On This Day

July 1973 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Peter Kay, British comedian
  • Jul 3 Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director
  • 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
  • Jul 15 Brian Austin Green, American actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jul 15 Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • 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 16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 17 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 19 Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor
  • Jul 21 Ali Landry, American actress and pageant winner (Miss USA 1996), born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • Jul 23 Omar Epps, American actor
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • 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, actor (Keys, Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 29 Stephen Dorff, 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)

LoveWedding of Interest

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


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestBetty Grable

Jul 2 Betty Grable, 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

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • 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, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), 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

Person of interestBruce Lee

Jul 20 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 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