On This Day

March 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 7 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Mar 30 3rd Golden Globes: "The Lost Weekend" and its star Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Red Stripe [David Gittins], British actor and songer (The Flying Pickets - "Only You"; Poets of the Machine), born in England
  • Mar 5 Michael Warren, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Bobby Hill"), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Mar 6 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 10 Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • Mar 11 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

Mar 12 Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • Mar 12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • Mar 14 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • Mar 14 Steve Kanaly, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 15 David Wall, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91) born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • Mar 19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • Mar 21 Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor (James Bond), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales
  • Mar 22 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • Mar 25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Mar 27 Carl Weintraub, American actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
  • Mar 29 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 30 Ameican actress Doris Day (23) weds American jazz saxophonist George Weidler (20); divorce in 1949

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 12 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), dies from a heart ailment at 59