August 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 23 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • Aug 25 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 6 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress
  • Aug 8 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 16 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Aug 17 Buddy Landel, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 19 Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
  • Aug 19 Valerie Kaprisky, actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 20 James Marsters, American actor
  • Aug 21 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • Aug 24 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • Aug 25 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • Aug 28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 31 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), found dead of an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

  • Aug 18 Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), dies from cancer at 70