August 2016 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Hurricane Katrina

Aug 16 "When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena

Weddings in Film & TV

Kevin Hart

Aug 13 Comedian Kevin Hart (37) weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California

  • Aug 20 Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick (31) weds actress Lydia Hearst (44) in Pasadena, California

Divorces in Film & TV

Chris Rock

Aug 22 American actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) divorces founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton-Rock, after 19 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85
  • Aug 13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), dies at 81
  • Aug 14 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), dies at 93
  • Aug 19 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • Aug 25 Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat - "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), dies at 89

Gene WilderGene Wilder (1933-2016)

Aug 29 American actor (Blazing Saddles; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Silver Streak; Young Frankenstein), dies at 83