September 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 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


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

Film & TV History

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

Emmy Awards

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

  • Sep 17 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

Television Premiere

Sep 18 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" premieres on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series)

Television Premiere

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

Television 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

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

Film Premiere

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

  • Sep 28 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • Sep 29 Grammy Award-winning vocal group the Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 17 "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Sep 2 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Sep 6 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • Sep 7 Dennis Morgan [Stanley], American actor (21 Beacon Street), dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Godfrey Quigley, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Terence Young, British film director (Dr No, Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • Sep 9 Patrick O'Neal, American actor (Under Siege, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • Sep 10 Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), dies of a heart attack at 92

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Sep 11 British-American actress (Driving Miss Daisy), dies of cancer at 85

  • Sep 11 Sara Southern, American actress and mother of Elizabeth Taylor, dies at 99
  • Sep 11 William Obanhein, American police officer and actor (Officer Obie-Alice's Restaurant), dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Tom Ewell [Sam Yewell Tompkins], American actor (Tom Ewell Show, The Seven Year Itch), dies at 85
  • Sep 15 Mark Stevens, American actor (Big Town, Martin Kane, Private Eye), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), dies at 82
  • Sep 23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • Sep 27 Gerald Bledsoe, American broadcaster (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Sep 27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • Sep 30 Lina Basquette, American actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87