October 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 7 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 30 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 11 "The West Wing" actress Annabeth Gish (32) weds former "The X-Files" stunt man Wade Allen at The Sea Ranch Lodge
  • Oct 12 Actor Danny Nucci (35) weds actress Paula Marshall (39) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 3 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 5 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • Oct 14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • Oct 16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88
  • Oct 17 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), dies at 72
  • Oct 19 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), dies at 46
  • Oct 20 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), dies at 82
  • Oct 20 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, dies at 79
  • Oct 21 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), dies at 52
  • Oct 23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Oct 27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)