August 1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres

Musical Finale

Aug 6 Revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical comedy '"Damn Yankees", starring Jerry Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 519 performances

  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA

Film & TV History

Aug 23 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant

Theatrical Finale

Aug 27 Tom Stoppard's comedic play "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 204 performances

  • Aug 30 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Amy Forsyth, Canadian actress (The Gilded Age, CODA), born in Ontario
  • Aug 9 Justice Smith, American actor (Pokémon Detective Pikachu), born in California
  • Aug 18 Parker McKenna Posey, American actress (My Wife and Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 Big Zuu [Zuhair Hassan], English rapper and TV personality (Big Eats), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 27 Jessie Mei Li, English actress (Shadow and Bone), born in Brighton, England

Weddings in Film & TV

Steve Carell

Aug 5 Comedian Steve Carell marries fellow comedian Nancy Walls

LL Cool J

Aug 7 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

  • Aug 8 "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • Aug 3 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies from a stoke while undergoing cancer treatment at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 John Schofield, English BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • Aug 10 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo [Lo Hsiao Chien], Chinese-British food writer, restaurateur, and television personality dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes; Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 11 Wilbur Stark, American film screenwriter, director, and producer (Vmpire; Circus The Thing), dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer (Le Cheval d'orgueil) and actor, dies at 81
  • Aug 16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • Aug 17 David Warrilow, English actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Aug 18 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • Aug 19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • Aug 20 Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 21 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), dies at 69
  • Aug 23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, American singer (with Bing -"Play a Simple Melody"), and actor (The Bill Dana Show -"Eddie"; Mardi Gras), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Aug 27 Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), dies at 88
  • Aug 29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • Aug 30 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Aug 31 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87