August 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 2 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss
  • Aug 11 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States
  • Aug 16 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 1 Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
  • Aug 1 Les Hill, Australian Actor
  • Aug 2 Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
  • Aug 2 Kia Goodwin, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
  • Aug 6 Vera Farmiga, American actress
  • Aug 8 Senta Moses, American actress
  • Aug 9 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
  • Aug 11 Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • Aug 12 Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
  • Aug 12 Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
  • Aug 14 Romane Bohringer, French actress (Savage Nights), born in Pont-Sainte-Maxene, France
  • Aug 22 Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • Aug 22 Kristen Wiig, American comedian and actress (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • Aug 23 Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
  • Aug 24 Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)
  • Aug 24 Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 24 Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor, born in Port Richmond, New York
  • Aug 25 Fatih Akin, Turkish-German film director
  • Aug 27 Carlene Begnaud, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 27 Cory Bowles, Canadian actor
  • Aug 28 Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • Aug 29 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 9 Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Aug 10 Douglas Kennedy, American actor (Dark Passage, The Lone Ranger & the Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer at 57
  • Aug 11 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • Aug 16 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), dies of cancer at 58
  • Aug 22 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77

Person of interestJohn Ford

Aug 31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66