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March 1933 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film PremierKing Kong Premieres

Mar 2 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

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Poster for the 1933 film
Poster for the 1933 film "King Kong", the first in a series of movies about the giant gorilla
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Joan Hackett, NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)
  • Mar 3 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 6 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • Mar 12 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMichael Caine

Mar 14 Michael Caine [Maurice J Micklewhite], English actor (Alfie), born in London, England

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

Mar 15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Mar 19 Renee Taylor [Wexler], American actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, The Nanny), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • Mar 23 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), born in Aumale, Algeria (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Mar 31 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • Mar 31 Shirley Jones, American actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), born in Smithton, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 17 Ferdinand Von Alten, German-Russian actor (Champagne), dies at 48