Directors in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 854

  • 1896-02-29 William A. Wellman, American film director (Star is Born 1937), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1896-05-30 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1896-09-04 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1896-10-08 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), born in Lille, France (d. 1967)
  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1897-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1897-04-30 Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), born in Volta Grande, Minas Gerais (d. 1983)

Person of interestFrank Capra

1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897-05-28 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1897-10-08 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1898-01-16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • 1898-10-14 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • 1898-11-11 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1898-12-06 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1899-01-01 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 1899-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1899-02-23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

1899-07-07 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, Philadelphia Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 1899-07-25 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1899-08-19 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • 1899-12-22 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1899-12-28 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1900-02-22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1900-02-25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1900-04-23 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), born in Lambeth, London (d. 1997)
  • 1900-06-25 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1900-09-19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1901-06-16 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-American actor and director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1975)
  • 1901-06-23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901-07-07 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • 1901-08-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1901-09-18 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1901-09-25 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1901-10-03 Jean Grémillon, French film director, born in Bayeux, France (d. 1959)
  • 1902-02-19 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1902-06-29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1902-07-01 William Wyler, American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), born in Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1902-07-19 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902-11-09 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Carrington V C (Court martial)), born in London (d. 1968)
  • 1903-01-04 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1903-04-07 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1904-01-21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

1904-04-14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1904-05-21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-04 Christian-Jaque, French film director, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1904-11-14 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1904-11-30 Philip Burton, Welsh director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire
  • 1905-03-09 Grigori Kozintsev, Soviet theater and film director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1973) [OS]
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1905-08-31 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1905-09-17 Hans Freudenthal, German-Dutch mathematician and director (OW&OC), born in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director, screenwriter, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-12-05 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Laura, Exodus), born in Wiznitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1905-12-09 Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1905-12-17 Joseph Heifitz, film director

Person of interestRoberto Rossellini

1906-05-08 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1977)

Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini
  • 1906-06-04 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1906-06-30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, American director and writer (African Queen, Chinatown), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1907-02-22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, born in Commercy, Meuse, France (d. 1990)
  • 1907-10-13 Yves Allégret, French film director, born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France (d. 1987)
  • 1907-12-10 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1908-03-16 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1908-03-29 Dennis O'Keefe, actor and director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1908-09-04 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), born in Grand Forks, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1909-01-14 Joseph Losey, Wisconsin, American theatre & film director (Damned, Accident), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1984)
  • 1909-02-24 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1909-03-30 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • 1909-04-01 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1909-04-13 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI) (d. 1994)
  • 1909-06-22 Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, African-American playwright & author (American Negro Theater), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-02-01 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1910-09-08 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • 1910-12-05 Abraham Polonsky, American writer and director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1910-12-31 Roy Rowland, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1911-05-05 Gilles Grangier, French film director (Archimède le clochard), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1911-05-07 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), born in Yamagata, Japan (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-17 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)

Person of interestJosé Ferrer

1912-01-08 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-03-25 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), born in Sète, France (d. 1971)
  • 1912-04-21 Marcel Camus, French film director (Orfeu Negro), born in Chappes, France (d. 1982)

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Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 539

  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1971-03-08 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1971-05-28 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1971-09-22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1971-10-25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • 1971-10-26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • 1972-01-08 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82
  • 1973-01-15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

1973-04-21 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • 1973-05-21 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), dies at 53
  • 1973-09-02 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1974-05-25 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), dies at 91
  • 1974-11-13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1974-11-17 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • 1974-12-05 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), dies from hepatitis at 60
  • 1974-12-15 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • 1975-01-01 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-born American actor & director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 1975-01-23 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 1975-03-22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • 1975-07-21 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), dies at 82
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-02-18 Joseph Henabery, actor and director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • 1976-04-25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976-09-24 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1977-04-20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • 1977-04-28 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor & director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)

Person of interestRoberto Rossellini

1977-06-03 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), dies at 71

Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini
  • 1977-06-20 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), dies at 68
  • 1977-11-24 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1978-09-08 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), dies at 54
  • 1978-10-09 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1978-11-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1978-12-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies of heart failure at 54
  • 1978-12-27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • 1979-02-12 Jean Renoir, French film director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) and actor (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1979-06-04 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80
  • 1979-06-11 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-07-30 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), dies at 60
  • 1979-09-26 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1979-10-13 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1980-05-02 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1980-06-18 Terence Fisher, English film director (Hammer Films), dies at 76
  • 1980-08-11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • 1980-09-09 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), dies at 78
  • 1980-09-25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1981-03-15 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), dies at 82
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-07-27 William Wyler, American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), dies at 79
  • 1981-09-21 Nigel Patrick, actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 1981-09-27 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), dies at 77
  • 1981-11-10 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1981-12-11 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), dies at 81
  • 1981-12-20 Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
  • 1981-12-28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • 1982-01-13 Marcel Camus, French film director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • 1982-02-26 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
  • 1982-03-18 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 1982-06-10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of drug overdose at 37
  • 1982-06-28 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Sterren stralen overal), dies at 79
  • 1982-07-03 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • 1982-08-13 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • 1982-08-14 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1982-10-08 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1982-10-18 Dwain Esper, American film director (The Seventh Commandment), dies at 89
  • 1982-11-01 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1982-11-01 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • 1982-11-04 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1982-12-23 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), dies of a heart attack at 62

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

1983-01-24 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz), dies of a stroke and a heart attack at 83

Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • 1983-02-04 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), dies at 89
  • 1983-10-05 Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), dies at 86
  • 1983-11-23 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), dies at 45
  • 1984-04-23 Guus Oster, Dutch actor & director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • 1984-05-10 Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 56
  • 1984-10-23 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1984-12-11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • 1985-02-11 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86

Person of interestOrson Welles

1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1985-11-30 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), dies at 58
  • 1985-12-26 Harold P. Warren, American movie director (Manos: The Hands of Fate), dies at 62
  • 1986-02-19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986-03-31 Jerry Paris, American director (Happy Days) and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show- Jerry), dies at 60
  • 1986-05-24 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director(Texas Terror), dies at 90
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 1987-01-31 Yves Allégret, French film director, dies at 79
  • 1987-02-01 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director, dies at 86
  • 1987-02-27 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 1987-05-21 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies lung cancer at 57
  • 1987-06-30 King Donovan, actor and director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
  • 1987-08-28 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
  • 1987-09-25 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
  • 1987-12-04 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • 1988-04-05 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (Juggler), dies
  • 1988-10-09 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84