August 17th horror history

August 17th births
  • 1994 – Taissa Farmiga, sister of Vera Farmiga. “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, and the upcoming “The Final Girls” and “Mary Shelley’s Monster.” 
  • 1982 – Mark Salling, of the TV show “Glee.”  “The Graveyard” and “Children of the Corn: The Gathering.” 
  • 1969 – Donnie Wahlberg,  “The Sixth Sense,” “Dead Silence” and “Saw II, III & IV.” 
  • 1968 – Helen McCrory,  “Narcissa Malfoy” in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.” “Interview With a Vampire”, “Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, “Penny Dreadful (TV Series)”, and the upcoming “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.” 
  • 1961 – Ashlie Rhey, “Pot Zombies 2: More Pot, Less Plot”, “Dead Country”, “Cannibal Taboo”, “No Rest for the Wicked”, “Witchcraft 7: Judgement Hour”, “Body Count”, The Summoned” and more. 
  • 1951 – Robert Joy,  “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem”, “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, “Land of the Dead”, “Resurrection” and more. 
  • 1943 – Robert De Niro, “The Creature” in the 1994 version of “Frankenstein” and the “Devil” in “Angel Heart.” He also starred in the film “Hide And Seek”, “Red Lights”, and “Machete.” 
  • 1930 – Glenn Corbett  “Homicidal,” and TV shows “Night Gallery,” “Star Trek” and “Manimal.” 
  • 1930 – Harve Bennett who produced the TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Powers of Matthew Star” and “The Bionic Woman” as well as the films “Star Trek II, III, IV & IV”. 
  • 1918 – Evelyn Ankers, who appeared in the Universal films “The Wolf Man,” “The Mad Ghoul” and “The Ghost of Frankenstein.”

Died on this day...

  • 2009 – Dick Durock, “Swamp Thing”, “The Return of Swamp Thing” and the “Swamp Thing” TV series. 
  •  1993 – Christian Nyby, director  the original “The Thing from Another World”. 
  •  1984 – Richard Basehart,  “The Satan Bug”, “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” TV series, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.
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