On This Day

July 1932 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi is released in the US


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Kenneth McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jul 5 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 16 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jul 18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • Jul 29 Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • Jul 30 Edd Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)

Person of interestTed Cassidy

Jul 31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)

  • Jul 31 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Weddings in Film & TV


LovePerson of Interest

Jul 2 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)

Actress Jean Harlow
Actress
Jean Harlow