March 1938 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Mar 10 "Jezebel" film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis

Academy Awards

Mar 10 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

  • Mar 13 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

Music Premiere

Mar 16 Noël Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

Radio History

Mar 26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Paula Prentiss [Ragusa], American actress (Parallax View, He & She), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, American television actor (One Day at A Time; Trapper John, M.D. - "Stanley"), and director, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2022)
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish pop singer, (Eurovision, 1961) actress, and television presenter, born in Järvsö, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • Mar 10 Marina Vlady, French actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt), born in Clichy France
  • Mar 18 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Mar 23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster (Letterbox)
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 21 Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), dies from a heart attack at 60