On This Day

October 1997 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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 MirĂ³, 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