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
  • Aug 4 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • Aug 5 Tawny Kitaen, SD California, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, English actor
  • 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