June 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 11 "Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • Jun 18 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 23 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • Jun 8 Ursula Buchfellner, German model, playmate (Oct, 1979) and actress (Bloodline), born in Munich, Germany

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

Jun 9 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jun 11 MarĂ­a Barranco, Spanish actress
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
  • Jun 24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh

Person of interestRicky Gervais

Jun 25 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • Jun 27 Tim Whitnall, English actor (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England
  • Jun 27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • Jun 29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jun 29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
  • Jun 17 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), dies as a result of medical malpractice at 42
  • Jun 22 Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • Jun 27 Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58