On This Day

August 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 5th Venice Film Festival opens

Film Premier

Aug 11 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • Aug 5 Alan Howard, English theater and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Windsor, British actress and Dame (Carry On films, EastEnders). born in London, England (d. 2020)

Dustin Hoffman

Aug 8 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (The Graduate; Tootsie; Kramer vs Kramer; Ishtar), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent [Iris Cohen], American ballet dancer (New York City Ballet) and teacher, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 11 Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
  • Aug 16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 William George Rushton, English actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 20 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • Aug 26 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, American actor (The Singing Idol; Ensign Pulver), and singer ("Teen-Age Crush"; "Love in a Goldfish Bowl"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • Aug 31 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York