October 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 4 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

  • Oct 5 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Ana├»s Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 19 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Charlie McDonnell, British YouTube Personality
  • Oct 3 Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
  • Oct 5 Myles Jeffrey, American actor
  • Oct 18 Carly Schroeder, American actress
  • Oct 22 Jonathan William Lipnicki, actor (Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jerry McGuirre)
  • Oct 29 Carlson Young, American actress
  • Oct 31 James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor and singer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 14 Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Jill Bennett, British actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle), overdoses at 58
  • Oct 9 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 10 Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
  • Oct 11 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • Oct 12 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • Oct 15 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages) dies of lung disease at 58
  • Oct 20 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
  • Oct 26 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Oct 27 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • Oct 30 Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), dies of heart failure at 76