On This Day

October 2005 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Oct 17 "The Colbert Report" hosted by Stephen Colbert first airs on US TV

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • Oct 21 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Oct 8 Gilmore Girls" actress Melissa McCarthy (34) weds "Joey" actor Ben Falcone (32) at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles
  • Oct 9 "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
  • Oct 22 German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace
  • Oct 27 Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto (27) weds model Ariadne Artiles at Iglesia de San Miguel in Ibiza

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • Oct 2 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • Oct 9 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), dies at 83
  • Oct 18 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Oct 21 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), shot at 16
  • Oct 22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • Oct 23 William Hootkins, American actor, dies at 57
  • Oct 24 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • Oct 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • Oct 31 Mary Wimbush, British actress (Oh! What a Lovely War, The Archers), dies at 81