On This Day

August 2011 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 31 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 12 Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 13 "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 18 American Idol's first-ever blind finalist Scott MacIntyre (26) weds Christina Teich in Scottsdale, Arizona

Kim Kardashian

Aug 20 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California


Divorces in Film & TV

John Mellencamp

Aug 12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage

  • Aug 19 "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • Aug 22 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at 66
  • Aug 12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), dies of chronic renal failure at 79
  • Aug 19 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), dies at 70
  • Aug 22 Vicco von Bülow [Loriot], German comedian, cartoonist and film director (Unsere Besten), dies at 87
  • Aug 23 John Howard Davies, British child actor (Oliver Twist), and television comedy producer and director (Monty Python's Flying Circus; Fawlty Towers; The Good Life), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 27 Nico Minardos, Greek-American actor (The Twilight Zone; Twelve Hours to Kill), dies at 81