On This Day in Film & TV for August 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1967 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

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1973 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss
  • 1982 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1990 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn

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1999 "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1890 Marin Sais, American actress (The Pony Express Girl), born in San Rafael, California (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Charles Bennett, screenwriter
  • 1900 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)

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1905 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1910 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1914 Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
  • 1915 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1920 Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
  • 1924 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • 1932 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
  • 1939 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Max Wright, American actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1949 Madeleine Smith, actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • 1950 Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
  • 1950 Mathieu Carriere, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames), born in Hanover, Germany
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • 1953 Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
  • 1954 Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
  • 1955 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Tim Dunigan, American Actor
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • 1959 Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
  • 1959 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • 1965 Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1967 Derek Wells, actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • 1973 Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
  • 1973 Kia Goodwin, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1974 Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
  • 1975 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • 1976 Sam Worthington, Australian actor
  • 1977 Edward Furlong, Pasedina California, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)
  • 1980 Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
  • 1984 Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
  • 1985 Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1990 Alice Connor, British actress
  • 1992 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1982 "Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)
  • 1997 "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1929 Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1964 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • 1982 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • 1990 Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
  • 1991 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60
  • 1992 Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • 1992 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • 1996 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • 1998 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • 2003 Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
  • 2015 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2016 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85