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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

9/11 Attack on NY'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

Film & TV History

Jul 28 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 2 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), dies at 90
  • 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 (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show), dies at 88

Jim BoutonJim Bouton (1939-2019)

Jul 10 American baseball pitcher, 1962-70 and 1978 (New York Yankees and 3 other teams; All-Star, 1969), author ("Ball Four"), and broadcaster, dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80

  • Jul 19 Jeremy Kemp, British actor (The Winds of War; The Blue Max), dies at 84 [1]
  • Jul 19 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), dies at 75
  • Jul 26 Russi Taylor, American voice actress (6th Minnie Mouse, 1986-2019), dies at 75
  • Jul 30 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78