August 1938 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 6th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 14 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 23 "You Can’t Take It With You" from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur premieres. Best Picture (1939)

Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart
Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 3 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
  • Aug 6 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 6 Peter Bonerz, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Aug 8 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 9 Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • Aug 24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 25 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 26 Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
  • Aug 29 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 30 Steve Delaney, newscaster (Monitor), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • Aug 6 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58