On This Day

July 2021 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 17 73rd Cannes Film Festival: Titane wins Palme d'Or, its director Frenchwoman Julie Ducournau only 2nd woman to win
  • Jul 20 Leyna Bloom becomes Sports Illustrated's first transgender cover model

Weddings in Film & TV

Wedding of Interest

Jul 3 American pop singer and TV personality Gwen Stefani (51) weds American country singer and TV personality Blake Shelton (45) at Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

  • Jul 25 TV star and writer Issa Rae marries Louis Diame in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World, 1987-89 -"Donna Love"; Days Of Our Lives, 1981-84 - "RenĂ©e"), and anime voice dubber, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Jul 2 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), dies at 96
  • Jul 7 Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jul 11 Charlie Robinson, American actor (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Mac"; Hart of Dixie), dies of glandular cancer complications at 75
  • Jul 12 Paul Orndorff, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame 2005; WCW World Tag Team C'ship [Paul Roma] 1995; "Mr Wonderful"), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II),. dies from complications related to Parkinson's disease at 80

Jackie Mason

Jul 24 Jackie Mason [Yacov Maza], American Emmy and Tony Award-winning stand-up comedian, stage, film and television actor (The World According To Me!), dies at 93 [1]

  • Jul 26 Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Jul 27 Saginaw Grant, Native American character actor, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, musician, and U.S. Marine, dies at 85
  • Jul 28 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", dies at 86 [1]
  • Jul 31 Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), dies of Covid-19 complications at 89