July 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Forrest Gump

Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Music History

Jul 10 Revival of Henrik Ibsen's stage drama "Hedda Gabler", starring Kelly McGillis, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 33 performances

Murder of Interest

Jul 13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

  • Jul 16 Wendy Wasserstein's stage play "The Sisters Rosensweig", starring Madeline Kahn, closes at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, NYC, after 556 performances
  • Jul 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

Music History

Jul 23 American dancer, actor, and director Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 6 Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses
  • Jul 13 Ridge Canipe, American actor (Walk the Line; A Single Man; Music Within), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Jul 16 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor (Ugly Betty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 23 Kelvin Harrison Jr., American actor (Cyrano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 27 Winnie Harlow [born Chantelle Brown-Young], Canadian model with vitiligo (America's Next Top Model), born in Toronto, Ontario

Weddings in Film & TV

Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson

Jul 3 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

Howard Stern

Jul 10 American "Howard Stern Show" writer Fred Norris (39) weds Allison Furman

  • Jul 14 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London

Anna Nicole Smith

Jul 16 Model Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds multi-millionaire J. Howard Marshall II (89)

  • Jul 30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jul 7 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • Jul 4 Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
  • Jul 6 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 6 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • Jul 7 Anita Garvin, American stage, silent and sound screen actress (Sailors Beware; Laurel and Hardy - Swiss Miss; Blotto; The Charlatan; Hats Off), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), dies at 89
  • Jul 8 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jul 11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio and TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 23 Hans J. Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man; Christmas Holiday; This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • Jul 26 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jul 28 Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), dies after a stroke at 80