August 1954 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 14 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins
  • Aug 15 WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
  • Aug 22 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 22 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 31 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
  • Aug 7 Caroline Aaron, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 11 Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJames Cameron

Aug 16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Aug 20 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Don Stark, American actor
  • Aug 23 Charles Busch, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), in Hartsdale, New York
  • Aug 26 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • Aug 30 David Paymer, actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 18 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward