On This Day in Film & TV for July 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 "The Rules of the Game", French film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Nora Gregor and Paulette Dubost, premieres in Paris
  • 1949 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 "Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1975 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres

Film release premierFilm Premier

1977 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

  • 1980 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • 1980 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
Actor David Thewlis
Actor
David Thewlis

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1887 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Tom Powers, US actor (Station West, Destination Moon), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1897 Anna Luther, American silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), born in New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1899 George Cukor, producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
  • 1901 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Eddie Mayehoff, actor (Hour Glass, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1911 Joan Perry Cohn Harvey, actress (Hands of a Stranger)
  • 1919 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Mary Ford, [Colleen Summer], vocalist/actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • 1931 Stanley Brock, actor (Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 David McCullough, actor (Huey Long)
  • 1933 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1941 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • 1942 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • 1943 Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Jean LeClerc, actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children)
  • 1946 Joe Spano, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1951 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1956 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Jonathan Dayton, American film director
  • 1959 Jessica Hahn, evangelist rape victim/model (playboy)/actress
  • 1959 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], Charlottesville, Virginia, American actor (Once and Again, Dracula)
  • 1965 Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
  • 1965 Mo Collins, American actress
  • 1965 Jeremy Kyle, English radio and television presenter (The Jeremy Kyle Show), born in Berkshire, England
  • 1966 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
  • 1968 Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1968 Jorja Fox, American actress
  • 1969 Cree Summer, actress (Freddie-Different World)
  • 1969 Robin Weigert, American actress
  • 1970 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
  • 1973 Troy Garity, American actor
  • 1979 America Martin, model (Not macaroni & cheese, cheese & macaroni)
  • 1980 Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
  • 1987 Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1970 Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries model and artist Virginia Hasenbein

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

HeartWedding of Interest

1977 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1986 US actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
  • 1987 "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Hunter Tylo (25) weds actor Michael Tylo (38)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 "Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

  • 2006 "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (47) weds former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (27) at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • 2006 Anchor and Skating with Celebrities runner-up Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds (33) in Tarzana, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux

Divorces in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage

  • 1994 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1958 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), dies at 55
  • 1967 Vivian Leigh, actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind), dies at 53
  • 1969 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • 1970 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • 1970 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • 1973 Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58
  • 1975 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • 1976 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • 1980 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • 1981 Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58
  • 1982 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • 1984 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • 1985 Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64
  • 1988 Jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
  • 1994 Anita Garvin, US actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • 2008 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91