On This Day

February 1937 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 2 Tommy Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show; Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • Feb 4 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • Feb 4 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital, 1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021)
  • Feb 8 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), born in Fall River Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Feb 9 Brian Wenham, British journalist (BBC), and media consultant (d. 1997)
  • Feb 11 Bill Lawry AM, Australian cricket batsman and captain (67 Tests, 5,234 runs @ 47.15, 13 x 100s) and broadcaster (9 Network), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 20 Nancy Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz vocalist ("Guess Who I Saw Today"; "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"), and actress, born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Feb 21 Gary Lockwood, American actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Feb 25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 25 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • Feb 26 Hagood Hardy, American-Canadian jazz and easy listening pianist, vibraphonist and film score composer ("The Homecoming"), born in Angola, Indiana (d. 1997)

Weddings in Film & TV

Mary Astor

Feb 18 Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)