November 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

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)

Television Premiere

Nov 2 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, and Bernadette Peters premieres on ABC-TV

  • Nov 3 British TV comedy "I'm Alan Partridge" starring Steve Coogan premieres on BBC Two

Film & TV History

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

Film Release

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

Contract of Interest

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

Music History

Nov 20 Revival of Anton Chekov's stage drama "Ivanov", starring Kevin Kline, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 51 performances

  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 13 Brent Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 13 Shane Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 21 Alton Mason, American model (1st black male to model for Chanel), born in Nebraska
  • Nov 26 Luka Sabbat, American model and stylist, born in New York

Weddings in Film & TV

William Shatner

Nov 15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California; widowed in 1999

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 Wally Bruner, American broadcast journalist (ABC News), and TV host (What's My Line?, 1968-72), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Richard Hooker [Heister Richard Hornberger], American army surgeon, and novelist (MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - inspiration for film and TV series), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 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
  • Nov 21 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Joanna Moore [Dorothy Cook] American actress (Bronk; The Hindenburg), dies of lung cancer at 63

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence (1960-1997)

Nov 22 Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), commits suicide at 37

  • Nov 25 Charles Hallahan, American actor (Hunter), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Nov 28 Georges Marchal, French actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way, La mort en ce jardin), dies at 77