August 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 18 Actress Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel
  • Aug 18 TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • Aug 24 19th Venice Film Festival: "Rickshaw Man" directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor (Hear My Song), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 3 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 4 Kym Karath, American actress
  • Aug 8 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • Aug 9 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
  • Aug 11 Cordelia Gonzalez, actress (La Gran Fiesta), born in San Juan Puerto Rico
  • Aug 14 "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)
  • Aug 15 Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • Aug 16 Angela Bassett, American actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)

Person of interestMadonna

Aug 16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 17 Belinda Carlisle, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 18 Madeleine Stowe, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Reginald "Reg" E Cathey, American actor (The Wire, Oz, House of Cards), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • Aug 20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • Aug 22 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestTim Burton

Aug 25 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Aug 27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • Aug 29 Lenny Henry, British stand-up comedian (3 of a Kind), born in Dudley, West Midlands, England

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 9 Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 16 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85