August 1926 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY
  • Aug 6 Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
  • Aug 6 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Gordon Scott, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 6 Frank Finlay, English actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • Aug 7 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
  • Aug 12 John Derek, actor and director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)

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Aug 14 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Aug 15 Georgiann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers), born in Decorah, Iowa
  • Aug 17 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
  • Aug 27 Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
  • Aug 29 Betty Lynn, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


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Aug 13 Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel