June 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Jun 8 "Texaco Star Theater" premieres on NBC-TV, with "Mr. Television" Milton Berle made permanent emcee in September of the same year

  • Jun 9 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

Jun 20 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV

  • Jun 21 WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Albert Innaurato, American playwright and stage director (Age in Soho; Gemini), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Jerry Mathers, American actor (Leave It To Beaver - "Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver"; The Trouble with Harry), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jun 4 Rosemary Joyce, model and actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 13 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American Tony Award-winning actress (The Cosby Show - "Clair"; A Raisin in the Sun; One Life to Live), and singer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 25 Broery Marantika [Simon Pesulima], Indonesian blues and jazz singer, and actor, born in Ambon, Maluku, Japanese-occupied East Indies (d. 2000)
  • Jun 25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Kathy BatesKathy Bates (74 years old)

Jun 28 American Academy Award-winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 29 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat - "Gopher") and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa

Weddings in Film & TV

José Ferrer

Jun 19 "Cyrano de Bergerac" actor José Ferrer weds second wife actress Phyllis Hill

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 26 Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (Sa Kabukiran), murdered by former co-star Narding Anzures at 24