On This Day in Film & TV for August 25

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1950 "Rashomon", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyō, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1952)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1955 16th Venice Film Festival: "Ordet" directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer wins Golden Lion
  • 1962 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 1968 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion
  • 1971 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1991 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • 1992 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1860 George Fawcett, American actor (Intolerance), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1939)
  • 1896 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1908 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1909 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), born in Idle, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1916 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
  • 1917 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), born in Elberon, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1930 Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
  • 1930 Page Johnson, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake), born in Welch, West Virginia

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1930 Sean Connery, Scottish actor (James Bond films), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1930 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1930 Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
  • 1933 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1938 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Issue Blum), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1942 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • 1944 Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1947 Anne Archer, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • 1955 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • 1958 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1958 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1960 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1961 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • 1962 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1964 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1964 Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
  • 1964 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • 1970 Claudia Schiffer, German supermodel and fashion designer (Elle, Rolling Stone), born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • 1971 Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1971 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1973 Fatih Akin, Turkish-German film director
  • 1974 Eric Millegan, American actor
  • 1974 Dave Luza, Dutch comedian
  • 1976 Sarah Nadeau, Miss America-Maine (1997), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1976 Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • 1977 Sophie Cadieux, Quebec actress
  • 1977 Jonathan Togo, American actor
  • 1978 Kel Mitchell, American actor
  • 1981 Rachel Bilson, American actress
  • 1983 Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant
  • 1987 Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
  • 1987 Blake Lively, American actress
  • 1987 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer, born in Wuhan, China
  • 1994 Josh Flitter, American actor
  • 1997 Holly Gibbs, English actress
  • 1998 China Anne McClain, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1955 "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

  • 1968 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (47) weds actor Roger Barrett (47) at the Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

  • 2002 "Baywatch" actress Yasmine Bleeth (34) weds strip club owner Paul Cerrito at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1950 Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)

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1967 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • 1968 John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies from emphysema at 70
  • 1982 John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27
  • 1985 Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
  • 1986 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • 1992 Frederick O'Neal, American actor, theatre producer and television director (Pinky, Car 54 Where Are You), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 1996 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
  • 1997 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 2001 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2016 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), dies at 89