July 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Jul 4 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Peter Kay, British comedian
  • Jul 3 Patrick Wilson, American actor (Angels in America), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jul 7 Troy Garity, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 8 Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress (Beverly Hills, 90210), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 9 Enrique Murciano, American actor (Without a Trace), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 14 Candela Peña, Spanish actress (Take My Eyes), born in Gavà, Spain
  • Jul 15 Brian Austin Green, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210 - "David"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jul 16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 16 Shaun Pollock, South African cricket all-rounder, captain (108 Tests, 3,781 runs @ 32.21, 421 wickets; 303 ODIs) and broadcaster (SuperSport), born in Port Elizabeth, RSA
  • Jul 17 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 19 Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor

Ali LandryAli Landry (49 years old)

Jul 21 American actress and pageant winner (Miss USA 1996), born in Cecilia, Louisiana

  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Gujarat, India
  • Jul 23 Omar Epps, American actor (House) and rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 25 David Denman, American actor (The Office), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 26 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld series), born in London
  • Jul 28 Scott Bloom, American actor (Keys; Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 29 Stephen Dorff, American actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 31 Chandra North, American supermodel

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)

Farrah Fawcett

Jul 28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1982

Deaths in Film & TV

Betty GrableBetty Grable (1916-1973)

Jul 2 American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56

  • Jul 2 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), dies after long illness at 80
  • Jul 6 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), dies from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at 50
  • Jul 11 Isabel Randolph, American actress (Fuller Brush Girl; Our Miss Brooks - "Mrs. Nestor"), dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Jul 12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), dies of heart failure at 67
  • Jul 13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 18 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), dies of post-operative complications at 62

Bruce LeeBruce Lee (1940-1973)

Jul 20 Hong Kong-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies of a cerebral edema at 32

  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • Jul 28 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), dies following a heart attack at 66