July 1940 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 19 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
  • Jul 27 Bugs Bunny, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery, Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Wild Hare"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 8 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • Jul 10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestPatrick Stewart

Jul 13 Patrick Stewart, English actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • Jul 17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  • Jul 18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 19 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Jul 22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Don Imus, American radio disc jockey (WNBC), born in Riverside, California
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • Jul 30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 15 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), dies from a heart attack at 52