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October 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Oct 20 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Oct 29 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
  • Oct 18 Julia Wr√≥blewska, Polish actress
  • Oct 23 Amandla Stenberg, American actress (Hunger Games), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
  • Oct 25 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • Oct 3 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), dies at 70
  • Oct 9 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), dies from cancer and collapsed lung at 92
  • Oct 11 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), dies from cardiac arrest at 84
  • Oct 17 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • Oct 28 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71