On This Day

Year 2004 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV


Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 14 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Pierre Salinger, American newsman (ABC) and press secretary (John F. Kennedy), dies at 79
  • Oct 23 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • Oct 25 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65

Person of interestVaughn Meader

Oct 29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Oct 30 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80
  • 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
  • Dec 4 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), dies of natural causes at 102
  • Dec 9 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • Dec 14 Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor & politician (2004 presidential candidate), dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)
  • Dec 29 Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)
  • Dec 30 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor (Begin the Beguine), dies at 94