October 2006 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Oct 3 American drama series "Friday Night Lights" starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton premieres on NBC-TV

Film & TV History

Oct 7 Novaya Gazeta Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya shot and killed outside her apartment in Moscow

Television Premiere

Oct 11 US sitcom "30 Rock" created by and starring Tina Fey alongside Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan first premieres on NBC in the US

  • Oct 12 United States Postal Service designates facility in Green River, Wyoming, as the "Curt Gowdy Post Office Building," honoring the noted broadcaster

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 30 Saniyya Sidney, American actress (King Richard), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Tim Allen

Oct 7 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Divorces in Film & TV

Matt LeBlanc

Oct 6 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), dies at 73
  • Oct 2 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), dies of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at 59
  • Oct 4 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • Oct 5 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • Oct 6 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • Oct 12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • Oct 15 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Oct 16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 17 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 19 James Glennon, American cinematographer, dies at 64
  • Oct 19 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), dies at 79
  • Oct 20 Frank Vicari, American jazz, session, and touring saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson; Woody Herman; Tom Waits; Saturday Night Live), dies at 75

Jane WyattJane Wyatt (1910-2006)

Oct 20 American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), dies at 96

  • Oct 22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • Oct 22 Richard Mayes, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), dies of a stroke at 83