On This Day in Film & TV for July 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1981 14th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1984 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • 1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • 1989 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 2009 42nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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2015 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1816 Charlotte Saunders Cushman, American actress (Lady MacBeth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1853 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), born in Hartford, Connecticut, (d. 1937)

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1884 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • 1895 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Clancy Cooper, American actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1978)
  • 1912 Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
  • 1913 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1917 Kurt Kreuger, Swiss-German actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours), born in Michenberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • 1924 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
  • 1925 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1933 Bert Convy, actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
  • 1938 Götz George, German actor
  • 1940 Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
  • 1945 Harold W Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1947 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1950 Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
  • 1950 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • 1951 Edie McClurg, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Lydia Cornell, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1959 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
  • 1960 Al Perez, American professional wrestler

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1961 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • 1961 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
  • 1962 Eriq La Salle, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER), born in Hartford, Connecticut

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1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • 1968 Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
  • 1970 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • 1971 Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
  • 1972 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • 1973 Omar Epps, American actor
  • 1973 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • 1974 Sonny Siaki, Samoan-born professional wrestler
  • 1974 Kathryn Hahn, American actress
  • 1975 Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
  • 1975 Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
  • 1979 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1983 Andrew Eiden, American actor
  • 1983 Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
  • 1986 Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese model and actress
  • 1986 Reece Ritchie, English actor
  • 1988 Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress

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1989 Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

  • 1996 Rachel G. Fox, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

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1944 Actress Susan Hayward (31) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California

Actress Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
  • 2006 "The Young and The Restless" actor John Enos (44) weds Disney executive Jennie Lee on the patio of Hollywood hotspot The Cabana Club
  • 2016 Actor Corbin Bleu (27) weds actress Sasha Clements (26) at Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, California

Deaths in Film & TV

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1948 D.W. Griffith, American director and producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1951 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • 1955 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
  • 1955 Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
  • 1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
  • 1966 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • 1966 Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Daybreak), dies at 56
  • 1966 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60
  • 1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • 1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • 1982 Vic Morrow, American actor (Cimmaron), killed by helicopter crash during the filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" at 53
  • 1984 Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
  • 1984 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), dies at 76
  • 1990 Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • 1992 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • 1992 Maxine Audley, British actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
  • 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • 1998 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • 2002 Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93