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

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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"

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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
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
  • 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
  • Nov 30 Kaley Cuoco, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Camarillo, California
  • Nov 30 Chrissy Teigen, American model, born in Delta, Utah

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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, 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 20 Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), dies at 58