February 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 5 "Modern Times", silent film directed by, written by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Feb 7 Felix the Cat, animated film released by Van Beuren Studios licensed from Otto Messmer
  • Feb 17 The world's first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Duane Jones, American actor
  • Feb 4 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 David Brenner, American comedian
  • Feb 9 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 11 Burt Reynolds, Mich, actor (Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball)
  • Feb 12 Joe Don Baker, Groesback Tx, actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch)
  • Feb 12 Paul Shenar, actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Prine, American actor
  • Feb 20 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
  • Feb 20 Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
  • Feb 25 Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
  • Feb 26 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 27 Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
  • Feb 29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56