On This Day

November 2004 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Magician and Author Penn Jillette
Magician and Author
Penn Jillette

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Nov 9 Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), dies at 47
  • Nov 6 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, dies at 66
  • Nov 6 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • Nov 9 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), dies at 83
  • Nov 11 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 11 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Nov 15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • Nov 19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

Nov 26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Nov 29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72