October 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Release

Oct 18 "My Own Private Idaho" directed and written by Gus van Sant starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves is released

  • Oct 27 "André Heller's Wonderhouse", starring Billy Barty, closes at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 9 performances

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 10 Lali Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 14 Owen Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • Oct 18 Tyler Posey, American actor
  • Oct 28 Molly Ostertag, American cartoonist (Witch Boy books)
  • Oct 31 Jordan-Claire Green, American actress (School of Rock), born in Terceira Island, Portugal

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 5 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf

Elizabeth Taylor

Oct 6 English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th (and final) time to American construction worker Larry Fortensky (39) at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California; divorce in 1996

Michael Moore

Oct 19 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Clint Black

Oct 20 American actress Lisa Hartman (35) weds American country singer Clint Black (29)

  • Oct 30 American country singer Clint Black (34) weds American actress Lisa Hartman (29) in Katy, Texas,

Divorces in Film & TV

Martin Scorsese

Oct 5 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Oct 11 Redd Foxx [JohnSanford], American comedian and actor (Sanford & Son; Redd Foxx Show), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, Welsh actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor (I Love Lucy; The Ford Show), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 17 J. G. Devlin, Northern Irish actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh [Kenneth Dickerson], American actor (Forbidden Nights; The Manchurian Candidate; Hawaii Five-0 - "Wo Fat"), dies of kidney and heart failure at 81
  • Oct 28 [Lawrence] G. L. Vitto American DJ and TV host, dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies