October 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Oct 3 TV series "Dark Angel" created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee and starring Jessica Alba premieres in the US

  • Oct 6 Swedish comedy drama "Songs from the Second Floor" written and directed by Roy Andersson is released in Sweden

Television Debut

Oct 15 Larry David's comedy show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 25 Iris Law, English model and social media personality, born in London, England

Willow SmithWillow Smith (22 years old)

Oct 31 American actress, singer (Whip My Hair) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Rod Steiger

Oct 10 Actor Rod Steiger (75) weds actress and fifth wife Joan Benedict (73) in Malibu, California

  • Oct 14 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas

Divorces in Film & TV

Demi Moore & Bruce Willis

Oct 18 Actress Demi Moore (37) divorces actor Bruce Willis (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American stage and screen actor (Combat! - "Lt. Hanley"; The Fountain of Youth; Day of the Wolves), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 77
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, American College/Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (Uni of Minnesota; 6×First-team All-Pro; 10×Pro Bowl; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; SF 49ers), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Oct 18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club; Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer ("Cry Me A River") and actress (Emergency - "Nurse McCall"), dies at 74
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler, dies from pulmonary edema at 34
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), dies after a long illness at 86

Steve AllenSteve Allen (1921-2000)

Oct 30 American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show; Steve Allen Show), dies of injuries from a car accident at 78

  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), dies at 75