On This Day

February 1929 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 5 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Jerry Adler, American actor, director and producer (The Sopranos, The Good Wife), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 6 Pierre Brice [Pierre-Louis Le Bris], French actor (Winnetou), born in Brest, France (d. 2015)
  • Feb 10 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist, television and film composer ("The Twilight Zone"; "Planet Of The Apes"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Feb 14 Vic Morrow [Morozoff], American film and television actor (Combat!; Cimmaron; Roots; Twilight Zone: The Movie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 15 Gerald Harper, British broadcaster and actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day), born in London
  • Feb 17 Dame Patricia Routledge, British stage and screen actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances; Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead
  • Feb 19 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • Feb 20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • Feb 21 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Islington, London (d. 1973)
  • Feb 22 (Margaret) "Marni" Nixon [McEathron], American soprano singer and film 'ghost voice' (for Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady"; Natalie Wood in "West Side Story"; Deborah Kerr in "The King And I"), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • Feb 22 James Hong, American-Chinese actor (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 22 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Richard B Shull, American character actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1999)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 12 Lillie Langtry [Emilie Charlotte Le Breton], American actress (His Neighbor's Wife), dies at 75