On This Day

February 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Radio Premiere

Feb 6 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 3 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Cheryl Miller, American actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Feb 5 Michael Mann, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton [William Schneider], American rock guitarist (Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later"), and actor (The Office -"Creed Bratton"), born in Los Angeles, California

Joe Pesci

Feb 9 Joe Pesci, American actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 20 Antonio Inoki [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
  • Feb 20 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • Feb 23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Feb 27 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weddings in Film & TV

Bettie Page

Feb 15 Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), dies in Auschwitz concentration camp at 43
  • Feb 19 Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), dies from a heart attack at 55