On This Day in Film & TV for August 10

Events in Film & TV

  • 1935 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1936 4th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1937 5th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1948 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
  • 1948 Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
  • 1948 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1950 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

1960 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 1964 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1993 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • 2015 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey

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1897 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley

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1902 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • 1912 Richard Reeves, American actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Jeff Corey, American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
  • 1923 Rhonda Fleming, [Marilyn Louis], actress (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1924 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1928 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • 1928 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • 1939 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1941 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • 1946 James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • 1948 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • 1950 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • 1952 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952 Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1956 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler

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1959 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

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1960 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • 1961 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • 1965 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • 1967 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • 1968 Peter Docter, American film director
  • 1971 Justin Theroux, American actor (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • 1977 Matt Morgan, British comedian
  • 1979 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • 1979 Joanna Garcia, Cuban actress
  • 1982 Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
  • 1984 Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino TV host
  • 1992 Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress
  • 1997 Kylie Jenner, American model, TV and social media personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

1946 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 2001 "Dixie Chick's" Martie Maguire (31) weds actor Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage
  • 2002 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1867 Ira Aldridge, famed African-American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • 1928 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), dies from septic poisoning at 31
  • 1932 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13
  • 1960 FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • 1973 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
  • 1974 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • 1974 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • 1974 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), dies at 77
  • 1977 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1979 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
  • 1985 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1987 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
  • 1987 Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
  • 1987 Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
  • 1993 Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1996 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • 1997 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • 2007 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2012 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78