July 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 19 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Jul 7 America Martin, model (Not macaroni & cheese, cheese & macaroni)
  • Jul 9 Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Jul 9 Suzanne Stokes American model, (Playmate of the Month February 2000)
  • Jul 15 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • Jul 16 Jayma Mays, American actress
  • Jul 17 Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • Jul 18 Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 20 Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
  • Jul 22 James Mason, British professional wrestler
  • Jul 23 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 24 Rose Byrne, Australian actress
  • Jul 24 Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Jul 26 Mageina Tovah, American actress
  • Jul 27 Shannon Moore, American wrestler
  • Jul 31 B. J. Novak, American actor (Inglourious Basterds), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64
  • Jul 5 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), dies at 76
  • Jul 8 Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
  • Jul 14 George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
  • Jul 22 Hope Summers, actress (Clara - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 78
  • Jul 22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Ettore Manni, actor (Street People, Divine Nymph), dies at 52
  • Jul 27 Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 30 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
  • Jul 31 Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76