On This Day

July 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premier

Jul 14 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York

  • Jul 24 41st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 15 Iain Armitage, American actor (Young Sheldon), born in Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jul 5 "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California
  • Jul 13 American Pie actor Jason Biggs (30) weds actress Jenny Mollen (28) at Honig Winery and Vineyard in Napa, California
  • Jul 21 Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai and actress and singer Carina Lau marry in Bhutan
  • Jul 26 Actress Jennifer Siebel (34) weds San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (40) at her parents horse ranch in Stevensville, Montana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • Jul 3 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (Bozo the Clown), dies at 83
  • Jul 3 Clive Hornby, English soap actor (Emmerdale), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jul 4 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone With The Wind), dies at 91
  • Jul 7 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Jul 14 Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hugh and I, Punch & Judy Man), dies at 85
  • Jul 14 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 17 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), dies at 89
  • Jul 18 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (Hamoun), dies at 64

Estelle Getty

Jul 22 Estelle Getty, American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • Jul 27 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 28 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), murdered in her apartment in Dubai at 30