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Year 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment
  • Jan 1 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
  • Jan 6 Jon Gruden returns to the NFL as Oakland Raiders head coach after nearly a decade of broadcasting (ESPN Monday Night Football 2009-17)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 7 75th Golden Globes: "Ladybird", "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown among the winners, Oprah Winfrey accepts Lifetime award with powerful speech

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
Actor Joseph Fiennes
Actor
Joseph Fiennes
Actress Elisabeth Moss
Actress
Elisabeth Moss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 11 YouTube issues sanctions against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted footage of suicide victim's body in Japan in December

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul
CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5M re-shoot fee for the film "All The Money In The World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams was only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams
  • Jan 22 Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 29 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Chadwick Boseman
Actor
Chadwick Boseman
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
Actor Michael B. Jordan
Actor
Michael B. Jordan

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 18 71st British Academy Film Awards (Baftas): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman

Actress Frances McDormand
Actress
Frances McDormand
Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • Feb 21 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state
  • Feb 25 68th Berlin International Film Festival: Romanian film "Touch Me Not" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 4 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • Mar 10 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
Actor Michael B. Jordan
Actor
Michael B. Jordan
  • Mar 16 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
  • Mar 21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London
  • Mar 21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • Mar 22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 "The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 8 WrestleMania XXXIV, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match

Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

  • Apr 18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
  • Apr 20 Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 23 Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Chris Evans
Actor
Chris Evans
Actor Robert Downey Jr
Actor
Robert Downey Jr
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Danny Devito Day declared in Jersey for 17th November by Mayor John Moor of Asbury Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria
  • Apr 30 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio

  • May 1 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website
  • May 3 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor

Music releaseMusic Single

May 5 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Melania Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • May 19 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jun 5 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York
  • Jun 5 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 5 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

  • Jun 6 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play
  • Jun 17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jul 6 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

Actress Sandra Oh
Actress
Sandra Oh
Actress and Director Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Actress and Director
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actor and Comedian Simon Pegg
Actor and Comedian
Simon Pegg
Actor Henry Cavill
Actor
Henry Cavill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Actress Scarlett Johansson withdraws from a transgender film role after criticism of her casting

  • Jul 14 US President Donald Trump calls the EU a "trade foe" in interview with CBS ahead of meeting with Russian President Putin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

  • Jul 20 American director James Gunn fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" by Disney after past offensive tweets surface
  • Jul 21 Re-boot of TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" announced with creator Joss Whedon as executive producer
  • Jul 22 TV show "Supergirl" announces casting of first live-action transgender superhero, by transgender actor Nicole Maines as Nia Nal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Georgian representative James Spencer resigns after being fooled into saying racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America" TV series

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Jul 27 CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by Ronan Farrow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS"s "This Morning"

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 7 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

Actress Constance Wu
Actress
Constance Wu
Actress Michelle Yeoh
Actress
Michelle Yeoh

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Aug 7 CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman
  • Aug 8 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars
  • Aug 16 Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

Aug 18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle
  • Aug 26 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 30 Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Yalitza Aparicio
Actress
Yalitza Aparicio
Film Director Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
Alfonso Cuarón

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 30 Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 31 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Actor Bradley Cooper
Actor
Bradley Cooper
  • Sep 8 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"
  • Sep 9 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • Sep 9 Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 11 Film "Green Book" directed by Peter Farrell and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Academy Award Best Picture 2019)

  • Sep 16 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival
  • Sep 16 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 18 70th Emmy Awards: "Games of Thrones". "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Claire Foy, Bill Hader win

  • Sep 25 Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for 2004 sexual assault, first celebrity to be jailed in the #MeToo era
  • Sep 27 First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online
  • Oct 2 US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa
  • Oct 7 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television
  • Oct 16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand
  • Oct 17 Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 17 The revived "The Connors" debuts on ABC TV starring Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, without fired former star Roseanne Barr

Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Oct 19 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presented with the Mark Twain Prize, comedy's top honor, at a ceremony in New York

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Actress Selma Blair reveals she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 3 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 9 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • Feb 3 Actor John Stamos (Full House) weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Comedian Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in Malibu

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • Mar 3 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

LoveWedding of Interest

May 19 American actress Meghan Markle (36) marries Prince Harry (33) at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, England

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

LoveWedding of Interest

May 25 Actor Hugh Grant marries Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein

Actor and Producer Hugh Grant
Actor and Producer
Hugh Grant

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 23 "Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 30 "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (32) marries Karl Cook (26) in San Diego, California

Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Actor David Hasselhoff (66) marries third wife Hayley Roberts (38) in Italy

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow marries TV producer Brad Falchuk in the Hamptons

  • Nov 14 Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marry at Lake Como, Italy in first of two ceremonies

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 Canadian singer Justin Bieber (24) confirms he has married American model Hailey Baldwin (22)

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Quentin Tarantino (55) marries singer and model Danielle Pick (35) in Los Angeles, California

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Singer Nick Jonas (26) and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) marries actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), dies at 86
  • Jan 8 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jan 9 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), dies of cancer at 86
  • Jan 12 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), dies at 89
  • Jan 14 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor (Blast from the Past, Frank's Place), dies at 74
  • Jan 15 Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), dies at 90
  • Jan 16 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), dies of complications of pneumonia at 87
  • Jan 17 Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), dies of hypothermia at 52
  • Jan 17 Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, dies at 29, three days after a car crash which also killed both her parents
  • Jan 19 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), dies at 93
  • Jan 19 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jan 19 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), dies of complications from lung cancer at 54
  • Jan 20 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59
  • Jan 20 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), dies at 76
  • Jan 21 Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), dies at 105
  • Jan 23 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), dies of peritoneal cancer at 52
  • Jan 25 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91
  • Jan 27 Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), dies at 94
  • Jan 30 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35
  • Jan 31 Anne Gillis [Alma Conner], American actress (Faline-Bambi, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), dies at 90
  • Feb 4 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), dies of throat cancer at 77
  • Feb 4 Kenneth Haigh, British actor (Look Back in Anger, Search for the Nile), dies at 86
  • Feb 7 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
  • Feb 9 Reginald "Reg" E Cathey, American actor (The Wire, Oz, House of Cards), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Feb 9 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), dies of complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Feb 11 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89
  • Feb 15 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), dies at 85
  • Feb 21 Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), dies from natural causes at 53
  • Feb 22 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), dies at 97
  • Feb 23 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), dies at 97

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

Feb 24 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • Mar 3 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), dies of bladder cancer at 75
  • Mar 5 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), dies from natural causes at 88
  • Mar 11 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," dies of complications from a chest infection at 90
  • Mar 12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Mar 12 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), dies at 99
  • Mar 14 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, dies at 80
  • Mar 22 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 87
  • Mar 23 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), dies at 49
  • Mar 24 Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86
  • Mar 27 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • Mar 30 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89
  • Mar 31 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, dies at 74
  • Apr 2 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), dies at 103
  • Apr 5 Isao Takahata, Japanese anime film director, screenwriter and producer (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Apr 11 Mitzi Shore [Lillian Saidel], American owner of The Comedy Store and founder of The Comedy Channel, dies at 87
  • Apr 15 R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), dies at 74
  • Apr 16 Harry Anderson, American actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Bruno Sammartino, Italian American strongman & professional wrestler, dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), dies at 89
  • Apr 21 Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), dies at 49
  • Apr 29 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", dies at 86
  • May 1 Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), dies at 46 of complications from diabetes
  • May 1 Sun Yueh, Chinese-born Taiwanese actor (Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing), dies of sepsis at 87
  • May 1 Andrés Reyes [Universo 2000], Mexican pro wrestler (3 x CMLL World Heavyweight Championship), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • May 2 Wolfgang Völz, German actor, dies at 87
  • May 2 Wang Danfeng, Chinese actress, dies at 93
  • May 4 Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), dies of brain cancer at 43
  • May 5 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86
  • May 8 Anne V. Coates, British film editor (1962 Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 92
  • May 11 Josh Greenfeld, American author & screenwriter (A Child Called Noah), dies at 90
  • May 13 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), dies at 69
  • May 16 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), dies at 93
  • May 18 Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (November 1992), kills herself and her child at 47
  • May 23 Glynn Edwards, English television actor, dies at 87
  • May 24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), dies at 98
  • May 27 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), dies at 98
  • May 28 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), dies from bladder cancer at 77
  • May 28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93
  • Jun 4 Georgann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers, Star Trek, Midnight Cowboy), dies at 91
  • Jun 8 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), dies at 90 [1]
  • Jun 8 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), commits suicide by hanging at 61
  • Jun 18 Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screenwriter (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), dies at 84
  • Jun 29 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85
  • Jul 1 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • Jul 3 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • Aug 3 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Aug 5 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92
  • Aug 13 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 21 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), dies at 83
  • Aug 24 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76
  • Sep 4 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 91

Person of interestBurt Reynolds

Sep 6 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82

  • Sep 11 Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), dies at 79
  • Sep 30 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), dies at 76
  • Oct 6 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76
  • Nov 2 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, dies at 91
  • Nov 3 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 74
  • Nov 7 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • Nov 16 William Goldman, American screenwriter and author (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), dies at 87