July 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 19 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Genevieve Bujold, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 3 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
  • Jul 7 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • Jul 8 Janice Pennington, Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 9 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jul 9 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Person of interestHarrison Ford

Jul 13 Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 15 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 21 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Jul 24 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Jul 27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • Jul 29 Tony Sirico, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 8 British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)
  • Jul 17 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 21 Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 14 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies