On This Day in Film & TV for June 27

Events in Film & TV

  • 1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1966 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

1973 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

  • 1974 "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Music release#1 in the Charts

1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1987 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1884 Forrester Harvey, Irish actor (Rebecca, Tarzan, Chump at Oxford), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1888 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1946)
  • 1889 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
  • 1907 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1908 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor and writer (Cassata), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1920 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), born in Ungheni, Basarabia (d. 1988)
  • 1921 Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • 1927 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), born in Lynbrook, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Robert Casey, American actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show, What to Do on a Date), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1929 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, born in San Juan, Rizal, Philippine (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Shirley Anne Field, English actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun), born in Forest Gate, London
  • 1938 Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress (Alice-Alice in Wonderland), born in London
  • 1938 Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer (Cannon and Ball), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • 1939 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress (Offshore), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1947 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • 1951 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1955 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • 1958 Robert Newman, American actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • 1962 Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor (In the Mood for Love), born in Hong Kong
  • 1964 Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director, born in Doorwerth, Netherlands
  • 1966 Jason Patric, American actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJ. J. Abrams

1966 J. J. Abrams, American writer, producer and director (Lost, Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in NYC, New York

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • 1968 Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress (Blanche), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1971 Yancey Arias, American actor (Kingpin, Thief), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Jo Frost, British television personality (Supernanny), born in London, England
  • 1974 Christian Kane, American actor (Leverage, The Librarians), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestTobey Maguire

1975 Tobey Maguire, American actor (Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1975 Ace Darling [Michael Maraldo], American professional wrestler, born in Wildwood, New Jersey
  • 1975 Bianca del Rio [Roy Haylock], American drag queen , comedian, actor and costume designer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 winner), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1979 Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1984 Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1984 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress (Haven), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestKhloé Kardashian

1984 Khloé Kardashian, American reality television star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • 1984 Julie Ordon, Swiss model, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1986 Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1987 Ed Westwick, English actor (Gossip Girl), born in London, England
  • 1989 Matthew Lewis, English actor (The Syndicate), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • 1991 Madylin Sweeten, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Brownwood, Texas
  • 1999 Chandler Riggs, American actor (The Walking Dead), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 1992 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1998 The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California
  • 2005 "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2009 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California
  • 2011 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1934 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • 1958 Robert Greig, Australian actor (Sullivan's Travels, Horse Feathers), dies at 78
  • 1961 Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58
  • 1982 Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • 1985 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), dies at 53
  • 1986 Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • 1989 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • 1991 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), dies at 84
  • 1992 Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1996 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87

Person of interestJack Lemmon

2001 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

  • 2003 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • 2007 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2009 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), dies at 87
  • 2011 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), dies at 81
  • 2012 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), dies from cancer at 68
  • 2016 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), dies at 86