June 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

  • Jun 30 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 12 Wil Horneff, actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jun 15 Julia Schultz, playmate (Feb, 1998), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 20 Lani Billard, Canadian actress
  • Jun 21 Chris Pratt, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World,), born in Virginia, Minnesota
  • Jun 24 Petra Němcová, Czechoslovakian-born model, born in Karviná, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 24 Mindy Kaling, American actress and TV producer (The Office, The Mindy Project), born in Cambridge Massachusetts
  • Jun 25 Katie Doyle, American actress and reality television star
  • Jun 25 Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jun 25 Busy Philipps, American actress
  • Jun 27 Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • Jun 28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
  • Jun 29 Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Rick Gonzalez, Hispanic-American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • Jun 2 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • Jun 4 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80

Person of interestJack Haley

Jun 6 Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • Jun 11 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

Person of interestJohn Wayne

Jun 11 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies of stomach cancer at 72

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • Jun 13 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), dies from acute hepatitis at 47
  • Jun 16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • Jun 17 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
  • Jun 21 Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
  • Jun 22 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85