On This Day in Film & TV for July 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
  • 1975 Gladys Knight and Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1978 World News Tonight premieres on ABC.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1981 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1854 James T Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), born in Castlebar, Ireland (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
  • 1883 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1889 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1892 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1946)
  • 1899 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 1900 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Finchley, London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Don Herbert, Waconia Minn, scientist/TV host (Watch Mr Wizard)
  • 1920 David Brinkley, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1921 Jean "Jeff" Donnell, American actress (Gidget Goes to Rome, Hoedown, 9 Girls), born in Windham, Maine (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Carleton Carpenter, actor (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1926 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 William Smithers, actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1927 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actor (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Nick Adams, Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel)
  • 1935 Tura Satana, American actress
  • 1939 Lawrence Pressman, Ky, actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle)
  • 1940 Mills Watson, actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941 Robert Pine, actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1941 Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Ron Glass, actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director
  • 1946 Sue Lyon, Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
  • 1949 Mark Shera, actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1951 Phyllis Smith, American actress
  • 1958 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress
  • 1961 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1965 Alec Mapa, Filipino-American actor and comedian
  • 1966 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1968 Jonathan Gilbert, American actor
  • 1969 Gale Harold, American actor
  • 1969 Alexandra Hedison, American actress
  • 1970 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • 1970 John Simm, British actor
  • 1972 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Peter Serafinowicz, British comedian and actor
  • 1972 Sofia Vergara, Colombian-American actress (Modern Family), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1974 IMarina Vidal, American actress, journalist and Miss Florida 1996
  • 1974 Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
  • 1974 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • 1975 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor
  • 1976 Adrian Grenier, American actor
  • 1977 Gwendoline Yeo, American actress
  • 1980 Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (American Pie, Rookie of the Year), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1984 Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, Miss World 2004

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1937 Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

  • 1999 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2004 "The West Wing" actor Dule Hill (29) weds actress Nicole Lyn (26) in Montego Bay, Jamaica

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • 2010 Actress Emily Blunt (29) weds actor John Krasinski (32) at the luxurious Villa D'este hotel in Como, Italy
  • 2010 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 "Big Momma's House" actor Martin Lawrence (45) weds longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs (35) on an intimate wedding in Beverly Hills

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
  • 2015 Fashion model Nicky Hilton (31) weds banker James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1963 John Sutton, British actor (The Three Musketeers, Tower of London, Return of Fly), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1989 Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
  • 1989 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80
  • 1993 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2000 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2005 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 2015 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
  • 2015 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), dies at 71