August 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Marisa Miller, American model
  • Aug 7 Cirroc Lofton, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Aug 8 Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 11 Amber Brkich, American reality television personality
  • Aug 14 Kate Ritchie, Australian actress, born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Aug 17 Vibeke Stene, Norwegian goth-metal singer (Tristania), and actress, born in Sokndal, Norway
  • Aug 18 Andy Samberg, American comedian and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 19 Aarti Sequeira, Indian-American cook and television personality (The Next Food Network Star, 2010; Aarti Party; Guy's Grocery Games), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 22 James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • Aug 25 Kel Mitchell, American actor
  • Aug 26 Amanda Schull, American actress (12 Monkeys), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Weddings in Film & TV


Aug 11 Charo marries Kjell Rasten, a producer, in South Lake Tahoe, California

Kate Jackson

Aug 23 Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), dies at 58
  • Aug 5 Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
  • Aug 26 Charles Boyer, French actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78
  • Aug 27 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 51