On This Day in Film & TV for July 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1982 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, American actress (Start Cheering), born in NYC (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Walter Kerr, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Faye Emerson, American actress (I've Got a Secret), born in Elizabeth, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Glenn Langan, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1917 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • 1918 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)

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1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 1934 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
  • 1936 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), born in Pendlebury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
  • 1940 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • 1942 Janice Pennington, Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1944 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949 Frank Delima, American comedian

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1951 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1953 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • 1958 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • 1960 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
  • 1965 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • 1967 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 Michael Weatherly, American actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Billy Crudup, American actor
  • 1969 Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
  • 1971 Wendy Benson, American actress (Meredith-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • 1973 Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress (Beverly Hills, 90210), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1974 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1974 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • 1977 Milo Ventimiglia, American actor (Gilmore Girls, This is Us), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1982 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • 1982 Sophia Bush, American actress
  • 1984 Alexis Dziena, American actress
  • 1987 Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • 1998 Jaden Smith, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in Malibu, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1942 British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds actress Robin Dearden (35)

  • 1991 "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • 2006 "Good Day L.A." co-host Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
  • 2006 "The Surreal Life" actress Brigitte Nielsen (43) weds model Mattia Dessi (27) at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta
  • 2013 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • 2016 Model Ana Beatriz Barros (34) weds billionaire beau Karim El Chiaty on the Greek island of Mykonos

Deaths in Film & TV


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1967 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone with the Wind & A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1979 Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
  • 1981 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
  • 1982 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • 1984 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
  • 1985 Phil Foster, comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • 1990 Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1991 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
  • 1991 Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies
  • 1994 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2001 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (b. 1922)
  • 2006 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)

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2012 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • 2017 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39