On This Day

March 1923 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 6 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 8 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • Mar 11 Terence Alexander, English actor (Bergerac), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • Mar 12 Helen Parrish, American actress (Hour Glass, Three Smart Girls Grow Up), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • Mar 12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 24 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), born in Washington, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • Mar 26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 4 Actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26) only after 6 hours of getting married

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestSarah Bernhardt

Mar 26 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), dies of uremia at 78

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt