On This Day

Year 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • Jan 15 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • Jan 16 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • Jan 19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 23 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

  • Jan 23 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
  • Jan 24 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • Jan 24 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
  • Jan 24 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Feb 12 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 1 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 9 Actress Audrey Hepburn is appointed a UNICEF Special Ambassador (Goodwill Ambassador 1989)

  • Mar 13 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 25 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

  • Mar 27 WrestleMania IV, Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, NJ: Randy "Macho Man" Savage beats Ted DiBiase for WWF Heavyweight title
  • Apr 10 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Leonard Part 6" wins
  • Apr 11 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 18 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 23 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 3 "Big" film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks premieres in US

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Jun 20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 20 Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • Jun 25 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Jun 29 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • Jun 30 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

  • Jul 18 Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"

  • Jul 25 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • Sep 16 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • Oct 7 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • Oct 10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winefred Sprockett
  • Oct 17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Oct 18 "Roseanne" TV comedy starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf premieres in the US on ABC

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
  • Oct 19 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • Oct 21 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • Oct 22 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on US NBC newtwork
  • Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • Nov 14 Sitcom "Murphy Brown" starring Candice Bergen premieres on CBS
  • Nov 17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
  • Dec 1 NBC bids a record $401 million to capture television broadcasting rights for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games
  • Dec 2 "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • Dec 2 ESPN airs its 10,000th edition of 'Sports Center', making it the most televised cable program in history
  • Dec 4 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 9 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 20 "Working Girl" premieres directed by Mike Nicols, starring Melanie Griffin, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Haley Bennett, American singer & actress, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Jan 7 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor, born in Port Laoise, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 12 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Jack P. Shepherd, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Pudsey, United Kingdom
  • Jan 28 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • Jan 30 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 14 Eliska Sursova, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Maiara Walsh, American actress, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 18 Shane Lyons, American actor & private chef, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Feb 28 Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter & actress, born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechia
  • Mar 1 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • Mar 2 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • Mar 2 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • Mar 22 Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • Mar 27 Kerri Ann Darling, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • Mar 27 Brenda Song, American actress (The Ultimate Christmas Present), born in Carmichael, California
  • Mar 27 Holliday Grainger, English actress (The Borgias), born in Manchester, England
  • Mar 28 Lacey Turner, British soap actress
  • Apr 6 Mike Bailey, English actor

Person of interestHaley Joel Osment

Apr 10 Haley Joel Osment, American actor (The Sixth Sense, A.I., Pay it Forward), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 13 Allison Williams, American actress (Girls, Get Out), born in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Apr 21 Robbie Amell, Canadian actor (Tomorrow People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 24 Michael Tylo, son of American actor Michael Tylo and Deborah Hunter, born in California (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Sara Paxton, American actress ( Darcy's Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Ana de Armas, Cuban actress (Knives Out), born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • May 9 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • May 15 Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)
  • May 17 Nikki Reed, American actress
  • May 18 Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor
  • May 20 Carla Humphries, Filipina actress

Person of interestMichael Cera

Jun 7 Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario

  • Jun 9 Mae Whitman, American Actress (The Duff), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 11 Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress (Mixed Doubles) and model, born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 20 Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress (Harry Potter films), born in Denbigh, Wales
  • Jun 23 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • Jul 11 Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model, born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 13 Steven R. McQueen, American Actor
  • Jul 17 Summer Bishil, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 23 Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress
  • Jul 25 Heather Marks, Canadian model, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 16 Kevin Schmidt, American actor, born in Andover, Kansas
  • Aug 17 Brady Corbet, American actor
  • Aug 17 Erika Toda, Japanese actress
  • Aug 19 Travis Tedford, American actor
  • Aug 21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois

Person of interestRupert Grint

Aug 24 Rupert Grint, English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

  • Aug 26 Danielle Savre, American actress
  • Aug 26 Evan Ross, American actor
  • Aug 27 Alexa Vega, American actress
  • Sep 8 Chantal Jones, American fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 8 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Sep 12 Aaron Sidwell, English actor and singer, born in Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Sep 14 Kirsten Haglund, American activist and beauty queen (Miss America 2008), born in Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Staub, American actress
  • Sep 16 Sarah Steele, American actress (The Good Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 24 Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • Sep 26 Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • Oct 1 Cariba Heine, Australian actress
  • Oct 3 Tadhg Kelly, American actor
  • Oct 3 Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 4 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Bobby Edner, American actor, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 5 Maja Salvador, Filipina actress, born in Aparri, Philippines
  • Oct 6 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • Oct 6 Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor.
  • Oct 14 MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
  • Oct 14 Max Thieriot, American actor
  • Oct 24 Daniel Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Oct 24 Joshua Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Janel Parrish, American actress (Pretty Little Liars), born in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Nov 2 Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital), born in Fresno, California
  • Nov 3 Angus McLaren, Australian Actor

Person of interestEmma Stone

Nov 6 Emma Stone, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone
  • Nov 9 Nikki Blonsky, American actress, born in Great Neck, New York
  • Nov 10 Chisaki Hama [Rika Izumi], Japanese actress and model, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 11 Alexandra Kyle, American actress
  • Nov 15 Zena Grey, American actress
  • Nov 17 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 18 Montanna Thompson, English actress
  • Nov 26 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model, born in Tokyo
  • Nov 26 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 28 Scarlett Pomers, American actress
  • Dec 2 Alfred Enoch, British actor (How to Get Away with Murder), born in Westminster, London
  • Dec 2 Soniya Mehra, Indian actress (Ragini MMS 2), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Dec 5 Ross Bagley, American actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 7 Emily Browning, Australian actress (Ghost Ship), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 7 Asia Ray Smith, American actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Kaimuki, Hawaii
  • Dec 14 Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress (High School Musical), born in Salinas, California
  • Dec 14 Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper and actress (Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • Dec 16 Anna Popplewell, English actress
  • Dec 19 Paulina Gretzky, American-born Canadian actress and model

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 14 General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Apr 29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds film director Mike Nichols

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 29 Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson marry

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • May 21 Actress Jane Powell weds actor Dickie Moore
  • May 28 Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Canadian NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky (27) weds American 'Police Academy 5' / 'A League of Their Own' actress Janet Jones (27) in Edmonton, Alberta

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada
  • Sep 4 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Actor Paul Gross (29) weds actress Martha Burns

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • Oct 1 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 1 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas

  • Nov 19 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 6 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • Jan 3 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Jan 7 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71
  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65
  • Jan 16 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Jan 27 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), dies t 86
  • Feb 1 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
  • Feb 8 Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Mar 3 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • Mar 3 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • Mar 7 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • Mar 7 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), dies of natural causes at 42

Person of interestAndy Gibb

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Olive Carey, American actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • Apr 1 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • Apr 5 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (Juggler), dies
  • Apr 11 Jean "Jeff" Donnell, American actress (Gidget Goes to Rome, Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), dies of an overdose at 61
  • Apr 17 Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Apr 18 Pierre Desproges, French humorist, dies at 48
  • Apr 21 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), dies at 67
  • Apr 22 Irene Rich, American actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
  • Apr 27 David Scarboro, British actor, dies at 20
  • Apr 29 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
  • May 1 Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
  • May 5 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • May 15 Andrew Duggan, American character actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 15 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
  • May 18 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
  • May 19 Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
  • May 23 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • May 27 Florida Friebus, American actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
  • May 27 Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
  • May 30 Ella Raines, American actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact, Brute Force), dies of throat cancer at 67
  • Jun 1 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
  • Jun 7 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), dies at 60
  • Jun 8 Eli Mintz, actor (Boardwalk), dies
  • Jun 8 Russell Harty, broadcaster, dies
  • Jun 11 Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), dies of an allergic reaction at 38
  • Jun 16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • Jun 22 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies of ALS syndrome at 72
  • Jun 22 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • Jun 23 Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies
  • Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies
  • Jul 3 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68
  • Jul 4 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, killed in auto accident at 34
  • Jul 7 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), dies from pneumonia at 68
  • Jul 10 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), dies at 63
  • Jul 11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • Jul 18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • Jul 25 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • Jul 27 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • Aug 1 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • Aug 1 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • Aug 8 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 17 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), dies at 60
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • Sep 5 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • Sep 6 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • Sep 11 John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 14 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Sep 20 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • Sep 21 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), dies from pneumonia at 63
  • Sep 28 Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
  • Sep 30 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 11 Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (These Three, Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Oct 11 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Oct 11 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12 Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On films), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 29 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 30 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • Nov 4 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • Nov 6 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79