On This Day

August 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 5th Venice Film Festival opens

Film release premierFilm 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, actress (Study in Terror)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

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

  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent, American ballet dancer and actress (The Addams Family), 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 27 Tommy Sands, American singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), 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