February 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
  • Feb 5 Michael Mann, actor and director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Gayle Hunnicutt, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 9 Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, 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, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
  • Feb 27 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

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