August 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Mandy Leigh, Greensburg Penn, actress (Bloodscent)
  • Aug 2 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Aug 4 Andy Hallett, American actor
  • Aug 4 Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
  • Aug 5 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
  • Aug 5 Erin Gingrich, Miss America-Arizona (1997), born in Yuma, Arizona
  • Aug 5 Antony Cotton, English actor
  • Aug 6 Jamie McGonnigal, American actor

Person of interestCharlize Theron

Aug 7 Charlize Theron, South African actress (Mad Max, The Cider House Rules, Monster), born in Benoni, Transvaal

  • Aug 12 Robyn Hancock, Grand Rapids Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1997)

Person of interestCasey Affleck

Aug 12 Casey Affleck, American actor (Manchester by the Sea, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts

  • Aug 13 James Carpinello, American actor
  • Aug 16 George Stults, American actor
  • Aug 16 Taika Waititi, New Zealand film director (Thor: Ragnarok), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 17 Giuliana DePandi, Italian-born American television personality
  • Aug 19 Tracie Thoms, American actress
  • Aug 21 Alicia Witt, American actress (Cybill, Fun), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Sheree Murphy, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • Aug 22 Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor (Love Actually), born in PetrĂ³polis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
  • Aug 29 Dante Basco, Filipino-American actor
  • Aug 31 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • Aug 3 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • Aug 4 John Baragrey, American actor (Creeper, The Loves of Carmen), dies of a stroke at 57
  • Aug 11 Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), dies at 67
  • Aug 17 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
  • Aug 23 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • Aug 26 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • Aug 31 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24