On This Day

August 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Aug 16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA

Theatrical Finale

Aug 27 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 320 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 18 Jessie Flower [Michaela Murphy], American actress (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Southern Indiana
  • Aug 25 Josh Flitter, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Aug 3 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 7 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), dies at 74
  • Aug 7 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 11 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK; 8 Seconds; Want to Live), dies when his car is struck by a train at 33

Peter Cushing

Aug 11 Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

  • Aug 14 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), dies at 83
  • Aug 16 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 20 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
  • Aug 26 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
  • Aug 29 Phillip Gilmore, American actor (Malcolm X), dies at 38
  • Aug 30 Lindsay Anderson, British director (If ...), dies at 71
  • Aug 30 Michael Gribble, film animator (Mike & Spike Festival), dies at 42