On This Day

March 1934 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Mar 16 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton and Katharine Hepburn win, host Will Rogers announces "Come and Get it Frank" and wrong Frank gets up


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • Mar 4 Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Mar 4 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Mar 5 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
  • Mar 6 John Noakes, British TV presenter, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Joyce Van Patten, American actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 11 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 21 Al Freeman Jr, Tx, actor (One Life to Live, My Sweet Charlie), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 22 May Britt, Swedish actress (Young Lions)/wife of Sammy Davis Jr
  • Mar 22 Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
  • Mar 23 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 26 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 31 Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr Kildare), born in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 21 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), dies following cancer surgery at 34