June 1954 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 10 KQED TV channel 9 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Dennis Haysbert, American actor (Allstate Insurance, The Unit), born in San Mateo, California
  • Jun 5 Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], Wilton Manors, Florida, American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida)
  • Jun 5 Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
  • Jun 10 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jun 12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 14 Will Patton, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jun 15 James Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 17 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • Jun 19 "Taz" Tasmanian Devil, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Devil May Hare"
  • Jun 21 Anne Kirkbride, Oldham Lancashire, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 M├╝jde Ar, Turkish actress
  • Jun 22 Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • Jun 22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • Jun 22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • Jun 25 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler's Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Jun 28 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller)
  • Jun 30 Ken Olin, American actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 22 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49