On This Day

June 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Jun 9 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 22 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • Jun 28 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 4 David Yip, British-Chinese actor (The Chinese Detective), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestSuze Orman

Jun 5 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, author and TV personality and author (The Suze Orman Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

Financial Adviser and TV Personality Suze Orman
Financial Adviser and TV Personality
Suze Orman
  • Jun 7 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Alan Dysert, American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children), born in Vermilion County, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jun 16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Jun 16 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • Jun 17 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 18 Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)
  • Jun 19 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jun 20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • Jun 24 David Rodigan, radio DJ/actor
  • Jun 25 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 2 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
Actor Tony Curtis
Actor
Tony Curtis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 6 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)