On This Day

March 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 13 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjavík (d. 2015)
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 6 Judy Loe, British actress (Singles, Meaning of Life), born in Urmston, England
  • Mar 6 Rob Reiner, American actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 7 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 7 Richard Lawson, actor (Eddie-O'Neills)
  • Mar 12 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
  • Mar 15 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright

Person of interestGlenn Close

Mar 19 Glenn Close, American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Glenn Close
Actress
Glenn Close
  • Mar 23 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 23 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • Mar 27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62