June 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Finale of The Ed Sullivan Show

Jun 6 Final broadcast of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (a repeat from 7 February) on CBS-TV

  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Jun 24 Warner Bros. releases "McCabe & Mrs. Miller", a western film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, with songs by Leonard Cohen

  • Jun 26 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • Jun 2 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • Jun 4 James Callis, British actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in London, England

Noah Wyle (52 years old)

Jun 4 American actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese guitarist and video game music composer (Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

Mark Wahlberg (52 years old)

Jun 5 American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 5 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress (Nora), born in Corrinshego, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 8 Mark Feuerstein, American actor
  • Jun 10 Leanza Cornett, American TV host and Miss America winner, born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 David Mendenhall, American actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire), born in Oceanside, California
  • Jun 15 Bif Naked [Beth Torbert], Canadian singer-songwriter ("Spaceman") and actress, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jun 15 Jake Busey, American actor

Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Jun 16 American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York

  • Jun 17 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City
  • Jun 18 Mara Hobel, American actress (Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York

Mary Lynn Rajskub (52 years old)

Jun 22 American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jun 24 Christopher Showerman, American actor
  • Jun 25 Angela Kinsey, American actress (The Office), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • Jun 27 Jo Frost, British television personality (Supernanny), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Yancey Arias, American actor (Kingpin, Thief), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 28 Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 28 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 30 Anette Michel, Mexican actress (La otra mitad del sol), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Jun 30 Monica Potter, American actress (The Last House on the Left), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • Jun 10 Michael Rennie, British actor (The Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • Jun 10 Virginia True Boardman, American actress of the silent era (A Blind Bargain; The Lady Lies), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jun 16 John Reith, Scottish broadcast executive (General Manager of the BBC), dies at 81
  • Jun 18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • Jun 30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)