On This Day in Film & TV for June 5

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1967 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1998 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Actor Ed Harris
Ed Harris

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1878 William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1905 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Rose Hill, singer/actress (Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark)
  • 1914 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1925 Bill Hayes, Harvey Ill, actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)
  • 1928 Robert Lansing, SD California, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)
  • 1934 Katherine Helmond, actress (Soap, Coach)
  • 1936 Connie Hines, American actress

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1941 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

  • 1945 Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • 1946 Gillian Hills, English actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1946 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)
  • 1950 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1951 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • 1953 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1954 Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], Wilton Manors, Florida, American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida)
  • 1954 Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
  • 1960 Leslie Hendrix, American actress
  • 1961 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1965 Karen Sillas, American actress (Prime Suspect), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Ron Livingston, American actor
  • 1970 Izabella Scorupco, Bialystok Poland, actress (Golden Eye)

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1971 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 1971 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • 1972 Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California
  • 1976 Ross Noble, British comedian
  • 1977 Navi Rawat, American actress
  • 1977 Liza Weil, American actress
  • 1981 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1984 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
  • 1987 Lara Bingle, Australian model
  • 1987 Charlie Clements, English actor
  • 1995 Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer

Weddings in Film & TV

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1930 Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

  • 1974 "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 2005 "All My Children" cast members Alexa Havins (24) weds actor Justin Bruening (25) in a seaside ceremony held on Cinnamon Bay on the island of St. John
  • 2010 "Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2009 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage
  • 2012 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1953 Roland Young, actor (David Copperfield, Irene, Dulcy), dies at 65
  • 1953 William Farnum, American actor (Drifter, Scarlet Letter), dies at 76
  • 1967 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • 1973 Max Terhune, actor (Range Justice, Night Riders), dies at 82
  • 1976 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1981 Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
  • 1992 Laurence Naismith, actor (Scrooge, Gypsy Girl), dies at 83
  • 1996 Vito Scotti, actor (Nude Bomb, Get Shorty, Big Bus), dies at 78
  • 1998 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1999 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)

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2004 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), dies at 93

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 2005 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
  • 2015 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer, dies at 87