August 2005 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Venice Film Festival

Aug 31 62nd Venice Film Festival: "Brokeback Mountain" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

Robert Evans

Aug 6 Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas

  • Aug 18 Model and former Playboy Playmate Kylie Bax (30) weds photographer Spiros Poros in Delos, Greece
  • Aug 20 "24" actress Sarah Wynter (32) weds "Details" magazine editor-in-chief Dan Peres in Sydney, Australia

Robert Downey Jr

Aug 27 American actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds American film producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

Peter Jennings (1938-2005)

Aug 7 Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • Aug 11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, Scottish actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies at 67