August 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 16 Kevin Schmidt, American actor, born in Andover, Kansas
  • Aug 17 Brady Corbet, American actor
  • Aug 17 Erika Toda, Japanese actress
  • Aug 19 Travis Tedford, American actor
  • Aug 21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois

Person of interestRupert Grint

Aug 24 Rupert Grint, English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

  • Aug 26 Danielle Savre, American actress
  • Aug 26 Evan Ross, American actor
  • Aug 27 Alexa Vega, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • Aug 1 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • Aug 8 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 17 Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies
  • Aug 24 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), dies at 60
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98