August 1923 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 10 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 14 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 20 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • Aug 23 Humphrey Fisher, TV producer, born in England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

Aug 29 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2014)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • Aug 29 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), born in Surrey (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)