August 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Aug 1 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Film & TV History

Aug 8 Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

  • Aug 19 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 9 Alexa Bliss [Alexis Cabrera], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Hansika Motwani, Indian actress (Desamuduru), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 12 Lakeith Stanfield, American actor (Straight Outta Compton), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 16 Evanna Lynch, Irish actress, born in Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland
  • Aug 16 Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 17 Austin Butler, American actor (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), born in Anaheim, California
  • Aug 26 Dylan O'Brien, American actor (Thomas-Maze Runner, Stiles Stilinski-Teen Wolf), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

Tucker Carlson

Aug 10 Political commentator Tucker Carlson marries Susan Andrews at St. George's School, Rhode Island

Jackie Mason

Aug 14 Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60

Harry ReasonerHarry Reasoner (1923-1991)

Aug 6 American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

  • Aug 7 Billy James, New Zealand comedian and singer (Billy T. James Show), dies of heart failure at 42
  • Aug 12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • Aug 12 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • Aug 14 Douglas Kiker, American newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • Aug 17 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer and actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Blue and the Grey - "Maggie"; Anne of Green Gables), dies of cervical cancer at 67
  • Aug 24 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • Aug 25 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Aug 25 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • Aug 28 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • Aug 29 Dallas Adams, British painter, writer and actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • Aug 29 Daniel Ocko, American actor dies of a respiratory condition at 78
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar [Charlotte King], American singer and actress, dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Aug 30 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Aug 31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61