August 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • Aug 6 Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 6 Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Michael Weishan, American TV host
  • Aug 11 Miguel A. Núñez Jr., American actor
  • Aug 13 Hank Cheyne, American actor
  • Aug 15 Debi Mazar, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 18 Craig Bierko, American actor
  • Aug 21 Trinity Loren, American adult film actress and model, born in La Jolla, California (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Aug 24 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer
  • Aug 25 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Aug 25 Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
  • Aug 25 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 27 Frankie Thorn, American actress
  • Aug 30 Joan Bennett, playmate (January, 1985), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43