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March 1945 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Mar 29 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), born in Helena, Montana
  • Mar 2 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • Mar 2 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Mar 3 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Mar 4 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Frank Novak, American actor
  • Mar 6 Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 7 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Micky Dolenz, American singer (The Monkees - "I'm A Believer"), and actor (Circus Boy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 10 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 19 Lisa Nicole Baker, American Playboy playmate (Nov 1966, Playmate of the Year 1967), born in Detroit, Texas
  • Mar 19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • Mar 20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker ("Lost Love"), born in Jonia, Sicily. Italy (d. 2021)
  • Mar 24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Patrick Malahide [Duggan], British actor (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; Minder; Game Of Thrones), born in in Reading, England
  • Mar 29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • Mar 31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer

Weddings in Film & TV

Humphrey Bogart

Mar 21 Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • Mar 4 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), dies of a heart attack at 44