July 1955 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • Jul 15 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, Iowa (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 31 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, West Virginia (NBC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Jul 3 Julia Lyndon, playmate (August, 1977), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 8 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, American comedy writer and singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Jul 9 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Lisa Banes, American actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • Jul 18 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • Jul 22 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • Jul 25 Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
  • Jul 26 Nicholas Walker, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 29 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Spreckles


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 22 Joseph Foley, American actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45
  • Jul 23 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
  • Jul 23 Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
  • Jul 25 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55