On This Day

March 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Radio Premiere

Mar 25 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

Radio Premiere

Mar 27 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
  • Mar 5 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 8 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Mar 9 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Mar 10 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 13 André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
  • Mar 15 Brenda Scott, American actress (Midge - Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 17 Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Mar 18 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York (d. 2020)
  • Mar 18 Toula Grivas, Greek actress
  • Mar 20 Paul Junger Witt, American TV and film producer (Brian's Song; Soap; The Golden Girls; Dead Poets Society), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Mar 21 Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman, 1995-2015), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2021)
  • Mar 25 Paul Michael Glaser, American actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Conchata Ferrell, American actress (LA Law, Two and a Half Men), born in Loudendale, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 28 Mike Newell, English director and producer (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Mar 29 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England
  • Mar 31 Christopher [Ronald] Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 31 Roy Andersson, Swedish film director (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence), born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Weddings in Film & TV

Lana Turner

Mar 14 Actress Lana Turner and actor Stephen Crane marry for the second time

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 10 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78