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

Television Premiere

Nov 5 CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman

  • 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"

Television Premiere

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


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 15 Lily Aldridge, American model (Victoria's Secret), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 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

Kaley Cuoco

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


Deaths in Film & TV

Phil Silvers

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

  • 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