March 1931 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 14 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • Mar 6 Carmen de Lavallade, American actress, dancer and choreographer (Aida), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 6 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Person of interestRupert Murdoch

Mar 11 Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born American media mogul (NY Post, News of the World, FOX-TV), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Mar 12 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 20 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American directer, musician and actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic), born in The Bronx, New York City

Person of interestWilliam Shatner

Mar 22 William Shatner, Canadian author, director and actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

Mar 26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)