On This Day

August 1944 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
  • Aug 7 David Rasche, American actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 7 John Glover, American actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • Aug 8 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • Aug 9 Sam Elliott, American actor (A Star Is Born, Conagher), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 11 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish stage director, and stage and screen actor (Star Wars -"Palpatine"), born in Carnoustie, Scotland
  • Aug 12 Donna Michele, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 13 Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • Aug 18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 Lena Tabori, Swedish actress model and daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 24 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
  • Aug 24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Aug 25 Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Aug 26 Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • Aug 26 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • Aug 27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)
  • Aug 30 Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop), born in Westernieland, Netherlands
  • Aug 30 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 22 Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55