On This Day in Film & TV for July 6

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1945 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna

Film release premierFilm Release

1994 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1883 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1900 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1922 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1925 Merv Griffin, TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1925 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

1927 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 1927 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • 1927 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1931 Donal Donnelly, Bradford Yorkshire England, actor (Dead)
  • 1932 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1945 Burt Ward, [Gervis], actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)

Person of interestSylvester Stallone

1946 Sylvester Stallone, American actor and director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1947 Richard Beckinsale, Nottingham England, actor (Porridge, Doing Time)
  • 1948 Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)
  • 1949 Shelley Hack, actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestGeoffrey Rush

1951 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, US actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • 1954 Allyce Beasley, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 James Kiberd, actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children)
  • 1956 Casey Sander, American actor
  • 1958 Jennifer Saunders, Sleaford England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • 1961 Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)
  • 1965 Glenn Scarpelli, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966 Brian Posehn, American actor
  • 1969 Brian Van Holt, American actor
  • 1971 Kari Kupcinet, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress
  • 1975 Sebasti├ín Rulli, Argentine actor
  • 1976 Michelle Stanley, Littleton Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1997)
  • 1977 Craig Handley, British film director
  • 1978 Tamera Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)
  • 1978 Tia Mowry, twin actress (Sisters)

Person of interestKevin Hart

1979 Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 1983 Gregory Smith, Canadian actor (Small Soldiers, Everwood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1984 James Henderson, American model
  • 1987 Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
  • 1987 Matt O'Leary, American actor
  • 1994 Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1953 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

  • 1973 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1960 Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 2009 Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1954 Dirk Verbeek, actor and director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • 1966 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1972 Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash
  • 1973 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), dies after long illness at 80
  • 1973 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • 1980 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
  • 1982 Russell Thorson, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
  • 1990 Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • 1991 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • 1994 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 1994 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • 1998 Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 2002 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • 2006 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • 2006 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)