July 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Radio Premiere

Jul 4 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

  • Jul 5 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • Jul 18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Henry Simmons, American actor (NYPD Blue; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,}, born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Jul 2 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler

Audra McDonaldAudra McDonald (52 years old)

Jul 3 American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife), born in West Berlin, West Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

  • Jul 3 Benedict Wong, English actor (Wong in Marvel films), born in Eccles, England
  • Jul 3 Shawnee Smith, American actress (Saw), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York City
  • Jul 10 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 John Simm, British actor
  • Jul 11 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • Jul 12 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Jul 12 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jul 14 Missy Gold, American actress (Katie-Benson), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jul 16 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 21 Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 23 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 24 Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1992) who killed herself and her child, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Jul 27 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Rudkøbing, Denmark

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan (52 years old)

Jul 30 English film director (Inception, Interstellar), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Shelley Duvall

Jul 7 Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, American stage, silent and sound screen actress (Primrose Path; Torch Song), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 14 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73
  • Jul 19 Barry Wood {Louis Rappaport], American singer (Your Hit Parade), and television producer, dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Leith Stevens, American pianist, composer and conductor of scores for radio (Suspense), film (The Wild Ones; War of the Worlds), and television (Climax!), dies of a heart attack (upon learning his wife was killed in a car accident) at 60
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81