June 1959 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 13 "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 18 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • Jun 26 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 6 Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Colin Quinn, American comedian
  • Jun 6 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Jun 6 Josie Lawrence, British comedian and actress (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Eastenders, Humans), born in Staffordshire, England
  • Jun 10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestHugh Laurie

Jun 11 Hugh Laurie, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House), born in Oxford, England

  • Jun 12 Jenilee Harrison, American actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Herdigein, Surinamese-Dutch actor (Say A), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jun 12 Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show), born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 15 Eileen Davidson, Artesia California, actress (Kristen-Days of our Life)
  • Jun 16 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • Jun 22 Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • Jun 25 Paris Themmen, American actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mike Teevee), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 26 Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestJanusz Kamiński

Jun 27 Janusz Kamiński, Polish cinematographer (Schindler's List), born in Ziębice, Poland

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • Jun 30 Gina Goldberg, playmate (May, 1981)
  • Jun 30 Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestGeorge Reeves

Jun 16 George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

  • Jun 18 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American actress (None but the Lonely Heart), dies at 79