June 1939 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 10 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
  • Jun 12 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
  • Jun 8 Bernie Casey, Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
  • Jun 10 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 27 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), born in Bristol, England (d. 2013)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 9 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), commits suicide at 52
  • Jun 18 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73