On This Day

September 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 9 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion
  • Sep 13 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia

Music History

Sep 14 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais

Film & TV History

Sep 28 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78
  • Sep 2 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90
  • Sep 10 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), dies at 96
  • Sep 13 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 15 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer ,dies at 91
  • Sep 17 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies of throat cancer at 72
  • Sep 19 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Chuck Low, American actor (Goodfellas; Once Upon a Time in America), dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), dies at 69