On This Day

September 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Telethon

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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 (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 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

Paul Gross

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


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, 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