On This Day

August 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • 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 Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
  • 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 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason

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

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

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

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner
  • 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, 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/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 actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), dies of 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 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), 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 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