March 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 John Aprea, actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 4 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • Mar 8 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Mar 14 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • Mar 15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • Mar 15 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Mar 16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Mar 22 Bruno Ganz, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad & Jeremy) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 17 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)