October 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theatrical Finale

Oct 3 Peter Shaffer's stage comedy twin-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at the Criterion Theater, NYC, after 38 performances

Music History

Oct 3 World music singer Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Historic Publication

Oct 8 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

  • Oct 13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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 26 Drew Gooden, American comedian and YouTuber, born in North Carolina
  • Oct 31 Letitia Wright, English actress (Black Panther), born in Georgetown, Guyana

Weddings in Film & TV

Spike Lee

Oct 2 Filmmaker Spike Lee weds attorney Tonya Lewis

  • Oct 22 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/American actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • Oct 2 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • Oct 5 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • Oct 7 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), dies from a stroke at 91
  • Oct 13 Gwen Wells, American actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • Oct 14 Walter Brown Newman, American screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Oct 20 Maurice Dolbier, American actor and author (Nowhere Near Everest; The Bus That Nobody Loved), dies at 81
  • Oct 24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • Oct 25 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), dies of lung cancer at 82

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini (1920-1993)

Oct 31 Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix (1970-1993)

Oct 31 American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), dies of a drug overdose at 23