August 2007 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music Concert

Aug 26 The Rolling Stones close their two-year, 147 concert "A Bigger Bang" tour at O2 Arena in London, England; box office gross of tour exceeds $558M, a record at the time

Venice Film Festival

Aug 29 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 28 "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (40) weds Shannon Price (22) at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Divorces in Film & TV

Christina Applegate

Aug 10 Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 3 John Gardner, English spy and thriller novelist (Boysie Oakes novels; James Bond continuation novels), dies of suspected heart failure at 80
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • Aug 8 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • Aug 10 Tony Wilson, British music personality, record label owner and radio broadcaster, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Aug 11 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), dies at 94
  • Aug 12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • Aug 13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

Aug 13 American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), dies at 89

  • Aug 16 The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
  • Aug 23 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • Aug 24 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dies at 72
  • Aug 27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, dies at 76
  • Aug 28 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 78
  • Aug 30 Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), dies at 42
  • Aug 31 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, dies at 79