August 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

The Twist Dance Craze

Aug 6 Chubby Checker performs his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show", starting a worldwide dance craze

  • Aug 24 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Apollonia [Patricia Kotero], American actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 4 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 7 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in New York City, New York

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas (62 years old)

Aug 10 Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • Aug 13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, British stage actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, England
  • Aug 16 Timothy Hutton, American actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People), born in Malibu, California
  • Aug 17 Bruce Penhall, American actor (Savage Beach), born in Balboa, California

Sean PennSean Penn (62 years old)

Aug 17 American actor (Mystic River, Milk), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Aug 20 Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Chris Potter, Canadian actor (Kung Fu: The Legend Continues), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 24 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 25 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 28 Emma [Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson] Samms, British actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • Aug 29 William Susman, American pianist and contemporary classical and documentary film score composer (Pentateuch; Snow Lion of Peace; Native New Yorker), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Deaths in Film & TV

Frank LloydFrank Lloyd (1886-1960)

Aug 10 Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

  • Aug 22 Eduard PĆ¼tsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Aug 29 Alexander Gauge, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46