On This Day

March 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Mar 22 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Henny Boskamp [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)
  • Mar 5 Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Mar 8 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 9 Elina Salo, Finnish actress (Hamlet Goes Business), born in Sipoo, Finland
  • Mar 10 Juda Bar-Norwegian, Israeli-Dutch mime artist and actor (King)
  • Mar 12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 19 Ursula Andress, Swiss model, actress and sex symbol (Dr. No, Casino Royale, She, Sensuous Nurse), born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland

Vaughn Meader

Mar 20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

  • Mar 27 Jerry Lacy, American actor (Play it Again Sam), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical, jazz, and film score composer (Far From The Madding Crowd; Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor

Divorces in Film & TV

D. W. Griffith

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58