On This Day in Film & TV for June 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1925 Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)
  • 1940 "Brenda Starr, Reporter", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, Dale [Dalia] Messick, begins as a comic-book supplement to Chicago's Sunday Tribune

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1949 Austrian-American filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds American actress and singer Audrey Young (27)
  • 1975 American singer and actress Cher (28), weds American blues-rcoker Gregg Allman (27), 4 days after her divorce from Sonny Bono is finalized; divorce 1979
  • 1992 Actress Cecil Hoffman (Zoe-LA Law) marries Paul Slye

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1992 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage
  • 2006 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 2010 "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (37) divorces British actor John Light (36) due to irreconcilable differences, after 3 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1965 Bessie Barriscale, American actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies at 81
  • 1968 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), dies at 73
  • 1971 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1980 Virginia Brown Faire, American silent film actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies at 76
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