September 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan


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

Ally McBeal

Sep 8 TV series "Ally McBeal" starring Calista Flockhart, created by David E. Kelley premieres on Fox in the US

  • Sep 13 22nd Toronto International Film Festival: "The Hanging Garden" directed by Thom Fitzgerald wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 13 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • Sep 14 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win

Film & TV History

Sep 15 Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

  • Sep 25 Medical drama "ER" is performed live on TV

Film & TV History

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 8 Kimberlea Berg, English actress (My Friends Tigger & Pooh), born in London, England
  • Sep 12 Sydney Sweeney, American actress (Euphoria, The White Lotus), born in Spokane, Washington

Weddings in Film & TV

Larry King

Sep 5 American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman

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

Hilary Swank

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

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 7 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72

Burgess Meredith (1907-1997)

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

  • Sep 10 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Sep 12 (Stig) "Stikkan" 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 ad-Darsh, Egyptian-British Muslim scholar and broadcaster, dies at 66
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dies at 87