September 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Human Rights Now!

Sep 2 Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour


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

  • 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
  • Sep 17 13th Toronto International Film Festival: "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" directed by Pedro Almodovar wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 23 Premiere of director Paul Schrader's crime biopic "Patty Hearst"

Givens, Tyson and Barbara Walter

Sep 30 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 8 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Sep 8 Chantal Jones, American fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • 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 (Yekaterina) "Kate" Grigorieva, Russian fashion model (Victoria's Secret), born in Olenegorsk, Murmansk, USSR
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Staub, American actress (Jonas), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 16 Sarah Steele, American actress (The Good Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player and YouTuber, born in Sandnes, Norway
  • Sep 26 Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 American "Footloose" actor Kevin Bacon (30) weds American actress Kyra Sedgwick (23)

Paul Gross

Sep 25 Canadian "Due South" actor Paul Gross (29) weds Canadian "Sings and Arrows" actress Martha Burns (31)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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 [Roland Daniels], American professional wrestler, dies after a stroke at 37
  • Sep 11 John Sylvester White, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter), dies at 68
  • Sep 14 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Sep 20 Roy Kinnear, English actor (Man About the House, 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, American silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, American actress (Reno, Poor Girls), wife of writer Malcolm Lowry, dies at 83
  • Sep 30 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), dies at 83