On This Day

March 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 23 22nd Academy Awards: "All The King's Men", Broderick Crawford and Olivia de Havilland win

  • Mar 27 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • Mar 2 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • Mar 3 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 4 Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • Mar 5 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 7 Mark Pinter, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • Mar 9 Andy North, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1978, 85; ESPN), born in Thorp, Wisconsin
  • Mar 12 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • Mar 12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • Mar 13 William H. Macy, American actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 18 Brad Dourif, WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)

Person of interestWilliam Hurt

Mar 20 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Mar 20 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • Mar 26 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestMartin Short

Mar 26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Mar 26 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

Mar 30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 24 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 Lew Lehr, American comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • Mar 10 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • Mar 11 Florence Arliss, British actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), dies at 62
  • Mar 28 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67