On This Day

August 2017 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 8 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes

Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone
  • Aug 28 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism
  • Aug 28 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • Aug 3 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Aug 8 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Aug 8 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), dies at 89
  • Aug 18 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), dies of heart failure at 84

Person of interestJerry Lewis

Aug 20 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), dies at 91

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Aug 24 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 31 Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), dies at 91