On This Day

August 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Aug 25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 27 "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)

  • Aug 27 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

Actress Angelina Jolie
Actress
Angelina Jolie
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Aug 31 Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds singer Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Aug 31 American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Deaths in Film & TV

Person of interestRobin Williams

Aug 11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

Aug 24 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • Aug 28 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), dies at 92