On This Day

October 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & 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.

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 31 Letitia Wright, English actress (Black Panther), born in Georgetown, Guyana

Weddings in Film & TV


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)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/American actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • 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 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, 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/writer (Nowhere near Everest), 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

Person of interestFederico Fellini

Oct 31 Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

Film Director and Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

Person of interestRiver Phoenix

Oct 31 River Phoenix, American actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23