October in History  
 October 23
Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson] - Jazz singer/silent film actor
Mammy, Swanee
Dec. 26, 1886Born: Seredzius, Lithuania
Oct. 23, 1950Died of a massive heart attac at 64

Hayden Rorke [William Henry Rorke - Actor
Dr Bellows on 'I Dream of Jeannie'
Oct. 23, 1910Born: Brooklyn, New York

Robert Bray - Actor
Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West
Oct. 23, 1917Born: Kalispell, Montana

James Daly - Actor
Star Trek TOS, Medical Center
Oct. 23, 1918Born: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Jul. 3, 1978Dies at 59

Augusta Dabney - Actress
Robert Montgomery Presents
Oct. 23, 1918Born: Berkeley, California

Coleen Gray [Doris Jensen] - Actress
Apache Drums
Oct. 23, 1922Born: Staplehurst, Nebraska

Frank [Spencer] Sutton - Actor
Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC
Oct. 23, 1923Born: Clarksville, Tennessee
Jun. 28, 1974Died of a heart attack at 50

'Johnny' [John William] Carson - Comedian
Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust
Oct. 23, 1925Born: Corning, Iowa

Diana Dors [Diana Mary Fluck] - Actress
Berserk!, Steaming
Oct. 23, 1931Born: Swindon, England
May. 4, 1984Died of ovarian cancer at 52

Brooke Theiss Genesse - Actress
Wendy on 'Just the 10 of Us', Good & Evil
Oct. 23, 1969Born: Palos Verdes, California

Robert Lansing [Robert Howell Brown] - Actor
Star Trek TOS, 12 oclock High, The Equalizer
Jun. 5, 1928Born: San Diego, Calf
Oct. 23, 1994Died from cancer at 66

 October 22
Constance [Campbell] Bennett - Actress
Easiest Way, Ladies in Love
Oct. 22, 1904Born: New York City, New York

Joan Fontaine [Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland] - Actress
Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca
Oct. 22, 1917Born: Tokyo, Japan

Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno] - Actress
Little Orphan Annie, So This is Hollywood
Oct. 22, 1920Born: Bronx, New York

Christopher [Allen] Lloyd - Actor
Taxi, Back to the Future
Oct. 22, 1938Born: Stamford, Connecticut

Derek [George] Jacobi - Actor
Lanner on 'Strauss Family'
Oct. 22, 1938Born: Leytonstone, London, England

'Tony' [David Anthony] Roberts - Actor
Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show
Oct. 22, 1939Born: New York City, New York

Annette [Joanne] Funicello - Actress
Mickey Mouse Club
Oct. 22, 1942Born: Utica, New York

Catherine Deneuve [Catherine Fabienne Dorléac] - Actress
Repulsion, Hunger
Oct. 22, 1943Born: Paris, France

Lee Meredith [Judith Lee Sauls] - Actress
Producers
Oct. 22, 1947Born: River Edge, New Jersey

'Jeff' [Jeffrey Lynn] Goldblum - Actor
The Fly, Thank God it's Friday
Oct. 22, 1952Born: Pittsburgh, PA.

Barrie Youngfellow - Actress
Jan-It's a Living
Oct. 22, 1960Born: Cleveland, Ohio

Valeria Golino - Actress
Rain Man, Little Flames
Oct. 22, 1966Born: Naples, Italy

Michael Fishman [Michael Desmond Quatil] - Actor
DJ-Roseanne
Oct. 22, 1981Born: Long Beach, Calif,

Cleavon [Jake] Little - Actor
Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers
Jun. 1, 1939Born: Chickasha, Okla,
Oct. 22, 1992Died of colorectal cancer at 53

Mary Wickes [Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser] - Actress
Dennis the Menace, Julia, Doc, White Christmas
Jun. 13, 1912Born: St Louis, Mo,
Oct. 22, 1995Died at the age of 85

Arthur [Edward Spence] Hill - Actor
Owen Marshall, Glitter, Futureworld
Aug. 1, 1922Born: Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct. 22, 2006Died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at 84

 October 21
Joyce Randolph [Joyce Sirola] - Actress
Trixie on 'Honeymooners'
Oct. 21, 1925Born: Detroit, Mich,

Leonard Rossiter - Actor
Britannia Hospital
Oct. 21, 1926Born: Liverpool, England

Carrie [Frances] Fisher - Actress
Star Wars-Princess Lelia
Oct. 21, 1956Born: Beverly Hills, California

Jeremy [James] Miller - Actor
Ben-Growing Pains
Oct. 21, 1976Born: West Covina, California

 October 20
Bela Lugosi [Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó] - Horror actor
Dracula, Body Snatcher
Oct. 20, 1882Born: Lugos, Hungary

Margaret Dumont [Daisy Juliette Baker]
Actress-Marx Brothers' foil
Oct. 20, 1882Born: Brooklyn, New York

'Will' [William Vann] Rogers Jr - Actor
Down to Earth
Oct. 20, 1911Born: New York City, New York

John Anderson - Actor
Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp, Kevin Uxbridge - Star Trek: TNG
Oct. 20, 1922Born: Clayton, Illinois

Herschel Bernardi - Actor
Peter Gunn, Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, The Front
Oct. 20, 1923Born: New York City, New York

William Christopher - Actor
Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H
Oct. 20, 1932Born: Evanston, IL

Timothy West - Actor
Masada
Oct. 20, 1934Born: Bradford, Yorkshire, England

'Jerry' [Jerome Bernard] Orbach - Actor
Promises! Promises!, Dirty Dancing, Detective Lennie Briscoe-Law & Order
Oct. 20, 1935Born: Bronx, New York

William Zabka - Actor
Back to School, Karate Kid II
Oct. 20, 1965Born: New York City, New York

[John] Anthony Quayle - Actor
Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia
Sep. 7, 1913Born: Ainsdale, Lancashire, England
Oct. 20, 1989Died from liver cancer at 76

'Burt' [Burton Stephen] Lancaster - Actor
From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry
Oct. 20, 1994Died heart attack at 80

Jane [Waddington] Wyatt - Actress
Father Knows Best, Star Trek
Aug. 12, 1912Born: Campgaw, NJ.
Oct. 20, 2006Died of natural causes at 96

 October 19
Robert Beatty - Actor
Amorous Mr Pawn, Dial 999, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, The New Avengers
Oct. 19, 1909Born: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal] - Actress
Aunt Esther on 'Sanford & Sons'
Oct. 19, 1920Born: Cleveland, Ohio

George Nader - Actor
Robot Monster, Away All Boats
Oct. 19, 1921Born: Pasadena, California
Feb. 4, 2002Died of heart Failure at 81

Bernard Hepton - Actor
6 Wives of Henry VIII
Oct. 19, 1925Born: Bradford, England

Robert Reed [John Robert Rietz] - Actor
Mike on 'Brady Bunch', Nurse
Oct. 19, 1932Born: Highland Park, Illinois
May. 12, 1992Dies of AIDs at 59

[Samuel] Lloyd Haynes - Actor
Pete Dixon on 'Room 222'
Oct. 19, 1934Born: South Bend, Indiana
Dec. 31, 1986Died of cancer at 52

Tony Lo Bianco - Actor
Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!
Oct. 19, 1936Born: Brooklyn, New York

John [Arthur] Lithgow - Actor
Harry & the Hendersons
Oct. 19, 1945Born: Rochester, NY.

Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead] - Acto
Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray.
Oct. 19, 1945Born: Towson, Maryland

Kenneth Washington - Actor
Sgt Baker on 'Hogan's Heroes', Star Trek TOS, Adam 12
Oct. 19, 1946Born: Unkown

Amy Linker - Actress
Lewis & Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs
Oct. 19, 1966Born: Brooklyn, New York

Martha Raye [Margy Reed] - Actress
Martha Raye Show
Aug. 27, 1916Born: Butte, Mont,
Oct. 19, 1994Died at 78

Joseph Wiseman - Actor
Dr No, MacGyver, L.A. Law, and Law & Order
May. 15, 1918Born: Montréal, Canada
Oct. 19, 2009Died at the age of 91

Roland Mapes Jr - Ren Fester, Vorpal Holder, Friend - Actor
Dr No, MacGyver, L.A. Law, and Law & Order
Oct. 19, 2011Died Committed Suicide

 October 18
Kam Fong Chun - Actor
Hawaii Five-0
May. 27, 1918Born: Honolulu, HI,
Oct. 18, 2002Died of lung cancer at 84

Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Blamauer] - Actor/singer
Appointment, From Russia with Love, Semi Tough
Oct. 18, 1898Born: Vienna, Austria

Victor Sen Yung - Actor
Bonanza, Bachelor Family
Oct. 18, 1915Born: San Francisco, CA
Nov. 9, 1980Died as a result of accidental asphyxiation

Bobby Troup - Pianist/actor
Emergency, Acapulco
Oct. 18, 1918Born: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

'Melina' [Maria Amalia] Mercour - Actress/politician
Never on a Sunday
Oct. 18, 1920Born: Athens, Greece

'Chuck' [Charles Edward Anderson] Berry - Rocker
Roll over Beethoven
Oct. 18, 1926Born: St. Louis, Missouri

George C[Campbell] Scott - Actor
Patton, Bible, Taps, Hardcore
Oct. 18, 1926Born: Wise, Virginia
Sep. 22, 1999Died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71

Inger Stevens [Stensland] - Actress
Katy-Farmer's Daughter
Oct. 18, 1934Born: Stockholm, Sweden
Apr. 30, 1970Died at 36, suicide overdose of sleeping pills

Peter [Lawrence] Boyle - Actor
Joe, Candidate
Oct. 18, 1935Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec. 13, 2006Died from multiple myeloma and heart disease.

'Joe' [Joseph] Morton - Actor
Hal-Grady, The Brother from Another Planet, Eureka
Oct. 18, 1947Born: New York City, New York

Pam Dawber - Actress
Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam
Oct. 18, 1951Born: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Jean Claude Van Damme [Jean Claude Camille François Van Varenberg] - Actor
Kickboxer, No Retreat
Oct. 18, 1958Born: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium

Erin [Marie] Moran - Actress
Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi
Oct. 18, 1960Born: Burbank, California

Vincent Spano - Actor
Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers
Oct. 18, 1962Born: Brooklyn, New York

Julie London [Gayle Peck] - Actress
Nurse McCall-Emergency
Sep. 26, 1926Born: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Oct. 18, 2000Died at 74

 October 17
Spring [Dell] Byington - Actress
Lily Ruskin in 'December Bride'
Oct. 17, 1886Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jean Arthur [Gladys Georgianna Greene] - Actress
Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Oct. 17, 1900Born: Plattsburgh, New York

Irene Ryan [Irene Noblette] - Actress
Granny on 'Beverly Hillbillies'
Oct. 17, 1902Born: El Paso, Texas

Marsha [Virginia] Hunt - Actress
Jennifer in 'Peck's Bad Girl', Jigsaw
Oct. 17, 1917Born: Chicago, Illinois

Rita Hayworth [Margarita Carmen Cansino] - Actress
Gilda, Pal Joey
Oct. 17, 1918Born: Brooklyn, New York

[Edward] Montgomery Clift - Actor
From Here to Eternity
Oct. 17, 1920Born: Omaha, Nebraska

Tom Poston - Actor
Steve Allen Show, Newhart
Oct. 17, 1921Born: Columbus, Ohio

Beverly Garland [Beverly Lucy Fessenden] - Actress
My 3 Sons
Oct. 17, 1926Born: Santa Cruz, California
Dec. 5, 2008Died at 82

'Julie' [Betty May] Adams - Actress
Yancy Derringer, Code Red
Oct. 17, 1926Born: Waterloo, Iowa

Zulu [Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi] - Actor
Det Kono on 'Hawaii 5-0'
Oct. 17, 1937Born: Honolulu, Hawaii

'Evel' [Robert Craig] Knievel
Motorcycle daredevil
Oct. 17, 1938Born: Butte, Montana

Michael McKean - Actor
Lenny-Laverne & Shirley, Grand
Oct. 17, 1947Born: New York City, New York

George [Robert] Wendt - Actor
Norm on 'Cheers'
Oct. 17, 1948Born: Chicago, Illinois

'Margot' [Margaret Ruth] Kidder - Actress
Lois Lane, Amityville Horror
Oct. 17, 1948Born: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Howard E Rollins Jr - Actor
Bannister-Wildside
Oct. 17, 1950Born: Baltimore, Maryland

Vincent Van Patten - Actor
Apple's Way, 3 for the Road
Oct. 17, 1957Born: Brooklyn, New York

Janice Rule - Actress
Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife
Aug. 15, 1931Born: Norwood, Ohio
Oct. 17, 2003Died of cerebral hemorrhage at 72

 October 16
Lloyd Corrigan - Actor
Miss Brewster's Millions, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Oct. 16, 1900Born: San Francisco, CA
Nov. 5, 1969Died at 69

'Alice' [Alicia] Pearce - Comedienne/actress
Gladys Kravitz on 'Bewitched'
Oct. 16, 1917Born: New York City, New York

'Max' [Walter William] Bygraves - Actor
Tom Brown's School Days
Oct. 16, 1922Born: Rotherhithe, London, England

'Linda' [Monetta Eloyse] Darnell - Actress
Unfaithfully Yours, 2nd Chance
Oct. 16, 1923Born: Dallas, Texas

Angela [Brigid] Lansbury - Actress
Jessica-Murder She Wrote
Oct. 16, 1925Born: London, England

Michael Conrad - Actor
Delvecchio, Hill St Blues
Oct. 16, 1925Born: New York City, New York
Nov. 22, 1983Died at 58

Lee Montague - Actor
Uncle Sasha-Holocaust
Oct. 16, 1927Born: London, England

Tony Anthony [Roger Pettito] - Actor
Treasure of 4 Crowns
Oct. 16, 1937Born: Clarksburg, West Virginia

Suzanne Somers [Suzanne Marie Mahoney] - Actress
3's Company, Step by Step
Oct. 16, 1946Born: San Bruno, California

Morgan Stevens - Actor
David on 'Fame', Bare Essence
Oct. 16, 1951Born: Knoxville, Tennessee

Daniel Gerroll - Actor
Big Business
Oct. 16, 1951Born: London, England

'Tim' [Timothy Francis] Robbins - Actor
Bull Durham, Cadillac Man
Oct. 16, 1958Born: West Covina, California

Kellie [Noelle] Martin - Actress
Life Goes On
Oct. 16, 1975Born: Riverside, California

Cornel Wilde [Kornel Weisz] - Actor
High Sierra, 5th Musketeer
Oct. 16, 1989Died of leukemia at 74

Shirley Booth [Marjory Ford] - Actress
Hazel on 'Hazel', A Touch of Grace
Dec. 30, 1898Born: New York, NY,
Oct. 16, 1992Died at 94

Audra [Marie] Lindley - Actress
Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers
Sep. 24, 1918Born: Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 16, 1997Died of leukemia at 79

Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson] - Actor
Combat
May. 21, 1926Born: New York, NY
Oct. 16, 2000Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 77

 October 15
Paul Lukas [Pál Lukács] - Actor
The Lady Vanishes, Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx
Oct. 15, 1951Died at the age of 80

Fritz Feld [Fritz Feilchenfeld] - Actor
Jack Benny Show, At the Circus
Oct. 15, 1900Born: Berlin, Germany

Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle] - Dancer / Courtesan / Spy
WW I
Dec. 7, 1876Born: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Oct. 15, 1917Died - executed by firing squad during WWI at the age of 41

Jan Miner - Actress
Crime Photographer
Oct. 15, 1917Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Feb. 15, 2004Died at 87

Mark Lenard [Leonard Rosenson] - Actor
Sarek on 'Star Trek'
Oct. 15, 1924Born: Chicago, Illinois
Nov. 22, 1996Died of multiple myeloma at 72

[Elizabeth] Jean Peters - Actress
Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters
Oct. 15, 1926Born: Canton, Ohio
Oct. 13, 2000Died of leukemia at 74

Linda Lavin - Actress
Alice, Barney Miller
Oct. 15, 1937Born: Portland, Maine

[Carole] Penny Marshall - Actress
Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley
Oct. 15, 1942Born: Bronx, New York

John Getz - Actor
Rafferty, MacGruder & Loud
Oct. 15, 1946Born: Davenport, Iowa

I Love Lucy
Debuts on CBS TV
Oct. 15, 1951October 15, 1951 – May 6, 1957

Jere Burns - Actor
Kirk-Dear John
Oct. 15, 1954Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tanya Roberts [Victoria Leigh Blum - Actress
Charlie's Angels, Sheena, Midge on 'That '70s Show'
Oct. 15, 1955Born: Bronx, New York

Untouchables
Premieres
Oct. 15, 1959October 15, 1959 – May 21, 1963

 October 14
Pert Kelton - Actress
Cavalcade of Stars
Oct. 14, 1907Born: Great Falls, Montana
Oct. 30, 1968Died of heart disease at 61

Roger [George] Moore - Actor
Alaskans, Maverick, Saint, 007
Oct. 14, 1927Born: London, England

Udo Kier [Udo Kierspe] - Actor
Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein
Oct. 14, 1944Born: Cologne, Germany

Harry Anderson - Actor
Judge Harry Stone-Night Court
Oct. 14, 1952Born: Newport, Rhode Island

'Greg' [Gregory Ralph] Evigan - Actor
BJ on 'BJ & the Bear'
Oct. 14, 1953Born: South Amboy, New Jersey

Errol [Leslie Thomson] Flynn - Actor
Captain Blood, Robin Hood, Against All Flags
Jun. 20, 1909Born: Hobart, Tasmania
Oct. 14, 1959Died of a heart attack. at 45

Melanie Wilson [Melina DiGuglielmo] - Actress
Jennifer on 'Perfect Strangers'
Oct. 14, 1961Born: Los Angeles, CA.

'Bing' [Harry Lillis] Crosby - Crooner/actor
White Christmas, Going My Way
May. 3, 1903Born: Tacoma, WA,
Oct. 14, 1977Died massive heart attack at 74

'Bing' [Harry Lillis] Crosby - Crooner/actor
White Christmas, Going My Way
May. 3, 1903Born: Tacoma, WA,
Oct. 14, 1977Died suddenly from a massive heart attack after a round of 18 holes of golf

Kennan Wynn [Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah] - Actor
Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor
Jul. 27, 1916Born: New York, NY,
Oct. 14, 1986Died at 70

 October 13
Irene Rich [Irene Luther] - Actress
Beau Brummell, Champ
Oct. 13, 1891Born: Buffalo, New York

Cornel [Louis] Wilde - Actor
High Sierra, 5th Musketeer
Oct. 13, 1915Born: New York City, New York

Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson] - Actress
Dr Kildare, I've Got a Secret
Oct. 13, 1917Born: Roosevelt, Utah

'Nipsey' [Julius] Russell - Comedian
Car 54, Barefoot in the Park
Oct. 13, 1920Born: Atlanta, Georgia
Oct. 2, 2005Died at 81

Yves Montand [Ivo Livi] - Actor/singer
Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix
Oct. 13, 1921Born: Monsummano Alto, Italy

Lenny Bruce [Leonard Alfred Schneider]
Comedian, arrested on obscenity charges
Oct. 13, 1925Born: Long Island, New York

Jack Colvin - Actor
Jack-Incredible Hulk
Oct. 13, 1932Born: Lyndon, Kansas
Dec. 1, 2005Died at 73

Cliff Gorman - Actor
Boys in the Band, Angel
Oct. 13, 1936Born: Queens, New York

Melinda [Rose] Dillon - Actress
Close Encounters, Slap Shot
Oct. 13, 1939Born: Hope, Arkansas

Paul [Frederic] Simon - Singer/actor
Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony
Oct. 13, 1941Born: Newark, New Jersey

Pamela Tiffin [Wonso] - Actress
Viva Max!
Oct. 13, 1942Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

[Grady] Demond Wilson - Actor
Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back
Oct. 13, 1946Born: Valdosta, Georgia

'Sammy' [Samuel Roy] Hagar - Singer-musician
Van Halen-Jump
Oct. 13, 1947Born: Monterey, California

[Olive] Marie Osmond - Singer/actress
Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts
Oct. 13, 1959Born: Ogden, Utah

Kelly Preston [Kelly Kamalelehua Smith] - Actress
Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale
Oct. 13, 1962Born: Honolulu, Hawaii

Bea Benaderet - Actress
Kate on 'Petticoat Junction'
Apr. 4, 1906Born: New York, NY
Oct. 13, 1968Died of lung cancer

'Cady' [Katie] McClain - Actress
Dixie Martin-All My Children
Oct. 13, 1969Born: Burbank, California

'Ed' [Edward Vincent] Sullivan - TV variety show host/gossip columnist
Ed Sullivan Show
Oct. 13, 1974Died of esophageal cancer at 73

Beryl [Elizabeth] Reid - Actress
Joseph Andrews, Psycho Mania, Yellowbeard
Jun. 17, 1920Born: Manchester, England
Oct. 13, 1996Died from complications following knee surgery at the age of 77

[Elizabeth] Jean Peters - Actress
Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters
Oct. 15, 1926Born: Canton, Ohio
Oct. 13, 2000Died of leukemia at 74

 October 12
Art Clokey [Arthur Farrington] - Pioneer in stop motion clay animation
Gumby, Davey and Goliath
Oct. 12, 1921Born: Detroit, Michigan
Jan. 9, 2010Died peacefully in his sleep at 88

Susan [Ellen] Anton - Actress
Golden Girl, Spring Fever.Cannonball Run 2
Oct. 12, 1950Born: Oak Glen, California

Adam Rich - Actor
Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy
Oct. 12, 1968Born: New York City, New York

Kirk [Thomas] Cameron - Actor
Mike on 'Growing Pains'
Oct. 12, 1970Born: Panorama City, California

Celia Lovsky [Caecilie Lvovsky] - Actress
T'Pau on 'Star Trek TOS', Airport, Harlow
Dec. 21, 1897Born: Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12, 1979Died at 82

'Johnny' [John Leonard] Olson - TV announcer
Price is Right
May. 22, 1910Born: Windom, Minnesota
Oct. 12, 1985Died from a cerebral hemorrhage at 75

Ken Murray [Kenneth Doncourt] - Comedian
Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show
Jul. 14, 1903Born: New York, NY,
Oct. 12, 1988Died at the age of 85

[John] Regis Toomey - Actor
Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction
Dec. 13, 1898Born: Pittsburgh, PA,
Oct. 12, 1991Died at 93

David McLean - Actor
Tate on 'Tate', Marlboro television and print ads
May. 19, 1922Born: Akron, OH
Oct. 12, 1995Died of lung cancer at the age of 73

John Denver [Henry John Deutschendorf Jr] - Singer/songwriter/actor
Rocky Mountain High, Oh God
Dec. 31, 1943Born: Roswell, New Mexico
Oct. 12, 1997Died in a plane crash

'Wilt' [Wilton Norman] Chamberlain - NBA great center
LA Laker, 5 time MVP
Aug. 21, 1936Born: Philadelphia, PA,
Oct. 12, 1999Died of a heart attack in his sleep at 63

 October 11
Nancy Guild - Actress
Somewhere in the Night, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Oct. 11, 1925Born: Los Angeles, CA.

Ron Leibman - Actor
Norma Rae, Where's Poppa?, Beauty & Beast
Oct. 11, 1937Born: New York City, New York

Bill Randolph - Actor
Comedy Zone, Trauma Center
Oct. 11, 1953Born: Detroit, Mich,

David Morse - Actor
St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves
Oct. 11, 1953Born: Beverly, Massachusetts

Chico [Leonard] Marx - Comedian
Marx Brothers
Oct. 11, 1961Died from cardiovascular disease at 74

Joan [Mary] Cusack - Comedienne
SNL
Oct. 11, 1962Born: New York City, New York

'Luke' [Coy Luther] Perry - Actor
Dillon on 'Beverly Hill 90210'
Oct. 11, 1971Born: Mansfield, Ohio

Redd Foxx [John Elroy Sanford] - Comedian
Sanford & Son, Redd Foxx Show
Dec. 9, 1922Born: St. Louis, Missouri
Oct. 11, 1991Died heart Failure at 69

Richard Denning [Louis Albert Heindrich Denninger] - Actor
Creature from the Black Lagoon, Hawaii Five-0
Mar. 27, 1914Born: Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 11, 1998Died at the age of 84

 October 10
Helen Hayes [Brown] - Actress
C‘sar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday
Oct. 10, 1900Born: Washington, DC.

'Johnny' [John Morey] Downs - Actor
Our Gang, Manhattan Showcase
Oct. 10, 1913Born: Brooklyn, New York

Richard [Hanley] Jaeckel - Actor
3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima
Oct. 10, 1926Born: Long Beach, New York
Jun. 14, 1997Died after a three year battle with melanoma at 70

[Ibson] Dana Elcar - Actor
Baretta, Baa Baa Black Sheep
Oct. 10, 1927Born: Ferndale, Michigan
Jun. 6, 2005Died due to complications from pneumonia at 78

Daniel [Raymond] Massey - Actor
Vault of Horror
Oct. 10, 1933Born: London, England
Feb. 25, 1998Died from Hodgkin's disease at 64

[Walter] Charles Dance - Actor
Plenty, Hidden City, Pascali's Island, ,Alien 3
Oct. 10, 1946Born: Redditch, Worcestershire, England

Ben Vereen [Benjamin Augustus Middleton] - Actor/dancer
Pippin, Roots, Webster
Oct. 10, 1946Born: Laurinburg, North Carolina

Tanya [Denise] Tucker - Country singer/actress
Follow that Car
Oct. 10, 1958Born: Seminole, Texas

J. Eddie [John Edward] Peck - Actor
Sutton-Wildside
Oct. 10, 1958Born: Lynchburg, Virginia,

Mario Lopez - Actor
Slater-Saved by the Bell
Oct. 10, 1973Born: San Diego, California

[George] Orson Welles - Actor
Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds
May. 6, 1915Born: Kenosha, WI,
Oct. 10, 1985Died from a heart attack at 70

'Yul' [Yuliy Borisovich] Brynner - Actor
King & I, West World
Jul. 7, 1915Born: Vladivostok, Russia
Oct. 10, 1985Died at 70

Christopher [D'Olier] Reeve - Actor
Superman
Oct. 10, 2004Died after suffering cardiac arrest at 52

'Alex' [Alexander George] Karras - Actor
Detroit Lion, Blazing Saddles, Webster
Jul. 15, 1935Born: Gary, In
Oct. 10, 2012Died from complications caused by kidney failure

 October 9
Hank Patterson [Elmer Calvin Patterson] - Actor
Fred Ziffel on 'Green Acres'
Oct. 9, 1888Born: Springville, Alabama
Aug. 23, 1975Dies at 87

Alastair Sim - Actor
Christmas Carol, Stage Fright
Oct. 9, 1900Born: Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug. 19, 1976Died from cancer at 76

Wally Brown - Actor
Jed Fame-Cimarron City
Oct. 9, 1904Born: Malden, Massachusetts
Nov. 13, 1961Died at 57

Edward Andrews - Actor
Broadside, Harry-Supertrain
Oct. 9, 1914Born: Griffin, Georgia
Mar. 8, 1985Died of a heart attack at 71

Jason Wingreen - Actor
Harry on 'All in the Family', Star Trek TOS
Oct. 9, 1919Born: Brooklyn, New York

Donald [Alfred] Sinden - Actor
Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba
Oct. 9, 1923Born: Plymouth, Devon, England

Daniele Delorme [Danièle Girard] - Actress
Pardon My Affair Too
Oct. 9, 1926Born: Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France

John [Winston] Lennon - Beatle
Imagine
Oct. 9, 1940Born: Liverpool, England
Dec. 8, 1980Died :assassinated at 40 in New York by Mark David Chapman

Gary Frank - Actor
Sons & Daughters, Family
Oct. 9, 1950Born: Spokane, Washington

Richard [John] Chaves - Actor
Cease Fire, Predator
Oct. 9, 1951Born: Jacksonville, Fla.

Robert Wuhl - Actor
Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam
Oct. 9, 1951Born: Union City, NJ.

Scott [Stewart] Bakula - Actor
Quantum Leap, Gung Ho
Oct. 9, 1954Born: St. Louis, MO.

Linwood Boomer - Actor
Adam-Little House on the Prairie
Oct. 9, 1956Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michael Pare - Actor
Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights
Oct. 9, 1959Born: Brooklyn, New York

Jean Sagal - Actress
Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2
Oct. 9, 1961Born: Los Angeles, CA.

Liz Sagal - Actress
Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2
Oct. 9, 1961Born: Los Angeles, CA.

Louis Nye [Louis Neistat] - Comedian
Steve Allen, Happy Days
May. 1, 1913Born: Hartford, CT,
Oct. 9, 2005Died of lung cancer

 October 8
Ron [Egan] Randell - Actor
Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera
Oct. 8, 1918Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Frank [Patrick] Herbert - Sci-fi writer
Dune
Oct. 8, 1920Born: Tacoma, Washington
Feb. 11, 1986Died of pancreatic cancer at 65

Paul Hogan - Actor
Crocodile Dundee
Oct. 8, 1939Born: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia

'Chevy' [Cornelius Crane] Chase - Comedian/actor
SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack
Oct. 8, 1943Born: New York City, New York

Sarah Purcell - Actress/TV hostess
Real People
Oct. 8, 1948Born: Richmond, Indiana

Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra Weaver] - Actress
Alien Series, Working Girl, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II
Oct. 8, 1949Born: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Michael [Joseph Stephen] Dudikoff - Actor
Star of the Family
Oct. 8, 1954Born: Redondo Beach, California

Stephanie Zimbalist - Actress
Remington Steele, Centennial
Oct. 8, 1956Born: New York City, New York

Joan [Ann] Hackett - Actress
Defenders, Another Day
May. 1, 1933Born: East Harlem, New York, NY,
Oct. 8, 1983Died of ovarian cancer

 October 7
Edgar Allen Poe - Poet / Writer
The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher
Oct. 7, 1849Died at 40 and attributed to alcohol, drugs, cholera, and rabies

'Andy' [Andrew Vabre] Devine - Actor
Andy's Gang
Oct. 7, 1905Born: Flagstaff, Arizona

Alfred Drake [Alfred Capurro] - Singer/actor
Kiss Me Kate
Oct. 7, 1914Born: New York City, New York

Sarah [Millicent Hermione] Churchill - Actress
All Over Town, Royal Wedding
Oct. 7, 1914Born: London, England

Helmut Dantine - Actor
Shadow of the Cloak
Oct. 7, 1914Born: Vienna, Austria

June Allyson [Ella Geisman] - Actress
Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas
Oct. 7, 1917Born: Bronx, New York

Diana Lynn [Dolores Marie Loehr] - Actress
Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go
Oct. 7, 1926Born: Los Angeles, CA.
Dec. 18, 1971Died from a stroke at 45

Melinda Fee - Actress
Dr Kate Westin-Invisible Man
Oct. 7, 1942Born: Los Angeles, CA.

American Bandstand
Premieres
Oct. 7, 1952hosted by Bob Horn

Judy Landers - Actress
Vegas, BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place
Oct. 7, 1958Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexander [Niver] Polinsky - Actor
Adam on 'Charles in Charge'
Oct. 7, 1974Born: San Francisco, CA

 October 6
Jerome Cowan - Actor
Mr Dithers in Blondie, Tab Hunter Show
Oct. 6, 1897Born: New York City, New York
Jan. 24, 1972Died at 65

Janet Gaynor [Laura Augusta Gainor] - Actress
Sunrise, A Star Is Born
Oct. 6, 1906Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep. 14, 1984Died at 77

Carol Lombard [Jane Alice Peters] - Actress
My Man Godfrey, In Name Only
Oct. 6, 1908Born: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jan. 16, 1942Died at 34

Anna Quayle - Actress
Mistress Pamela
Oct. 6, 1936Born: London, England

Ellen Travolta - Actress
Louise-Joanie Loves Chachi
Oct. 6, 1940Born: Englewood, New Jersey

Britt [Marie] Ekland - Actress
Wicker Man, Asylum
Oct. 6, 1942Born: Stockholm, Sweden

Michael Durrell - Actor
Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs
Oct. 6, 1943Born: Brooklyn, New York

'Bette' [Ruth Elizabeth] Davis - Actress
Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, Gone with the Wind
Oct. 6, 1989Died at 81

Denholm [Mitchell] Elliott - Actor
Alfie, Cuba, Doll's House, King Rat
May. 31, 1922Born: London, England
Oct. 6, 1992Died of AIDS-related tuberculosis

 October 5
John Hoyt - Actor
Star Trek TOS, Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary
Oct. 5, 1904Born: Bronxville, New York

Donald [Henry] Pleasence - Actor
Fantastic Voyage, Halloween
Oct. 5, 1919Born: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England,
Feb. 2, 1995Died from complications from heart valve replacement surgery

Glynis Johns - Actress
Mary Poppins
Oct. 5, 1923Born: Pretoria, South Africa

Bill Dana [William Szathmary] - Comedian/actor
Jose Jimenez
Oct. 5, 1924Born: Quincy, Mass,

Gail Davis [Betty Jeanne Grayson] - Actress
Annie Oakley
Oct. 5, 1925Born: Little Rock, Arkansas

'Skip' [George Vincent] Homeier - Actor
Beachhead, Dakota Incident
Oct. 5, 1930Born: Chicago, Illinois

Diane Cilento - Actress
Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man
Oct. 5, 1933Born: Brisbane, Australia

'Jeff' [Jeffrey Charles William Michael] Conaway - Actor
Taxi, Grease, Babylon 5
Oct. 5, 1950Born: New York City, NY
May. 27, 2011Died from complications attributed his addiction to opiates

Karen [Jane] Allen - Actress
Cruising, Starman, Wanderers
Oct. 5, 1951Born: Carrollton, Illinois

Duncan Regehr - Actor
Wizards & Warriors, The Last Days of Pompeii, Star Trek TNG
Oct. 5, 1952Born: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Karyn Parsons - Actress
Hilary on 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
Oct. 5, 1966Born: Los Angeles, CA.

Scott [Eric] Weinger - Actor
Steve Taylor-The Family Man
Oct. 5, 1975Born: New York City, New York

Al Capp [Alfred Gerald Caplin] - Cartoonist
Li'l Abner
Sep. 28, 1909Born: New Haven, Ct.
Oct. 5, 1979Died from emphysema at 70

Rodney Dangerfield [Jacob Cohen] - Comedian
Caddyshack, Back to School
Nov. 22, 1921Born: Babylon, New York
Oct. 5, 2004Died at 83

 October 4
'Buster' [Joseph Frank] Keaton - Actor
The Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr
Oct. 4, 1895Born: Vigo County, Indiana

Jan Murray [Murray Janofsky] - Comedian
Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear
Oct. 4, 1916Born: Bronx, New York
Jul. 2, 2006Died at the age of 89

Gabriel Dell [Gabriel Marcel Dell Vecchio] - Actor
East Side Kids/Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show
Oct. 4, 1919Born: Brooklyn, New York

Charlton Heston [John Charles Carter] - Actor
10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes
Oct. 4, 1924Born: St. Helen, Michigan
Apr. 5, 2008Died Died at 83

Dick Tracy
Oct. 4, 1931Comic strip crimestopper

Clifton [Duncan] Davis - Actor/singer
That's My Mama, Amen
Oct. 4, 1945Born: Chicago, ILL

Susan Sarandon [Susan Abigail Tomaling] - Actress
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunger, Bull Durham
Oct. 4, 1946Born: New York City, New York

Armand [Anthony] Assante - Actor
Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours
Oct. 4, 1949Born: New York City, New York

'Bill' [William] Fagerbakke - Actor
Dauber Dybinski on 'Coach'
Oct. 4, 1957Born: Fontana, California

Leave It to Beaver
Debuts on CBS
Oct. 4, 1957October 4, 1957 – June 20, 1963

David W Harper - Actor
Jim Bob-Waltons
Oct. 4, 1961Born: Abilene, Tx,

Janis [Lyn] Joplin
Rock singer
Jan. 19, 1943Born: Port Arthur, Texas
Oct. 4, 1970Died of an overdose of heroin

Alicia Silverstone - Actress
Clueless
Oct. 4, 1976Born: San Francisco, CA,

 October 3
Gertrude Berg [Edelstein] - Actress
Molly Goldberg on 'The Goldbergs'
Oct. 3, 1899Born: New York City, New York

Michael [Murray] Hordern - Actor
Friar Domingo on 'Shogun'
Oct. 3, 1911Born: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

Madlyn Rhue - Actress
Bracken's World, Executive Suite,Star Trek TOS
Oct. 3, 1934Born: Washington, DC.

Alan Rachins - Actor
Douglas-LA Law
Oct. 3, 1942Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pamela Hensley - Actress
Buck Rogers in 25th Century
Oct. 3, 1950Born: Los Angeles, CA.

Father Knows Best
Premieres
Oct. 3, 19543 October 1954 – 23 May 1960

'Stevie' [Stephen] Ray Vaughan
Blues guitarist
Oct. 3, 1954Born: Dallas, TX,
Aug. 27, 1990Dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Captain Kangaroo -
Good Morning, Captain!
Oct. 3, 1955Premieres

Mickey Mouse Clu
Premieres
Oct. 3, 1955October 3, 1955 (first series) – March 7, 1996 (last series)

Hart [Matthew] Bochner - Actor
Supergirl, Die Hard
Oct. 3, 1956Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr E
Oct. 3, 1961Premieres

Dick Van Dyke Sho
Premieres on CBS TV
Oct. 3, 1961October 3, 1961 – June 1, 1966

Tommy Lee [Bass] - Rock drummer
Motley Crew
Oct. 3, 1962Born: Athens, Greece

'Woodie' [Woodrow Wilson] Guthrie - Folk singer
This Land Is Your Land
Jul. 14, 1912Born: Okemah, Oklahoma
Oct. 3, 1967Died of complications of Huntington's disease at 55

'Roddy' [Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude] McDowall - Actor
Planet of the Apes, Lord Love a Duck
Oct. 3, 1998Died from lung cancer at the age of 70

Florence Stanley [Florence Schwartz] - Actress
Bernice on 'Barney Miller' & 'Fish'
Jul. 1, 1924Born: Chicago, Ill,
Oct. 3, 2003Died of complications from a stroke at 79

Janet Leigh [Jeanette Helen Morrison] - Actres
Psycho, Harper
Jul. 6, 1927Born: Merced, California
Oct. 3, 2004Died at her home from vasculitis at age 77

 October 2
'Groucho' [Julius Henry] Marx - Comedian
Marx Bros
Oct. 2, 1890Born: Upper East Side, New York City
Aug. 19, 1977Dies at 86

'Bud' [William Alexander] Abbott - Comedian
Abbott & Costello
Oct. 2, 1897Born: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Apr. 24, 1974Died of cancer at 76

Charles Drake [Charles Ruppert] - Actor
Air Force, Glenn Miller Story
Oct. 2, 1917Born: New York City, New York
Sep. 10, 1994Died at 77

'Spanky' [George Robert Phillips] McFarland - Actor
Little Rascals
Oct. 2, 1928Born: Dallas, Texas
Jun. 30, 1993Died of a heart attack at 64

Moses Gunn - Actor
Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft
Oct. 2, 1929Born: St. Louis, MO.
Dec. 16, 1993Died from the complications of asthma at 64

Rex [Taylor] Reed - Movie critic/actor
Myra Breckinridge
Oct. 2, 1938Born: Fort Worth, Texas

Avery [Franklin] Brooks - Actor
Hawk on 'Spenser for Hire', Star Trek DS9
Oct. 2, 1948Born: Evansville, Ind.

Persis Khambatta - Actress
Star Trek, Megaforce
Oct. 2, 1950Born: Bombay. India
Aug. 18, 1998Died of a massive heart attack at age 47

Romina [Francesca] Power - Actress
Justine
Oct. 2, 1951Born: Los Angeles, CA

Sting [Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner] - Rocker
Police-Roxanne/actor (Dune
Oct. 2, 1951Born: Wallsend, England

Lani O'Grady [Lanita Rose Agrati] - Actress
Mary on '8 is Enough'
Oct. 2, 1954Born: Walnut Creek, Calif.

Lorraine Bracco - Actress
Someone to Watch Over Me, Dream Team
Oct. 2, 1955Born: Brooklyn, New York

Twilight Zone
Oct. 2, 1959Premieres on CBS

Ben Casey
Oct. 2, 1961Premieres

Esai [Manuel] Morales - Actor
Bad Boys, La Bamba
Oct. 2, 1962Born: New York City, New York

Rock Hudson [Roy Harold Scherer] - Actor
MacMillian & Wife
Oct. 2, 1985Died at 59 of aids

Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder] - Actress
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Jul. 18, 1909Born: Des Moines, IA,
Oct. 2, 1994Died at 85

[Orvon] Gene Autry - Acto
The Phantom Empire, 44 B western films
Sep. 29, 1907Born: Tioga, TX
Oct. 2, 1998Died Lymphoma cancer at 91

'Nipsey' [Julius] Russell - Comedian
Car 54, Barefoot in the Park
Oct. 13, 1920Born: Atlanta, Georgia
Oct. 2, 2005Died at 81

Hamilton Camp - Actor
Andrew-He & She, Star Trek DS9
Oct. 30, 1934Born: London, England
Oct. 2, 2005Died suddenly of a heart attack at 70

Soupy Sales [Milton Supman] - Comedian
Soupy Sales Show
Jan. 8, 1926Born: Franklinton, North Carolina
Oct. 2, 2009Died from cancer aged 83

 October 1
Stanley [Augustus] Holloway - Actor
Higgins on 'Our Man Higgins'
Oct. 1, 1890Born: London, England
Jan. 30, 1982Died at 91

Walter [John] Matthau - Actor
Odd Couple, Bad News Bears
Oct. 1, 1920Born: New York City, New York
Jul. 1, 2000Died of full cardiac arrest at 79

Lonny Chapman - Actor
Investigator, For the People
Oct. 1, 1921Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma

James [Allen] Whitmore - Actor
Give 'em Hell Harry
Oct. 1, 1921Born: White Plains, New York

Tom [Edward] Bosley - Actor
Howard on 'Happy Days', Murder She Wrote
Oct. 1, 1927Born: Chicago, ILL

George Peppard - Actor
Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max
Oct. 1, 1928Born: Detroit, Mich,
May. 8, 1994Died of pneumonia at 65

Laurence Harvey [Zvi Mosheh Hirsh Skikne - Actor
Alamo, Romeo & Juliet
Oct. 1, 1928Born: Joniskis, Lithuania

Richard [St. John] Harris - Actor
A Man Called Horse, singer (MacArthur Park
Oct. 1, 1930Born: Limerick, Ireland
Oct. 25, 2002Died Hodgkin's disease at 72

Julie [Julie Elizabeth] Andrews - Actress/singer
Sound of Music, Mary Poppins
Oct. 1, 1935Born: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England

Stella Stevens [Estelle Caro Eggleston] - Actress
Girls! Girls!, Manitou
Oct. 1, 1936Born: Yazoo City, Mississippi

Stephen Collins - Actor
Star Trek I, Tattingers
Oct. 1, 1947Born: Des Moines, Iowa

'Randy' [Randall Rudy] Quaid - Actor
Midnight Express, Vacation, SNL
Oct. 1, 1950Born: Houston, TX

The Lucy Show
Premiers
Oct. 1, 19621962-1968

Jay Underwood - Actor
The Boy Who Could Fly
Oct. 1, 1968Born: Minneapolis, Mn.


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