On This Day

Year 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 "Farewell My Concubine" directed by Chen Kaige from novel by Lilian Lee starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li premieres in Hong Kong (Cannes Palme d'Or 1993)
  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 23 50th Golden Globes: "Scent of a Woman", Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • Jan 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

  • Feb 8 GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Feb 11 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)

  • Feb 19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 26 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

  • Mar 7 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 22 André the Giant's induction into inaugural WWE Hall of Fame is announced; no ceremony takes place and he is inducted posthumously

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Mar 28 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Shining Through" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 29 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards

  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 40 performances

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 4 WrestleMania IX, Caesar's Palace, LV, NV: Yokozuna beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Apr 21 Action TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris debuts on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • May 8 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware

  • May 12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • May 13 CBS' soap opera "Knots Landing" ends 14 year-run with 334th show in Netherlands and US
  • May 20 274th & final "Cheers" episode on NBC
  • May 21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • May 24 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
  • Jun 25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 2 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 10 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer
  • Sep 18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • Sep 19 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win
  • Sep 19 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • Sep 19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • Sep 27 Actor Daniel Day-Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 27 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • Sep 29 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

  • Nov 6 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving
  • Nov 18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • Nov 27 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
  • Nov 30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from TV series Beverly Hills 90210

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Flora Cross, French-American actress, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Morgan York, American actress, born in Burbank, California

Person of interestCameron Bright

Jan 26 Cameron Bright, Canadian actor (The Twilight Saga, X-Men), born in Victoria, British Columbia

  • Feb 7 David Dorfman, American actor
  • Feb 7 Philip Wiegratz, German actor
  • Feb 12 Jennifer Stone, American actress, born in Arlington, Texas
  • Feb 19 Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)
  • Feb 26 Taylor Dooley, American actress (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Mar 4 Jenna Boyd, American actress, born in Bedford, Texas
  • Mar 4 Alice Jones, British actress
  • Mar 4 Abigail Mavity, American actress
  • Mar 4 Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor
  • Mar 11 Jodie Comer, English actress (Killing Eve), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 19 Munro Chambers, Canadian actor
  • Apr 14 Vivien Cardone, American actress, born in Port Jefferson, New York,
  • Apr 14 Graham Phillips, American actor, born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Apr 15 Madeleine Martin, American television actress
  • May 6 Naomi Scott, English actress (Aladdin, Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • May 10 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
  • May 13 Debby Ryan, American actress (The Suite Life on Deck), born in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer (iCarly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 9 Danielle Chuchran, American actress
  • Jun 19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England
  • Jun 24 Beanie Feldstein, American actress (Booksmart), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 25 Barney Clark, English actor (Oliver Twist), born in Hackney, London, England
  • Jul 26 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 28 Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress, born in Ontario
  • Aug 2 Cassidy Gifford, American actress and daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee, born in New York
  • Aug 11 Alyson Stoner, American actress
  • Aug 26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • Sep 5 Gage Golightly, American actress (The Troop), born in Penn Valley, California
  • Sep 18 Zozibini Tunzi, South African model and beauty queen, (Miss Universe 2019), born in Tsolo, South Africa
  • Sep 20 Taylor Parks, American actress
  • Sep 24 Ben Platt, American actor (Pitch Perfect), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • Oct 2 Tara Lynne Barr, American actress
  • Oct 3 Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
  • Oct 8 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 31 Letitia Wright, English actress (Black Panther), born in Georgetown, Guyana
  • Nov 15 Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
  • Dec 8 Anna Sophia Robb, American actress and singer, born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestYalitza Aparicio

Dec 11 Yalitza Aparicio, Mexican actress (Roma), born in Tlaxiaco, Mexico

  • Dec 16 Stephan James, Canadian actor (Homecoming), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 22 Aliana Lohan, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York City

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jan 12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 28 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 18 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 31 Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

Comedian and Writer Larry David
Comedian and Writer
Larry David
  • Apr 1 American actress Stefanie Powers (50) marries Frenchman Patrick de la Chenais (41); divorce in 1999
  • Apr 24 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • May 15 Actress Jane Seymour weds actor James Kesch

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 27 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • Jul 24 Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
  • Jul 25 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
  • Aug 8 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 29 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 29 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Sep 5 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
  • Sep 5 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 10 Actress Loretta Young (80) weds costume designer Jean Louis (85)

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Filmmaker Spike Lee weds attorney Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Oct 22 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • Nov 6 Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44)
  • Nov 13 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

Actor Luke Perry
Actor
Luke Perry
  • Nov 27 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Dec 5 American actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Dec 31 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16 Actor Jim Carrey files for divorce from Melissa Womer after 6 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 202

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American dancer & actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80

Person of interestAndré the Giant

Jan 27 André the Giant, French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83
  • Feb 6 Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77
  • Feb 8 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Feb 9 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 11 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 16 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship) dies of AIDS at 61
  • Feb 16 Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
  • Feb 17 George E. Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Feb 18 Leslie Norman, English director and producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • Feb 18 Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Feb 19 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 21 Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine, dies at 68
  • Feb 23 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • Feb 25 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), dies at 80
  • Feb 26 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), dies from cancer at 69
  • Feb 27 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • Feb 28 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), dies at 94
  • Feb 28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • Mar 1 Terry Frost, American actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • Mar 9 Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Mar 16 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 16 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87

Person of interestHelen Hayes

Mar 17 Helen Hayes, American actress (Airport, Caesar & Cleopatra), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Mar 17 Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • Mar 31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), dies at 93
  • Apr 3 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Apr 5 Divya Bharti, Indian actress in Hindi and Telugu movies (Shola Aur Shabnam; Deewana), dies at 19 of injuries and internal bleeding after falling from balcony of her 5th-floor apartment
  • Apr 6 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • Apr 7 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, American actor, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone with the Wind), dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 20 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Apr 25 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 29 Michael Gordon, actor and director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • May 6 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • May 6 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 21 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), dies at 65
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • May 25 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), dies following a stroke at 78
  • May 26 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • May 27 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
  • May 27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • May 30 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), dies at 88
  • May 31 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • Jun 4 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), shoots himself at 77
  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Jun 11 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • Jun 26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • Jun 30 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), dies at age 65
  • Jul 2 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Jul 3 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Jul 4 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 4 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • Jul 9 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • Jul 10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)