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July 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 17 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast

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Jul 21 Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi

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Jul 22 Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion

Actor Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Jul 23 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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Jul 28 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 90
  • Jul 5 John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Jul 6 Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), dies from an epileptic seizure at 20
  • Jul 9 Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (The Larry Sanders Show), dies at 88
  • Jul 10 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80
  • Jul 19 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), dies at 75
  • Jul 30 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78