October 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 9 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Adair Tishler, American child actress
  • Oct 5 Mary Gibbs, American child actress (Monsters, Inc.), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 9 Bella Hadid [Isabella Khair Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Lourdes Leon, American actress, director and Madonna's daughter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 28 Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress (1408, Water Pills), born in Tarzana, California
  • Oct 28 Naelee Rae, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

Oct 6 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds American country singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

  • Oct 19 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Divorces in Film & TV

Elizabeth Taylor

Oct 31 English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 8th (and final) divorce from American construction worker Larry Fortensky, after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 4 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese film director and screenwriter (Joi-uchi), dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69

Walter KerrWalter Kerr (1913-1996)

Oct 9 American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George; Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, dies at 91
  • Oct 16 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 28 (Moritz) "Morey" Amsterdam, American comedian, cellist, and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Buddy"), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Oct 30 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83