June 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Release

Jun 10 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

Film & TV History

Jun 18 Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages, many of which like On This Day (then HistoryOrb.com) go on to start their own publishing businesses

Film Premiere

Jun 28 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 16 Anna Cathcart, Canadian actress (Odd Squad; To All the Boys I've Loved Before), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jun 7 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (31) weds actress Harmoni Everett (28) at The La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California

Christy Turlington

Jun 7 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

  • Jun 8 "The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan

Adam Sandler

Jun 22 Actor Adam Sandler (36) weds actress-model Jackie Titone (28) at Dick Clark's oceanfront in Malibu, California

John Leguizamo

Jun 28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)

David Brinkley

Jun 11 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82

  • Jun 11 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78

Gregory Peck

Jun 12 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • Jun 15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian stage and screen Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Lifeboat; Cocoon; To Dance with the White Dog), and screenwriter, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Jun 19 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • Jun 24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • Jun 27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)

Katharine Hepburn

Jun 29 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • Jun 30 Buddy Hackett [Leonard Hacker], American comedian and actor (God's Little Acre; The Music Man; The Love Bug), dies of heart disease at 78