June 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 1st NY Women Film Festival opens

Musical Finale

Jun 1 Revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress", starring Sarah Jessica Parker, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances

Film Premiere

Jun 12 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

Jun 15 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 27 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Prodigy, and Radiohead headline; other performers include Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Davies, Van Morrison, Sting, Beck, Phish, and Nanci Griffith

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Louis Hofmann, German actor (Dark), born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • Jun 12 William Cuddy, Canadian actor (Amelia)
  • Jun 17 KJ Apa [Keneti James Apa], New Zealand actor (Riverdale), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 20 Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress
  • Jun 26 Jacob Elordi, Australian actor (The Kissing Booth, Euphoria), born in Brisbane, Australia

Weddings in Film & TV

Snoop Dogg

Jun 12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Robert De Niro

Jun 17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

Colin Firth

Jun 21 British "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy; divorce 2019

Divorces in Film & TV

Halle Berry & David Justice

Jun 24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Jim Carrey

Jun 25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 3 Dennis James, American wrestling announcer and TV host (PDQ), dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), dies of renal failure at 81
  • Jun 9 Reid Shelton, American stage and screen actor (Annie - "Daddy Warbucks"; 1st & 10 - "Ernie"), dies of stroke at 71
  • Jun 14 Richard Jaeckel, American actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sometimes a Great Notion), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 21 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), dies at 65
  • Jun 22 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), dies at 65
  • Jun 24 Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), commits suicide at 75
  • Jun 26 Charlie Chester, English comedian (Never Say Die), dies at 83
  • Jun 29 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jun 30 Larry O'Day, Australian wrestler, dies of cancer at 53