July 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 12 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • Jul 21 9th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Olympic Gold

Jul 30 Future TV personality ('Keeping Up with the Kardashians') and transgender figure, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlin Jenner) sets WR 8,618 points to win decathlon gold at Montreal Olympics

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Andrea Barber, American actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Marina Dias, Brazilian model, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 9 Fred Savage, American actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Adrian Grenier, American actor
  • Jul 12 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • Jul 13 Al Santos, American model and actor
  • Jul 14 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film screenwriter, and director (In America; August Rush), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 15 Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
  • Jul 16 Bobby Lashley, American professional wrestler, born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Jul 17 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress, born in Kielce, Poland
  • Jul 17 Eric Winter, American actor (The Rookie), born in La Mirada, California

Luke BryanLuke Bryan (46 years old)

Jul 17 American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

  • Jul 17 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor, born in Albury, Australia
  • Jul 18 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch (46 years old)

Jul 19 British actor (12 Years a Slave; Sherlock), born in London, England

  • Jul 19 R J Williams, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Jul 19 Vinessa Shaw, American actress

Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis (46 years old)

Jul 27 British artificial intelligence researcher and computer game designer (Theme Park, DeepMind, AlphaGo), born in London

Weddings in Film & TV

Andy Gibb

Jul 11 British pop singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder (18) in Australia; divorce in 1979

Frank Sinatra

Jul 11 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) weds 4th and final wife, American socialite Barbara Marx (45)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • Jul 7 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Ted Mack, American TV host (The Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • Jul 19 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), dies at 73
  • Jul 24 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77