1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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Jan 1 Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 4 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Jan 17 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 22 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actress Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
  • Jan 30 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 4 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 5 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 8 "Sátántangó", Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr, starring Mihály Víg, Putyi Horváth, is released
  • Feb 11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • Feb 12 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose
  • Mar 7 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • Mar 8 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Indecent Proposal" wins
  • Mar 20 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden, New York

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 21 66th Academy Awards: "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

Actress Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

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Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Mar 30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show

Music concertMusic Concert

May 10 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Actor Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Actress Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
  • May 19 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run
  • May 20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • May 20 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
  • May 23 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • May 23 47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 27 Flintstones live action movie opens
  • May 28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV

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Jun 2 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

  • Jun 20 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
  • Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)
  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Aug 16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
  • Sep 1 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion

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Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 6 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences & Kelsey Grammer win
  • Sep 17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 23 "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

  • Sep 28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 28 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Sep 29 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Oct 3 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson

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Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • Oct 16 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres

  • Nov 19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Dec 28 "The Madness of King George" film based on the play by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren premieres in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 Makenzie Vega, American actress
  • Feb 11 Dominic Janes, American actor
  • Feb 14 Paul Butcher, American actor

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Feb 23 Dakota Fanning, American actress (I Am Sam, Man of Fire), born in Conyers, Georgia

  • Feb 26 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss
  • Mar 14 Ansel Elgort, American actor (Fault in our Stars), born in New York City
  • Mar 16 Sierra McClain, American actress and singer
  • Apr 11 Dakota Blue Richards, English actress
  • Apr 12 Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
  • Apr 16 Liliana Mumy, American actress
  • Apr 18 Moises Arias, American Actor
  • Apr 24 Austin Rogers, American actor
  • May 4 Alexander Gould, American actor
  • Jun 11 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress
  • Jun 28 Madeline Duggan, English actress
  • Jul 6 Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses
  • Jul 13 Ridge Canipe, American actor (Walk the Line, A Single Man, Music Within), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Jul 16 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor
  • Jul 27 Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
  • Aug 18 Jessie Flower [Michaela Murphy], American actress (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Southern Indiana
  • Aug 25 Josh Flitter, American actor
  • Sep 19 Alex Etel, British actor
  • Sep 25 Jansen Panettiere, American actor
  • Oct 9 Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress
  • Oct 20 Morgan Featherstone, Australian model
  • Nov 17 Raquel Castro, American actress
  • Nov 28 Lola Sanchez, American actress
  • Dec 3 Jake T. Austin, American actor
  • Dec 17 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 28 Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 3 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

  • Feb 18 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
  • Feb 26 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 16 Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Apr 24 Actor Lou Diamond Phillips marries Kelly Phillips
  • Apr 26 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
  • May 7 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
  • May 14 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • Jun 26 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

  • Jul 14 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London
  • Jul 30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • Aug 13 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch
  • Sep 17 "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29) at his outdoor Southern California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

  • Oct 8 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • Oct 29 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Dec 26 Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 7 Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 14 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 18 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 26 Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 10 Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)

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Jun 24 Sally Fields files for divorce from 2nd husband Alan Greisman

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field
  • Jul 7 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

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Dec 1 Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

Deaths in Film & TV

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Jan 1 Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86

  • Jan 3 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, actor (Cafe Express), dies of heart failure 52
  • Jan 8 Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
  • Jan 8 Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 8 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52
  • Jan 10 Michael Aldridge, actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73
  • Jan 14 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
  • Jan 16 Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Jan 23 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Jan 27 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 27 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jan 28 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), dies at 77
  • Jan 29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 88
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Brooke, actor (Mayor Hogg-Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 64
  • Feb 11 William Conrad, actor (Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, US actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 25 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • Feb 26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • Mar 1 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • Mar 2 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Mar 3 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 4 Guus Verstraete Sr, Dutch actor/dir (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79

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Mar 4 John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Mar 6 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • Mar 15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Harold Myers, film journalist, dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Mai Zetterling, actress (Night is My Future), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Dack Rambo, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • Mar 21 Macdonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), dies of cancer at 81
  • Mar 23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • Mar 29 Bill Travers, actor (Trio, Gorgo, Born Free), dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Apr 3 Betty Furness, actress/news consumer reporter (WNBC), dies at 78
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • Apr 4 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
  • Apr 8 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • Apr 9 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 72
  • Apr 16 John McLiam, Canadian-born American actor (In Cold Blood), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
  • Apr 16 Ron Vawter, US actor (Roy Cohn, The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • Apr 17 Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • Apr 19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • Apr 19 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 David Langton, British actor (Upstairs Downstairs), dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Lynne Frederick Unger, actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • Apr 29 Bill Quinn, US actor (Quinn Brothers, Birds, Lucky Stiff), dies at 81
  • May 6 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • May 6 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • May 8 George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36
  • May 8 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • May 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), dies of stroke at 65
  • May 12 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
  • May 13 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • May 14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • May 15 Gilbert Roland, Mexican/US actor (Armand in Camille), dies at 88
  • May 15 Royal Dano, actor (Ghoulies 2), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies at 85
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/US actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 Alain Cuny, [René X Marie], French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 20 Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We Are Angels), dies at 83
  • May 23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
  • May 29 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • May 31 Sidney Gilliat, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
  • Jun 1 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 Horace "Stephen" McNally, attorney/actor (Johnny Belinda), dies at 80
  • Jun 4 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • Jun 4 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • Jun 6 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • Jun 6 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Jun 6 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • Jun 8 William Marshall, actor and director (Santa Fe Trail), dies at 86
  • Jun 11 Christopher Collins, actor (True Identity), dies after illness at 44
  • Jun 11 Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace), dies at 77
  • Jun 13 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • Jun 14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Nadia Gray, actress (La Dolce Vita, Naked Summer), dies at 70