June 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jun 1 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jun 28 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 13 Actor Bill Murray (57) divorces costume designer Jennifer Butler (42) due to abuse and infidelity after 10 years of marriage

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 2 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90
  • Jun 4 Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)
  • Jun 7 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)

Person of interestTim Russert

Jun 13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • Jun 15 Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
  • Jun 17 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86
  • Jun 18 Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  • Jun 18 Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)
  • Jun 22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • Jun 25 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), dies at 88
  • Jun 28 Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b.1987)
  • Jun 29 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)