August 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

  • Aug 19 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
  • Aug 20 11th Venice Film Festival: "Justice est faite" directed by Andre Cayatte wins the Golden Lion

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 25 "Rashomon", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyō, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1952)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Aug 27 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
  • Aug 2 Mathieu Carriere, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames), born in Hanover, Germany
  • Aug 3 JoMari Payton Noble, actress (Harriette-Family Matters), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Aug 5 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Dorian Harewood, American actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
  • Aug 9 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • Aug 10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • Aug 13 Andre van de Berg, actor and director (Transport)
  • Aug 15 Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
  • Aug 16 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • Aug 18 Candice Earley, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children), born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • Aug 26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Aug 27 Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 25 Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)