On This Day

August 1906 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 John Huston, American director and writer (African Queen, Chinatown), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Philo T. Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)

Ed Gein

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer who was the inspiration for the films "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 Leslie Dwyer, English actor (Hi-de-Hi!), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)