On This Day

Year 2008 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 7 Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
  • Sep 7 Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • Sep 14 Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
  • Sep 18 Humberto Solás, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), dies at 66
  • Sep 24 Irene Dailey, American actress (Another World, Grissom Gang), dies of colon cancer at 88

Person of interestPaul Newman

Sep 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Oct 1 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), dies at 92
  • Oct 2 Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968)
  • Oct 6 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • Oct 7 Peter Copley, British actor (Victim, Kingdom of Heaven, King & Country), dies at 93
  • Oct 8 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • Oct 8 Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 15 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), dies at 81
  • Oct 15 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), dies at 85
  • Oct 15 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), dies from emphysema and pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • Oct 26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82
  • Nov 5 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), dies of heart failure at 88
  • Nov 16 Reg Varney, British actor (On The Buses) (b. 1916)
  • Nov 17 Guy Peellaert, Belgian graphic artist, photographer (Rock Dreams), movie poster and album cover designer (David Bowie -"Diamond Dogs'; Rolling Stones - "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"), dies of cancer at 74
  • Nov 26 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • Dec 1 Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), dies from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • Dec 5 Beverly Garland [Fessenden], American actress (My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King), dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
  • Dec 8 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • Dec 8 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer, dies at 83

Person of interestBettie Page

Dec 11 Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the 'Queen of Pinups' and the 'Dark Angel', dies at 85

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • Dec 11 Maddie Blaustein, American voice actress (b. 1960)
  • Dec 12 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, dies at 92
  • Dec 13 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), dies of diabetes at 85
  • Dec 13 Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), dies from a brain tumour at 80
  • Dec 18 Jack Douglas, English actor (Carry On films), dies at 81
  • Dec 18 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, dies at 76
  • Dec 20 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), dies at 94
  • Dec 25 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), dies at 81
  • Dec 26 Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • Dec 30 Dick Green, Canadian actor