August 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 7 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", staring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

  • Aug 26 42nd Venice Film Festival: "Sans toit ni loi" directed by Agnes Varda wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Aug 9 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine
  • Aug 16 Agnes Bruckner, American actress
  • Aug 17 YĆ« Aoi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 24 Destiny Davis, American model and Playboy Playmate, born in Glendora, California
  • Aug 28 Ralph Woolfolk IV, American actor
  • Aug 29 Jeffrey Licon, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 7 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
  • Aug 8 Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 10 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Aug 12 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Aug 13 Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
  • Aug 25 Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
  • Aug 28 Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
  • Aug 29 Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77