1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • Jan 22 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 23 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 26 42nd Golden Globes: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win

  • Feb 14 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 14 "Whitney Houston" debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

  • Mar 5 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Killing Fields" Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director
  • Mar 6 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 12 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor Tom Selleck
Actor
Tom Selleck
  • Mar 18 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 25 57th Academy Awards: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Apr 30 "Shoah", French documentary about the Holocaust, directed by Claude Lanzmann, starring Richard Glazar and Raul Hilberg, premieres in Paris
  • May 13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • May 20 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 President Ronald Reagan awards Jimmy Stewart the Presidential Medal of Freedom and promotes him to Major General on the Retired List

Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

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

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 13 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

  • Jun 14 "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jun 15 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Jul 3 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 3 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

  • Jul 15 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
  • Aug 1 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 7 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", staring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

  • Aug 26 42nd Venice Film Festival: "Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond)" directed by Agnes Varda wins the Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 14 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • Sep 18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • Sep 20 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest
  • Sep 22 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win
  • Sep 29 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 29 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • Sep 29 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Oct 26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles
  • Nov 1 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
  • Nov 4 "Edge of Darkness" first airs on BBC Two, featuring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • Nov 11 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
  • Nov 14 Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
  • Nov 17 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 24 NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • Dec 1 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

  • Dec 8 NBC premiere of thriller "Final Jeopardy", starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 10 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • Dec 11 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
  • Dec 20 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 125

  • Jan 5 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
  • Jan 5 Yoon So-Yi, South Korean actress
  • Jan 12 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
  • Jan 12 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)
  • Jan 18 Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
  • Jan 21 Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model
  • Jan 23 Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
  • Jan 29 Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
  • Feb 1 Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model
  • Feb 4 Bug Hall, American actor
  • Feb 5 Crystal Hunt, American actress
  • Feb 7 Tina Majorino, actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • Feb 7 Clara Bryant, American actress
  • Feb 9 David Gallagher, American actor
  • Feb 12 Saskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 13 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress, born in South Korea
  • Feb 14 Jacob Parker, actor (Evening Shade)
  • Feb 14 Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
  • Feb 14 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • Feb 14 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Feb 17 Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • Feb 19 Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
  • Feb 19 Arielle Kebbel, American actress
  • Feb 26 Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger
  • Feb 27 Juliana Imai, Brazilian model
  • Mar 2 Robert Iler, American actor
  • Mar 5 Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • Mar 6 Albert Reed, American model
  • Mar 8 Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer

Person of interestEmile Hirsch

Mar 13 Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), born in Topanga, California

  • Mar 15 James MacLurcan, Australian actor
  • Mar 15 Eva Amurri, American actress
  • Mar 16 Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel
  • Mar 24 Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model

Person of interestKeira Knightley

Mar 26 Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

  • Mar 26 Jonathan Groff, American stage actor
  • Mar 27 Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel, born in Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden
  • Mar 30 Miss Fame [Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen], American drag queen, model, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Templeton, California
  • Apr 1 Josh Zuckerman, American actor
  • Apr 12 Jeísa Chiminazzo, Brazilian supermodel (IMG Models), born in Muçum, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Apr 16 Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Apr 23 Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress
  • Apr 25 Jonathan Halyalkar, Ramsey NJ, actor (Billy-Who's the Boss)
  • Apr 30 Gal Gadot, Israeli actress (Wonder Woman), born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel
  • May 1 Drew Sidora, American actress

Person of interestLily Allen

May 2 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • May 3 Greg Raposo, American singer and actor, born in New York
  • May 5 Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer
  • May 8 Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
  • May 14 Sally Martin, American actress
  • May 16 Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor
  • May 21 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London
  • May 22 Caridee English, American Model
  • May 25 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
  • Jun 2 Ana Cristina, Cuban American singer, composer, and actress
  • Jun 3 Detox Icunt [Matthew Sanderson], American drag queen, recording artist and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 4 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
  • Jun 4 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (d. 2006)
  • Jun 6 Drew Galloway, Scottish professional wrestler
  • Jun 9 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
  • Jun 11 Anja Rubik, Polish supermodel
  • Jun 12 Kendra Wilkinson, American Television Personality and glamour model, born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 13 Raz-B [De'Mario Thornton], American R&B actor and singer (B2K) born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 21 Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter (Born to Die, Ultraviolence), and model (H&M), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Michelle Wolf, American comedian, born in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 22 Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
  • Jun 24 Kyle Searles, American actor
  • Jun 30 Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • Jul 1 Lea Seydoux. French actress (Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Spectre), born in Paris, France

Person of interestAshley Tisdale

Jul 2 Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer (High School Musical), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale
  • Jul 3 Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor.
  • Jul 5 Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress
  • Jul 11 Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
  • Jul 12 Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
  • Jul 14 Phoebe Waller-Bridge, English actress, writer and director (Fleabag), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Chace Crawford, American actor
  • Jul 20 John Francis Daley, American actor
  • Jul 22 Akira Tozawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jul 25 James Lafferty, American actor (One Tree Hill-Nathan Scott), born in Hemet, California
  • Jul 25 Jasmine Lennard, British model and reallity TV star (Big Brother), born in Belgravia, Westminster, England
  • Jul 27 Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress, born in Porto, Portugal
  • Jul 27 Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor (Thumbsucker), born in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • Jul 28 Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, born in Yellowknife, Canada
  • Aug 2 Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Aug 9 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine
  • Aug 14 Charlotte Kate Fox, American actress (Asadora, Massan), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Aug 16 Agnes Bruckner, American actress, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Aug 17 Yū Aoi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 24 Destiny Davis, American model and Playboy Playmate, born in Glendora, California
  • Aug 28 James Jagger, American actor (Vinyl) and son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Ralph Woolfolk IV, American actor
  • Aug 29 Jeffrey Licon, American actor
  • Sep 8 Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant
  • Sep 14 Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
  • Sep 16 Madeline Zima, American actress (The Nanny, Californication), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 21 Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
  • Sep 22 Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress (Orphan Black), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Oct 10 Aaron Himelstein, American actor
  • Oct 11 Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 8 Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Mar 9 Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 23 Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jun 22 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • Sep 18 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
  • Dec 14 "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • Jan 14 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • Jan 18 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), dies from cancer at 72
  • Jan 21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • Jan 30 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), dies at 66
  • Feb 6 Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
  • Feb 6 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Feb 8 Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Feb 11 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • Feb 12 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Feb 16 Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
  • Feb 18 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), dies at 58
  • Feb 19 George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • Feb 21 Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
  • Feb 21 Louis Hayward, British-American actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Feb 22 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • Feb 27 David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
  • Feb 27 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), dies at 80
  • Feb 28 Charita Bauer, American actress (The Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), dies following long illness at 62
  • Mar 8 Edward Andrews, American actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 21 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's Disease
  • Mar 25 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Apr 5 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), dies at 82
  • Apr 14 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • Apr 16 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 60
  • Apr 23 Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies from heart disease at 78
  • Apr 25 Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • May 1 George Pravda, Czech actor, dies at 68
  • May 2 Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
  • May 6 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • May 7 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 8 Adolphus "Dolph" Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 8 Redmond "Edmond" O'Brien, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
  • May 11 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • May 15 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38

Person of interestMargaret Hamilton

May 16 Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

  • May 17 Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
  • May 18 Tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
  • May 20 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
  • May 27 Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
  • May 29 Madge West, American actress (McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
  • Jun 1 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
  • Jun 10 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jun 11 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • Jun 27 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), dies at 53
  • Jun 28 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Jun 28 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), dies at 72
  • Jul 5 Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64
  • Jul 8 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Rafael Campos, actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
  • Jul 17 Margo, actress (Rumba, Viva Zapata), dies at 68 of a brain tumor
  • Jul 21 Mickey Shaughnessy, actor (Chicago Teddy Bears), dies at 65
  • Jul 21 Vicki Vola, actress (Miss Miller-Mr District Attorney)
  • Jul 28 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
  • Jul 29 James F Nolan, actor (Dante), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 2 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Aug 7 Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 62
  • Aug 8 Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 12 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Aug 13 Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
  • Aug 25 Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
  • Aug 28 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, The Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
  • Aug 29 Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Sep 2 Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 4 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Sep 4 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Sep 6 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • Sep 10 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Sep 11 Masako Natsume [Odate], Japanese actress and model (Tripitaka in "Monkey"), dies of leukaemia at 27
  • Sep 23 Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Sep 27 Lloyd Nolan American, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), dies of lung cancer at 83

Person of interestSimone Signoret

Sep 30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

  • Oct 2 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), dies of leukaemia at 58
  • Oct 2 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • Oct 2 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74

Person of interestOrson Welles

Oct 10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

Person of interestYul Brynner

Oct 10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • Oct 12 Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • Oct 29 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • Oct 31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), dies at 72
  • Nov 1 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • Nov 6 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 6 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Nov 9 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 19 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83