On This Day

Year 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 18 3rd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 22 Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism
  • Jan 25 3rd Sundance Film Festival: "Waiting for the Moon" and "The Trouble with Dick" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 26 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 31 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Bob Hoskins, & Marlee Matlin win

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Feb 15 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • Feb 17 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
  • Feb 20 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • Feb 20 37th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Theme" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Mar 8 "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 14 13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • Mar 20 Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
  • Mar 20 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Mar 29 WrestleMania III: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI (93,173): Hulk Hogan successfully defends WWF Heavyweight title against André the Giant

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Mar 29 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Howard the Duck" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 30 59th Academy Awards: "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Apr 5 Fox TV network premieres showing "Married With Children" and "The Tracey Ullman Show"
  • Apr 7 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
  • Apr 12 CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"
  • May 7 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on TV comedy "Cheers"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Last episode of "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" after the host is fired by the Fox network

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • May 19 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 20 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
  • May 26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • May 27 Christian evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
  • May 29 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent of involuntary manslaughter in death of actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors during filming
  • May 30 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • Jun 5 "Nightline" presents its 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM
  • Jun 18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • Jun 27 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • Jun 30 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • Jul 14 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jul 21 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 25 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • Aug 4 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • Aug 6 20th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Aug 21 "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US
  • Aug 29 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Aug 31 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Sep 2 Philips introduces CD-video

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 9 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife
  • Sep 16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • Sep 19 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 20 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • Sep 29 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 4 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
Actor Peter O'Toole
Actor
Peter O'Toole
  • Oct 24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
  • Nov 12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • Nov 21 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
  • Nov 22 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • Dec 10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 11 "Wall Street" film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Loui Batley, British actress
  • Jan 5 Kristin Cavallari, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestCynthia Erivo

Jan 8 Cynthia Erivo, British actress (Harriet Tubman) and singer-songwriter, born in London, England

Actress Cynthia Erivo
Actress
Cynthia Erivo
  • Jan 9 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 Naya Rivera, American actress (Glee), born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Jan 12 Will Rothhaar, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15 Michael Seater, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 16 Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model, born in Wickford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor, born in Sosnovo, Russia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27 Lily Donaldson, British model
  • Jan 30 Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler, born in Limerick, Republic of Ireland
  • Feb 1 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • Feb 2 Martin Spanjers, American actor
  • Feb 5 Henry Golding, Malaysian actor (Crazy Rich Asians), born in Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Feb 5 Darren Criss, American actor & singer-songwriter (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 9 Michael B. Jordan, American actor (Black Panther), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Feb 9 Rose Leslie, Scottish actress (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 14 Joseph Pichler, American actor, born in Bremerton, Washington

Person of interestEllen Page

Feb 21 Ellen Page, Canadian actress (Juno) & LGBT activist, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page
  • Feb 21 Burgess Abernethy, Australian actor, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Feb 21 Ashley Greene, American model & actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 24 Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
  • Feb 24 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
  • Feb 25 Michelle Lewin, American bodybuilder and fitness model, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • Mar 6 Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress
  • Mar 9 Lil' Bow Wow [Shad Gregory Moss], American rapper and actor (Beware of Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor (The Zack Files), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 15 Taiwan Brown, video jockey
  • Mar 16 Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model
  • Mar 20 Rollo Weeks, English actor
  • Mar 25 Jason Castro, American Idol contestant
  • Mar 26 Joshua Herdman, English actor, born in Hampton, United Kingdom
  • Mar 28 Jonathan Van Ness, American hairstylist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Apr 1 Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress (Blade Runner 2049), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 3 Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Apr 4 Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • Apr 4 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress (Flashpoint), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 7 Alexa Demara, American model and actress
  • Apr 9 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer, born in Ardsley, New York
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 19 Courtland Mead, American actor (Dragonworld), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Apr 20 John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress and famous YouTube star (lonelygirl15), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • Apr 27 William Moseley, British actor (The Chronicles of Narnia - Peter Pevensie), born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 27 Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress (Mona the Vampire), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Alicia Morton, American actress
  • May 1 Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • May 6 Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
  • May 13 Hunter Parrish, American actor
  • May 15 Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
  • May 18 Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and model
  • May 21 Ashlie Brillault, American actress
  • May 29 Alessandra Toreson, American actress
  • Jun 3 Lalaine, American actress and singer
  • Jun 3 Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
  • Jun 5 Lara Bingle, Australian model
  • Jun 5 Charlie Clements, English actor (Eastenders), born in Sidcup, England

Person of interestDaniel Logan

Jun 6 Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Jun 10 Kelly Vitz, American actress

Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

Jun 16 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jun 16 Ali Stroker, American actress and singer, first actress to appear in a wheelchair on Broadway and win a Tony award, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Jun 22 Joe Dempsie, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 27 Ed Westwick, English actor (Gossip Girl), born in London, England
  • Jun 29 Yasuka Saitō, Japanese actor (GoGo Sentai Boukenger), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Jul 2 Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)
  • Jul 6 Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model, born in Panambi, Brazil
  • Jul 6 Kate Nash, English singer songwriter and actress, born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up, born in Jinan, China
  • Jul 8 Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • Jul 21 AnnaLynne McCord, American actress
  • Jul 24 Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
  • Jul 25 Michael Welch, American actor (Joan of Arcadia-Luke Girardi), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Jul 31 Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress (Oberon), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 5 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress (Bommarillu), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 5 Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model
  • Aug 8 Katie Leung, Scottish actress
  • Aug 8 Kim Chi [Sang-Young Shin], Korean-American drag queen, artist, and reality television personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Kyal Marsh, Australian actor, born in Clare, South Australia
  • Aug 18 Mika Boorem, American actress (Hearts in Atlantis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Aug 19 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress
  • Aug 21 Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer, one of the member of Korean boy band Super Junior, born in Seoul
  • Aug 23 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Phillipines
  • Aug 25 Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
  • Aug 25 Blake Lively, American actress (Gossip Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer, born in Wuhan, China
  • Sep 3 Chris Fountain, English actor
  • Sep 7 Evan Rachel Wood, American actress (Thirteen), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 11 Tyler Hoechlin, American actor (Teen Wolf), born in Corona, California
  • Sep 16 Daren Kagasoff, American actor (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Encino, California
  • Sep 18 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 19 Danielle Panabaker, American actress (Stuck in the Suburbs), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 19 Guy Williams, New Zealand comedian and TV personality (Jono and Ben), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 22 Tom Felton, English Actor
  • Sep 24 Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Person of interestHilary Duff

Sep 28 Hilary Duff, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire), born in Houston, Texas

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff
  • Sep 30 Denise Laurel, Filipine actress and singer
  • Oct 1 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 3 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Mar 1 "The Last Picture Show" actress Cybill Shepherd (37) weds Dr. Bruce Oppenheim (38) in San Fernando Valley

LoveWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

LoveWedding of Interest

May 9 Actor Tom Cruise (27) weds actress Mimi Rogers (33)

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Jul 7 "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Hunter Tylo (25) weds actor Michael Tylo (38)

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 7 "Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 24 Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Actor
Bruce Willis

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 25 Actor Phil Hartman (39) weds former model Brynn Omdahl


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 14 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • Jan 8 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 9 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 67
  • Jan 14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • Jan 15 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), commits suicide at 59
  • Jan 17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • Jan 27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • Jan 30 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • Jan 30 Ken Drake, American actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies at 65
  • Jan 31 Yves Allégret, French film director, dies at 79
  • Feb 1 Ernest "Ern" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family) and actor, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Feb 1 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)

Person of interestLiberace

Feb 4 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • Feb 8 Harriet MacGibbon, American actress, dies of a pulmonary & cardiac failure at 81
  • Feb 12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • Feb 17 Hal K Dawson, actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies
  • Feb 17 Verree Teasdale, actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies

Person of interestAndy Warhol

Feb 22 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), dies of a heart attack at 58

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Feb 22 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 23 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Feb 25 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 27 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Feb 28 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83
  • Mar 2 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), dies at 89
  • Mar 3 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Mar 11 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), dies at 81
  • Mar 16 Scott McKay [Carl Chester Gose], American actor (Stage Door, Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies of kidney failuyre at 71
  • Mar 19 Emile Meyer, actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
  • Mar 21 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), dies in a plane crash at 35
  • Mar 21 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Mar 22 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, The Abbott & Costello Show), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 26 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), dies at 88
  • Mar 28 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Apr 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • Apr 17 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), dies on stage at 57
  • Apr 19 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • Apr 30 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies
  • May 4 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), dies of cancer at 56
  • May 7 Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), dies of leukaemia at 56
  • May 14 Rita Hayworth [Margarita Cansino], American actress (Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
  • May 15 Wynne Gibson, actor (Night After Night, Aggie Appleby), dies
  • May 21 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies lung cancer at 57
  • May 24 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
  • May 28 Charles Ludlam, American playwright and actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
  • May 31 Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
  • Jun 3 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • Jun 6 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • Jun 9 Grandon Rhodes, actor (Gentleman From Nowhere), dies
  • Jun 9 Madge Kennedy, actress (Marrying Kind, 3 Bad Sisters), dies
  • Jun 10 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), commits suicide at 45 by jumping from the window of her fifth floor apartment

Person of interestGeraldine Page

Jun 13 Geraldine Page, American actress (Blue & Gray, Trip to Bountiful), dies at 62

  • Jun 21 Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)

Person of interestFred Astaire

Jun 22 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • Jun 24 Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Jun 30 King Donovan, actor and director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
  • Jul 3 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
  • Jul 15 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 71
  • Jul 17 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
  • Jul 20 Richard Egan, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jul 30 Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
  • Aug 1 Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • Aug 1 Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
  • Aug 4 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Aug 5 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), dies at 64
  • Aug 6 Sherwood Bailey, actor (Spud-Our Gang), dies
  • Aug 10 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
  • Aug 10 Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
  • Aug 17 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Aug 19 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), dies from multiple myeloma at 76
  • Aug 24 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Aug 28 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81

Person of interestLee Marvin

Aug 29 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), dies of a heart attack at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Aug 29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • Sep 1 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), dies at 72
  • Sep 6 Quinn Martin, American television producer, dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • Sep 12 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • Sep 17 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • Sep 21 Ruth Attaway, American actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies at 77
  • Sep 22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • Sep 25 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81

Person of interestMary Astor

Sep 25 Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • Sep 25 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81
  • Oct 2 Madeleine Carroll, English actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • Oct 17 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
  • Oct 22 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Oct 25 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), dies at 80
  • Nov 5 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 17 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • Nov 23 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family, Peter Pan), dies of lupus at 58
  • Nov 29 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • Dec 6 James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies