August 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 19 Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters
  • Aug 28 37th Venice Film Festival: "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and "Gloria" directed by John Cassavetes jointly awarded Golden Lion (first since 1968)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
  • Aug 4 Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • Aug 5 Sophie Winkleman, English actress
  • Aug 7 AurĂ©lie Claudel, French model
  • Aug 8 Michael Urie, American actor and director
  • Aug 9 Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
  • Aug 12 Maggie Lawson, American actress
  • Aug 12 Dominique Swain, American actress
  • Aug 15 Nathalie Press, English actress
  • Aug 17 Shannon Lucio, American actress
  • Aug 18 Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 19 Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • Aug 20 Corey Carrier, actor (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Aug 20 Rochelle Gadd, British actress
  • Aug 22 Christi Shake, American model and actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 24 Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress (Punch), born in Vancouver, Canada

Person of interestMacaulay Culkin

Aug 26 Macaulay Culkin, American actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 26 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 27 Kyle Lowder, American actor
  • Aug 29 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Actor James Woods (33) weds costume designer Kathryn Morrison


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestStrother Martin

Aug 1 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • Aug 9 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
  • Aug 23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Aug 27 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)