August 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 21 American actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison along with her husband for her role in US college admissions bribery scandal

Music Single

Aug 21 Korean pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite,"; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 29 American actress Niecy Nash (50) weds American R&B singer Jessica Betts (38)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 Wilford Brimley, American character actor (Our House; Cocoon; Quaker Oats commercials), dies at 85 [1]
  • Aug 7 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), dies at 99
  • Aug 11 Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), dies at 97
  • Aug 11 Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist ("If I Had A Hammer"; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen), dies of COVID-19 at 83
  • Aug 18 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), dies at 87
  • Aug 27 'Bullet' Bob Armstrong, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies from bone cancer at 80

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Aug 28 American actor (Black Panther), dies of colon cancer at 42

  • Aug 31 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), dies at 78