On This Day

June 1929 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Frédéric Devreese, Belgian conductor, and composer of classical music (Gemini Suite; Valse Sacrée), and film scores (The Cruel Embrace), born in Amsterdam, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jun 11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • Jun 19 Thelma Barlow [Pigott], British actress (Mavis on Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Jun 20 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 Dave King, British comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in Twickenham England

June Carter Cash

Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Carter Family; Johnny Cash Show), songwriter ("Ring Of Fire"), and actress, born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

  • Jun 27 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), born in NYC (d. 2019)
  • Jun 29 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV

Wedding of Interest

Jun 3 American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds American actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy Catholic church in NYC's theatre district; divorce in 1933

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 9 Lewis Bennison, American actor (The Road Called Straight), commits suicide at 44