On This Day

September 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Emmy Awards

Sep 10 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win

Toronto Film Festival

Sep 16 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award

  • Sep 29 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung released

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 3 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Pete Sampras

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California


Divorces in Film & TV

  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • Sep 6 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), dies of cancer at 42
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 89
  • Sep 19 Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, dies of kidney failure at 69
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Soap - "Burt"; Empty Nest; The Big Bus), dies of colorectal cancer at 67