1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 21 52nd Golden Globes: "Forrest Gump", Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • Jan 29 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • Feb 1 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Feb 10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • Feb 17 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Feb 19 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Barr win (TV)

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Mar 26 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Color of Night" wins
  • Mar 27 67th Academy Awards: "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 28 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • Apr 19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • Apr 29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • May 6 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 3 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
  • Jun 9 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

  • Jul 27 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 1 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres
  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 23 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
  • Aug 30 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • Sep 10 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 15 "Se7en" directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey premieres in New York

Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Sep 16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 24 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
Actor Colin Firth
Actor
Colin Firth
  • Sep 28 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 7 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

Actor Pierce Brosnan
Actor
Pierce Brosnan
Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • Nov 18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 22 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released
  • Nov 29 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
  • Dec 13 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 8 Jordan Todosey, Canadian actress
  • Mar 27 Taylor Atelian, American actress (According to Jim), born in Santa Barbara, California

Person of interestLogan Paul

Apr 1 Logan Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Westlake, Ohio

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul
  • Apr 17 Paulie Litt, American actor
  • Apr 23 Gigi Hadid [Jelena Noura Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 2 Kelsey Lewis, American actress, born in Lancaster, California
  • May 12 Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, American actors (Everyone loves Raymond), born in Brownwood, Texas
  • May 12 Luke Benward, American actor
  • Jun 5 Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer
  • Jun 19 Blake Woodruff, American actor
  • Jul 9 Georgie Henley, English actress
  • Aug 18 Parker McKenna Posey, American actress (My Wife and Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model
  • Sep 20 Sammi Hanratty, American actress
  • Sep 22 Juliette Goglia, American actress
  • Oct 25 Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress
  • Nov 3 Kendall Jenner, model and TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 7 Bethany Mota, American video blogger, born in Merced County, California
  • Nov 13 Stella Hudgens, American actress
  • Nov 16 Noah Gray-Cabey, American child actor
  • Dec 26 Zach Mills, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 6 "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes in Peninsula, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Actress-comedienne Roseanne Barr (42) weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (28) at Caesars Tahoe, Nevada

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Feb 19 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 3 Actress Neve Campbell marries fellow actor Canadian actor Jeff Colt (divorced 1998)

Actress Neve Campbell
Actress
Neve Campbell

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • May 7 Eldest son of Shirley Jones and screenplay writer Shaun Cassidy (36) weds actress Susan Diol (30) in Westwood, California
  • May 20 "Eagles" singer Don Henley (47) weds model Sharon Summerall (33) in Malibu

HeartWedding of Interest

May 20 "Broadcast News" actress Holly Hunter (37) weds cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (35)

Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27 "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu

Actress Lisa Kudrow
Actress
Lisa Kudrow
  • Jun 10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • Jul 22 "True Lies" actor Tom Arnold (36) weds Julie Champnella (25) in Dearborn, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Actor Ewan McGregor (24) weds production designer Eve Mavrakis (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • Aug 8 "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 Actor Charlie Sheen (30) weds model Donna Peele (25) in Malibu, California

  • Sep 30 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)
  • Oct 7 "Cheers" actor Ted Danson (47) weds Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenbergen (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • Oct 14 "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • Oct 21 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 21 Actor and host Wayne Brady (23) divorces Diana Lasso after almost 2 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

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  • Jan 2 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 D Elmina Davies, filmmaker, dies at 36
  • Jan 4 Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jan 6 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • Jan 13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Jan 23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • Jan 25 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 25 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • Jan 31 George Abbott, American producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • Feb 2 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), dies from heart failure at 75
  • Feb 5 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
  • Feb 9 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 14 Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), dies of complications from a stroke at 71
  • Feb 19 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Feb 22 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60
  • Mar 5 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphal-St Elsewhere), dies
  • Mar 5 Marguerite Kelsey, Engl painter/sculptor model (Haunting), dies at 86
  • Mar 12 Juanin Clay, American actress (b. 1949)
  • Mar 16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • Mar 17 Donald Baverstock, television Producer, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Rick Aviles, US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
  • Mar 21 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32
  • Mar 28 Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
  • Apr 1 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • Apr 1 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), dies at 66
  • Apr 4 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • Apr 4 Priscilla Lane, American actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • Apr 16 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), dies of complications from emphysema at 75
  • Apr 16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Apr 25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz, film director, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • Apr 28 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67
  • May 2 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • May 3 Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
  • May 6 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • May 10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • May 11 William John Phillips, British actor (Nothing but a Man, Z-Cars), dies at 80
  • May 12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 15 Edouard Dermit, actor (Testament of Orpheus), dies at 69
  • May 15 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • May 15 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), dies of colon cancer at 67
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), dies at 91

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

May 18 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

  • May 18 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), dies at 95
  • May 22 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • May 25 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), dies at 68
  • May 26 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • May 26 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • May 28 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • Jun 3 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • Jun 3 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • Jun 7 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • Jun 14 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • Jun 15 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, dies at 95
  • Jun 18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster, dies at 71

Person of interestLana Turner

Jun 29 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest, The Postman Always Rings Twice), dies of cancer at 74

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • Jun 29 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • Jun 30 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies from lung cancer at 89
  • Jul 2 Krissy Taylor, American model (17 Mag), dies of respiratory problems at 17
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • Jul 12 Michael Clegg, naturalist/broadcaster, dies at 62
  • Jul 16 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Dorothy McHugh, actress (I Fallen & I Can't Get Up), dies at 87
  • Jul 23 Jean Muir Fullarton, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • Jul 26 Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
  • Jul 26 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83
  • Aug 1 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • Aug 3 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 10 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 11 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker, dies at 68