On This Day in Film & TV for June 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
  • 1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • 1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
  • 1967 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash

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2001 "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law and Frances O'Connor, is released


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1896 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1901 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Ellen Clara Pollock, British-German actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • 1916 Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Slim Pickens, Kingsburg California, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
  • 1925 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Ian Bannen, Airdrie Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)
  • 1929 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
  • 1929 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)

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1930 Robert Evans, American director/actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930 Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress
  • 1931 Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter
  • 1944 Gary Busey, Goose Creek Tx, actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born)

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1947 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • 1947 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1948 Fred Grandy, Sioux City IA, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1986- )/actor (Love Boat)
  • 1957 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • 1961 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961 Kimberlin Brown, American actress
  • 1962 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1964 Wendy Kilbourne, actress (Devon-Midnight Caller) [1964 Approx]
  • 1967 Melora Hardin, actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969 Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
  • 1972 Samantha Smith, Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street)
  • 1977 Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)
  • 1977 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • 1978 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
  • 1979 Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1980 Mel Peachey, British television personality
  • 1984 Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
  • 1984 Christopher Egan, Australian actor
  • 1986 Iya Villania [Raelene Villania-Arellano], Australian actress and presenter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor
  • 1992 Adam G. Sevani, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 2002 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

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2003 Actress Emma Thompson (44) weds actor Greg Wise (37) in Loch Eck, Scotland

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

  • 2005 "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell (39) weds business executive Keith Zubchevich (36) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2015 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1943 Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

Actress Katie Holmes
Actress
Katie Holmes
Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (The Bell Boy, Moonshine, Keystone comedies), dies from a heart attack at 46
  • 1956 Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62
  • 1965 Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • 1966 Isabel Dawn, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1966 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), dies at 63
  • 1967 Jayne Mansfield, American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 1968 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • 1973 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1975 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), dies at 79
  • 1978 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), murdered at 49
  • 1986 Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • 1986 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47
  • 1994 Cameron Mitchell, actor (Man on Tightrope), dies of lung cancer at 76

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1995 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 75

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • 1995 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • 1996 Pamela Mason, actress (Wild in the Streets), dies at 78
  • 1997 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 69
  • 1999 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2002 François Périer, French actor, dies at 82

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2003 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • 2006 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2007 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2008 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2009 Joe Bowman (marksman), American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, famed bootmaker & master showman (b. 1925)