On This Day

November 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
  • Nov 4 "Edge of Darkness" first airs on BBC Two, featuring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 8 Jack Osbourne, English television star, born in St John's Wood, London
  • Nov 10 Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Jessica Sierra, American Idol season 4 finalist
  • Nov 20 Dan Byrd, American actor, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Nov 24 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • Nov 27 Alison Pill, Canadian actress

Person of interestKaley Cuoco

Nov 30 Kaley Cuoco, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Camarillo, California

Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco

Person of interestChrissy Teigen

Nov 30 Chrissy Teigen, American model, born in Delta, Utah

Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPhil Silvers

Nov 1 Phil Silvers, American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), dies in his sleep at 73

Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers
  • Nov 6 Joel Crothers, American 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, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), 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
  • Nov 26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, American actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Bill Scott, American voice actor, producer and writer (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Nov 30 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), dies at 58