On This Day

Year 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Jan 10 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 12 23rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 19 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win

  • Jan 20 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
  • Jan 26 13th Sundance Film Festival: "Sunday" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • Feb 8 28th NAACP Image Awards: "A Time to Kill" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 9 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 Fox cartoon series "The Simpsons" airs 167th episode; longest-running animated series in cartoon history

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria
  • Feb 10 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • Feb 28 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 10 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network


  • Mar 11 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
  • Mar 13 Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.
  • Mar 17 CNN begin Spanish broadcasts
  • Mar 23 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Striptease" wins
  • Mar 23 WrestleMania XIII, Rosemont Horizon, IL: Undertaker beats Sycho Sid for WWF Heavyweight title

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win

  • Mar 28 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
  • Mar 31 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 15 The disaster film "Volcano" directed by Mick Jackson starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche premieres in South Korea

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • Apr 29 50th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The English Patient" Best Film, Joel & Ethan Coen Best Director
  • Apr 29 43rd British Academy Television Awards: "Only Fools and Horses" Best Comedy, "EastEnders" Best Drama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

Film release premierFilm Release

May 2 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

Actress Elizabeth Hurley
Actress
Elizabeth Hurley
Actor Robert Wagner
Actor
Robert Wagner
Actor and Comedian Mike Myers
Actor and Comedian
Mike Myers
  • May 5 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV

Film release premierFilm Release

May 7 Science fiction film "The Fifth Element" written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich is released. Then the most expensive European film ever made.

  • May 15 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
  • May 16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA
  • May 16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe

  • May 18 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • May 23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Jun 1 1st NY Women Film Festival opens

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • Jul 15 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • Jul 17 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Aug 4 "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show" premieres on Fox TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 7 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 9 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • Aug 20 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 27 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business
  • Sep 1 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 13 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • Sep 14 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 1 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 3 British TV comedy "I'm Alan Partridge" starring Steve Coogan premieres on BBC Two

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 7 "Bean" film directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean opens in the US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Nov 11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
  • Nov 12 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • Nov 14 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • Nov 18 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax
  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • Dec 1 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 9 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

  • Dec 12 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 15 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • Dec 22 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 23 "As Good as It Gets" film released written and directed by James L. Brooks, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt

  • Dec 25 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Jerry Seinfeld announces the final season of his TV show "Seinfeld" will air the following year

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 9 Lauryn McClain, American actress & singer, born in Decatur, Georgia

Person of interestJake Paul

Jan 17 Jake Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Cleveland, Ohio

YouTube Star and Actor Jake Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Jake Paul
  • Feb 10 Chloe Grace Moretz, American actress (Kick-Ass), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestMaisie Williams

Apr 15 Maisie Williams, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England

  • May 1 Ariel Gade, American actress
  • May 18 Alana Etheridge, American actress
  • Jun 12 William Cuddy, Canadian actor (Amelia)
  • Jun 20 Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress
  • Jul 20 Billi Bruno, American actress
  • Jul 22 Field Cate, American actor and musician (Pushing Daisies), born in Burlington, Vermont

Person of interestKylie Jenner

Aug 10 Kylie Jenner, American model, TV and social media personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner
  • Aug 25 Holly Gibbs, English actress
  • Sep 8 Kimberlea Berg, English actress (My Friends Tigger & Pooh), born in London
  • Oct 8 Bella Thorne, American actress (CeCe Jones-Shake It Up), born in Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Oct 9 Jharrel Jerome, American actor (When They See Us), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 13 Brent Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 13 Shane Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 26 Luka Sabbat, American model and stylist, born in New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 4 Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Jan 4 "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 22 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 6 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Alan Greenspan

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 19 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 19 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

  • May 3 "Port Charles" soap opera actor Jon Lindstrom (39) weds "The Young and The Restless" actress Eileen Davidson (38) in Cambria, California

LoveWedding of Interest

May 3 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • May 6 "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

LoveWedding of Interest

May 17 Actor Sylvester Stallone weds actress Jennifer Flavin in London

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone

LoveWedding of Interest

May 19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

  • Jul 4 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (34) weds model-actress Nikki Schieler (26) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Linda Hamilton
Actress
Linda Hamilton

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 2 "Frasier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 5 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 6 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

  • Sep 20 "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada (48) weds Nanette Mirkovich
  • Sep 27 "The Cosby Show" actress Erika Alexander (28) weds screenwriter Tony Puryear (40) on outdoor ceremony in Malibu

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 28 Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
  • Oct 4 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • Oct 11 "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
  • Oct 12 "Malcolm X" actress Angela Bassett (39) weds actor Courtney B. Vance (38) in Los Angeles

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

  • Nov 22 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 6 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 14 Director Luc Besson (38) marries actress Milla Jovovich (22)

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 23 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen
  • Dec 25 Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (43) weds actress Jada Pinkett (40) in Baltimore, Maryland

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (52) weds The Devil's Advocate director Taylor Hackford (53) at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 27 "Wall Street" actor Charlie Sheen (31) divorces model Donna Peele after nearly 5 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 2 Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Joan Rice, British actress (His Majesty O'Keefe, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men), dies at 66
  • Jan 6 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • Jan 6 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • Jan 8 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 8 Jesse White, American actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Maytag repairman, Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Duncan Wood, television director and producer, dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), dies at 89
  • Jan 12 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
  • Jan 14 King Hu, Chinese film director, (wuxia films) dies at 64
  • Jan 19 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • Jan 22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • Jan 31 Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 Thelma Moss, American actress & psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 1 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress & dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Feb 2 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, dies at 91
  • Feb 9 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • Feb 11 Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), dies at 89
  • Feb 19 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • Feb 24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • Feb 26 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Mar 4 Carey Loftin, American actor (Duel, The French Connection), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71
  • Mar 29 Eddie Ryder, American actor (General Hospital, Up Yours), dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Ellen Clara Pollock, actress (Wicked Lady, Fake), dies at 94
  • Mar 30 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, dies at 64
  • Apr 2 Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
  • Apr 2 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), dies at 92
  • Apr 13 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, dies at age 94
  • Apr 16 Michael Stroka, actor (Aristede-Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 57
  • Apr 24 Pat Paulsen, American comedian (Smothers Brothers Show) and presidential candidate, dies at 69
  • Apr 26 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), dies at 87
  • Apr 27 Paul Lambert, American character actor (Executive Suite, Spartacus), dies at 74
  • May 4 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), dies of heart failure at 75
  • May 5 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, dies at 80
  • May 5 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • May 9 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68
  • May 11 Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • May 16 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
  • May 18 Bridgette Andersen, American actress, dies at 21
  • May 24 Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Knight Rider), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • May 29 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • Jun 3 Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
  • Jun 6 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), dies of renal failure at 81
  • Jun 9 Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71
  • Jun 14 Richard Jaeckel, American actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sometimes a Great Notion), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 21 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), dies at 65
  • Jun 22 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), dies at 65
  • Jun 24 Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), commits suicide at 75
  • Jun 26 Charlie Chester, English comedian (Never Say Die), dies at 83
  • Jun 29 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jun 30 Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)
  • Jul 1 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 79

Person of interestJames Stewart

Jul 2 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (The Philadelphia Story and It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89

  • Jul 4 Charles Kuralt, American news anchor (CBS Sunday Morning), dies at 62
  • Jul 15 Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Linda Stirling, college prof/B movie actress (Pretender), dies at 75
  • Jul 24 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • Jul 25 Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
  • Jul 27 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
  • Jul 27 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Rosalie Crutchley, British actress (Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight, Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • Aug 16 Gerard McLarnon, British-Irish actor and writer (The Wrestler's Honeymoon), dies at 82
  • Aug 21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • Aug 25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Jeep Swenson, American actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
  • Sep 7 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

Sep 9 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • Sep 10 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Sep 12 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Sep 16 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Terence Cooper, British actor (Casino Royale), dies at 64
  • Sep 17 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 21 Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Sep 23 Shirley Clarke, American film director, dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler, dies at 35
  • Oct 5 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company; The Ropers;, The Relic), dies of complications from leukemia at 79
  • Oct 16 Adam Kennedy, American actor (The Californians) screenwriter (The Domino Principle), novelist ( Just Like Humphrey Bogart), and painter, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Oct 18 Nancy Dickerson, American pioneering journalist, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70
  • Oct 19 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), dies at 97
  • Oct 19 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), dies at 57
  • Oct 22 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
  • Oct 23 Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Oct 24 Don Messick, American cartoon voice (Scooby-Doo, Bamm Bamm Rubble), dies at 62
  • Oct 28 Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Oct 30 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), dies from natural causes at 85
  • Nov 4 H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
  • Nov 4 Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
  • Nov 5 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • Nov 10 William Alland, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • Nov 14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Nov 16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), dies from a lymphoma on his 85th birthday