On This Day

August 1898 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), born in Chania, Crete, Greece (d. 1990)

Jack Haley

Aug 10 (John Joseph) "Jack" Haley, American vaudevillle and screen actor, singer, and dancer (The Wizard of Oz -"Tin Man"; Higher and Higher), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)

  • Aug 12 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Aug 13 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Aug 22 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), born in Verdun, France (d. 1975)
  • Aug 26 Clem Beauchamp, American film actor, stuntman, and production manager (Tarzan; Dick Tracy; The Adventures of Superman), born in Bloomfield, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)

Shirley Booth

Aug 30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)