July 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 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 2 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Jul 3 Shawnee Smith, American actress

Person of interestAudra McDonald

Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 10 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 John Simm, British actor
  • Jul 11 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • Jul 12 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jul 12 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Jul 14 Missy Gold, American actress (Katie-Benson), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jul 16 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director, 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

Person of interestChristopher Nolan

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


Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 7 Marjorie Rambeau, 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, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81