On This Day

November 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained
  • Nov 9 Five women detail sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. in "New York Times" report
  • Nov 10 BBC removes drama from Christmas line-up after one of its stars, Ed Westwick, accused of rape by two women
  • Nov 21 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
  • Nov 25 Actress Naya Rivera arrested on a domestic battery charge in West Virginia

HeartEngagement of Interest

Nov 27 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • Nov 28 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"
  • Nov 29 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 30 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 9 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • Nov 17 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Nov 19 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), dies from respiratory failure at 86
  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87