On This Day

August 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 20 22nd Venice Film Festival: "Last Year at Marienbad" directed by Alain Resnais wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 4 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • Aug 5 Tawny Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian (King of the Jungle - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2004 4th series), born in Grays, Essex, England

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

Aug 21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Aug 25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 5 Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63
  • Aug 8 Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
  • Aug 13 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
  • Aug 30 Charles Coburn, American actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 84