 13 Caitlin Murphy, Australian actress and Model
  • May 16 Mickie Knuckles, American female professional wrestler
  • May 17 Lena Waithe, American screenwriter, actress and producer (Master of None), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 18 Scarlett Keegan, Playboy Playmate
  • May 21 Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
  • May 23 Adam Wylie, actor (Picket Fences)
  • May 24 Sarah Hagan, American actress
  • May 25 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, 2005 Miss World
  • May 28 Beth Allen, New Zealand actress

Person of interestLaverne Cox

May 29 Laverne Cox, American actress and LGBT advocate, born in Mobile, Alabama

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox
  • May 31 Jason Smith, Australian actor
  • Jun 4 Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • Jun 5 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
  • Jun 6 Shannon Stewart, American model
  • Jun 17 John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 19 Paul Dano, American actor (Love and Mercy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Indigo [Alyssa Ashley Nichols], American actress (Weeds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 26 Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian (Parks and Recreation), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 27 Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 27 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress (Haven), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestKhloé Kardashian

Jun 27 Khloé Kardashian, American reality television star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • Jun 27 Julie Ordon, Swiss model, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jun 29 Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
  • Jun 29 Christopher Egan, Australian actor
  • Jul 2 Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress
  • Jul 3 Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
  • Jul 5 Yu Yamada, Ryukyuan model, actress and singer
  • Jul 6 James Henderson, American model
  • Jul 8 Alexis Dziena, American actress
  • Jul 10 Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, Miss World 2004
  • Jul 11 Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
  • Jul 11 Rachael Taylor, Australian actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 29 Actress Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (33) marries Robert Altman (58)

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 1 Filmmaker Joel Coel marries actress Frances McDormand

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 Actress Annette Bening (25) weds J. Steven White

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • Jan 6 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • Jan 11 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), dies at 81
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • Jan 27 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • Feb 7 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Feb 15 AAvon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation, The Sting, Harry and Tonto), dies of cancer at 73
  • Feb 15 Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • Feb 16 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II, 1941, Bosom Buddies), dies of liver cancer at 69
  • Feb 29 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83

Person of interestJackie Coogan

Mar 1 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Mar 2 Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
  • Mar 4 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Mar 4 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • Mar 5 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • Mar 5 William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
  • Mar 6 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • Mar 10 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • Mar 21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • Mar 24 Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
  • Apr 10 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • Apr 12 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 13 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • Apr 14 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • Apr 18 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • Apr 18 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • Apr 23 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • Apr 25 Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • Apr 26 Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
  • Apr 26 May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • May 4 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), dies of cancer at 52
  • May 10 Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 56
  • May 12 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
  • May 16 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • May 20 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • May 21 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
  • May 21 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93
  • May 22 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • May 24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • May 28 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Jun 7 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of heat failure at 78
  • Jun 17 Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
  • Jun 20 Estelle Winwood, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 99
  • Jun 20 Sunny Johnson, American actress (Animal House), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 30
  • Jul 5 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Jul 31 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • Aug 4 Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • Aug 4 Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • Aug 4 Walter Burke, American actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema
  • Aug 4 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Aug 5 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral haemorrhage at 58
  • Aug 8 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies of Cardiovascular disease at 62
  • Aug 13 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • Aug 26 Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Aug 27 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
  • Sep 1 Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • Sep 2 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (Antigone, Marinos Kontaras), dies at 79
  • Sep 6 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

Sep 14 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Sep 17 Richard Basehart, American actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
  • Sep 19 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band), dies in a car crash at 64
  • Sep 24 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), dies of asthma at 85
  • Sep 26 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87
  • Oct 5 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Oct 16 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • Oct 18 Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
  • Oct 22 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • Oct 23 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 24 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • Oct 26 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
  • Oct 30 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
  • Nov 4 Merie Earle, American actress (Maude in The Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
  • Nov 7 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • Nov 10 Sudie Bond, American actress (Love Story, Johnny Dangerously), dies of a respiratory ailment at 56
  • Nov 13 Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66