July 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 15 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • Jul 17 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film & TV History

Jul 25 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 20 Billi Bruno, American actress
  • Jul 22 Field Cate, American actor (Pushing Daisies), and rock guitarist (Fencer), born in Burlington, Vermont

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 4 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (34) weds model-actress Nikki Schieler (26) in Beverly Hills, California

Bill Murray

Jul 4 Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30); divorce in 2008

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton

Jul 26 Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 79

James StewartJames Stewart (1908-1997)

Jul 2 American actor (The Philadelphia Story; It's a Wonderful Life; Mr Smith Goes to Washington; Vertigo), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89

  • Jul 4 Charles Kuralt, American news anchor (CBS Sunday Morning), dies at 62
  • Jul 15 Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70
  • Jul 16 Dora Maar [Markovitch], French photographer, painter, poet, model, and lover of Pablo Picasso, dies at 89
  • Jul 20 Linda Stirling, college prof/B movie actress (Pretender), dies at 75
  • Jul 24 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), dies of a brain tumor at 63
  • Jul 27 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • Jul 27 K'Tut Tantri [Muriel Stuart Walker], Scottish-American broadcaster during Indonesian National Revolution, dies at 99
  • Jul 28 Rosalie Crutchley, British actress (Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight, Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies at 77