On This Day

Year 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 20 British comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" written by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

Actor and Producer Hugh Grant
Actor and Producer
Hugh Grant

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
  • Jan 30 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 31 Mexican telenovela "Marimar" starring Thalia and Eduardo Capetillo premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía
  • 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
  • Feb 7 American actor and singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC) undergoes a liver transplant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 10 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • Feb 12 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 1 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win

Singer Whitney Houston
Singer
Whitney Houston
Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Mar 7 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 8 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Mar 10 1 million Greeks attend actress and activist Melina Mercouri's funeral

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress
Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Indecent Proposal" wins
  • Mar 20 WrestleMania X, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Bret Hart beats Yokozuna to win WWF Championship

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

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

Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 22 "Not a Moment Too Soon" 2nd studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • Mar 30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • Mar 31 Actor James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girlfriend Tina Sinatra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Comedian
Jackie Mason

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples' home

Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Asteroid 7373 Takei discovered and named after Star Trek actor George Takei

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on The Tonight Show
  • May 8 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and 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
Actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • May 19 Final Episode of TV drama "LA Law" after 8 year run
  • May 19 Egyptian actor Omar Sharif suffers a mild heart attack
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

Film release premierFilm Release

May 27 "The Flintstones" live action movie, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis, opens

Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Larry King ends his radio show

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • May 28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 1 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 15 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
Actor Matthew Broderick
Actor
Matthew Broderick
  • Jun 20 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)
  • Jul 13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair
  • Jul 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Dancer and actor Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 8 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Frasier, Picket Fences and Kelsey Grammer win

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Actress
Aishwarya Rai
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Julia Garner, American Actress (Ozark), born in New York City
  • Feb 10 Makenzie Vega, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Dominic Janes, American actor, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 14 Paul Butcher, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDakota Fanning

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

  • Feb 26 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of American actor Ronn Moss
  • Mar 14 Ansel Elgort, American actor (Fault in our Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Sierra McClain, American actress (Sierra James-Daddy's Little Girls), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Mar 29 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), born in Basun, South Korea (d. 2019)
  • Apr 11 Dakota Blue Richards, English actress (The Golden Compass), born in South Kensington, London

Person of interestSaoirse Ronan

Apr 12 Saoirse Ronan, Irish American actress (Brooklyn, Ladybird), born in The Bronx, New York

Actress Saoirse Ronan
Actress
Saoirse Ronan
  • Apr 16 Liliana Mumy, American actress, born in San Marcos, California
  • Apr 18 Moisés Arias, American-Colombian actor (The Kings of Summer), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Austin Rogers, American actor, born in New Port Richey, Florida
  • May 4 Alexander Gould, American actor (Weeds), born in Los Angeles
  • Jun 11 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Barcelona
  • Jun 28 Madeline Duggan, English actress (Lauren Branning-EastEnders), born in Bermondsey, London
  • 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 (Ugly Betty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 27 Winnie Harlow [born Chantelle Brown-Young], Canadian model with vitiligo (America's Next Top Model), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 (From Time to Time), born in Machester, England
  • Sep 25 Jansen Panettiere, American actor, born in Palisades, New York
  • Oct 9 Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress (Silent Hill), born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 20 Morgan Featherstone, Australian model
  • Oct 31 Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor (The Final Cut)
  • Nov 7 Shamir [Bailey], American singer-songwriter and actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nov 14 Keno Eckert Ludwig, German actor (Dumbo), born in Bonn Bad Godesberg, Germany
  • Nov 17 Raquel Castro, American actress
  • Nov 28 Lola Sanchez, American actress
  • Dec 3 Jake T. Austin, American actor (Wizards of Waverley Place), born in New York City
  • Dec 17 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter (The Naked Brothers Band), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 28 American actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds American actor Edward James Olmos (46); divorce in 2002

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

May 26 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Jun 26 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)

LoveWedding 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)

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Broken heartPerson of Interest

Mar 26 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 7 Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton

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

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

Apr 28 Lisa Marie Presley separates from Danny Keough

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 1 Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere announce they are separating


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 232


Person of interestCesar Romero

Jan 1 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), dies at 86

  • Jan 3 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), dies at 54
  • Jan 7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Cafe Express, Octopus), dies of heart failure at 52
  • Jan 7 Llewellyn Rees, British theatre actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Invisible Creature), dies at 92
  • 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 10 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Murder in Cathedral), dies at 73
  • Jan 14 Esther Ralston, American actress (Tin Pan Alley, San Francisco Docks), dies at 91
  • Jan 16 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), 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, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), 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 1 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 6 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), dies from cancer at 66
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 11 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, American actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), dies of heart failure 72
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 19 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), dies of AIDS at 42

Person of interestDinah Shore

Feb 24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 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 3 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), dies in a road accident at 76

Person of interestJohn Candy

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, activist and politician, dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), dies of bladder cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", dies of leukemia 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, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • Mar 20 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Dack Rambo, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita [Liliane Carré], French actress and wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Mar 21 Macdonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), dies of cancer at 81
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • Mar 29 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Apr 3 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • Apr 3 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • Apr 4 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 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, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor & director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Apr 16 Ron Vawter, American actor (Roy Cohn, The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • Apr 17 Peter Hacker, American 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 (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Apr 27 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • Apr 29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes 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, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist and 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 [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), dies from cancer at 88
  • May 15 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/American actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 19 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), dies of cancer at 74
  • 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, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86
  • Jun 1 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Jun 4 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 82
  • 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